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Osprey Daylite Backpack (Men's)

Osprey Daylite Backpack (Men's) - Tahoe Blue
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  • Volume (Liters): 16
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Tahoe Blue

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Product Details    

Style: DAYLITE

The Osprey Daylite Backpack is best described by what it isn't. It isn't a bulky bag that'll bounce around on your back, that's because it's got a Spacer Mesh harness that eliminates pressure points and a die-cut foam back panel that moves with you while distributing the load more comfortably. And it isn't a giant cavern you'll never find what you need in because the main compartment is a panel access design that let's you get into the bag without taking everything out. It'll never travel alone either, because a clever design lets it integrate with select other Osprey packs to make one super-versatile piece of luggage.

Specs:

  • Fabric: 210D Double Diamond Nylon Ripstop with 410D Nylon Packcloth
  • Volume: 16L
  • Empty Weight: 0.99 lb
  • Dimensions: 18" x 9" x 9"

Features:

  • Large panel load main compartment with plenty of room for daily essentials
  • Front pocket with mesh organizer and key clip make smaller items easier to find
  • Attaches to a variety of other Osprey packs to provide additional carrying capacity
  • Dual stretch side mesh pockets for additional storage or hydration
  • Multi-function interior sleeve protects a tablet or small laptop, or a hydration sleeve
  • Foam framesheet improves back comfort while helping distribute weight more evenly
  • Mesh-covered EVA foam back panel for ventilation and comfort
  • Edgeless Spacer Mesh harness eliminates pressure points and is highly breathable
  • Adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle
  • Removable 20mm webbing hipbelt can keep pack centered on back or be taken off for greater flexibility
  • Protected by Osprey's Almighty Guarantee against manufacturer's defects for the lifetime of the bag

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Q:
"Is the daypack waterproof?"
1 Answers | Answer Question
Question by Harrie on 8/1/2017 - 12:55 pm
A:
"No, the Osprey Daylite Backpack is not waterproof. We hope this information helps! "
Answer by Tina (Peter Glenn Staff) on 8/3/2017 - 1:25 pm

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Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Easy to load (13)
  • Good padding (10)
  • Highly adjustable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (16)
  • Hiking (11)
  • Commuting (8)
  • Cycling (6)
  • Office (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Avid adventurer (6)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (11), Comfort driven (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Spectacularly versatile

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Average bag that's almost versatile

I bought this as a bus commuter bag. I picked it up because it was lightweight, had chest and waist straps, front pocket with a key holder and two water bottle holders. Sadly...Read complete review

I bought this as a bus commuter bag. I picked it up because it was lightweight, had chest and waist straps, front pocket with a key holder and two water bottle holders. Sadly the waterbottle holders are terrible; the angle of the opening plus the curvature of the bag causes them to fall out all the time! I finally had to use a carabiner to keep mine on. Also the front pocket is not very big. The two interior mesh pockets are nice, but I wish they had made this deeper. Or alternatively put another pocket on the inside if the main compartment, The daylight is a lightweight bag that comes in great colors and almost suited all my needs, but alas the fact it can't hold water bottles very well means I can't recommend this bag to anyone.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mostly excellent but water bottle pouches are frustrating

By 

from Utah

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Day trip

    Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

    Just returned from several weeks in France and used the Daylite everyday. It was my personal bag on the plane and my urban bag while traveling cities. I loved that the Daylite securely fit over my carryon suitcase extendable handle when walking through airports or to hotels. The pockets were very adequate and the pack was comfortable as a sling over one shoulder or carried on my back. My one big complaint was that my small cycling water bottles were not secure in the side pockets. They would often fall out when I took the pack off. Osprey should fix this with a small cinchable strap as they have on some other packs. I know I could purchase the water bladder but I don't care for those in an urban setting. I could also put a water bottle inside the pack but that's also not very desirable.

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Light Day Pack

    By 

    from Grand Junction, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Side Pockets w/o Elastic

    Best Uses

    • Day trip

    Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

    I bought the Daylite about 2-1/2 years ago. I've drugged this bag all over US and Europe. I treat it as my man-purse on travel days, easy grab items on planes - water bottle, book, light jacket, etc.

    I used this bag for day sightseeing trips throughout Europe and US, in all weather conditions. Enough space for light jacket, camera, snacks, water bottle, and other small items. During winter, it keeps my camera other gear dry.

    Side pockets do not have any elastic banding, to help hold in water bottles and travel mugs. My water has a lanyard to hold keep the cap attached, so I thread the buckle strap through to keep the water bottle tethered to my bag. My travel mug sometimes jumps out when I put the bag in airplane overhead bins. Adding elastic to side pockets may be easy, but I'm not good with sewing beyond reattaching shirt buttons.

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

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for what it's meant for

    By 

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Day trip
      • Hiking

      Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

      This bag is great for what it was designed for! I dont understand the negative reviews. This is an add-on bag that attaches to a main backpack. It carries a hydration bladder perfectly. Those are not water bottle holders on the outside - they are meant to stash small items you need access throughout the day - like snacks or a bandana. It's lightweight and rugged. I've used mine a lot for over 2 years and it still looks like new. I wear it daily during summer as a daypack (I'm a summer camp director) and 2-3 weekends a month it goes camping with me (Boy Scout and Girl Scout camping trips - about half of those it's used as the added on bag it was made to be).

