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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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Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack
4420315
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
234900
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack
33121
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack
4420215
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Pack 4420315 (Deuter)
$49.95
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 234900 (Osprey Packs)
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
$109.00
 
Deuter Women's AirLite 20 SL Backpack 4420215 (Deuter)
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack 4420115 (Deuter)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Sherpani Blast Drawstring Backpack BLAST (Sherpani)
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack HK069 (Haiku)
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack
4420115
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
Sherpani Blast Drawstring Backpack
BLAST
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack
HK069
$99.00
 
Deuter AirLite 16 Backpack 4420115 (Deuter)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
$19.95
 
Sherpani Blast Drawstring Backpack BLAST (Sherpani)
$89.95
 
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack HK069 (Haiku)
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack E6431502 (Volcom)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack
E6431502
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6431501
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
069
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
066
$39.50
 
Volcom Schoolyard Poly Backpack E6431502 (Volcom)
$39.50
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 069 (Osprey Packs)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Tivoli Bag TIVOLI (Sherpani)
Sherpani Quest Bag QUEST (Sherpani)
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74493 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Sherpani Tivoli Bag
TIVOLI
Sherpani Quest Bag
QUEST
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0
92075A
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack
GM74493
$69.95
 
Sherpani Tivoli Bag TIVOLI (Sherpani)
$64.95
 
Sherpani Quest Bag QUEST (Sherpani)
$149.95
 
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
$84.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74493 (Gregory Mt. Products)
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Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6431501
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$39.50
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6431501 (Volcom)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Sherpani Tivoli Bag TIVOLI (Sherpani)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
The North Face Router Daypack CLH3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
Sherpani Tivoli Bag
TIVOLI
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
The North Face Router Daypack
CLH3
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
$69.95
 
Sherpani Tivoli Bag TIVOLI (Sherpani)
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
$148.95
 
The North Face Router Daypack CLH3 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CLG3 (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack HK069 (Haiku)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CLG3
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack
036718
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack
HK069
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CLG3 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Reverb 18 Snowsports Day Pack 036718 (Osprey Packs)
$89.95
 
Haiku Roam Mini Backpack HK069 (Haiku)
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
Sherpani Quest Bag QUEST (Sherpani)
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Jester Daypack
CHJ4
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CHK3
Sherpani Quest Bag
QUEST
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack
037634
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack CHJ4 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CHK3 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Sherpani Quest Bag QUEST (Sherpani)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack 037634 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L
47911
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack
037627
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack
CHJ3
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L 47911 (Patagonia)
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Questa Womens Day Pack 037627 (Osprey Packs)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (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.