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Osprey Ace Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated April 2019

4.54
based on 74 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Ace - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


99% of the reviewers give the Osprey Ace a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (96%)
Good (3%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Osprey Packs Ace 50 Kid's Backpack
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$159.95
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Osprey Packs Ace 38 Kid's Backpack
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$129.39
Osprey Ace 48 Backpack (Blue Yonder)
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$160.00



Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Ace:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Ace

  • Users said that It's very sturdy, well made, and comfortable to wear.
  • They also said that It does not bounce or slide while they are running.
  • Reviewers who used the pack said that it fits snuggly and doesn't move around while running.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that there are two straps on the bottom that squeeze the reservoir compartment tighter to take any slack out after you drink some of your water stores down.
  • Most reviewers said that there are plenty of pockets for storage of phone, keys, wallet, nutrition, and extra layers.
  • They also mentioned that there's also a very nice cell phone pocket that's easily accessible while running.
  • Users said that the bladder is much easier to fill than others.
  • Several users love that the mouthpiece clips on to the top chest strap with a magnet.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the pocket that is specially made for a phone will not fit any of the larger phones.
  • Some other users complained that the pack is really small and barely fits around their shoulder.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Ace models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity38-75 l (2319-4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4-3.4 oz (1.1-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength23-26 in (58-66 cm)
Width11-12 in (28-30 cm)
Height12-13 in (30-33 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Ace 50

50% choose the Osprey Ace 50

50 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity50 l (3051 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.9 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)


Osprey Ace 38

17% choose the Osprey Ace 38

17 %
Colors and combinations:

Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity38 l (2319 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Osprey Ace 48

17% choose the Osprey Ace 48

17 %
Colors and combinations:

Green




Osprey Ace 75

17% choose the Osprey Ace 75

17 %
Colors and combinations:

Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity75 l (4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)




Osprey Ace 38 vs Ace 50


The two most popular Osprey Ace models are the Ace 38 and the Ace 50, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 67% of the people interested in the Osprey Ace bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Ace 50 which is choosen by 50% (2.9 times as many as the 17% that choose the Ace 38).

Ace 38Ace 50
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Ace 38 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Ace 50, but check the deals before you buy.

Ace 38Ace 50
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Ace 38 has a capacity of 38 l, while the Ace 50 has a capacity of 50 l.

Ace 38Ace 50
Biggest

For a traveller, the 12 L (732 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 pants and 1 jacket.

Packing the Ace 38
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Ace 50
blouse
1
pants
1
jacket
1

If you are an athlete, the 12 L difference equals 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 football.

Packing the Ace 38
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Ace 50
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
football
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 towel and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Ace 38
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Ace 50
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
towel
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Ace here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Ace 38 is 0.5 kg (17.6 oz) lower than the weight of the Ace 50.

Ace 38Ace 50
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Ace 38 is 3 in (8 cm) longer than the Ace 50 (23 vs. 26 in). It's 1 in (2 cm) wider (11 vs. 12 in), while the height of the Ace 38 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Ace 50 (12 vs. 13 in).

Features and Colors

Only the Ace 38 is available in red. Only the Ace 50 is available in blue.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Ace features:
  • Compression straps
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Sternum strap
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Adjustable torso
  • Hydration compatible
  • Raincover included

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 Osprey Ace models (the most popular choice is the Ace 50).




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
3838 l2.4 oz0.06 oz/L
5050 l2.9 oz0.06 oz/L
7575 l3.4 oz0.05 oz/L


Osprey Ace
Average for 22,363+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Ace ranks #10 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Ace ranks #76 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

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Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparison of the Osprey Ace vs the Deuter Fox.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Ace vs Deuter Fox


Osprey Ace
Osprey Ace

4.54
BEST
Based on 74 reviews
Capacity: 38-75 l
Weight: 2.4-3.4 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Fox
Deuter Fox

4.39

Based on 128 reviews

Capacity: 30-40 l
Weight: 2.6-2.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Ace is rated a little bit better than the Fox.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 202 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Ace is 88% bigger than the biggest Fox (75 L vs 40 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Ace is 17% heavier than the biggest Fox (3.4 oz vs 2.9 oz).

FeatureAceFox
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red

Only the Ace is available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Fox is available in these colors:
Orange







Selected Reviews


The Big Outside

Built with a level of quality that compares with better, entry-level adult packs, the Ace packs tackle the challenge of fitting a wide range of kids’ body sizes comfortably, and giving parents a broad range of pack capacities to choose from for their kids.

Posted 27 April 2016 - Read full review

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Last updated on April 20, 2019