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Hikelite 18L Backpack

Getting outside for a day hike doesn't mean you need to pack for the weekend—the Osprey Hikelite 18 Backpack provides just enough room for vitals without breaking your back. A ventilated AirSpeed back panel keeps air flowing between the pack and yourself, so there's no sweaty feeling at the end of the day, and Biostretch harness straps ensure the bag rests comfortably on your shoulders. With 18 liters of space you've got room for your rain shell, a warm layer, and lunch, and a hydration-compatible pouch can hold a three liter reservoir. Should clouds show up and you find yourself pulling out that raincoat, the Hikelite 18 comes with its own incorporated rain cover, keeping your layers and lunch nice and dry. The waist webbing can be removed if you're traveling on a plane and need it out of the way, and the sternum strap includes a whistle for alerting your hiking buddies if you get lost.

  • Small technical pack for day hiking adventures
  • Low volume perfect for layers, lunch, and water
  • Ventilated back panel keeps you cool and comfortable
  • Incorporated rain cover protects gear on rainy days
  • Front pocket offers easy access to phone and snacks
  • Compression straps help you pack up efficiently
  • Gear loops can be used to carry a trekking pole or two
  • Item #OSP00B0

[face fabric] 100D nylon, [bottom panel] 500D nylon
18L (1098cu in)
Shoulder Straps
Biostretch (ventilated mesh)
Waist Belt
webbing, removable
Hydration Compatible
1 zippered front, 2 mesh side
Gear Loops
Trekking Pole Carry
Rain Cover
18.1 x 9.5 x 10.8in
Claimed Weight
1lb 8oz
Recommended Use
hiking, travel
Manufacturer Warranty

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 4

Great Bag

I've used it several times
True to size

First Off, this bag was purchased for my mother who passed last November. Since then i picked it up as it was literally brand new i wanted to give it a shot. I'm iffy on the top pocket as its used for smaller items, it gets heavy and floppy on the top of the bag if its not full. Other than that pocket, this bag is great. I like the suspension and breathe ability on this bag. Perfect for a day hikes 5-20 miles. If you were to pack right could easily slip in an overnighter. I use it for a lot of wade fishing, walking and playground trips with the kids,and beach and forest hikes in Florida. And it is my go to commute bag at the moment. Ill switch out from having a bladder in there, or ill run two bottle in those epic side pockets! This is a great bag, super comfy and has all the room you need for the day! Most importantly on this bag it reminds me of my mother, and i get to use the bag on every little adventure i have, even if its just a small walk to the park with the kids. Ill carry this osprey until it falls apart!

>Rating: 4

Great day bag

I've put it through the wringer

Used this bag as a work bag and a daypack. its a fantastic bag from Osprey. I took it up to outlaw cabin and Mt. Olympus in the Wasatch and ran down the mountain, it carries weight very well. and the built-in rain cover is awesome. Also, the trekking pole carry is fantastic and has been a very durable and reliable daypack. 18 L is the perfect size pack for longer day hikes in the summer and short ones in the winter when you need to carry more layers. Picture: Mt Olympus


LOVE this photo! Thank you Spencer! Leta Osprey Rep

>Rating: 5

New favorite pack

I've used it several times

I bought this pack last week and have grown to like it very much. I initially thought that 18L might be a bit small for anything other than a smaller day hike, but it turns out that is can hold much more than I thought. I use it almost every day whether I'm heading to work with my lunch and some other small things or out on a hike. Plenty of room for a rain jacket or sweatshirt, some snacks, and water. The side mesh pockets fit a Nalgene no problem. Haven't gotten a bladder just yet for it, but when I do, I imagine that will be my go-to for water storage, which will open up a bit more room inside. Overall, I'd recommend this for a day pack any time. I just took it to Moab for the weekend also and was able to use it for travel to hold all of my clothes. When I head to Denver I will use this bag to travel through the airport with my stuff since I pack light, so I don't have to check a bag and will easily be able to shove it in the overhead bin. I can't stand bags under my seat. I recommend this bag.

Thanks so much, Jacob! Leta Osprey Rep

>Rating: 5

Travel Light

I've used it several times

I really like this pack. It is perfect to travel with. It can surprisingly expand a good amount. It's perfect for packing a hoodie/jacket and some snacks for short adventures. I could definitely use it for a day hike.. It is very comfortable, the straps are perfect and you can't feel any weight in it. Even with your bladder full and extra jackets and food inside.

Thank you for the review, Shelby! Leta Osprey Rep

>Rating: 5

Hike in Comfort

I've put it through the wringer

This pack has quickly become my go to for shorter to medium hikes, and it usually sits in my car; just in case I get the itch to go on a hike. The main reason for this is that the suspension system is extremely comfortable but also lightweight. It also has the pack sit slightly off your back, which creates superb ventilation. This pack is big enough for a jacket, snacks, and other random things; but also has compression straps on the side if you do not need much. It has a sleeve for a bladder and it keeps it snug inside. Over-all this has become one of my favorite packs due to the comfort and variability.

Thank you Patrick! Hope all is well! Leta Osprey Rep


Does the front pocket have any extra pockets inside? Or is it just an empty compartment? I wish they showed the inside of packs. That makes or breaks it to me.