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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



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Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack 041310 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
014611
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack
041310
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack
GM74492
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack 041310 (Osprey Packs)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$84.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack 442011 (Deuter)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack
442031
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack
442011
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack
344021
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack
344011
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
$99.00
 
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack 442011 (Deuter)
$129.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack 344021 (Deuter)
$119.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack
037631
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack
032506
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack
024630
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
017625
$79.95
 
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack 037631 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
$129.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack 024630 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack
GM74457
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CE85
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
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Deuter Speed Lite 15 33111 (Deuter)
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023624
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024620
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Deuter Speed Lite 15
33111
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Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
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Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$69.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 15 33111 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Cyber Port Backpack 039018 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack
A92R
Osprey Packs Cyber Port Backpack
039018
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$99.96 - $124.95
 
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
$99.94
 
Osprey Packs Cyber Port Backpack 039018 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Kavu Paxton Pack 870 (Kavu)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Jansport Black Label Superbreak Daypack TWK8 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Kavu Paxton Pack
870
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Jansport Black Label Superbreak Daypack
TWK8
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$49.95
 
Kavu Paxton Pack 870 (Kavu)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$34.95
$27.96
 
Jansport Black Label Superbreak Daypack TWK8 (Jansport)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack GM74785 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack
GM74785
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack
GM74457
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag
T35V
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Verte 25 Day Pack GM74785 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's J 23 Pack GM74457 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$44.95
$35.96
 
Jansport Sinder 20 Bag T35V (Jansport)
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag
T34J
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
The North Face Recon Daypack
CE81
$29.95
$23.96
 
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)


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.