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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

Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Pistil Vagabond Backpack 1916P (Pistil)
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Pistil Vagabond Backpack
1916P
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L
49296
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$73.95
 
Pistil Vagabond Backpack 1916P (Pistil)
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
866
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
862
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
848
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 838 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 831 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 830 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 809 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack
838
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
831
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
830
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
809
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 838 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 831 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 830 (Osprey Packs)
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 809 (Osprey Packs)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110001000 (Camelbak)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
1110303000
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
1110001000
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110001000 (Camelbak)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
Bestsellers

Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
$79.00
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
$83.97
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 563 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack
CTK6
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack
563
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
$228.95
 
The North Face Inductor Charged Daypack CTK6 (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 563 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 830 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
830
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
866
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
862
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 830 (Osprey Packs)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
Jansport Houston Backpack JS00T13Y (Jansport)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6531600
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
069
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack
344031
Jansport Houston Backpack
JS00T13Y
$41.95
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
$129.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 30 Pack 344031 (Deuter)
$49.95
 
Jansport Houston Backpack JS00T13Y (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 415 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack 3430316 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 053 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 561 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
415
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack
3430316
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
053
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack
561
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 415 (Osprey Packs)
$129.00
 
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack 3430316 (Deuter)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 053 (Osprey Packs)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 561 (Osprey Packs)


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.