User Review: Osprey Daylite
I have owned a Daylite for about six months now.
It is of overall good design. Its size is sufficient to hold my gear for a short day hike and the harness suspension makes for a glue like fit in your back. The smaller pocket is perfect for holding your small pocket items like keys, wallet, cellphone glasses, etc. Also having an extra 10-liters of storage space on your pack isn't all that bad.
However, there are some drawbacks. For one, the shoulder strap adjustments seem to be a bit short, so if you are a bigger guy you may run out of adjustment room. Second, the mesh water bottle pockets are too small for a Sigg much less a Nalgene. Lastly, the hydration pocket is too narrow for a 3L Camelbak resivoir.
Even though there is no hip belt, they provide you with a 3/4" webbing strap which I do not use as the pack is plenty stable without it. You also have to be somewhat careful how you pack it because if you put something sharp sticking into your back you will feel it.
Interesting tip: you can remove the back foam pad relatively easily. If you ever end up in a situation where you are stuck out on an unexpected overnight then you could use it as an insulating pad to sit on.