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- Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack · Women's
- Osprey Talon 22 Backpack
- Osprey Tempest Backpack · Women's
- Deuter Futura 28 Liters SL Backpack Women's
- Mountainsmith - Scream 50 WSD Pack
- Deuter Futura 32 Liters Backpack
- Deuter Futura 30 Liters SL Backpack Women's
- Osprey Hikelite 26 Hiking Backpack
- Mountainsmith Apex 55 Pack · Women's · Moonstone
- Gregory Citro 30 Liters Backpack Men's
Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack · Women's
With hip belt pockets, water bottle pockets, hydration sleeve, panel loading top access, great organization and shove it pocket, this is truly a pack that will work for all outdoor activities. The ventilated back panel keeps air flow moving and carries weight effortlessly.
This is possibly the perfect day pack with just the right amount of space for layers, lunch, and other day hiking must haves. It features built in pockets on the hipbelt and is hydration system compatible.
Osprey Talon 22 Backpack
My personal favorite for most things. It's a bit on the larger side, but comfortably fits a few layers if i get warm during the day. Also fits snacks, a camera, etc without feeling cramped. Has the pocket sides for water bottles and two hip belt pockets which I personally think is nice.
This pack is a bit more structured to carry day hiking essentials like snacks, layers, water, first aid, light, phone etc while staying light and supportive. The hip belt pockets are ideal for small items with fast access.
Osprey Tempest Backpack · Women's
Deuter Futura 28 Liters SL Backpack Women's
This one size fits all, women's specific pack has a bunch of adjustment points, so you can find the perfect, most comfortable fit for you! At 28L volume, this pack is versatile and can be used for longer day hikes or short overnighters. Known to be a very comfortable pack option!
Mountainsmith - Scream 50 WSD Pack
A fantastic lightweight pack option for women! This pack weighs in at just 2lb 10oz while still providing durability and comfort. Easily access the contents of your pack through the roll top closure or the large front panel J-zipper! Designed with function in mind, this pack can easily accommodate bear canisters and is also hydration system compatible which makes staying hydrated on the trail easy breezy.
Ultra minimalist backpacking trips
Deuter Futura 32 Liters Backpack
Designed for longer day hikes, and a possible overnighter. This is a technical backpack for longer wear with an Aircomfort back system. It is waterproof with two side stretch pockets and room for hydration. This pack includes a hipbelt with pouches for quick access.
Deuter Futura 30 Liters SL Backpack Women's
A lightweight and women's specific backpack. The aircomfort back systems offers plenty of ventilation for comfort and breathability while hiking and the front mesh pocket is great for storing wet gear. Compatible with a 3L water reservoir, plus rain cover is included.
Osprey Hikelite 26 Hiking Backpack
Great day hiker or used on the bike with the built in rain cover when needed, compression straps, airspeed back panel and easy to access panel loading design.
No more sweaty backs! Great value on a well ventilated backpack. It does not have a substantial hipbelt (it has removable webbing).
Mountainsmith Apex 55 Pack · Women's · Moonstone
Women's-specific pack designed for comfort and efficiency! The front panel of this pack features a large u-shaped zipper for easy access to the main compartment. Plenty of pockets to store your gear and keep you organized - 55L is generally good for trips of up to 7 days! EVA backpanel padding for comfort and airflow while you hike plus EVA shoulder straps.
Gregory Citro 30 Liters Backpack Men's
A large main compartment paired with stretchy materials for the external storage makes the Citro a nice option for those longer, more extensive day hikes. The proprietary VaporSpan ventilated suspension will keep you comfy and supported while also keeping moisture at bay. 30L gives you plenty of space for all the essentials and any extra gear needed for a change of weather and maybe even a few extras depending on how you pack! Dual layer bottom increases durability. Hydration compatible. Fits torso sizing from 16"-21" and hips/waist 28"-48".
A great daypack/commuter bag for multi-terrain needs. Designed with a ventilated, mesh back-panel plus dual-layer base which provides added durability, and supports heavier load. Features a lightweight, alloy frame, front stretch and dual mesh side pockets, two zippered pockets, and an interior security pocket. This pack is also hydration bladder compatible (sold separately).
lightweight and comfortable, this is ideal for a longer day hike where you might need snacks and extra layers as well as to carry some water.
Deuter Speed Lite 24 Liters Backpack · Black
- Lite Air back system provides stable and comfortable load distribution
- Extremely light and ventilated padded back panel
- 3D air mesh lining and venting inserts
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Accessory loops and daisy chain for attaching small items to the outside of your pack
- Side compression straps to adjust pack volume
- Zippered mesh hipbelt pockets -- trust me you will use these!
- Hydration compatible
- Lifetime warranty
Osprey Tempest 9 Backpack · Women's
Smallest volume option from Osprey's iconic Tempest series, this pack is great for day-hikers who only require the bare minimals and want to move fast. Perfect for a water reservoir, rain jacket, and a small snack or two!
Made specifically for women, this pack is adjustable, and hydration compatible. Perfect for day hikes and fits essential items you'll need to bring.
Deuter Aircomfort Lite 23 Liters SL Backpack
Camelbak Women's Hydrobak Light 1.5L Hydration Pack
Intended for cyclists but can easily be used for hiking and even trail running. Hydration capacity of 1.5L, and just enough gear storage for those small essential items at 1L.
Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 Backpack
Features a 3-zip design, laptop and tablet sleeves plus internal storage for more organization. Designed to stay close to your body for comfort while hiking on the trail!
Gregory 3D Hydro Reservoir Pack
Camelbak Rim Runner 2.5 Hydration Pack
22 liters of cargo capacity and 2.5 liter (85oz) reservoir to keep you hydrated. Partially made with post-consumer recycled materials! Actual customer review: "Great Buy! This is an amazing pack for day hikes. Plenty of room for layers and lunch. Light and comfortable".
This pack features a hipbelt to help disperse the load and integrated pockets are great for storing snacks and other small items. Integrated air mesh helps keep you cool while you hike by allowing ventilation.
Ultimate Direction Fastpackher 20 Liters Backpack Women's
This 22L pack is for going lightweight while moving fast in the outdoors. The pack features easy access pockets on the front of the shoulder straps making it easy to focus on running or hiking. The vest style straps allow for full range movement and comfort while running on the trail. This pack is extremely lightweight and fits against the body for long days outside.
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Pro 14 Hydration Pack · Women's
Fantastic day hiking pack that comes with a hydration bladder, has side pockets, hip belt, and plenty of room for snacks and an extra layer in case you're out for a long day!
A simple, lightweight hydration pack for trail-runners or fast hikers. Hydration bladder is included for a very friendly price!
Osprey Talon 11 Backpack
A solid, more minimal option for just the essentials at 11L, great size for everything you need and nothing you don't. Very good option for a do anything pack that has awesome airflow and can easily be used on the bike, on hikes, travel or everyday. Hip belt pockets are awesome for easy to grab small items.
This pack is small, but mighty! You'd be surprised what you can fit in there with only 11 L capacity. Including all the water needed for the day, a rain jacket, mid-layer, extra pair of socks, and tons of snacks. The pack is comfortable for the entire day!
Deuter Trail 26 Liters Backpack
Deuter Futura 25 Liters SL Backpack Women's
With 25L volume, this pack is the perfect size for day hikes of any length. Plenty of space for snacks, extra layers, a hammock and a book, plus plenty of pockets in internal compartment spaces to keep things separate and easy to access. Comfortable, snug fit with plenty of adjustment points, and additional features such as an included rain cover, trekking pole strap, and a lifetime warranty!
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