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The Daylite Series started out with humble beginnings, a simple accessory to attach to our larger packs. However, its lightweight, simplicity, durability, comfortable carry and price has proven to be wildly popular, and today their popularity is undeniable. While the Daylite and Daylite Plus continue to serve well as add-on packs for traveling and more, they shine on their own with incredible versatility and are now available in an even more robust color palette than before.

Key Attributes

Everyday Use

Like the day it was designed for, the Daylite is easy, uncomplicated and comfortable.


Compatibility as an attachment to several Osprey travel and backpacking bags for additional storage and carry options, the Daylite and Daylite Plus are great bags to have around town or as a summit pack. The Daylite and Daylite Plus can be added on to the following Packs: + Aether/Ariel Series + Volt/Viva Series + Ace 75 + Sojourn Series + Farpoint 80 + Porter Series. Not applicable for the Daylite Sling.

Additional Features

  • Large panel-loading main compartment
  • Attaches to a variety of compatible Osprey packs
  • Side mesh pockets
  • Front pocket with mesh organizer and key clip
  • Spacermesh shoulder straps with integrated handle
  • Multi-function interior sleeve for hydration or tablet
  • Mesh-covered backpanel with slotted foam
  • Fabric front panel shove-it pocket
  • Vertical zippered front panel slash pocket

Carry Information

Lightweight Suspension

  • Foam frame sheet with center stiffener allows dynamic body movement while it spreads load across the entire backpanel.
  • Not applicable for Daylite Sling.

Comfortable Backpanel

  • Mesh-covered die-cut foam provides comfort and ventilation.
  • Not applicable for Daylite Sling.

Ventilated Harness

  • Spacer mesh harness with integrated handle
  • Additional die-cut EVA foam padding (Daylite Plus only)
  • Adjustable sternum strap with whistle
  • Not applicable for Daylite Sling.

Webbing Hipbelt

  • Removable 20mm webbing pack stabilizing hipbelt
  • Not applicable for Daylite Sling.


  Volume Dimensions Weight
O/S 1220 in3 / 20 l 18h x 10w x 9d in. 1 lbs.
O/S 1220 in3 / 20 l 46h x 26w x 24d cm 1 kg
210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop
400HD Nylon Packcloth
400HD Nylon Packcloth


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Compatibility as an attachment

Compatibility as an attachment to several Osprey travel and backpacking bags for additional storage and carry options, the Daylite is a great bag to have around town or as a summit pack. The Daylite can be added on to the following Packs: + Aether/Ariel Series + Volt/Viva Series + Ace 75 + Shuttle Series + Sojourn Series + Farpoint 80 + Porter Series

Multi-function interior sleeve

Multi-function interior sleeve for hydration or tablet

Front pocket with mesh organizer and key clip


Side Stretch Mesh Pockets

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Great Packs


My wife and I each received a Daylight Plus Pack with hydration bladder as part of a package from the company that organized our 12 day tour of Israel. These packs were amazing, useful, durable, lightweight and comfortable. From our tour group of fifty there were no complaints. I particularly liked the rubberized zipper pulls and would love to have similar zipper pulls on other packs of mine whose pulls are failing, falling off, etc.

Woodland Hills, CA


A Surprising Find


I am not a minimalist but a "functionalist" when it comes to gear. I wanted something to carry incidentals on short hikes with the dogs or a pack around town. Front pockets give me quick access to keys, wallet, phone (or extra poop bags). Enough cargo room to carry extra shirt, towel, whatever. Pleasantly surprised to see this bag works with add-on water bladders, which are well designed. Only real complaints are side mesh pockets are too shallow for water bottles (when not using the water bladder) and pack feels a bit narrow when putting on (for those of us with broader shoulders). Good price point, too.

