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DAYLITE PLUS
DAYLITE PLUS
DAYLITE PLUS
$79.95
Color: Real Red
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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
  • Fabric front panel shove-it pocket
  • Vertical zippered front panel slash pocket

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 1220 in3 / 20 l 18h x 10w x 9d in. 1 lbs.
O/S 1220 in3 / 20 l 46h x 26w x 24d cm 1 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 PLUS
 
3.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Easy to load (5)
  • Highly adjustable (4)
  • Good suspension (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day hikes (9)
  • Light loads (6)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (5), Casual adventurer (4)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (5), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect pack for day trips.

I bought this last year when our family was headed out west to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Our longest hike as a family was about 6 hours long and I found this pack...Read complete review

I bought this last year when our family was headed out west to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Our longest hike as a family was about 6 hours long and I found this pack able to hold absolutely everything I needed with room to spare. I purchased the 3 liter hydraulics reservoir which worked perfectly in its own compartment that rides right by your back. The main compartment has a divider in it as well. I was able to carry my jacket, lunch and even some emergency supplies should we be out longer than expected. It is super lightweight and you can hardly tell that its on your back. If I wanted, I could have even carried my hammock if need be. I also used this pack to travel recently and found it to be perfect to carry my book an travel pillow as I flew to CA, FL, and TX in a 3 week period. One of the best features that I like is the clip in the small accessory compartment which I use to clip my keys onto so I know they are secure when I return to my car. Great pack for the buck.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad choice if you carry an external water bottle

I purchased an OSPREY Daylight 20 a couple of weeks ago for a hiking trip I was taking in Costa Rica. I didn't have a chance to try out the bag until my first...Read complete review

I purchased an OSPREY Daylight 20 a couple of weeks ago for a hiking trip I was taking in Costa Rica. I didn't have a chance to try out the bag until my first big hike in the mountains when I discovered a design flaw with this bag. The side pockets are too shallow and wide to hold a water bottle securely in place. It was very frustrating to have the bottle falling out every time I leaned forward. I loved everything else about this pack and immediately upon my return to Canada I tried to exchange the bag for a different one. I was told by the Warranty Department that this is a "preference" issue and not a defect. I disagree with this assessment and I am a disappointed customer as a result especially given how OSPREY prides itself on its unlimited warranty.
If you don't mind using a camel pack for your water there is no issue. If you like to have water the old fashioned way in a bottle secured to the side pocket you will be disappointed in this bag.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Can't carry a water bottle outside

By 

from Corte Madera, CA

About Me Casual Adventurer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • School

Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

Pack is OK except the external mesh pocket is not big enough and tight enough to hold a water bottle. Water must be secured inside the pack or it falls out every time you lean over. What were they thinking???

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I forget that I have it on

By 

from Blue Ridge Mountains, Virgina

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good Suspension
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes

    Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

    I bought my Daylite Plus last fall but wanted to use it with a hydration bladder before posting a review, which I finally did last week. This is a wonderful pack. It is just the right size for my 6'0" self. It holds plenty of cargo in a simple configuration. It is very lightweight. But the main criterion for judgement is this: When I'm using it, do I forget that I have it on my back. The answer is yes. It's that simple. I'll admit that I've never loaded it with heavy cargo, but I don't need to. Water, snacks and a few apparel items are all I need to put in it for my use. The name is self-explanatory: "day" and "lite." If you need a pack for an overnight or heavy cargo, look for a different model. If you're looking for a pack to enjoy lightly-loaded day hikes, I highly recommend the Daylite Plus.

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

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Ok, with limitations, will not buy again

    By 

    from Seattle

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • mesh side pockets not ideal for bottles

    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • Light Loads
    • Travel

    Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

    I bought this for travel and day hikes and it works fairly well for those purposes but because the side pockets don't hold water bottles(they slide out when bending over) you have to put the bottles in the main compartment which takes away space from the main compartment and makes getting water out difficult.

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

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great except for the water bottle pocket

    By 

    from Austin

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • The water bottle pockets are terrible

    Best Uses

    • Day Hikes
    • Light Loads
    • Travel

    Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

    This pack is great. Holds my laptop for work and ALL of the stuff my kids and I would need when out on a day trip. Fits easily under a airplane seat and has held up well with extensive use. BUT I am retiring this bag and on the hunt for a new onebecause as much as I love the bag, the water bottle pockets on the side are horrible. They do not hold the water bottle in. Every time I set the bag down or lean over the water bottle comes right out. Drives me nuts. Something to do with the angle of the pocket, sometimes the water bottle won't even fit in the pocket at all. It makes no sense. Other than that, its a perfect bag.