      I love the small pocket on front because small stuff like knife, lighter, and headlamp don't get lost amid other things and can be retrieved quickly.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great add on pack. Could use a slightly thicker hip belt.

      By 

      from Queenstown. NZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not enough straps

      Best Uses

      • Day trip

      Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

      First I will start the review by telling people to ignore a lot of the bad reviews on here.
      All those people complaining about water bottles falling out the side pockets bought the wrong bag. They are not water bottle pockets. This is a hydration day pack designed to attach to your main pack.
      If you are not going to use a hydration bladder then buy a bag with side pockets designed for water bottles.
      Bought an osprey 2.5 LT bladder and it fits perfectly in my main pack and this.

      My only minor complaint is the hip belt could be a bit bigger but if you use it how it is intended then it is fine.

      If you want a nice lightweight bag that can attach to you main pack and intend to use a bladder then buy this pack.
      If you want something with more features then buy a talon or tempest.

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

      (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Average bag that's almost versatile

      By 

      from Seattle

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Front pocket too small
      • Water bottles fall out easily

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

      I bought this as a bus commuter bag. I picked it up because it was lightweight, had chest and waist straps, front pocket with a key holder and two water bottle holders. Sadly the waterbottle holders are terrible; the angle of the opening plus the curvature of the bag causes them to fall out all the time! I finally had to use a carabiner to keep mine on. Also the front pocket is not very big. The two interior mesh pockets are nice, but I wish they had made this deeper. Or alternatively put another pocket on the inside if the main compartment, The daylight is a lightweight bag that comes in great colors and almost suited all my needs, but alas the fact it can't hold water bottles very well means I can't recommend this bag to anyone.

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Durable bag

      By 

      from Qld, Australia

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Easy To Load
      • Large capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Insufficient Padding
      • Restricts Movement

      Best Uses

      • Day trip

      Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

      I bought this to attach to my porter, which has been fantastic. It's size, weight and durability have been fantastic along with the two mesh side pockets.

      Although, I have two main complaints, the first is that is VERY uncomfortable to wear on your front as it chokes me with the 'handle'. There are times I would rather do this than take the time to attach to my main bag. I also find if it is worn for a long day my shoulders really hurt and I struggle to find a comfortable fit with it. A combination of both padding and the size, adjustability of the straps.
      The second is the small front pocket, this is my more used 'stash' pocket and if it's full (which it often is) and the main compartment isn't full enough it falls forward when open often spilling the contents everywhere.

      I am actually in the process of researching a new day pack to replace my daylite with these as my main considerations!

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

      (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst day pak I have ever used!

      By 

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Small Capacity

        Best Uses

          Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

          Bought this as a supplement to a Porter 46 (which I loved!) for a 1-month adventure in southern Indian. This pack was difficult to pack, very difficult to extract items from; small top/front compartment spills items when larger compartment open; accessible mesh side pockets hold nothing when pack is full, do not hold a water bottle even when pack is empty. A total disappointment and frustration. I returned the pack at the end of a month.

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

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Decent small profile pack...but

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good padding
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Insufficient Padding

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Day trip
          • Hiking

          Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

          The Osprey Daylite Daypack is a pretty good backpack, but it could be better. Here is how; The webbing type material on the inside of the shoulder straps while probably used for good intentions; like stability during movement or something, destroyed the shoulders on my Exofficio waterproof light travel jacket. It seems to have roughed up the exterior shoulder area. The material is now frayed and looks like I'd had the jacket for multiple trips. I only used that jacket, with the backpack on a single 2.5 week trip. I maybe used the backpack every other day on that trip while walking about. I still love the backpack for what else it is designed for but you should probably remove that grid/mesh material in future builds. I will modify the pack that I have to this doesn't happen to any other expensive travel jackets.

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

          (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I returned it...poor design

          By 

          from Western MA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Large capacity
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Day trip
            • Hiking

            Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

            I love my Osprey 22 yet wanted a smaller pack so I happily bought the Daylite. After using it for three day hikes where my water bottle continually fell out due to the angle of the pocket and/or the lack of elastic to hold it in the whenever I leaned over, I sadly returned. Great size, light weight, terrible design.
            Please Osprey fix it!

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

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE this pack!

            By 

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Osprey Daylite Backpack Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

              I am a guide and have used this pack every day for 2 years. It's fantastic! It holds all the essentials I need for a day at work and fits comfortably on my back and shoulders. I can easily fit a .75L or a 1L CamelBak bottle in the side pockets easily without them sliding out. My biggest disappointment about my pack is that after 2 years of constant use it has faded slightly...but I guess that's understandable with the hours it's spent in the sun.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                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

                (4 of 5 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                  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

                  (7 of 8 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                    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

                    (11 of 12 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                      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

                      (5 of 6 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                      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 3 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                        Used for walking and trail hiking.

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

                        (8 of 9 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                          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

                          (4 of 4 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                            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

                            (12 of 12 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 Men's, Tahoe Blue, OS:

                              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

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