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The Osprey Hikelite 18L is perfect for the adventurer who doesn’t like being weighed down. The pack lives up to its name – it’s light, comfortable, and perfect for a day hike.

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The Osprey Hikelite 18L is so light, you won’t even realize that it’s on.

Known for their expertise in backpack construction, Osprey designed the Hikelite for everyday use and for versatility. Functional in all weather conditions, the Hikelite’s outer shell is water resistant, and the pack includes Osprey’s signature Raincover – a full wraparound waterproof shell.


The Ultralight Raincover fits compactly and works effectively.

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The Ultralight Raincover is there so your water-resistant backpack can become waterproof.

The HikeLite also features a trekking pole attachment, scratch-resistant organization pocket for sunglasses and electronics (like your treasured phone), and an internal hydration sleeve that fits a reservoir up to three liters.

Fitted with perfect pockets and convenient zippers.

But perhaps the most valued feature is the Airspeed backpanel, which keeps the fabric of the pack off your back, preventing sweaty, uncomfortable contact between you and your pack on a rigorous hike.

Like with all of its products, Osprey offers their All Mighty Guarantee with the Hikelite. If your pack suffers any defects or damage, Osprey will happily repair or replace it, no matter when it was purchased.

If you’re looking for a backpack that won’t weigh you down and also like having a satisfaction guarantee attached to your purchase, all at an affordable price, the Hikelite 18 is a great choice.

All photos by Jackson Van Kirk.

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