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Osprey Daylite Review

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4.5 Rating based on 941 reviews
Osprey Daylite backpack
Osprey Daylite duffel
We have checked 941 reviews of the Osprey Daylite. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.5 out of 5.

This bag is available as both a backpack and a duffel.

Average rating 4.5 based on 941 reviews
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Reviewers like these things about Osprey Daylite

  • If versatility and functionality are the features you are looking for in a backpack, Osprey Daylite is made just for you, thanks to its reconfigurable straps.
  • If you use hydration reservoir, you will love the highly accessible hydration sleeve in Osprey Daylite.
  • It has got a minor upgrade from Osprey in its looks, with new colors and graphics logo. So, it looks really refined from its predecessors.
  • When it comes to its comfort features, the 3D mesh on shoulder straps to keep moisture at bay. The pack panel is also very comfortable as it provides ventilation in humid and hot climate. It keeps your back dry while trekking through the hills in hot summer days.
  • Daylite literally does justice to its name as it weighs just 16 ounces. It will definitely not weigh you down.
  • Osprey Daylite is very lightweight and comes with document compartment and external hydration.
  • Its sleek design makes it suitable to hop around town and on day hikes.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • When it comes to versatility, it has only a few features. It just has two compression straps and lacks a front pocket. So, it is not so versatile than other backpacks of same range.
  • It comes with just two compression straps which limit the room for lashing.
  • Size is small and not suitable for long days.
  • Pockets for water bottle are quite small. So, it is not convenient to carry enough water.


Osprey Daylite popularity compared with 9057 other bags. The Daylite is one of the most popular bags around.

The barchart to the right shows how the popularity of the Daylite have developed from 2008 to 2017.

Selected Reviews

Anil Polat
Posted 31 October 2017
Stretched, drenched, tossed about, the Daylite looks nearly new after a year of using it almost every day. It is a flawless bag especially after a wash.
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Review Outdoor Gear
Posted 29 November 2012


Capacity13 l (793.3 cuin)
DimensionsHeight18 in (45.7 cm)
Width9.5-10 in (24.1-25.4 cm)
Length5-10 in (12.7-25.4 cm)
Weight1-1.2 lb (0.5-0.5 kg)
Price range$

Based on 66 reported specs.


  • Carry-on size
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Hydration compatible
  • Laptop compartment
  • Organizer panel
  • Sternum strap
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
Actual features depend on model


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  • Average volume/weight ratio 33 L/kg


Ranks 30 compared with the other Osprey bags

Bag photos from Amazon.co.uk (duffel) and Amazon.de (backpack).

Last updated on April 15, 2018

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