Best Osprey Rucksacks (2022) UK

Last update by Jasper

Osprey is the one of the very few names that comes to the mind when it comes to the advanced backpacks. Whether it is just day hiking or the adventurous mountaineering, Osprey Rucksacks are the most advanced backpacks suitable for every need.

Osprey’s products are innovative and also high performance ones that satisfy the high expectations of their customers. A point worth mentioning in Osprey Rucksacks Reviews is the commitment of the company to manufacture a product that is more environmental friendly.

All the Osprey Rucksacks have no BPA, PVC and triclosan. Also, they come with recyclable packaging. The company’s efforts to produce products by addressing the environmental and social concerns are really worth appreciating.

Do you know that the original name of osprey bags was Santa Cruz recreational packs? Quite interesting, isn’t it? Osprey Rucksacks was started as a one-man army by Mike. Initially, these bags were created for the travellers and backpackers and were custom-fitted according to the measurements.

Only in 1987, did Osprey start selling the backpacks wholesale. The first Osprey factory was started in Dolores, Colorado in an 8000 square feet building which was originally designed for Ford Model-T factory. By 1994, the business was expanded to Cortez, Colorado.  Due to the increasing challenge in acquiring materials, the manufacturing was moved to Vietnam in 2000. Mike shifted to Vietnam in order to closely educate and watch the design and production of his products.

In 2009, the company celebrated the 35th anniversary by launching the All mighty guarantee – a lifetime warranty to provide repair or correct any defect in their products. Osprey’s innovative designs and their promise to give quality products are visible even after decades of the company started. In short, Osprey means quality and commitment.

  • Best buy - Osprey Aether 70
  • Best for hiking - Osprey Stratos 34
  • Best small rucksack - Osprey Talon 22
  • Best for single day travel - Osprey Daylite Backpack
  • Best lightweight - Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack
  • Best for women - Osprey Women’s Tempest 20
  • Best hydration pack - Osprey Viper 13
  • Best for cycling - Osprey Escapist 32
Osprey Aether 70 Check latest prize

The Osprey Aether 70 is a bigger version of the Osprey Aether 60 litre version. This remains the most popular Osprey backpacking rucksack in the past decade and it is an unbeatable version. Though this version didn’t get any award like the 60 litre version, it is still a capable, comfortable, and multipurpose pack. This 70 litre version is identical to the 60 litre version, but there are 10 litres of additional space to work with.

Pros:

  • Comfortable: The shoulder straps and padding give an overall comfort for the users while carrying it.
  • Suspension: The suspension is solid with the latest features incorporated in it.
  • Features: The features are wide so that it can fit a wide range of users.

Cons:

  • Lower Straps: The straps are a little short.
  • Top Lid Pocket: The accessibility of the top lid pocket is not easy for access an in other models of Osprey

Dimensions

90 (l) x 36 (w) x 35 (d) cm

General Feeling of the Customer

This Osprey backpacking rucksack is an all-rounder and is loved by people around the world who take frequent trips such as climbing and skiing. This product is great and is also less expensive. It is light weight and satisfies all the needs of a backpacker.

Osprey Stratos 34 Check latest prize

Osprey Stratos 34 is an excellent Osprey rucksacks hiking type of pack. It is suitable for both day hikes and overnight hikes. If a person wants to carry equipment for a short mountaineering or climbing sport, then this the most suited backpack. The features are truly great and the back ventilation is worth mentioning when it comes to this pack. As it is apanel loader type, it comes with a long zipper on the top of it. There are two sizes available with this – small/medium (SM) and medium/large (ML).

Pros:

  • Ventilation System: The Ventilation system is great and allows air to circulate in the back.
  • Price: The price is quite minimal for this type of pack.
  • Lightweight: This is a lightweight product and is suitable for short trips.

Cons:

  • Harness: The harness is fixed and thus, is not adjustable.
  • Attachment Loop: There is only one attachment loop.
  • Pocket: No Front Pocket

Dimensions

The dimension is 22 x 13 x 13 in.

General Feeling of the Customer

In general, the public like this pack because it is great as a lightweight day pack. The public has given 4.8 stars for this product with only few complaints for the lack of side pocket.

