Osprey Daylite Backpack

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The Daylite is at home on a 14 000-foot summit or on a trip to the local farmer's market. Designed to attach to a number of Osprey's larger packs and travel bags for use as a separate pod pack on day trips away from base camp it is the perfect companion on any trip. Access to the main compartment is easy with a large zippered panel. Side mesh pockets hold water bottles and other sundries while a front pocket with a mesh organizer and key clip secure small items in a single secure spot.

Like the day it was designed for the Daylite is easy uncomplicated and comfortable.

Compatibility as an attachment to several Osprey travel and backpacking bags for additional storage and carry options the Daylite is a great bag to have around town or as a summit pack. The Daylite can be added on to the following Packs: + Aether/Ariel Series + Volt/Viva Series + Ace 75 + Shuttle Series + Sojourn Series + Farpoint 80 + Porter Series

Foam frame sheet with center stiffener allows dynamic body movement while it spreads load across the entire backpanel

Mesh-covered die-cut foam provides comfort and ventilation

Spacer mesh harness with integrated handle
Additional die-cut EVA foam padding (Daylite Plus only)
Adjustable sternum strap with whistle

Removable 20mm webbing pack stabilizing hipbelt

Customer Reviews

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Side pockets do not hold your bottle
I have had this bag for about 4 years and it has held up great, no problems at all. It is super versatile and light weight. I use it for day hikes, traveling through the airport, and as my bag for school and work. I am always on the go with my job and this bag has been through everything and is still in great condition. My only complaints are that the handle on the top of the bag is a little high and was initially irritating to the back of my neck when I got the bag but it no longer bothers me. The side pockets absolutely do nothing to hold your drinks in. The only bottle that fits is a 40 oz hydro flask b/c the strap keeps it in.
March 7, 2020
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I would recommend this product.
The backpack is great for my use--short walk to work. I do have to say that I ordered the Stone Grey, but to me it looks more like a shade of green. The color is hard to distinguish online, so I'm not sure if they sent me the wrong color. Does anyone else think the Stone Grey looks like a shade of green?
February 20, 2020
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Water bottle pockets ruin an otherwise great little pack
As many others have noted, the water bottle holders on this pack are useless. Doesn't matter what size the bottle is, whether it's wide, slim, short, tall, large, or tiny. It won't reliably stay in the pockets that are supposedly designed for it. I always carry water bottles with me, so this renders the bag nearly useless (I prefer not to put them in the main pocket to limit the risk of ruining my things in the case of a leak). It would be such a simple fix, and Osprey obviously knows this is a major problem, so I really don't understand why they choose not to fix it. If the water bottle holders worked, it would be an excellent little pack (especially for use as an under-the-seat carry-on/"personal item" on flights). It carries comfortably, is big enough to accommodate my laptop (13", I believe), and seems like it would hold up well. As it is, this pack gets very limited use - I'm always reaching for an alternative to avoid the water bottle hassle.
January 18, 2020
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Small Fit
I have an old Manta 25, (size M/L) which I love. My best friend and constant hiking companion wanted a smaller pack than she already had, to use on short, local hikes. I bought her the Daylight and she loved it so much that she used it on larger hikes as well. She died suddenly in June and I "inherited"it back from her.

I find this pack to be somewhat uncomfortable. It just feels too small for my body. I can never get it adjusted quite right. I use it for short, local hikes, so that doesn't matter too much. But I wouldn't recommend it for anyone over 5ft 5 inches or of substantial body mass.

Otherwise, it's a wonderful little pack, well designed and great for use with a hydration bladder.
December 1, 2019
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Uncomfortable handle attached to the straps. Bad for bottles
I love Osprey packs. But this one is frankly disappointing. I've had it for a little over a year. It's hardy. But not comfortable. And my water bottle is constantly falling out.
September 19, 2019
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Decent day pack but not for water bottles
I purchased this daypack for upcoming travel where I would be doing short day walks where the compact size was important. However, after getting to my vacation destination, I found that the side bottle holders are poorly designed. Any standard bottles (even store bought plastic water bottles) just keep falling out due to the side mesh pockets having too much of an angle to keep a bottle in. If you need to take off the pack or set it down, the bottles would immediately fall out regardless of the side strap tightness. As others noted, I tried all size bottles too but with no luck; so, I would not buy this pack again. If they had made the mesh pocket go straight from the outside of the pack to the side of the pack then there would have been no issues. Other features in the pack and its general size are good. I liked the smaller front pocket with its mesh dividers and the larger pocket is good with its separate mesh pocket. I did notice that the shoulder strap design made the strap dig into the back of my neck but I did not use it for any duration. If you don't mind carrying water inside the pack then it will work for you. If you need a pack to hold a bottle or two on the outside, consider another pack. Others have noted that this holds a hydration bladder. That would be the other option and I may explore that as well since it will be the only option to make this pack usable for me. Also, as a note to others, be aware of the 30 day return policy; unfortunately, I did not test out this pack prior to travel (my mistake, I know) so I may now have a pack that will be sitting on my shelf... Lesson learned.
August 31, 2019
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Please fix the side pockets
Well like several others here I have to comment and the woefully inadequate side pockets. They are 2 shallow and angled so water bottles just keep falling out. I've taken to using the side buckets and threading them through the carry handle of my flask just to keep it from falling out on the trail. I also miss the elastic loops that used to be on the front of the previous version. I am hoping for a new model that correct this obvious flaw.
August 29, 2019
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Poorly designed water bottle holder
I bought this pack for travelling and short day walks. It is a good compact size and comfortable to wear BUT the side bottle holders are so poorly designed, Water bottles just keep falling out, the side pockets are not deep enough and have too much of an angle to keep a bottle in. In the end I've had to resort to putting the water bottles inside the pack, which is very inconvenient. I tried all size bottles too. I would not buy this pack again.
August 14, 2019
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Great Light weight Day hike pack , travel pack, do it all
I have had this pack for about 5 years now and I absolutely love it. Works great for everything from short day hikes, to traveling, exploring various sites and musuems. Allows me to carry some snacks, binoculars, clothes, various gear for camping and hiking, whatever I may need for whatever adventure I go out that day for. I have also used it for cycling to carry a change of clothes, extra water, food, misc. gear. This is the perfect goto bag for doing whatever. not bulky, not heavy, super durable and incredibly comfortable even when completely stuffed with gear. easy to adjust so if your in a t shirt or a bulky jacket in seconds its fitting securely and comfortably. The side pockets for water bottles work great , have used bottles as simple as store bought plastic water bottles( Poland spring , etc. ) to 20oz insulated kleen canteen bottles with no worries.
August 18, 2018
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Lightweight e comfortable daypack!
I've been using this product for city life and eventual hiking in weekends. It is very comfortable, and easy to adjust. I like the front wish mesh as well as the back part where I can use the hydration system. When empty, I can easily put it inside of a bigger backpack, very useful for me in long journeys. I even carry my 13'' laptop inside of it.
July 15, 2018
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