Osprey Daylite Daypack

Until a year ago we used our 30 year-old Rick Steves daypack for our hikes – mostly for sentimental reasons and hey, it wasn’t broke.

But our son encouraged us to get a more comfortable backpack that is designed to carry water more efficiently. So we finally broke down and got this super comfy daypack to carry two bottles of water, first aid kit, emergency toilet paper, granola bars, a towel and Pico treats.

Whoa! What an improvement.

Now, instead of cringing when it’s your turn to carry the backpack, we say, “Honey, it’s my turn to carry the backpack”

Wow. Looks like were at that age when the kid is right sometimes. Thanks Kid. And don’t bogart the gorp.





  • Textile
  • Imported
  • Large panel loading main compartment provides accessibility to inside contents
  • Dual stretch mesh side pockets provides additional storage options
  • The multi-function interior sleeve can be used for either a reservoir, tablet or laptop (up to most 14” laptops); attaches to a variety of compatible Osprey Packs
  • Front panel shove-it pocket is great for stashing a light rain shell and other smaller items
  • Mesh-covered die-cut foam back panel provides both comfort and ventilation.

The one small, do-all bag you can use on any trip

The Daylite is at home on a 14,000-foot summit or on a trip to the local farmer’s market. Designed to attach to a number of Osprey’s larger packs and travel bags for use as a separate pod pack on day trips away from base camp, it is the perfect companion on any trip. Access to the main compartment is easy with a large zippered panel. Side mesh pockets hold water bottles and other sundries while a front pocket with a mesh organizer and key clip secure small items in a single secure spot.

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