Osprey Talon 22 Check latest prize

In the Osprey small rucksack segment, Osprey talon 22 stands tall for 3 key areas – comfort, versatility, and features.There is great ventilation and it has the ability for a completely customizable fit.It is the most comfortable pack ever tested. Talon always excels in all the application due to features like helmet attachment, bungee attachments for trekking poles and an ice axe. The features of this pack are so fantastic that it will make the users’ life easier.

Pros:

  • Supports all kind of applications.
  • Has more space.
  • Light weight and durable.

Cons:

  • Hip-belt pocket is small.

Dimensions

21 x 10 x 9 inches

General Feeling of the Customer

The pack is foldable. And it can be easily taken and filled with valuables, tools, clothes, food and what not. This pack along with the hydration makes a travellers’ life complete.

Osprey Daylite Backpack Check latest prize

Osprey Daylite backpack falls under the Osprey daypack backpack category. It is a very versatile day pack and is suitable for all the hikers, travellers and mountaineers. In general, it is for people who love outdoors. It weighs only 454 grams but still is 13-litres volume hydration compatible and multi-functional backpack.

Pros:

  • Light weight and durable
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable

Cons:

  • Very small in capacity
  • Narrow waist strap

Dimensions

18 x 10 x 9 inches

General Feeling of the Customer

Customers feel that it is a perfect pack for 2 people and is best while going on short trips.

Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack Check latest prize

Osprey’s ultra-light Stuff Pack is one of the best Osprey lightweight backpack. If you have this bag with you, then it means that you are prepared for anunprompted hike or shopping. It weighs only four ounces and is very easy to carry along.

Pros:

  • Compact
  • Light weight
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Pockets are not enough.

Dimensions

42cm L x 22cm W x 19cm D

General Feeling of the Customer

It is a little pack that has great features. Though it seems flimsy, it is strong and compact. Very handy and comfortable to carry.

Osprey Women’s Tempest 20 Check latest prize

Tempest 20 Hiking Backpack is Osprey’s women’s backpack. It is famous for its comfort and it is well made to suit the feminine body. It has a clever design and has many features incorporated in it. It is both a hiking and cycling backpack and has the following features – the Lid-lock helmet carrier, a bike light loop and hydration reservoir compartment. I wanted a multi-purpose pack for my commute, which is part cycling and part on foot, and this fitted the bill perfectly.

Pros:

  • Features – There are many features incorporated in this pack suitable for women.

Cons:

  • No High Visibility
  • No Rain Cover
  • Not Hydration compatible

Dimensions

500 * 250 * 240 mm

General Feeling of the Customer

It is a women specific version. It is a perfect all-rounder and just attaches perfectly to the back.

Osprey Viper 13 Check latest prize

Of all the Osprey hydration pack, Osprey viper 13 is the largest in the series. It has 800 cubic inches’ capacity. It can be taken along for long trips for so many days. It is certainly a marathon pack.

Pros:

  • Large: It is one of the largest packs in the market.
  • Hydraform bladder: It has a 3L large mouth, which is one of the best in the markets.

Cons:

  • Might need a bit more room compared to few brands.

Dimensions

50 * 22 * 21 cm.

General Feeling of the Customer

It is ideal for a person who needs enough space for snacks, spare tube, tools and a thin jacket. It is so light that the user doesn’t feel its presence.

Osprey Escapist 32 Check latest prize

The Osprey Escapist 32 is a good Osprey cycling rucksack and is light, well made, stable and stylish. It satisfies the need for what it is designed for. It is a general purpose multi-purpose rucksack. For a 32-litres pack, it is really light in weight and sleek.

Pros:

  • Heavy loads: It can with stand heavy loads.
  • Light weight: In spite of its performance, it is light weight.

Cons:

  • Not Waterproof: Sometimes, Rain water gets in through the zips.

Dimensions

510 * 320 * 310 in mms

General Feeling of the Customer

For the customers, this is really a great pack and will be able to carry heavy lods with ease.

By: Jasper

Jasper is a die hard outdoor fanatic. He loves to canoe, hike and bike.Every year he goes off grid for almost 2 weeks in Sweden.

He loves to hike in his home country, The Netherlands. Goes camping whenever he can.