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Marmot Kompressor Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.25
based on 251 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Kompressor - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


94% of the reviewers give the Marmot Kompressor a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (15%)
Average (2%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (1%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Marmot Kompressor:

Reviewers like these things about the Marmot Kompressor

  • Many reviewers have indicated their love for the Marmot’s hydration compatibility and detachable back sheet.
  • Shoulder straps’ airmesh and toole-pole unique attachment feature have been widely admired by the reviewers.
  • Users have said they bought the Marmot as an alternative to weighty backpacks.
  • Being voluminous and lightweight has risen as a major strength for some users.
  • Many users are in agreement of the backpack’s vertical zippers on the zippered pouches allowing easier access to gear mostly in use.
  • Choice of vivid colors and not just earth tones and black hues has been extolled by a reviewer.
  • Users love the Kompressor as a day trip adventure pack.
  • Bikers and hiker reviewers recommended the backpack for its strength and lightweight features.
  • Reviewers who live in rainy locations applauds the Marmot’s top cover.
  • A tester loves the easy out and in pockets perfect for water bladder and smart weight distribution.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A review doesn’t like the lack of an outright water bottle holder pocket on the outside.
  • Another tester thinks it isn’t the best for heavier objects such as textbooks but superb for lightweight hikes.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Marmot Kompressor models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity14-28 l (854-1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.4-1.6 oz (0.2-0.7 kg)
Length iconLength17-21 in (43-53 cm)
Width10-14 in (25-36 cm)
Height2-9 in (5-23 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Marmot Kompressor Plus

100% choose the Marmot Kompressor Plus

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Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Orange
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity18 l (1098 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width10.5 in (27 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Marmot Kompressor features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Ultralight

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Roll top
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Carry-on size
  • Hip belt

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Marmot Kompressor models (the most popular choice is the Kompressor plus).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
meteor14 l0.6 oz0.04 oz/L
plus18 l0.8 oz0.04 oz/L
star28 l1.6 oz0.06 oz/L


Marmot Kompressor
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Marmot Bags

The Marmot Kompressor ranks #4 compared with the other Marmot bags.

2Marmot Long Hauler
4.44
Marmot Long Hauler
3Marmot Urban Hauler
4.25
Marmot Urban Hauler
4Marmot Kompressor
4.25
Marmot Kompressor
5Marmot Graviton
4.21
Marmot Graviton
6Marmot Calistoga
4.00
Marmot Calistoga

vs All Bags

The Marmot Kompressor ranks #486 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Marmot Kompressor vs the REI Flash.

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Marmot Kompressor vs REI Flash


Marmot Kompressor
Marmot Kompressor

4.25
BEST
Based on 251 reviews
Capacity: 14-28 l
Weight: 0.4-1.6 oz
Price: $$


REI Flash
REI Flash

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $

  • The Kompressor is rated quite a lot better than the Flash.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 251 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Kompressor is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Red
Orange
Green
Grey
Pink







Selected Reviews


Gear Junkie

Overall, the pack is streamlined and smart in design. It measures about 22 x 11.5 x 9.5 inches, and inside its 28 liters of space are enough for gear-heavy hikes or lightweight all-day adventures.

Posted 28 April 2016 by Jake Ferguson - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019