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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

Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack
1073-4
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack
33101
The North Face Vault Backpack
NF00CHJ0
Thule Departer 23L Daypack
3203188
$88.95
 
Timbuk2 Vault Backpack 1073-4 (Timbuk2)
$59.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 10 Backpack 33101 (Deuter)
$54.95
 
The North Face Vault Backpack NF00CHJ0 (The North Face)
$59.95
 
Thule Departer 23L Daypack 3203188 (Thule)
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Sherpani Olive Backpack
OLIVE
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack
3202893
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
$71.95
 
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
$89.95
 
Thule EnRoute Triumph 2 Backpack 3202893 (Thule)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag
1776
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
The North Face Recon Backpack
NF00CLG4
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
$51.95
 
Pistil Finders Keepers Bag 1776 (Pistil)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$98.95
 
The North Face Recon Backpack NF00CLG4 (The North Face)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
The North Face Pivoter Backpack
NF00CHJ8
The North Face Jester Daypack
NF00CHJ4
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
$78.95
 
The North Face Pivoter Backpack NF00CHJ8 (The North Face)
$64.95
 
The North Face Jester Daypack NF00CHJ4 (The North Face)
Bestsellers

Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack
023624
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
T501
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0
92075A
$119.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's Sirrus 24 Pack 023624 (Osprey Packs)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack T501 (Jansport)
$149.95
 
Oakley Icon Pack 3.0 92075A (Oakley)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack 3430316 (Deuter)
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack
537130
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack
CHJ3
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack
3430316
$139.95
 
Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack 537130 (Osprey Packs)
$64.95
 
The North Face Women's Jester Daypack CHJ3 (The North Face)
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$129.00
 
Deuter Groden 32 Backpack 3430316 (Deuter)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Recruit Backpack T69G (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
066
Jansport Recruit Backpack
T69G
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack
067
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
$59.95
 
Jansport Recruit Backpack T69G (Jansport)
$109.95
 
Osprey Packs Women's FlapJill Pack 067 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Jansport Broadband Pack
T68S
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack
33121
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack
3202889
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack
BROOKLYN
$79.95
 
Jansport Broadband Pack T68S (Jansport)
$89.00
 
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack 33121 (Deuter)
$99.95
 
Thule EnRoute Blur 2 Backpack 3202889 (Thule)
$75.95
 
Sherpani Brooklyn Backpack BROOKLYN (Sherpani)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Backpack 3440115 (Deuter)
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack
037628
Sherpani Olive Backpack
OLIVE
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Backpack
3440115
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
$89.95
 
Osprey Packs Quasar Laptop Backpack 037628 (Osprey Packs)
$71.95
 
Sherpani Olive Backpack OLIVE (Sherpani)
$119.00
 
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Backpack 3440115 (Deuter)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (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.