Osprey Hikelite 26 Bacca Blue

Osprey Hikelite 26 Bacca Blue

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Performance, features, value, pick two out of three. Or, simply choose Hikelite. This breathable, comfortable and feature packed daypack contains just about everything you could want from a pack in a great value package. 

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Performance, features, value, pick two out of three. This always used to be the case with most outdoor pieces, whether that's a jacket, a rucksack or a tube of insect repellent. The Hikelite aims to break that mould, combining all the features you could possibly want for travel, walking and a day out in the mountains, with a super comfortable back system and tough fabrics throughout. Hikelite really is the epitome of quality and value. 

Osprey's tried and tested AirSpeed backsystem places a thin, stretchy and breathable layer of mesh next to your back with the bulk of the pack suspended away to increase ventilation, comfort and breathability; no one likes a sticky back. The backsystem is also pre-curved, making it an ideal pack for not just walking and travel, but also biking and snowsports. 

No daypack would be complete without an array of useful pockets, and the Hikelite is no exception. The Hikelite 26 features a front 'shove-it' pocket for quick to access items, an internal hydration sleeve to store up to three litres of water while you're out on your adventures, two stretch mesh side pockets for water bottles or additional layers, a scratch-free phone/sunglasses pocket and your main compartment to store everything else. On top of this, you also get walking pole attachment points, a sternum strap with an emergency whistle and a low-profile hipbelt which adds further stability and is fully removable. When the heavens eventually open, an included raincover keeps your kit safe and dry. 

The Hikelite does just about everything you want a daypack to; it's comfortable, supportive, packable, lightweight and is packed full of useful features for a wide selection of activities. 

  • AirSpeed backsystem
  • Integrated and detachable raincover
  • Front shove-it pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Removable hipbelt
  • Side compression straps
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Zippered panel access
  • Trekking pole attachment
  • Scratch-free phone/sunglasses pocket


Care & Advice

Getting the correct fit for your rucksack is as important as getting the fit right for your boots. A badly fitting pack can inflict misery and discomfort and completely ruin your adventure. This guide is designed to help you get the best fit and comfort from your chosen pack so that carrying all your kit becomes a pleasure and not a chore.


If the pack has an adjustable back length, adjust this to your correct level. Your back length is not related to your height but your torso length. Many packs, and specifically the bigger and more technical packs are available in different back lengths or feature adjustable back systems. Contrary to popular belief, your torso length and not your overall height is the key to getting a well fitted pack. Tall people don’t necessarily have long torsos, just as shorter people don’t always have a short torso length.

Your torso length can be found by measuring from your C7 vertebra (the bony protrusion at the back of your neck when looking down) to the height of your iliac crest (top of your hip bones, where you put your hands on your hips). This measurement will give you an idea of which pack back length to choose.

Once you've got the back length sorted, either by selecting the correct size pack or adjusting the back system, you can begin to follow these simple steps to help achieve a comfortable carry.


Before you start fitting the pack, loosen off all the straps as this will make it easier to get the correct tension later.


Fasten the backpack hipbelt, the general position is the same as where you’d put your ‘hands on hips’ This area is called the pelvic girdle, and what you can feel when you rest your hand on the area is the bony protuberance, the iliac crest. The iliac crest can support the weight from a pack comfortably, and for sustained periods. The padded section of the hipbelt should encompass this and fit securely.

Tighten the straps so the hipbelt feels secure and held firmly around your body. Ensure that the lumbar pad is centered to your lower back to give you maximum support. Remember that your hips carry most of the weight of the pack, so this should be firm but comfortable.


Next, adjust the shoulder straps, pull them until they start to become snug, but ensure that they are not too tight as to lift the pack off your hips. Remember tightening them will stabilise the pack but will increase pressure over the shoulders. If the back length of the pack is correct the shoulder straps will be flush to your shoulders whilst the hipbelt sits in place comfortably. The point where the shoulder straps attach to the main body of the pack should be roughly half way down your shoulder blades; this ensures  that the shoulder straps rolls evenly over the top of your shoulders to distribute the weight correctly.


Fasten the chest strap and pull until taut but not tight, the elastic section should not be extended. This helps keep the shoulder straps from catching in your shoulder joints and keeps the stability of the pack when moving over rough ground.


Top tensioner straps link the shoulder straps to the top of the pack. When tightened, their main function is to stabilise the top part of the pack. The optimum angle for these straps in 45º, but they will stabilise the load even when horizontal or at a more obtuse angle. Tighten them until you feel the top part of the pack rest against your pack, over tightening them will create excessive pressure on the front of your shoulders.


Side tension straps are linked to the hipbelt. By tightening these straps you can stabilise the load but reduce the hipbelt flexibility. Where balance is critical tightening them can help you feel more secure. However, if you are striding out over easy terrain it’s better to loosen these straps to allow full hip flexibility.


Side compression straps come next, pulling these tight does two things: firstly, it stabilises the load, secondly it can lift the lower part of the pack, repositioning the load closer to your back.


Following these steps should give you a comfortable but secure fit on your pack. Sometimes adjustments will need to be made on the go depending on the terrain or the load you are carrying. The perfect fit is very much a personal preference so experiment with different tensions on the pack to find what suits you best.

Technical Information

Weight: 0.73kg

  • 5

    Reviewed by Laura,  On 27/03/2018 12:17:13

    Really quite sizeable, bought it for my husband to replace his old gym kit bag. Its 26L capacity I think and his old one was 35L, but he can still fit his kit in. Its compact so will be useful for day trips when we go walking/camping with the kids. Comfortable and lightweight and lots of nice touches, well thought out design. Thoroughly love the look of it and its comfortable to wear. Early days but looks like it is made to last. Go delivered very timely and customer service excellent so all in all Im super thrilled with this purchase.
    YES Laura would recommend this item
  • 5

    Reviewed by Meg,  On 10/06/2018 20:47:40

    Great all-purpose day pack. I bought this to use for day hikes and long days out from the hostel when travelling in asia. The pack is the perfect size and very comfy. I am a big fan of Osprey bags anyway, and this product is no exception. You really cant beat it.
    YES Meg would recommend this item
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