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DAYLITE
DAYLITE
DAYLITE
$69.95
Color: Tahoe Blue
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Description

The Daylite Series started out with humble beginnings, a simple accessory to attach to our larger packs. However, its lightweight, simplicity, durability, comfortable carry and price has proven to be wildly popular, and today their popularity is undeniable. While the Daylite and Daylite Plus continue to serve well as add-on packs for traveling and more, they shine on their own with incredible versatility and are now available in an even more robust color palette than before.

Key Attributes

Everyday Use

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

Compatibility

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

Features

  • Large panel-loading main compartment
  • Attaches to a variety of compatible Osprey packs
  • Side mesh pockets
  • Front pocket with mesh organizer and key clip
  • Spacermesh shoulder straps with integrated handle
  • Multi-function interior sleeve for hydration or tablet
  • Mesh-covered backpanel with slotted foam

Carry Information

Lightweight Suspension

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

Comfortable Backpanel

  • Mesh-covered die-cut foam provides comfort and ventilation

Ventilated Harness

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

Webbing Hipbelt

  • Removable 20mm webbing pack stabilizing hipbelt

Specs

  Volume Dimensions Weight
O/S 793 in3 / 13 l 18h x 9w x 9d in. 1 lbs.
O/S 793 in3 / 13 l 46h x 24w x 22d cm 0 kg
Fabric
Main
210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop
Accent
400HD Nylon Packcloth
Bottom
400HD Nylon Packcloth
Daylite Series Product Video

Reviews

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OspreyDAYLITE
 
4.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Easy to load (12)
  • Good padding (9)
  • Highly adjustable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (13)
  • Hiking (11)
  • Commuting (8)
  • Cycling (7)
  • Office (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (5)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (10), Comfort driven (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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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(7 of 7 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:

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:

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

(7 of 13 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:

      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 3 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:

      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

      (7 of 13 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:

        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

        (4 of 4 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:

          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:

            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

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great pack, annoying zipper

            By 

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good padding
            • Large capacity
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Zipper Snags

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Cycling
            • Day trip
            • Hiking

            Comments about Osprey DAYLITE:

            Great pack for day hikes and travel. Very light weight, comfortable and generous in size for day to day use and for day hikes. Nice internal pocket for laptop or tablet. Other good news is that the pack has a very generous flap to protect the main zipper from water getting in. The bad news is that the zipper continually gets snagged on the flap when opening and closing; a very fussy and annoying feature.

            • 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:

              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:

                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

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