The Osprey Daylite 13L backpack is one of the smallest in their range and designed for a day out doing sport or a light load on a city trip.
With this backpack Opsrey have kept their quality materials and design but reduced the size, number of pockets to produce a super lightweight pack.
If you want to get a quick overview of the daylite you can check out the first 3 minutes or so of the video review below.
You can also navigate to each section of my review using the Quick Navigation opposite.
Starting with the straps and padding, let's jump into some more details of this pack...
Fully adjustable and lightly padded, the shoulder straps on this pack are more than adequate for the kinds of lighter loads you will carry with the Daylite.
There are also basic hip and sternum straps that are useful on any pack to align the load on your shoulders and take some of the weight off.
Although the padding on the shoulders and back is only light, it is more than enough for such a small pack.
Osprey have also covered it with a wicking mesh material to help keep you dry while out doing sport. You will still get a little sweaty, but it is better than nothing, right?
Right behind the back padding is a full-length slot for a hydration pack (like a Platypus or Camelback). The hose can then arch over the straps and slide into the gray elastic holders you see towards the top of the straps.
The main compartment is easy to access from the top with a half-length zipper.
There are two sections:
On the front is a 1/3 length pocket for your smaller things.
Osprey love these organizer mesh pockets and they have also included two wide elastic ones as well as a key holder as well as space for other things in front of that.
There is actually plenty of space in here for your
Of course there are also two decent sized water bottle elastic mesh pockets on the outside/sides. You have to be a little careful how big a bottle you put in here. Some reviewers have said that empty bottles have the tendency to fall out, and bigger ones might need to be strapped in (use the compression straps above the pockets). All in all not an issue, but something to be aware of.
The last point on the list of features is the compression straps on the side. Always handy to have on a pack to help secure the load or doubling as a way to hold extra things on the pack or keep them in the side pockets (big water bottles, tripods etc).
Osprey have taken this little powerhouse to the next level by allowing owners of other bigger Osprey backpacks to use this as an add-on pack with any "Add-On" compatible pack from Osprey.
You can physically attach the Daylite packs to the following Osprey packs:
The Osprey Daylite 13L is a nice little daypack that is perfect for anyone seeking a lightweight pack with enough space for a day out either doing sport or in town.
Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!