I have tried many different brands and models of daypack…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Front loading
Size: 20 L
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 12
Height of Owner: 5'10"
Price Paid: $50

I have tried many different brands and models of daypack and this one is #1 . The Helios 20 is a very form fitting and compressible pack with many of the extras that most smaller packs leave to their big brothers.

The Helios 20 has a hydration sleeve and port along with a large main zippered compartment. A smaller zippered compartment is located on the top of the pack with plenty of room for your wallet, keys, flashlight, and a few energy bars. There's also a pocket on the side of the pack big enough for a small water bottle etc.

The harness is fully adjustable and the front of the pack has a large mesh pocket and lashing bungee. With six compression straps and two accessory loops it's hard to believe this pack only measures 18"L X 12"w. To say this pack is packed with features is an understatement.

If you're looking for a daypack, trail running pack, or mountain biking pack. Give the Helios 20 a try.

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Osprey Helios 20


The Helios 20 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$98.99 - $99.00

The Osprey Helios 20 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen sometime before 2006 at Snow Leopard Mountain Sports.

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