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Osprey Dyna Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 77 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Dyna - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

97% of the reviewers give the Osprey Dyna a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (89%)
Good (8%)
Average (1%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Dyna

  • Most reviewers said that it is an excellent pack for long running.
  • Some of them said that it is the perfect size to fit perfectly on their backs.
  • Many others said that the pack can hold snacks and other gadgets required for running.
  • Some of the reviewers said that the pack is comfortable to wear.
  • A user said that he pack stays firm to his back without flopping or bouncing while running.
  • Another user said that the straps are easy to adjust and the buckles are easy to use.
  • Many are happy to have good organizable pockets to carry all their gadgets and nutrition on the long run.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the only complaint is that the pack becomes uncomfortable when the hydration is fully filled up.
  • Another user said that with the straps adjusted the vest pack chafed a little near his armpits.


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Dyna models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1-1.8 oz (0.5-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength15-19 in (38-48 cm)
Width7-9 in (18-23 cm)
Height2-8 in (5-20 cm)

Popular Models

Osprey Dyna 1.5

59% choose the Osprey Dyna 1.5

59 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.05 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)

Osprey Dyna 6

29% choose the Osprey Dyna 6

29 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Osprey Dyna 15

12% choose the Osprey Dyna 15

12 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.8 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Osprey Dyna 1.5 vs Dyna 6

The two most popular Osprey Dyna models are the Dyna 1.5 and the Dyna 6, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 88% of the people interested in the Osprey Dyna bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Dyna 1.5 which is choosen by 59% (2 times as many as the 29% that choose the Dyna 6).

Dyna 1.5Dyna 6
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Dyna 1.5 is 0.1 kg (1.8 oz) higher than the weight of the Dyna 6.

Dyna 1.5Dyna 6

If we look at dimensions, both the Dyna 1.5 and the Dyna 6 has the same length (15 in). Both bags are the same width (9 in), while the height of the Dyna 1.5 is 3 in (8 cm) less than the height of the Dyna 6 (2 vs. 5 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Dyna 6 is available in purple.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Dyna features:
  • Stretch mesh
  • Sternum strap

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


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Dyna ranks #9 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 10% Osprey bag

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Dyna ranks #77 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Osprey Dyna vs the Osprey Duro.

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Osprey Dyna vs Osprey Duro

Osprey Dyna
Osprey Dyna

Based on 77 reviews
Weight: 1-1.8 oz
Price: $$

Osprey Duro
Osprey Duro


Based on 146 reviews

Weight: 0.8-1.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Dyna is rated a bit better than the Duro.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 223 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Dyna is 38% heavier than the biggest Duro (1.8 oz vs 1.3 oz).

Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Dyna is available in these colors:

Only the Duro is available in these colors:

Bag ID 31478. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019