Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Escapist models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity16-30 l (976-1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.7-2.2 oz (0.8-1 kg)
Length iconLength19-20 in (48-51 cm)
Width11-12 in (28-30 cm)
Height9-13 in (23-33 cm)

Reviews Summary

93% of the Osprey Escapist reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (81%)
Good (12%)
Average (1%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (1%)

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Escapist

  • Osprey Escapist is designed by considering the needs of cyclists. It is best fit for outdoor activities. It’s for your cycling routine as it comes with a lot of exciting features and pockets to keep you satisfied and organized.
  • The completely detachable rain cover is another added advantage. It tucks away in its pocket and you can whip it out even before the first drop of rain hits it.
  • Keep things organized with its base entry compartment. You can easily access the stuffs stored at the bottom. So, you don’t have to empty the whole compartment. However, it doesn’t make completely separate compartment as it doesn’t has internal divider. But you can still load wet gear or shoes as well as your stinky climbing footwear off.
  • The side compression straps are best to streamline your pack when it is not stuffed. You can also secure extra gear out of the pack. You can fit your mat nicely or photography equipments or camera tripod.
  • You can easily fix your bike helmet in its little toggle lidlock out of the pack when it is not in use. It is also not fiddly and it is fit for sightseeing and bike rides which have some foot work.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • The shoulder straps lack clips to hold your hydration tube. So, you need to grapple around for the tube sometimes if you are cycling one handed.
  • The bag is upright and stationary but your bottle may fall out.

Popular Models

Osprey Escapist 32

40% choose the Osprey Escapist 32

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.2 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Osprey Escapist 25

34% choose the Osprey Escapist 25

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity23 l (1404 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)

Osprey Escapist 18

26% choose the Osprey Escapist 18

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity16 l (976 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.7 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Escapist features:
  • Raincover included
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Reflective
  • Sternum strap
  • Organizer panel
  • Hydration bladder
  • Helmet carry
  • Adjustable torso

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Sunglasses pocket

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 Escapist models (the most popular choice is the Escapist 32).

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.

1816 l1.7 oz0.11 oz/L
2523 l2.1 oz0.09 oz/L
3230 l2.2 oz0.07 oz/L

Osprey Escapist
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Osprey Escapist ranks #1 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Escapist ranks #3 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Osprey Escapist vs Deuter Trans Alpine

The Osprey Escapist gives you a lightweight backpack for cycling with only the bare necessities. It's absolutely great for those who want a sports backpack without paying for things they may not need or necessarily care for.

The Trans Alpine is for the cyclist who wants all the fixings for their biking. It gives you good air ventilation and hydration for those times when you want to ride for a few more hours.

Buy the Trans Alpine if you want an intense routine or uphill cycling. Otherwise, the Escapist might be a better pick for you.

Deuter Trans Alpine 3.93 based on 19 reviews

Osprey Escapist vs Osprey Talon

These two compact hiking backpacks are quite similar in form and functionality. Both are lightweight enough not only for day hiking but also for biking and commuting. They are very nimble and portable, and provide decent capacity for your items as you move around the city, bike across the slopes or hike the nearest hills.

Osprey Escapist is built with 210D Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop reinforced with 420HD Nylon Packcloth, a thicker and stronger fabric than the 70D x 100D Nylon Mini Shadow Brick fabric used to make the Talon.

The Escapist's hip pockets are smaller than the Talon's. But the integrated rain cover makes the Escapist more preferable for people who don’t mind carrying an extra weight to protect their bags from weather extremes.

Osprey Talon 4.59 based on 1,548 reviews

Selected Reviews

Her Packing List

I think it’s a great bag, and I’m really happy with it. I definitely recommend the Osprey Escapist if you’re looking for a good daypack.

Posted 31 October 2016 by Ali Garland - Read full review

Road CC

The Osprey Escapist 32 is light, well made, stable and stylish, and performs well at what it's designed for: multi-purpose load-lugging.

Posted 8 November 2015 by Siobhan Kelly - Read full review

Marathon MTB

In conclusion, I found the Escapist to be comfortable for all day adventures, and roomy enough to pack gear for an overnighter (minus a tent).

Posted 4 May 2015 - Read full review

Bike Radar

Superbly thought-out, use-everywhere backpack.

Posted 10 June 2014 by Andrew Dodd - Read full review

Utah Outside

In all, I’d say the Osprey Escapist 30 can be your go-to pack for just about anything. Although its features make it look like a bike-specific pack, with ad-ons like the rain cover, ventilated back panel, and myriad pockets on both the shoulder and waist straps make this gear hauler efficient for anything the outdoors call you to partake in.

Posted 29 May 2012 by Jared Hargrave - Read full review

Bike Radar

It doesn’t include a bladder in the price but it’s tough as old boots (it weighs 1.1kg), which should mean a good life expectancy, however if you’re after a pack to go light and long’ with then there are other options that weigh half as much.

Posted 6 June 2011 by Matt Skinner - Read full review

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Last updated on January 20, 2019