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Osprey Packs - Daylite Plus 20L Backpack

Osprey Packs Daylite Plus 20L Backpack

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$52.00 Original price:$65.00
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Item #OSP005Z




Tech Specs

20L (1220cu in)
Spacer Mesh shoulder harness, ventilated die-cut EVA foam
Waist Belt:
yes, adjustable waist belt (removable) and sternum strap
Hydration Compatible:
yes, sleeve for Osprey Hydraulics reservoir (separate)
top, front panel
1 main compartment, 2 side mesh water bottle, 1 front panel shove-it, 1 zippered organizer with key clip
18 x 10 x 9in
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
hiking & camping, travel
Manufacturer Warranty:

Daylite Plus 20L Backpack

One of the most versatile packs in Osprey's collection, the ingeniously designed Osprey Daylite Plus Backpack is a roomy daypack that attaches to larger Osprey packs on longer adventures. The relatively compact, easy-carrying size lends itself to everything from spirited hikes up towering peaks to sightseeing along tropical coastlines and jungle ruins. It's hydration-compatible, thanks to an internal slip that fits an Osprey Hydraulics reservoir (not included), doubling as a handy spot for a smaller tablet.

The main compartment and front-access pocket eagerly swallow a windbreaker, energy bars, small gadgets, and other must-haves. There's a front organizer pocket with integrated clip for securing your keys and daily essentials. Side mesh pockets clutch water bottles for extra hydration capacity.

Enhancing its functionality for serious excursions and far-flung travel, the Daylite Plus integrates with the following Osprey packs: Aether/Ariel series, Volt/Viva series, Ace 75, Shuttle Series, Sojourn Series, Farpoint 80, and Porter series.

  • Versatile daypack for outdoor excursions and travel
  • Hydration-compatible design (reservoir not included)
  • Integrates with larger Osprey packs for enhanced function
  • Spacer Mesh shoulder harness provides breathable support
  • Main compartment with panel-loading access
  • Interior slip fits reservoir or small tablet
  • Front organizer pocket with key clip

Bought for Husband

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I ordered this backpack for my husband as a Christmas gift . I had to contact customer service due to not receiving my package after several weeks had gone by and had been checking the tracking regularly. The package shipped out the same day I ordered, however after a couple days it stopped updating altogether. So when I contacted backcountry, I spoke with a customer service rep , he checked into it for me and confirmed that I should have received it by then. He then proceeded to tell me he was in the process of overnighting me a replacement, free of charge! I was amazed and very grateful that backcountry went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. He let me know that he was setting up a return , in case the original backpack showed up. Funny thing, the very next day when the overnighted package was out for delivery , I received a notice that the original package was delivered in person at the address. I received the replacement, but never did get the original so I could return it but someone must have !
Bottom line: I had a shipping/delivery issue that backcountry went above and beyond for to fix. I am extremely impressed and grateful that I was able to have my issues resolved in a timely manner so that I was able to gift this to my husband for Christmas.
He was ecstatic to receive this backpack ( I got him the real red color). He is an arborist,so he needed something to carry all his stuff around in comfortably, and since receiving it has been taking it every day to work. I love it so much I'm looking forward to getting my own.

Great daypack for hiking

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I use this for 4-6 hour hikes to hold water, snacks, and a light longsleeve layer - only complaint is that the side water bottle pockets are not super secure and water bottles may fall out if you bend over. It's a handy size that's not to small and flimsy, but not overkill for shorter day hikes.

(Got it on Amazon)

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

This bag is super convenient! And durable!
One time I was downhill long boarding and crashed, rolled onto my back and slid aways on this pack. Very very minimal damage. This bag is basically indestructible

A Good Go-bag

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's a good bag for around town or day hikes. The hydration sleeve can fit a 3 liter hydration system. Lots of pockets for storage and can surprisingly hold a lot. My only complaint is the chest straps are tight if you have a bigger chest. Regardless, it's a good bag at a decent price.

Great pack! I love it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Size Bought: N/A

I have had this pack for a few weeks now and I love it! I have brought it many places with me already and it is great. It holds just what it needs to and it has pretty good back support/ fits well!

Too long in the Torso

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

Im 5'2 with an athletic build. I am going to have to return this item. Upon first use I realized it comes down way to far on my buns! Wire frame makes it pretty obvious. I tried to tighten the staps but then the staps were tight on my neck. I thought I might give it to my Boyfriend but upon reading the reviews, I think it is better to just return it. I like the side mesh pockets for holding water bottles and from reviews I see this does not work so well. I will try a womens version. Thanks

Digs into neck

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

I'm disappointed in this pack. the shoulder straps dig into my neck in a weird way and I can't wear it at all. Otherwise it seems like a good size for a day pack and good quality. I love my other Ospry packs.

