I carried this bag as my every day bag for 10 days in Europe and was very pleased with it. It's so light, even when fully packed, that I often forgot it was there. Having said that, just be warned that it isn't a huge pack, so you can't carry everything you own in it. But, I carried a jacket, camera, tablet, and other various and sundry things with no problems. The straps could be padded slightly more, but I was never uncomfortable carrying the pack. And, for the price and the Osprey guarantee, you just can't beat it.
I'm a little obsessed and in love with Osprey packs and this one is no exception. GREAT for day hikes! My osprey 3L water bladder fits great and the straps (which are super breathable and comfortable) don't dig into my shoulders carrying 3L of water, rain gear, first aid pack, spare clothes & food/snacks! I couldn't believe everything fit!
"The lightweight, not-too-big backpack I've been looking for!"
I've been shopping around for the perfect backpack for a long time, and have ordered and returned several from other companies. Finally I found one I want to keep! I have an old Patagonia daypack I like very much, except that its lack of pockets drives me crazy. I was looking for something of similar size and weight but with more organization, and this one delivers. It has just enough organization, as I find excess pockets to be annoying. The side water bottle pockets are fine for small to medium bottles. The smaller storage pocket has two mesh pockets (good for phone) plus key fob. Nice light grey lining. The main compartment has a sleeve where I can fit my 11" Macbook Air (bit of a squeeze with Incase sleeve over it), and where an iPad would fit easily. Pack has a few more straps than I consider really necessary, but you can remove the waistbelt. Don't be deterred by this pack's being listed under "Men's backpacks" - it's actually the perfect size for me as a 5'3" small-framed woman.
My husband and I have older Osprey Daylite Backpacks and love those. We decided to purchase two more so than when our kids are home from college we can each have a small pack for day hikes. It has ample space for water bottles, food/snacks, and a sweatshirt or light jacket. Would recommend this pack for anyone, male or female.
I originally bought this backpack for day hiking trips, but it's so comfortable and light-weight that I am now using it in place of a purse. I take care of an elderly woman and using the Osprey Daylite backpack as my purse allows me to have my hands free at all times when I am with her. This pack would also make a great diaper bag for young mothers or a snack bag for long car trips. Overall another awesome pack from Osprey.
This bag is great for day hikes and actually a good pack to bring to running races. When I run 1/2 and marathons I always need a pack to put some extra clothes and gu gels and water. This bag is great for that as it is light and very basic. Nothing super fancy but does its' job.
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