User Review: Osprey Daylite
Price Paid: $40
I initially purchased this for an add-on to my Osprey Aether 60 so I have better organization. The Aether is a great pack but there 's no real zippered pockets accept for the lid, so I end up a bunch of stuff sacks taking up room in the main bag area. The Daylite was a great solution to my issue. Mind you, I was using Kelty packs before this so I was spoiled with a lot of zipper pockets on the outside, which made organization a breeze.
The Daylite fits very well onto the Aether packs.
Also, with some of my Keltys, you could take off the lid and use it as a fanny pack for day hikes after making camp. Again, another solution with the Daylite.
I recently started using the pack just for day hikes. There's enough room to bring all I need for the dog and me for the day.
Only real issues I have with it is the slide for the shoulder straps rub on my inner arm when I wear sleeveless shirts, which I usually do. It's just annoying. I wish there was more of a stash pocket on the front rather than the bungie thing. I do find it a bit tight with the shoulder straps getting on and off. But once it's on, I'm good.
I'm 6'3" and about 220. I found the pack to fit me just fine, though I almost max out the shoulder straps. The waist belt is OK, better than nothing especially when scrambling up and down and going fast. It gives better control. The chest strap is longer than most others.
If you have an Osprey pack that would accommodate the Daylite, I would suggest getting one of these. It is light enough to not make a difference really. And if you're looking for a small, light day pack for hikes when you don't need to bring much accept for some food, a little cloths, a towel some dog stuff etc, this is a good choice.
Also, nothing seems cheap on this pack and it is durable. I expect it to last me a long time.