Osprey confirmed with us that they updated the colors and graphic logo of the Daylite, but left everything else as is. The new look is pictured above. As no features, materials, or construction were changed, performance remains the same.
The Daylite is comparable in size and function to the Top Pick winning Deuter Speed Lite 20. If functionality and versatility are important to you, we think that the Deuter Speed Lite is the better backpack between the two because it has more external lashing options, thanks to reconfigurable straps. It also has a nifty front pocket for small items. Still, many people will prefer the Daylite because it is compatible with and attaches to many larger Osprey backpacks. Also, people who use hydration reservoirs love the Daylite's externally accessed hydration sleeve. Overall, this contender is an excellent pack at a price that's half that of many others in our review.
20 liter Daylite Plus that comes complete with an external pouch, an extra front zipped pocket, and a padded laptop sleeve for longer hikes and more versatility as an urban commuter pack.