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Osprey Daylite Review

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4.5 Rating based on 935 reviews
Osprey Daylite
We have checked 935 reviews of the Osprey Daylite. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.5 out of 5.

Osprey Daylite 13-1 L (-1 CI)-1 oz (-1 kg)

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.


4.5 based on 935 reviews reviews

83% 5 star ratings
17% 4 star ratings

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  • 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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Ranks 24 compared with the other Osprey bags

Last updated on December 14, 2017

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