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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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The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack
CE85
Dakine Detail 27L Pack
8130008
Dakine Campus Pack
8130057
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Daypack CE85 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Pack 8130008 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus Pack 8130057 (Dakine)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack 47935 (Patagonia)
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
The North Face Rucksack Daypack C084 (The North Face)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack
47935
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack
A7JT
The North Face Rucksack Daypack
C084
$98.95
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
$69.00
 
Patagonia Violeta 25L Backpack 47935 (Patagonia)
$228.95
 
The North Face Women's Surge II Charged Daypack A7JT (The North Face)
$108.95
 
The North Face Rucksack Daypack C084 (The North Face)
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Recon Daypack
CE81
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Daypack CE81 (The North Face)
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 330031 (Deuter)
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L 49295 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack
330031
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack
330021
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L
49295
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L
48030
$119.00
 
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 330031 (Deuter)
$119.00
 
Deuter Womens Pace 28 SL Backpack 330021 (Deuter)
$129.00
 
Patagonia Black Hole Pack 25L 49295 (Patagonia)
$79.00
 
Patagonia Yerba Pack 24L 48030 (Patagonia)
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Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack 375-4 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack
375-4
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack
024620
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack
014622
$159.95
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$108.95
 
Timbuk2 Phoenix Cycling Backpack 375-4 (Timbuk2)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Tempest 20 Pack 024620 (Osprey Packs)
$99.95
 
Osprey Packs Talon 22 Pack 014622 (Osprey Packs)
Mountain Hardwear Womens Agami Backpack OU5602 (Mountain Hardwear)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
Mountain Hardwear Womens Agami Backpack
OU5602
Deuter Speed Lite 20
33121
The North Face Borealis Daypack
A92Y
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag
CLICK
$98.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Womens Agami Backpack OU5602 (Mountain Hardwear)
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 33121 (Deuter)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Daypack A92Y (The North Face)
$64.95
 
Sherpani Click Tablet Shoulder Bag CLICK (Sherpani)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack GM74536 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Big Student Bookbag
TDN7
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack
013624
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack
GM74536
$44.95
 
Jansport Big Student Bookbag TDN7 (Jansport)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Day Pack 013624 (Osprey Packs)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Z 25 Day Pack GM74536 (Gregory Mt. Products)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
The North Face Crevasse Daypack
C085
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack
47956
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack
GM74495
Jansport Agave Pack
T14F
$98.95
 
The North Face Crevasse Daypack C085 (The North Face)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Arbor Pack 26L Backpack 47956 (Patagonia)
$98.95
 
Gregory Mt. Products Women's Maya 16 Pack GM74495 (Gregory Mt. Products)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Pack T14F (Jansport)
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack OU5604 (Mountain Hardwear)
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 330031 (Deuter)
Outdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger 36613 (Outdoor Research)
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack
OU5604
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag
T34J
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack
330031
Outdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger
36613
$88.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Canyonlands Backpack OU5604 (Mountain Hardwear)
$29.95
 
Jansport Sinder 15 Bag T34J (Jansport)
$119.00
 
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 330031 (Deuter)
$65.00
 
Outdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger 36613 (Outdoor Research)


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.