Daypacks (under 2,000 cu in)


The North Face
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less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Daypack (under 2,000 cu in) Reviews

Osprey Mira 34

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love the mesh back panel, which is like the one on my Osprey Aura 65, for keeping me cool on the long day hikes in town. This is a great pack designed for women that feels great. The first thing that surprised me on this pack was the size I needed. I got this pack before I got my Aura and was unsure of my Osprey sizing. I got some help at my local store in getting fitted. I ended up with the XS/S. Once all of the straps were adjusted and hooked together, this pack felt great. I'm heavy chested… Full review

JanSport WatchTower

rated 3 of 5 stars It's a nice looking bag that falls short in its design. By adding too many compartments, they've lost valuable space. I liked the construction, but not the layout. Full review

Osprey Talon 22

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this pack over the past four years for everything, including two-day light backpacking trips, fly fishing, and carrying my laptop and books to campus. The strap design makes heavy loads seem much lighter, and the hip pockets are perfect for carrying keys and small items without having to remove the pack to reach them. If you are looking for a daily backpack for school or day hikes then this bag is a great investment. However the small design is not fit for carrying much external weight,… Full review

Kelty Impact 30

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good day pack, extra light, comfortable and adjustable. Good for a single day of hiking. The Agile Suspension system on this pack is the highlight of its capabilities. The system is supposed to shift weight off your shoulders and onto your hips. I can honestly say that it works. I hiked a 9-mile day hike with the family and I carried most of the water and all of the food while barely feeling it. The mesh back panel and HDPE lumbar pads helped to keep the pack away from my back and allowed the air… Full review

Arc'teryx Fly 13

rated 5 of 5 stars Great day pack. The Arc'teryx Fly13 is basically the Arro22 or Arro16. It has a kangaroo pocket that is roomy. Main pocket is also roomy with a seperate pocket for something flat or a bladder. (You do have a opening on top of backpack to feed a spout through so you don't have to open bag.) Very comfortable shoulder straps that almost are to bulky. A chest strap to secure bag to your back. Side pockets Are very small and only small objects should go into them. You have to pack this bag carefully… Full review

Deuter Futura 30 SL

rated 3 of 5 stars WOMAN'S version: I am reviewing this solely on its sizing. It is a Deuter pack and quality made. All the great features are present, but the woman's sizing is quite petite. This is the woman's version of the Futura SL 30. I had the most wonderful expectations of it. I did not field test it because I will be returning it right out of the box. I expected the torso to be a bit shorter than the male version but this was TINY. Fat or thin, the length of this pack just seems to be made for a child. This… Full review

Osprey Stratos 24

rated 4 of 5 stars The Osprey Stratos 24 has an excellent innovative and well ventilated back panel and hiking pole/ice axe stash system. The innovative back panel makes the pack one of the most ventilated packs out of my bag. The hiking pole/ice axe stash has convenient features for hikers to carry their gear. Full review

Black Diamond Speed 22

rated 4 of 5 stars Great daypack designed for carrying climbing gear. I purchased mine to be used as a summit pack on multi-day trips and on multi-pitch big walls. I would recommend this pack when you want to go fast and light. Fit I have worn this pack with a T-shirt and with my technical ice climbing clothing and the pack was comfortable to wear all day and during climbing vertical pitches of ice and rock. Comfort This pack does not vent very well. I would have to believe the BD designers┬áintentionally omitted… Full review

Marmot Kompressor Summit

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable day pack with 28L of capacity. Works well for long day hikes with my gear and for two people's gear for 2-3 hour hikes. I've vowed this spring and summer to do more longer day hikes in preparation for tackling some 14'ers. ┬áI've lived in CO for 20 years and have never summitted one and this is my year to start. My other packs were either too large (a 45L and an 85L) or too small (12L) to carry the gear I need for the longer 4-5 hour hikes so I started looking around for… Full review