The basics perfected

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is just a really solid day pack. It's light, compresses down easily for storage, and is durable for pretty much any day activity--except maybe caving. The 20L volume is enough space for 2 water bottles, 2 jackets, a camera, and a lunch. Honestly unless you're a bunch of heavy items, this is all you need on a day hike.

Mother-in-Law approved!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I purchased this as a nice day pack for my mother-in-law. She's been doing hikes every Tuesday with a crew. She was using a sling before this bag, but has been sending me photos of her using this pack like no other. She doesn't hike too far so it's a perfect size for her.

I chose this bag so she can easily fit a reservoir if she wanted to. There's optional water bottles and big enough storage to stuff a second jacket or two in the pack. Even with the extra clothes, she is able to stores extra snacks and headlamps. This is a great bag to give as a gift!

Mother-in-Law approved!

Cute picture! Thank you for the review!

Osprey Rep

Cute picture!  Thank you for the review!

Osprey Rep

Pack worth getting

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far used this on hikes in my free time and has plenty of room and more for what I need.

Awesome Pack!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

My boyfriend needed a new bigger pack so I bought him this one. It is the perfect size and has all the right pockets! He needed a good day pack for when we are out hiking that can hold food and extra layers. This one fits everything perfectly, without being too big, and the Hydration sleeve is a plus! He has used it numerous times on the trail and loves it!! It can also double as a travel bag, which is really convenient. It is a great size and has lots of pockets to stay organized.

Excellent light weight travel backpack

    I purchased this for a warm weather trip and loved the bag. No complaints!

    Nice pack

      Love the color! Will update after using.

      In love

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Now i've always loved osprey. Over the years i've used many daypacks for my daily and none have been this durable with this amount of gadgets. In other words, none have been osprey. This backpack will go to the ends of earth and back with no problem. Everything I need and want with no hinderance to performance. And not only that, it looks beautiful. I look forward to a lifetime of use from this bag. It's so good i've convinced some friends to buy it and they love it as well.

      Hey there - THANK YOU for a great review. In my mind, this is an "out of the park" pack. That's where they hit it. Great size, fit, feature set.... and of course, Osprey's All Mighty Guaranty gives you the piece of mind to know that they will take care of any issues. Period. Happy Trails!

      Osprey Rep


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Wife love this daypack, Shes been using it for awhile now with no issues

      Thank you Chris!

      Osprey Rep

      Great Value

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I read through a lot of reviews before i bought this for my BIL's birthday! For the price this is probably the best option out there. He has been using the same one for about 15 years and was stoked to receive this.

      So glad he loved this! Thanks for writing, Katie!

      Osprey Rep

      Love it

        This is just a solid, all around backpack. Nothing beats osprey!

        Thank you, Charissa!
        Osprey Rep

        If only it fit!

        • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

        The pack itself is just what I wanted--good size, well made, great color.... I really, really wanted this to work for me and my rotator cuff that needs to be babied.. Alas, the sizing is just all wrong for my neck/shoulders. The straps attach at the top in a way that makes them too close to each other, digging in to the side of my neck, and the stiffened pad pokes up into my neck/bottom of head. Dropping it down off my waist didn't help--the straps were still too close together, and taking 3 steps pushed the pad back up into my neck. Sigh. So sorry to return!

        So sorry to hear this, April! Thank you for your review!

        Osprey Rep

        It's all about the "Plus"

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        The Daylite is just about the best lightweight, simple, technical daypack on the market, it works as a small travel pack, lightweight hiking pack or as a hydration pack. Osprey made an even better version, in the Daylite Plus. It is the extra volume and organization needed for day to day commuting, packing a few kid's things, carrying extra layers on a mountain bike ride, trips back and forth to the gym, and more. I recently used it as a carry on for air travel, handles a laptop, books, toiletries, water bottles, keys, charger, you get the point - fit's a bunch of stuff! I will say, when it's full with heavy items, the carrying systems/straps are a bit too soft and pliable to provide good support, but I had it pretty heavily weighted down. Overall, great quality and great function!

        Hey Emma, many thanks for the great review on the Daylite Plus.

        Happy Trails,

        Osprey Rep