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I got this pack in November 2019 and have been using it exclusively for all my day hikes sense then. I was using the Osprey Daylite plus pack before getting this pack. The Daylite was a little to small for my needs, especially in winter when I wanted to carry emergency overnight gear. The Daylite has 20 liters storage while the has 32 liters. The Hikelite 32 also has a frame while the Daylite doesn’t.

 

Osprey Hikelite 32

The Hikelite 32 is a great all around day hiking pack. The pack its self weighs only 1.76 lbs. I think that’s pretty good for a pack with an internal frame. It come in at such a low weight do to the fact that it doesn’t have a lot of pockets and it doesn’t have a hip belt with padding and pockets. It has two large external mesh pockets and a center zip pocket. The side mesh pockets are more than large enough to hold extra layers or a rain jacket. I use the center pocket for maps and my compass. It also has a lower pocket for storing the included rain cover. The top cover has two pocket as well. A interior mesh pocket and an external zip pocket. The main compartment includes an internal water bladder storage pocket. I carry everything I need for winter day hikes in this pack and still have extra room. The pack fits well and doesn’t make my back sweaty even on hot days thanks to Osprey’s suspended-mesh Airspeed  back panel. I highly recommend this pack for days hikes and think it could even work for summer overnights as long as your sleep system is ultra light. I carry a small tarp with a ground sheet in it on every hike I take just in case.

 

Pros:

  1. Internal frame with suspended-mesh Airspeed  backing.
  2. Less than 2lbs.
  3. Water bladder compartment.
  4. Extra large mesh side pockets.
  5. Simplistic design.

Cons:

  1. Water bladder tube pass through is narrow.
  2. Not many color choices.
  3. Would be nice if pack had true trekking pole attachments like larger packs.