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Osprey Daylite Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.11
based on 1,507 reviews


We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Daylite - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.





Reviews Summary


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

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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Daylite models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity13-20 l (793-1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.5-1.1 oz (0.2-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Backpacking
School
Cycling
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Daylite Plus

100% choose the Osprey Daylite Plus

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Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Orange
Purple
Red
White
Yellow


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Daylite features:
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration compatible

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt
  • Organizer panel
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Hydration bladder
  • Ultralight
  • Laptop compartment
  • Carry-on size

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Daylite models (the most popular choice is the Daylite plus).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
PACK13 l0.5 oz0.04 oz/L
plus20 l1.1 oz0.06 oz/L


Osprey Daylite
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Daylite ranks #58 compared with the other Osprey bags.

56Osprey Fairview
4.14
Osprey Fairview
57Osprey Wayfarer
4.13
Osprey Wayfarer
58Osprey Daylite
4.11
Osprey Daylite
59Osprey Mira
4.11
Osprey Mira
60Osprey Kode
4.11
Osprey Kode

vs All Bags

The Osprey Daylite ranks #945 compared with all the bags we have checked.

943Ted Baker Floral
4.12
Ted Baker Floral
944Osprey Daylite
4.11
Osprey Daylite
945Fjallraven Ovik
4.11
Fjallraven Ovik
946Dakine Jewel
4.11
Dakine Jewel
947Camelbak Sequoia
4.11
Camelbak Sequoia



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Daylite vs 5 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Daylite vs Deuter Speed Lite


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.11

Based on 1,507 reviews
Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $


Deuter Speed Lite
Deuter Speed Lite

4.37
BEST
Based on 952 reviews

Capacity: 10-20 l
Weight: 0.8-1.75 oz
Price: $$

  • The Daylite is rated a bit worse than the Speed Lite.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,459 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Daylite is the same size as the biggest Speed Lite (both 20 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Daylite is 59% lighter than the biggest Speed Lite (1.1 oz vs 1.75 oz).

FeatureDayliteSpeed Lite
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Internal pockets
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Purple
Grey
Orange
Yellow
White

Only the Speed Lite is available in these colors:
Brown
Green

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.


Osprey Daylite vs Osprey Hikelite


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.11
BEST
Based on 1,507 reviews
Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $


Osprey Hikelite
Osprey Hikelite

3.96

Based on 50 reviews

Capacity: 18-26 l
Weight: 1.5-1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Daylite is rated a little bit better than the Hikelite.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,557 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Daylite is 30% smaller than the biggest Hikelite (20 L vs 26 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Daylite is 45% lighter than the biggest Hikelite (1.1 oz vs 1.6 oz).

FeatureDayliteHikelite
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Ultralight
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Purple
Red
Blue
Grey
Orange

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Yellow
White

Only the Hikelite is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Daylite vs Osprey Orb


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.11
BEST
Based on 1,507 reviews
Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $


Osprey Orb
Osprey Orb

3.85

Based on 20 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Daylite is rated a bit better than the Orb.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,527 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Black
Purple
Red
Blue
Grey
Orange
Yellow
White




Osprey Daylite vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.11

Based on 1,507 reviews
Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47
BEST
Based on 1,732 reviews

Capacity: 6-44 l
Weight: 0.7-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Daylite is rated slightly worse than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,239 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Daylite is 120% smaller than the biggest Talon (20 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Daylite is 118% lighter than the biggest Talon (1.1 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureDayliteTalon
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue
Orange

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Purple
Grey
Yellow
White

Only the Talon is available in these colors:
Green

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.


Osprey Daylite vs Osprey Tempest


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.11

Based on 1,507 reviews
Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $


Osprey Tempest
Osprey Tempest

4.38
BEST
Based on 567 reviews

Capacity: 6-40 l
Weight: 1-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Daylite is rated a bit worse than the Tempest.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,074 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Daylite is 100% smaller than the biggest Tempest (20 L vs 40 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Daylite is 118% lighter than the biggest Tempest (1.1 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureDayliteTempest
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Purple
Blue

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Red
Grey
Orange
Yellow
White

Only the Tempest is available in these colors:
Green
Pink







Selected Reviews


FoXnoMad

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.

Posted 31 October 2017 by Anil Polat - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019