Austin, TX


Good pack for day hike or work


Really like the looks and setup of the compartments. Zippers seem good and don't hang up. The pack is Semi ridged and stand up, which I like. So far the only thing I would change is Peace that connects the shoulder straps tends to dig into your lower neck. Its not bad just using for work, but for a all day hike , I would expect this to get old after a while. Its not a deal breaker, and I would still buy this pack again. Happy trails

Leeds, Alabama


Great Pack


This pack was the perfect daypack for my three month trip to SE asia. I used it nearly every day. It's comfortable, suitable for day hikes, and well designed. Just for reference, I could fit the following in the pack: A lightweight fleece jacket, a rainjacket, a bottle each of sunscreen and bug spray, maps, a guidebook, a kindle (in the laptop pocket), a few granola bars, and a baseball cap, and still have a little extra room at the top. It was pretty durable as well. It has just the right amount of organization. It stood up to 10 days of intense day hikes, being flung on top of buses and shoved on the back of trucks, covered in dust and dirt without even the tiniest rip. I popped it in the sink with some castille soap when I got home and it looked just like new! The side mesh pockets were a problem, because, as many reviews have said, they are too small to fit the standard 1 liter Nalgenes or similar without the bottles slipping out. However, the buckles that are on each side (running from the shove-it pocket to just below each shoulder) have little holes in them that you can thread small, lightweight caribiners through to clip to larger water bottles. I gather that the Daylite series is really designed for use with a hydration bladder anyway. Unfortunately, the front shove-it pocket was too small to fit my raincoat, which totally defeated the purpose. However, luckily the backpack is spacious enough to fit my raincoat and another jacket inside, so I didn't really need it. It just seemed a bit pointless. Overall, I absolutely love my Daylite Plus and would definitely recommend it for travelers and day hikers.

Burlington, VT


Perfect small bag - good for carry-on 'personal item'on trip


I am surprised to read comments about water bottles falling out. This is clearly not a 'proper' daypack - see the various daypacks Osprey makes for serious hiking. This pack is excellent for when you're travelling and want something small and light. It also makes for a perfect 'personal item' when doing air travel and can thus be in addition to your main carry-on item (though of course check). When you want to bring a small day pack for casual use, which could include some hiking, without bringing a full-on day pack this is perfect. If you want a proper daypack for extended hiking then you might want to spend a bit more. I have both - this for casual use and a bigger day pack for 'proper' hikes and similar.

Hoboken, NJ


Great except better side pockets please!


I walk/hike on holidays/weekends. This is a good capacity backpack BUT the water bottles slide out as the elasticised tops of the side pockets are too loose. I was going to buy another Day lite plus, but will wait tosee if Osprey corrects the side pocket issue.





I bought this at REI shortly before leaving on a 3-month tour of India. I started out with it packed into my luggage for day use, but quickly found it ideal for using as my "personal" bag on air flights. It's unbelievable how much stuff this will hold, and the large number of pockets allows a great deal of compartmentalization; I was still discovering new pockets months after using it. I'm now on a 4-month stay in Guatemala and am carrying it with me very day. SO useful , well-made and well-thought out. Thanks!

Tucson, AZ


Well Made Article


Bought one of these as a replacement for a day pack that fell apart at the 2017 Boy Scout National Jamboree. The pack is well made and a quality item. My only criticism is that the external water bottle pockets are too shallow. Unless your water bottle is secured to one of the side straps with a snap link, it will easily fall out. Otherwise, there is little to criticize. The pack can carry a small first aid kit, an EDC kit, a light jacket/rain shell and snacks for lunch.

San Antonio, Texas


Good, but a few minor changes are needed


As i can't fit my entire review in here - short version: Postive: Great main compartment with a laptop sleeve big enough for a MacBook Pro 15" with DVD drive. Front/top zipper pocket roomy enough for a wallet and glasses in a hard case. Kangaroo pouch zipper compartment is very useful. Durable material. Negative: Main compartment don't open without open the kangaroo pocket unbuckled Kangaroo pocket poor, don't trust to hold anything, especially as advertised in the product video on Osprey's website. Side mesh pockets poor, items fall out easily - mentioned before by other reviewers. Main compartment zipper stuck very easily in the rain cover flap. No handle to hang.



Great pack


This is a great small pack. Bought it for my wife it wil hold everything that she needs for a hike at for travel. People complain about the side pockets not holding water bottles, they are not water bottle pockets, as the description says- side mesh pockets- it is a hydration pack. Use a bladder. As I said great small pack. If you need more pockets or a bigger pack buy one don't rate it poorly because you bought the wrong one.

Olympia wa



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