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Osprey Hikelite Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

3.96
based on 50 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Hikelite - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Osprey Hikelite a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (66%)
Good (27%)
Average (2%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (2%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Hikelite

  • Reviewers found the Osprey Hikelite backpack comfortable and easy to wear.
  • According to testers, the bag’s adjustable straps make it possible for people of all builds to comfortably carry the backpack.
  • Users found that the padded back of the backpack minimizes the pressure on their shoulders and spine.
  • Those who have purchased the backpack liked that the waist strap can easily be removed if need be.
  • Most users noted that the zipper and pulls of the backpack are sturdy and secure.
  • A number of testers recommend this backpack for warmer climate, as it doesn’t stick to your back and cause sweating.
  • According to reviewers, the backpack can fit a large amount of belongings.
  • Users also recommend this backpack for mountaineering, winter hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
  • Testers found it convenient that the rain cover is attached to the backpack, so it can’t be lost.
  • In general, reviewers found that the backpack is lightweight but sturdy.
  • Users commented that the backpack offers better ergonomics than most other hiking backpacks they’ve tried.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One reviewer thought that the backpack doesn’t have enough pockets.
  • Another user found the waist straps too narrow.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Hikelite models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity18-26 l (1098-1587 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5-1.6 oz (0.7-0.7 kg)
Length iconLength18-19 in (46-48 cm)
Width10-11 in (25-28 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Hikelite features:
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sunglasses pocket

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


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
1818 l1.5 oz0.08 oz/L
2626 l1.6 oz0.06 oz/L
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Osprey Hikelite
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Hikelite ranks #72 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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72Osprey Hikelite
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Osprey Hikelite
73Osprey Hydrajet
3.95
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74Osprey Pandion
3.94
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vs All Bags

The Osprey Hikelite ranks #1357 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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3.96
Kipling Camryn
1356Osprey Hikelite
3.96
Osprey Hikelite
1357Piel Half-Moon
3.96
Piel Half-Moon
1358Vaude Aqua
3.96
Vaude Aqua
1359Element Beyond
3.96
Element Beyond



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Hikelite vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Hikelite vs Osprey Daylite


Osprey Hikelite
Osprey Hikelite

3.96

Based on 50 reviews
Capacity: 18-26 l
Weight: 1.5-1.6 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.25
BEST
Based on 1,506 reviews

Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Hikelite is rated a bit worse than the Daylite.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,556 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Hikelite is 30% bigger than the biggest Daylite (26 L vs 20 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Hikelite is 45% heavier than the biggest Daylite (1.6 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureHikeliteDaylite
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
Grey
Blue
Red
Orange
Purple

Only the Hikelite is available in these colors:
Green

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Yellow
White




Osprey Hikelite vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Hikelite
Osprey Hikelite

3.96

Based on 50 reviews
Capacity: 18-26 l
Weight: 1.5-1.6 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47
BEST
Based on 1,723 reviews

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

  • The Hikelite is rated somewhat worse than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,773 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Hikelite is 69% smaller than the biggest Talon (26 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Hikelite is 50% lighter than the biggest Talon (1.6 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureHikeliteTalon
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Reflective
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Waterproof

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

Only the Hikelite is available in these colors:
Grey
Purple







Selected Reviews


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Last updated on July 04, 2019