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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

Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 Backpack 3303417 (Deuter)
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
Jansport Baughman Backpack JS00T44A (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
419
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 Backpack
3303417
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack
3303017
Jansport Baughman Backpack
JS00T44A
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
$159.00
 
Deuter Freerider Pro 30 Backpack 3303417 (Deuter)
$119.00
 
Deuter Freerider Lite 25 Backpack 3303017 (Deuter)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Backpack JS00T44A (Jansport)
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
Volcom Fieldtrip Canvas Backpack E6531602 (Volcom)
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack
681156
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack
E6531603
Volcom Fieldtrip Canvas Backpack
E6531602
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack
E6531600
$59.95
 
Black Diamond Equipment Bullet 16 Backpack 681156 (Black Diamond Equipment)
$55.50
 
Volcom Fieldtrip Poly Backpack E6531603 (Volcom)
$55.50
 
Volcom Fieldtrip Canvas Backpack E6531602 (Volcom)
$41.95
 
Volcom Schoolyard Canvas Backpack E6531600 (Volcom)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
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)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack
NF00CLG3
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$98.95
 
The North Face Women's Recon Backpack NF00CLG3 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack
47911
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L
47926
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack
10000762
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
$89.00
 
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L Backpack 47911 (Patagonia)
$99.00
 
Patagonia Chacabuco Pack 32L 47926 (Patagonia)
$44.95
 
Dakine Atlas 25L Backpack 10000762 (Dakine)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Bestsellers

Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack
08130107
Jansport Superbreak Backpack
JS00T501
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
419
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack
08210025
$74.95
 
Dakine Rucksack 26L Backpack 08130107 (Dakine)
$35.95
 
Jansport Superbreak Backpack JS00T501 (Jansport)
$50.00
 
Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack 419 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
 
Dakine Women's Prom 25L Backpack 08210025 (Dakine)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 3300315 (Deuter)
Jansport Right Pack Expressions
TZR6
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack
066
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag
TYP7
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack
3300315
$63.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Expressions TZR6 (Jansport)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs FlapJill Pack 066 (Osprey Packs)
$57.95
 
Jansport Right Pack Bookbag TYP7 (Jansport)
$119.00
 
Deuter Pace 30 Backpack 3300315 (Deuter)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 050 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack
08130008
The North Face Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK4
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag
039014
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack
050
$67.95
 
Dakine Detail 27L Backpack 08130008 (Dakine)
$88.95
 
The North Face Borealis Backpack NF00CHK4 (The North Face)
$120.00
 
Osprey Packs Pixel Port Bag 039014 (Osprey Packs)
$110.00
 
Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack 050 (Osprey Packs)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack T69V (Jansport)
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
1010-3
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack
536026
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack
T69V
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack
NF00CHK3
$78.95
 
Timbuk2 Tuck Pack 1010-3 (Timbuk2)
$170.00
 
Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack 536026 (Osprey Packs)
$69.95
 
Jansport Iron Sight Backpack T69V (Jansport)
$88.95
 
The North Face Women's Borealis Backpack NF00CHK3 (The North Face)
Osprey Packs Escapist 25L Pack 032125 (Osprey Packs)
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
Jansport Agave Backpack JS00T14F (Jansport)
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)
Osprey Packs Escapist 25L Pack
032125
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack
08130057
Jansport Agave Backpack
JS00T14F
Jansport Baughman Daypack
T44A
$120.00
 
Osprey Packs Escapist 25L Pack 032125 (Osprey Packs)
$54.95
 
Dakine Campus 33L Backpack 08130057 (Dakine)
$64.95
 
Jansport Agave Backpack JS00T14F (Jansport)
$59.95
 
Jansport Baughman Daypack T44A (Jansport)


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.