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Day Packs

On this page you'll find a selection of day backpacks- those that are intended for single day hikes and outdoor activities. They can also be used for school or college, or for days out around town. In general, they range between about 20 and 35 liters in capacity. 20L packs are on the small side for a full day hike but you should still be able to fit a waterproof jacket and your lunch in there, no problem. If you're going a little further or will need to carry extra clothing in winter, look for something around the 30L mark



New Items

The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3202906 (Thule)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
The North Face Vault Backpack
NF00CHJ0
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3202906
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3203188
Sherpani Olive Backpack
OLIVE
$54.95
 
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3202906 (Thule)
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
$71.95
 
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack
3203009
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3203008
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Daypack 3203009 (Thule)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3203008 (Thule)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L
47911
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Surge Backpack
NF00CLH0
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Backpack NF00CLH0 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack GM74514 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
The North Face Recon Daypack
CLG4
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack
GM74514
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
$59.37
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack GM74514 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
The North Face Surge Daypack CLH0 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Surge Daypack
CLH0
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag
039014
$128.95
 
The North Face Surge Daypack CLH0 (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack
CTK6
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack
4420315
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$228.95
 
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
Jansport Recruit Backpack T69G (Jansport)
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack
037634
The North Face Jester Daypack
CHJ4
Jansport Recruit Backpack
T69G
Jansport Broadband Pack
T68S
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Jansport Recruit Backpack T69G (Jansport)
$79.95
 
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack
067
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
014611
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)


30L packs should give the average summer hiker plenty of room for food, water, and spare clothing, and they're usually big enough for basic winter hiking too. Look for features like an adjustable carry system, a padded waist belt, and space for a hydration bag if you're going to be tackling long routes or hiking all day. The basic design of the pack is also worth considering- top loading bags are tougher and more durable when it comes to carrying heavy weights but a front-loading style makes it easier to find small items quickly. Whatever the design, a few internal or external pockets often come in handy. Look for one that would suit your cell phone, for instance.