Review By Camper / 11 months ago — Daypacks
Carry capacityOne thing I can say for this pack, it amazes me on how much it can fit with in it. I am a college student that enjoys rock climbing on the side, and I have been using this bag for about a year now. I have jammed a sixty-meter rope inside plus two harnesses, several carabiners and even some quick draws and to top it off a helmet. For only a twenty-five-liter day pack you couldn???t ask for anything more. Moving on to the student life, I co-use this pack as a backpack for books. Again it never seems to let me down, it has several small pockets for items such pencils keys or even calculator. In addition It has one large pocket that will fit all my books. Although it doesn???t have anything to divide that large pocket to make organization easier. This pack wasn’t designed for one and isn???t a problem if you place things in a convenient location. To top it off, if you plan to travel with this bag I???m able to fit an entire weeks??? worth of clothing with in.
Design and DurabilityMoving onto Design and durability, normally in any pack if you want something that???s durable, it???s going to weigh more. But this pack does a great job at keep this weight down and comes in at 2.25lbs for a M/L size. The pack???s, waist belt shines through when you load this pack to the max, by placing the weight on your hips and taking the load off your back . Although this pack does have a few areas of weakness, such as outside mesh elastic pocket, but I have yet to damage it. Moving to the design of the pack, the back plate that makes contacts with your back may be the best I???ve ever worn. It allows ample airflow to cool your back and it forms around your back, to make it extremely comfortable. Where other padded back plates lock in the heat and feel like a solid plate against you. Now considering all I???ve thrown at this pack and the amount of weight it has carried, it has yet to show any signs of wear and tear and has proved its durability.
CostNow considering all the positives and few negative I have for this day pack, the driving home nail for most, is the cost. Now, this pack for average user might not be justified at $120 USD, but if you need a daypack that you can reliably take anywhere and need it to handle any condition and be comfortable as well. Then I wholeheartedly recommend this day pack for this price and hope it impresses you, as much as it did myself.
One criticism is I wished they reinforced the bottom of the back with a thicker material since I like to sit my bags upright when I place it down. I also wish they didn’t put the reflective strips on the bottom since I always place my bag down and worry of premature wear on the reflective strips (I know…sounds silly). Although I use it for commuting, I wish Osprey had designed a slightly better pen holder in the middle pocket.
I would like to know what all the loops are best used for!
How big is the laptop sleeve ? I have a 17.3 inch laptop (420x320x50), will it fit ? Thanks
Thanks. Would love more internal shots of gear compartments and such.
I understand that the tropos can handle the weigh better than the nebula, but seems longer so Is the the tropos too big for a 5'7 man of height?And which backpack is more water resistant, the tropos or nebula?
I bought this, and found the material of the back panel is really noisy against my clothes. Does this change as the pack is worn in? Minor detail on an otherwise great bag, but it drives me nuts!
Does it have space for a hydration bladder?
I'm not sure if i should get pandion or tropos, do you have any suggestions? I'm currently use nebula for school.
I wish they made this in 34L instead of 32L.
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