Osprey Daylite Backpack

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  • Volume (Liters): 14
 

Available Colors

Snappy Green

Pomegranate Purple

Madcap Red

Steel/Blue

Black

Product Details    

Style: 234900

The innovative Osprey Daylite Backpack carries a small load on casual day hikes and excursions, or helps to carry a big load on ambitious outings. It attaches to Osprey backpacks with AddOn™ hardware, adding some extra storage space. Leave your big pack at base camp on side hikes and day outings and take the Daylite. On light day trips, it’s all the space you need.

Specs:

  • Fabric: Durable nylon material
  • Volume: 13 liters (793 cubic inches)
  • Empty Weight: 1 lb 10 oz
  • Dimensions: Size M: 18" x 9" x 8"

Features:

  • AddOn™ compatible for use with larger Osprey packs
  • Tuck-away mesh shoulder straps with integrated handle are light and comfortable
  • Mesh-covered back panel with slotted foam is cool and supportive
  • Large panel main compartment is easy to load and access
  • Front pocket with mesh organizer and key clip keeps things neat
  • Side mesh bottle pockets expand to hold water and other things
  • External hydration sleeve provides bladder storage
  • Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee repairs any damage or defect, and if they can't repair it they will replace it

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Easy to load (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good padding (7)
  • Highly adjustable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (8)
  • Hiking (7)
  • Car camping (4)
  • Cycling (4)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Avid adventurer (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (5), Comfort driven (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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5.0

Thumbs up!

By 

from Santa Barbara, CA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good padding
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Cycling
    • Day trip
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

    This is a fabulous day pack for travel or around town. I use this pack as a companion piece to my Osprey 46L which I can attach it to. I also use the Daylite for hydration which is perfect for treks. If you are looking for something that you can stuff android to the "gills" this is not the pack for you. I am a minimalist and for scooting out and about during the day when traveling thru cities and local areas it works perfectly. This pack is not designed for long term, high volume packing inside. You want an say on the go day pack - go for this one!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love

    By 

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good padding
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Motorcycling

      Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

      Bought this pack for my boyfriend to use while riding his motorcycle, it's the perfect size and very comfortable. Looks and feels great. Only thing I would recommend​ is for the little inner pockets in the front pocket to have either a zipper close or velcro, that way nothing can get out. Overall, great little pack and very handy!

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bag - ditto the mesh pockets

      By 

      from Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Good padding
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Large capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping
        • Cycling
        • Day trip
        • Hiking

        Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

        I have the Daylight Plus, and it's a great daypack. Just want to ditto the comments about the web pockets being inadequate for water bottles, though I now carry a 70 oz. Camelbak hydration reservoir which it accommodates very nicely.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spectacularly versatile

        By 

        from Wodonga, Victoria, Australia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day to day life
          • Day trip
          • Hiking
          • Office

          Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

          I initially bought this pack prior to embarking on a larger thru-hike with side tracks that would only require a smaller pack. It was ideal for the job as it piggy-backed my Aether 70 thanks to Osprey's design team who included an attachment loop system in the 70. Now off the track, I find myself using the Day Lite for day-to-day activities, leaving my pockets clear and me hands-free. Its functionality is great and is very good value for money.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Go-To Pack

          By 

          from Connecticut

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good padding
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Small Capacity

          Best Uses

          • Car Camping
          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Day trip
          • Hiking
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

          I've had this pack for about 3 years now and it is my absolute favorite. Whether I am going to work or out hiking, this is the pack that I use. When I hike, it's usually for a long day and I typically bring some cooking gear and my hammock. This pack is able to fit it all while still being a lightweight bag and relatively small. This pack is big enough to fit my laptop in the sleeve as well.

          The only thing that I do not like about it is how small the side mesh pockets get when the bag is close to full capacity. if I have larger items in the pack, I can't quite fit my 1L Nalgene in the pocket. But the fix to that is to clip it into the compression strap and then I'll never lose it.

          Overall, this is an ideal pack for anyone who needs that everyday companion.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for Daily Walks/Hikes

          By 

          from St. Louis

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day trip
            • Hiking

            Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

            Used for walking and trail hiking.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Almost perfect!

            By 

            from San Francisco, Ca

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Good padding
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Car Camping
              • Day trip
              • Hiking

              Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

              I got this to use as my hiking backpack and, for the most part, I haven't been disappointed. It has more than enough room for everything I need and the front panel keeps me organized. The key clip is especially handy, because that's the last thing I want to go searching for at the end of a long hike!

              I only have two complaints. One, I wish it had an external bungee to secure an extra jacket. It seems like a no-brainer. Secondly, the shape of the side mesh pockets means my water bottles aren't secure... and meant I had one go skittering down the side of a mountain! It's easy enough to buckle it into the side cinch straps, but it's still annoying. That being said, neither of these are fatal flaws and, for the price, this pack is great!

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this bag.

              By 

              from Athens, Georgia

              About Me Professional/Guide

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Load
              • Good padding
              • Highly Adjustable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Cycling
                • Day trip
                • Hiking
                • Office

                Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

                I am an adventure guide with a company called Vestigo. I use this pack on all my day hikes. It hold everything I need it to with some room to spare. I usually pack about 9-10lbs and it holds the weight so well. I never feel a strain on my shoulders.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Durable and Comfortable

                By 

                from Everett, Wa

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Load
                • Good padding
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Large capacity
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backpacking
                  • Birding
                  • Car Camping
                  • Commuting
                  • Day trip
                  • Hiking

                  Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

                  I originally bought this pack because it was small enough to be a carry on for the plane. I've had it about a year now, its been with me hiking though mountains, the desert, and the ocean. It's my go to pack for birdwatching and day hikes. I am also pleased with the fit/adjustability I am 5'3 and plus size. Materials are durable and the pack is super well made.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Well-constructed, comfortable, good value

                  By 

                  from Miami

                  Verified Buyer
                  Site Member

                  Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack, Black:

                  Purchased in black in May 2013. Used this pack as a day pack and short hike pack on a trip to Alaska. It was comfortable and durable and seemed to be of quality construction, including stitching and zippers. Wide rain flap on zipper was appreciated. The pack was also good at repelling light rains. Both my husband and I liked the shape of the pack and the pocket construction of its back.

                  Cons: We found the two mesh pockets on the front fairly useless unless the items put in them were tall enough to be held in place by the upper straps. We lost a water bottle and a new Patagonia hat which both fell out of the pockets at some point on the trail. Perhaps if we'd cinched the straps a little snugger, this would not have happened, but we didn't trust the pockets after that. I know it's a light duty pack, but I would like to have had some loops or clips on the outside to attach carabiners.

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