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Osprey Comet Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.39
based on 441 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


92% of the reviewers give the Osprey Comet a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (82%)
Good (10%)
Average (2%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (1%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Comet

  • Many reviewers commend the Osprey Comet backpack for the optimal comfort it delivers.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Testers have discovered that the bag includes a blinker light attachment, providing an area to place a blinker light which makes the backpack visible when users are in dark environments.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag found it spacious to hold several things including books, extra clothes, and essential gears.
  • According to some users, the bag can fit on several body structures excellently.
  • Other users praised the stability and versatility of the backpack, even when in motion.
  • Testers found the pack to be slim. However, it expands well.
  • Reviewers praised the pull tabs of the zippers which are easy to grab.
  • Testers commend the backpack for its plenty pockets which make it easy to organize things.
  • Other testers praised its lower compression straps for being able to help hold water bottles.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that its higher compression straps might seem to get in the way of things.
  • Another reviewer felt that the waist belt of the pack does not seem to offer enough support.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Comet models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
School
Hiking
Cycling
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Comet 30

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Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Comet features:
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hip belt
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Side pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Compression straps
  • Reflective
  • Laptop compartment

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


Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Comet ranks #18 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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4.44
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4.41
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18Osprey Comet
4.39
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19Osprey Manta
4.39
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20Osprey Tempest
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vs All Bags

The Osprey Comet ranks #238 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

236Lassig 4Kids
4.40
Lassig 4Kids
237Osprey Comet
4.39
Osprey Comet
238Patagonia Nine Trails
4.39
Patagonia Nine Trails
239The North Face Berkeley
4.39
The North Face Berkeley
240Osprey Manta
4.39
Osprey Manta



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Comet vs 9 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Comet vs Osprey Celeste


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Celeste
Osprey Celeste

4.24

Based on 233 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Comet is rated a little bit better than the Celeste.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 674 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Comet is the same weight as the biggest Celeste (both 1.9 oz).

FeatureCometCeleste
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black

Only the Comet is available in these colors:
Red
Green
Grey

Only the Celeste is available in these colors:
Purple
Orange

Little difference exists between Osprey Comet and Osprey Celeste. The looks, organization, and size are almost similar.

Choose either bag if you need a well-padded sleeve for your laptop, ample room for lunch, books, and other accompaniments for school or work. They also measure up well as travel bags.

Both have external access zippers to the laptop compartment. The main material on the Comet is denier nylon while the Celeste is made of nylon packcloth or nylon ripstop. Also note that Celeste is a women-specific commuter pack while the Comet has models for men, women, and children.


Osprey Comet vs Osprey Flare


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Flare
Osprey Flare

4.31

Based on 27 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Comet is rated a little bit better than the Flare.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 468 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Comet is 12% heavier than the biggest Flare (1.9 oz vs 1.7 oz).

FeatureCometFlare
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green
Black

Only the Comet is available in these colors:
Grey

These two bags have many features that make them great options for a crossover day pack.

Similar attributes include:

  • Both are made of Nylon Oxford material.

  • Zippered top scratch-free electronics/sunglasses pocket.

  • Well-padded rear laptop/tablet storage.



Differences include:

  • The Comet has a more dedicated organizer compartment.

  • Laptop sleeve on the Comet is separated from the main compartment. An external zipper for the laptop sleeve allows easier access to the laptop. The Flare's laptop storage is inside main compartment – getting the laptop out when the bag is fully packed is challenging.

  • The Comet has a front handle that lacks in the Flare.

  • Osprey Flare has a front stretch pocket for quick stashing of a jacket or newspaper.




Osprey Comet vs Osprey Momentum


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Momentum
Osprey Momentum

3.99

Based on 199 reviews

Capacity: 26-32 l
Weight: 2.4-2.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Comet is rated slightly better than the Momentum.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 640 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Comet is 42% lighter than the biggest Momentum (1.9 oz vs 2.7 oz).

