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Size

Osprey Hikelite 18l

(1/1)

The only downside I've found is that it's definitely very much designed for people within a standard deviation of average height and build. My fiancee, who is a foot shorter than me, finds it a bit too tall though and says it digs into her lower back a bit, so maybe miss this one if you're fairly short. Also, I'm a little on the heavy side and am not exactly of narrow build, but were I much heavier, the waist strap would be too short to use.

Negative
Expendabob
2 years ago

Zipper

Osprey Hikelite 18l

(1/1)

It needs another small zippered pouch on the front. Most backpacks that I've had have three zippered compartments going from small to large. This has only two. I miss that small front one where I usually put my keys and phone

Negative
Dave M
2 years ago

Laptop

Commute

Osprey Hikelite 18l

(1/1)

I've been using this for a couple of months now, mainly on my daily commute to work by bike or train. Plenty of room for lunch, a thermos, water bottle, spare set of clothes for the gym, and climbing shoes/chalk bag. I like that the mesh pockets on the sides aren't strictly tight for the use of water bottles; tossing a carabiner on my water bottle keeps it from falling out and the other pocket has enough space to jam a chalk bag in.

Positive
Crow
3 years ago

Compartment

Osprey Hikelite 18l

(1/2)

It needs another small zippered pouch on the front. Most backpacks that I've had have three zippered compartments going from small to large. This has only two. I miss that small front one where I usually put my keys and phone

Negative
Dave M
2 years ago

Strap

Osprey Hikelite 18l

(1/1)

My only complaint was the waist strap, which was not long enough (i.e. my gut not small enough) to fit around my waist. However, the waist strap can be removed until you're in a position to fit into it

Negative
Kevin Diduch
3 years ago