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Marmot Kompressor Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.43 based on 173 reviews
Marmot Kompressor
99% of the Marmot Kompressor reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (84%)
Good (15%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

21 - this bag is popular.

Specs across all Kompressor models
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)

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.

Popular Models

Marmot Kompressor Plus

100% choose the Marmot Kompressor Plus

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity18 l (1098 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Roll top
  • 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.

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 17,986+ different bags


vs Marmot Bags

The Marmot Kompressor ranks #3 compared with the other Marmot bags.

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vs All Bags

The Marmot Kompressor ranks #129 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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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 January 11, 2019