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I just returned an Osprey Daylite Expandable pack for several reasons, including that it was pretty structured. By that I mean there was a lot of padding eating into the space that I just don't need, and unnecessary added weight to carry around. The size overall was good, as I'm not a tall person, but despite the nice clamshell opening, it just wasn't going to work for me. I reviewed it in [this pos]([URL REMOVED]
The exterior zippers have AquaGuard protection, which adds to the water resistance of the pack. The main zipper can be a little tough to open and close when it’s stuffed full, but it isn’t an issue unless you really shove a ton in there.
You had mentioned the laptop pocket in the ULA Dragonfly being kind of bad, I'm wondering why. This is a pack I've been considering but have never been able to check it out in person.
The sternum strap is pretty thin but clips easily and offers a little bit of security when the pack is loaded to the max. We find it especially useful while moving quickly or cycling, as it helps keep the back flat on our back instead of shifting with quick turns.