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

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Water bottle pockets SUCK!!!!!!!

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes

      Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

      My wife bought me the Daylight Plus backpack for our trip to Tucson (Sabino Canyon) hikes. I am very happy with the back pack with on exception. The two water bottle pockets SUCK! I cannot believe this product made it to market with this huge flaw. Just today I was hiking with my wife and dogs. I had taken the pack off to fetch water dispensary for the dogs. While putting packback on (very carefully I must add) the nalgene quart size water bottle falls out and rolls into the creek. Thank goodness I wasn't at 2600 feet in the desert in 100 degree heat with no water close. My suggestion is first thing Monday morning the Osprey engineers do their job and create a solution and redesign the water bottle pockets to hold a water bottle. I am selecting I would recommend this product but with a caution that the water bottle pockets SUCK!

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      2.0

      Love the quality but...

      By 

      from Ashland OR

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Good Suspension
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Light Loads
      • Travel

      Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

      I have used osprey packs for school all the way to backpacking adventures. I needed a daypack and I love the quality and size of this pack; however, when I wear this for an extended period of time (i.e. More than 20 minutes) my neck starts to ache pretty badly. I think it had to do with the strap/handle combination, but I really can't wear this on hikes of for travel. I'm really bummed.

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

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Bad choice if you carry an external water bottle

      By 

      from Toronto Canada

      About Me Casual Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Design flaw

      Best Uses

      • Day Hikes
      • Travel

      Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

      I purchased an OSPREY Daylight 20 a couple of weeks ago for a hiking trip I was taking in Costa Rica. I didn't have a chance to try out the bag until my first big hike in the mountains when I discovered a design flaw with this bag. The side pockets are too shallow and wide to hold a water bottle securely in place. It was very frustrating to have the bottle falling out every time I leaned forward. I loved everything else about this pack and immediately upon my return to Canada I tried to exchange the bag for a different one. I was told by the Warranty Department that this is a "preference" issue and not a defect. I disagree with this assessment and I am a disappointed customer as a result especially given how OSPREY prides itself on its unlimited warranty.
      If you don't mind using a camel pack for your water there is no issue. If you like to have water the old fashioned way in a bottle secured to the side pocket you will be disappointed in this bag.

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pack for day hikes

      By 

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Casual Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Hikes
        • Light Loads
        • Travel

        Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

        I bought this pack recently to use on day hikes with my wife and dog. I wanted something we enough room to carry water for all three of us, some food, some basic supplies, and rain jackets. Having everything is one pack makes it so that the other person can wrangle the 90 pound puppy. We are able to do all of that with this pack.

        It really has a lot of space, and it still sits comfortably when loaded close to its max. It is easy to adjust, so we will occasionally switch out who has the pack and who has the dog. We like this pack so much, we actually bought another one for use when we aren't out with the dog.

        I would very highly recommend this pack.

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

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect pack for day trips.

        By 

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Load
        • Flexible
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Hikes
          • Light Loads
          • Travel

          Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

          I bought this last year when our family was headed out west to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Our longest hike as a family was about 6 hours long and I found this pack able to hold absolutely everything I needed with room to spare. I purchased the 3 liter hydraulics reservoir which worked perfectly in its own compartment that rides right by your back. The main compartment has a divider in it as well. I was able to carry my jacket, lunch and even some emergency supplies should we be out longer than expected. It is super lightweight and you can hardly tell that its on your back. If I wanted, I could have even carried my hammock if need be. I also used this pack to travel recently and found it to be perfect to carry my book an travel pillow as I flew to CA, FL, and TX in a 3 week period. One of the best features that I like is the clip in the small accessory compartment which I use to clip my keys onto so I know they are secure when I return to my car. Great pack for the buck.

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

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing for its price.

          By 

          from Milwaukee Wisconsin

          About Me Student

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Day Hikes
          • Heavy Loads
          • Light Loads

          Comments about Osprey DAYLITE PLUS:

          I recently purchased this for myself for BSA's 2017 National Jamboree. This being the official day pack. It is amazing for the price. I am able to attach my hydration system with ease. It can fit quite a few items inside. I like the front pocket in the front

          It does not adjust well with my body composition(tall and skinny), but It is not that bad. I do wish there could be more space inside. Overall I like it

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

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