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Osprey Ellipse Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 125 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the Ellipse - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

93% of the reviewers give the Osprey Ellipse a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (83%)
Good (10%)
Average (2%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (3%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Ellipse

  • Some users like how the looped zipper pulls are attached to all the zippers.
  • Others particularly like the large loops at the end of the shoulder straps that allow them to hook their thumbs in them.
  • Many users thought the compression straps on the sides do an excellent job of flattening the pack when it is not fully loaded.
  • A lot of reviewers find the straps comfortable and feels very nice on my back.
  • Some users noted that the pack has excellent water resistance.
  • Cyclists love the color and reflective stripes on the back as it makes it great for cycling.
  • Many users love the presence of a laptop and tablet pouch.
  • Some reviewers like how the laptop pouch is raised off the bottom surface of the bag preventing it from hitting the ground.
  • Others find the zippers heavy-duty.
  • Many users love how it allows airflow keeping their back fresh and comfortable.
  • Others said it is light as air and very roomy.
  • Durable, huge storage, good looks, multiple useful compartments, solid construction and light weight are cited as the main reasons for choosing this bag.
  • Some reviewers find it perfect for weekend trips.
  • Others refer to it as a well made pack with thoughtful layout.
  • Some reviewers find the laptop slot large enough and adequately padded.
  • Many users find the cinch straps very useful in keeping the weight close to the body and from shifting around.
  • A number of users like how the chest and waist strap keep it nice and secured.
  • Some users find it extremely well made inside out.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said they love everything about the bag except the zippers.
  • Others complain about the poor stitching.


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Ellipse models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


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The Osprey Ellipse ranks #51 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Ellipse ranks #632 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Osprey Ellipse vs the Osprey Flare.

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Osprey Ellipse vs Osprey Flare

Osprey Ellipse
Osprey Ellipse


Based on 125 reviews
Weight: 1.5 oz

Osprey Flare
Osprey Flare

Based on 27 reviews

Weight: 1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Ellipse is rated a little bit worse than the Flare.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 152 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Ellipse is 13% lighter than the biggest Flare (1.5 oz vs 1.7 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Ellipse is available in these colors:

Only the Flare is available in these colors:

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Last updated on July 03, 2019