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- Osprey Talon 33 Backpack- Men's
- Osprey Aura AG 50 Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack- Women's
- Deuter Futura Air Trek 50+10 Backpack - Men's
- Osprey Talon 22 Backpack- Men's
- Osprey Tempest 30 Backpack- Women's
- Deuter Futura 30 SL Backpack- Women's
- Gregory Citro 30 Backpack- Men's
- Osprey Tempest 9 Backpack- Women's
- Deuter Aircomfort Lite 23 SL Backpack
Osprey Talon 33 Backpack- Men's
With 33L volume, this pack is the perfect size for long day hikes where you'll need to bring some extra gear, and can even be used to short and light overnight trips. With 6 external pockets and a large main compartment, there's plenty of space to stash all your rain gear, lunch and snacks, emergency and first aid supplies, camera, and anything else you want to bring along, and the water-resistant material will keep it all protected! Adjustable straps allow for the perfect fit!
Great stability and ability to keep well adjusted while hiking any terrain. This is an awesome size to pack light lite and travel from a day trip to a light over nighter.
Osprey Aura AG 50 Backpack- Women's
A solid women's specific backpack for hikers who need ample space and comfort for long days on the trail. This pack uses Osprey's anti-gravity suspension system which helps keep the backpack off of your back, providing ventilation and airflow. The shoulder pads and hip belts are cushioned for additional comfort and the top lid is removable. It features an adjustable harness and hipbelt which will best fit torso lengths from 18-21 inches and waist sizes from 27-48 inches.
Features Antigravity Suspension, removable lid, stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment, hydration compatibility, and plenty of pockets! Osprey boasts that this pack is the "best-fitting, most comfortable and ventilated women's-specific pack ever made for traditional backpacking trips"!
A hiking pack for the weekend plus in the backcountry. Room for your shelter, food and all the essentials supported by the AntiGravity (AG) suspension system. Tons of features for keeping your gear secure and organized making it easy to access while on the trail.
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.
Deuter Futura Air Trek 50+10 Backpack - Men's
This versatile pack has the ability to expand from 50L to 60L, making it a great option when you're planning trips of varying lengths! The Vari-slide system allows you to adjust the torso length, so it's one size fits all with other adjustment points as well so you can dial in on the perfect fit for you! Hydration-system compatible, plenty of pockets, and an included rain cover make this an awesome option from Deuter, which also comes with a lifetime warranty! Also comes in a 60+10 option!
Ideal for backpacking when comfort is slightly more important than going ultralight
Osprey Talon 22 Backpack- Men's
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 30 Backpack- Women's
This pack is the perfect size for larger/longer day hikes, and fast & light or shorter backpacking trips at 30L. Plenty of great features, such as multiple adjustment points, plenty of pockets, Airscape Suspension Backpanel, and more! Osprey uses sustainable materials for their packs, and their Almighty Guarantee makes this price even sweeter!
Deuter Futura 30 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.
Gregory Citro 30 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.
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 SL Backpack
This is a lightweight and popular day hiking backpack. The aircomfort back panel system provides great ventilation while hiking for optimal comfort.
Deuter Speed Lite 23 Backpack- Women's
A top choice for day hikes! Features a "vest-style" shoulder strap system with a pocket on each strap for easy access to frequently needed items! Gear loops and compression straps allow for trekking poles or an ice axe to be carried as well.
A 100% recycled, vest-strap style pack ready for day hikes. Designed for lightweight packing and comfort during high-volume activity. Features an internal, Derlin U-frame and it's
compatible with a 3L hydration bladder.
Osprey Talon 11 Backpack- Men's
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 Futura 25 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!
GRANITE GEAR - DAGGER UL DAY PACK - 22l - Black
Nice and light with many external storage options. Very simple, but can be used for many different outdoor activities!
Basic but practical, this is a great little backpack for day hikes!
Osprey Ultralight Raincover
Fit securely to slide over and offer waterproof protection for your pack and it's contents. Three sizes available to match the correct volume pack.
Make your pack waterproof with this raincover, designed to fit packs 50-75L.
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