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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 Women's Airlite 20 SL Pack 442021 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack 014611 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack 041310 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack 423 (Timbuk2)
Deuter Women's Airlite 20 SL Pack
442021
Osprey Packs Talon 11 Pack
014611
Osprey Packs Syncro 10 Pack
041310
Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack
423
$109.00
 
Deuter Women's Airlite 20 SL Pack 442021 (Deuter)
$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)
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)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack
GM74492
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack
442031
Deuter Airlite 16 Day Pack
442011
Deuter Women's ACT Trail 28 SL Day Pack
344021
$84.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 10 Pack GM74492 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$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)
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)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack
344011
Osprey Packs Pulsar Daypack
037631
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack
032506
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 30 Backpack
024630
$119.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Day Pack 344011 (Deuter)
$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)
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)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
017625
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
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 017625 (Osprey Packs)
$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)
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Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack
032506
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
$98.95
$79.16
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Rev 6 Hydration Pack 032506 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Ellipse Daypack 037625 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Ellipse Daypack
037625
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack
CE86
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
$69.95
 
Osprey Packs Ellipse Daypack 037625 (Osprey Packs)
$34.95
$27.96
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Daypack CE86 (The North Face)
$54.95
$43.96
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack
GM74515
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
The North Face Borealis Daypack
CE82
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Miwok 18 Day Pack GM74515 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack CE82 (The North Face)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack GM74514 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (The North Face)
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack
442031
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack
GM74514
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack
A7JT
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack
A92R
$109.00
 
Deuter Airlite 22 Daypack 442031 (Deuter)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Men's Miwok 18 Pack GM74514 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$228.95
$183.16
 
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
$124.95
 
The North Face Womens Surge Daypack A92R (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.