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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 Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L
49296
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
866
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 840 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 838 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
862
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
848
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack
840
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack
838
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 862 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
$140.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 33 Pack 840 (Osprey Packs)
$140.00
 
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)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
831
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
830
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
809
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
$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)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
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)
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Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack
NF0A2RD8
$99.95
$69.97
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
$83.97
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$84.95
 
The North Face Women's Isabella Backpack NF0A2RD8 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 068 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport High Stakes Backpack JS00TRS7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs FlapJack Pack 052 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
068
Jansport High Stakes Backpack
JS00TRS7
Osprey Packs FlapJack Pack
052
$99.95
$69.97
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 068 (Osprey Packs)
$39.95
 
Jansport High Stakes Backpack JS00TRS7 (Jansport)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJack Pack 052 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 22 SL Backpack 3440015 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 559 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
848
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 22 SL Backpack
3440015
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
419
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack
559
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 848 (Osprey Packs)
$119.00
 
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 22 SL Backpack 3440015 (Deuter)
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Backpack 559 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 809 (Osprey Packs)
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
809
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L
49296
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack
NF0A2RD7
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack
1110303000
$130.00
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 809 (Osprey Packs)
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole™ Backpack--25L 49296 (Patagonia)
$88.95
 
The North Face Iron Peak Backpack NF0A2RD7 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack 1110303000 (Camelbak)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (Osprey Packs)
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
377
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
427
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack
NF0A2ZCQ
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
866
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 377 (Sea To Summit)
$32.95
 
Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack 427 (Sea To Summit)
$138.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge Transit Backpack NF0A2ZCQ (The North Face)
$100.00
 
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 866 (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.