User Review: Osprey Daylite
Design: Top loading daypack
Size: 13 liters
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 5-6 kilos
Height of Owner: 180 cm
Let me just start by saying that I love Osprey packs, and own no less than 5... Bought this pack as an add-on for my larger Osprey packs (Aether 70 and Exposure 50) and it fit perfectly. I usually hike to a nice location, make camp and take day trips from there. So the Daylite seemed like a good idea. The year before I had strapped on a Talon 11 instead of the Daylite, or stuffed it inside an even larger pack (Bora 95)
The problem with the Daylite is that it is not a very comfortable daypack. The harness is too short/small/narrow and the hip belt is replaced by a strap. And the back panel is too thin, so if something hard and uneven in shape is in the pack, it pokes me in the back. The outer mesh pockets are also too small to hold my water bottles secure in rough terrain.
The Talon 11 is a much better option, but it is not fitted to be used as an add-on. I sent Osprey an email asking if they could retrofit the Talon to work as an add-on pack, but they weren't able to do so. Too bad, as it would be perfect.