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Osprey Daylite Review

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4.5 Rating based on 974 reviews
We read and checked 974 reviews from experts and users. Based on all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.5 out of 5.

Pros and cons icon  Pros and cons

Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Daylite bag:

Reviewers like these things about the 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 models and sizes icon  Osprey Daylite models and sizes

There is only one model available. The Daylite Plus.

Osprey Daylite Plus

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This backpack was made for those out there who need to carry supplies around on a regular basis. Carrying your supplies around with you on a regular basis is going to become tiring if you don't have the right backpack on your side. You'll want something like the Daylite Plus to make sure you're able to carry things without putting too much stress on your body.

The shoulder harnesses Osprey included are perfect for those who might need some help with carrying their books around. It eases a lot of the stress off of your back and allows you to walk around with far more comfort than you might have otherwise. Osprey understands the importance of bringing your best when you bring a day backpack into the market. For those in need of one, you won't be disappointed with this model in the Daylite series.

Osprey Daylite vs similar bags icon  Osprey Daylite vs similar bags

Osprey Daylite vs deuter speed lite

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Deuter Speed Lite 10
Rating 4.6 based on 849 reviews
If you have a taste for fast paced endurance sports, you'll love the Deuter Speed Lite. It's lightweight design is greater for those who want the hydration and air ventilation needed to keep up but don't want to deal with the heavier backpacks.

The Osprey Daylite is great for those who want to bring accessories with them during their outdoor experience. It's great for the athlete who might want to snap a few pictures here and there. Buy it for those who want to keep memories of their camping or hiking experience.

The most popular Deuter Speed Lite 10

Osprey Daylite vs osprey talon

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Osprey Talon 22
Rating 4.6 based on 1,014 reviews
The Osprey Daylite and the Osprey Talon both prove to be good looking bags. And they provide you with the quality you are looking for in a bag that you will be using a lot for leisure or business.

The Osprey Daylite will suit you just fine, as you can adjust the straps to your comfort level. This bag is ultra lightweight, so it allows you to have maximum agility during your hiking treks.

The Osprey Talon has a harness that is easy to adjust for ease of usage. The hydration compartment is quickly accessible even when your bag is loaded with a lot of stuff.

The most popular Osprey Talon 22

Selected reviews icon  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


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Average rating 4.5 based on 974 reviews
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Last updated on June 19, 2018

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