FeatureCometMomentum
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Green
Black
Grey

Only the Comet is available in these colors:
Blue
Red

The Comet is a small travel and commuter pack with decent amount of space for your gear. It has many features of a crossover day pack, such as a divided organizer compartment, laptop pocket, and waist belt. It also has a space dedicated to storage of easy-to-break accessories such as sunglasses. Its two single hand carry straps make it more like a duffel bag. The pack sheds snow and rain pretty easily but doesn’t come with a rain cover.

The Momentum is for the bicycle commuter. Its features are designed around cycling. Unlike the Comet, it comes with a rain cover and an LED light attachment point. It has a LidLock feature that gives you a nice place to stash your cycling helmet.


Osprey Comet vs Osprey Nebula


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Nebula
Osprey Nebula

4.38

Based on 516 reviews

Capacity: 34 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Comet is rated about the same as the Nebula.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 957 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Comet is 11% lighter than the biggest Nebula (1.9 oz vs 2.1 oz).

FeatureCometNebula
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green
Black
Grey

The obvious difference between Osprey Comet and Osprey Nebula is their sizes. The Nebula backpack is like the big brother of the Comet. If you are planning a one to two-day trip and want a decent amount of space to pack your things, the Comet is sufficient. It is a nice commuter and travel bag that provides a great deal of organization without complicated hiking style features you may not need.

But if you need to carry a little heavier load comfortably and safely, the Nebula fits the bill. It comes with a removable hip belt that really helps to make your heavy load feel easier to carry.


Osprey Comet vs Osprey Parsec


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Parsec
Osprey Parsec

3.85

Based on 38 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Comet is rated somewhat better than the Parsec.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 479 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureCometParsec
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green
Black

Only the Comet is available in these colors:
Grey

Both the Comet and the Parsec are lightweight packs that provide easy access to the inside. They have great designs, built with a bevy of compartments to carry necessities – whether they are books, electronics, or gear. Both have well-thought out ventilation strategies. The Parsec has a breathable mesh harness and a back panel works with the hip belt to provide comfort and support.

However, while the Comet is not suitable for long treks in the woods, the Parsec has a sturdy structure so you can use it for hikes. The Comet is spiffy and lightweight, but its structure and lack of rain protection makes it unsuitable for use in the woods.


Osprey Comet vs Osprey Pulsar


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Pulsar
Osprey Pulsar

4.03

Based on 94 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.8 oz
Price:

  • The Comet is rated slightly better than the Pulsar.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 535 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Comet is 6% heavier than the biggest Pulsar (1.9 oz vs 1.8 oz).

FeatureCometPulsar
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Comet is available in these colors:
Red
Black
Grey

Only the Pulsar is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Comet vs Osprey Quantum


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Quantum
Osprey Quantum

3.85

Based on 190 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Comet is rated somewhat better than the Quantum.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 631 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Comet is available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green
Black
Grey




Osprey Comet vs Osprey Quasar


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.38

Based on 631 reviews

Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Comet is rated about the same as the Quasar.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,072 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Comet is 12% heavier than the biggest Quasar (1.9 oz vs 1.7 oz).

FeatureCometQuasar
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green
Black
Grey




Osprey Comet vs The North Face Surge


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Surge
The North Face Surge

4.38

Based on 5,917 reviews

Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 3-3.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Comet is rated about the same as the Surge.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 6,358 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Comet is 63% lighter than the biggest Surge (1.9 oz vs 3.1 oz).

FeatureCometSurge
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Media pocket
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Red
Green
Black
Grey

Only the Surge is available in these colors:
Purple
Pink

It is never easy to get a backpack that meets your needs, but the North Face Surge is loved for its looks and cute style which comes in five different colors. It also has a large laptops compartment that can fit up to a 17" laptop. It, however, lacks support as it only has a nylon strap as a hip belt that offers no padding.

Osprey Comet, on the other hand, is loved for being high quality and durable. It has a removable waist strap for convenience when not needed. The strip is however thin and offers little support. Both packs are rich in pockets that make organization of items more manageable.





Selected Reviews


Scout Tech


Posted 6 August 2017

SoloBagging

It is a great design backpack for hiking. Made with top notch materials it is highly durable and comfortable for your treks.

Posted 7 July 2014 by Karl - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019