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Osprey FlapJack Review

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4.6 Rating based on 79 reviews
Osprey FlapJack backpack
Osprey FlapJack handbag
We have checked 79 reviews of the Osprey FlapJack. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.6 out of 5.

This bag is available as both a backpack and a handbag. The most popular model is the Osprey FlapJack .

Average rating 4.6 based on 79 reviews
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Reviewers like these things about Osprey FlapJack

  • Reviewers agree that the Osprey FlapJack backpack provides comfort to the user of the pack.
  • Reviewers also noted that it has enough zippered pockets to secure and store essential items and equipment.
  • Users thought that the bag could be visible at nighttime due to its bike safety light loop.
  • Other reviewers felt that its removable hip belt adjusts well to the load of the bag.
  • Users noted that water bottles could fit securely on its pleated fabric side pocket.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Gadget savvies likewise praised the sleeve devoted to their tablets.
  • Reviewers found that the pack can be grabbed or carried quickly due to its low profile top carry handle.
  • Reviewers noted that its compartments are easy to access.
  • Other reviewers said that it is equipped with a padded panel to protect and support heavy loads.
  • Users thought that the bag is large enough to carry necessary equipment.
  • They have also mentioned that the bag may be used for travel, commute, or everyday use.
  • Testers have noted that its heavy-duty nylon material can withstand unintentional abuse and abrasions.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the backpack lacks clips on either corner of its flap.
  • Another user noted that zippers are fragile.
  • A reviewer said that the pack is a little harsh when carrying a small load.


Osprey FlapJack popularity compared with 9057 other bags. The FlapJack is one of the most popular bags around.

The barchart to the right shows how the popularity of the FlapJack have developed from 2008 to 2017.

Selected Reviews

Cult of Mac
Posted 27 October 2009
Like most of Osprey’s creations, the Flap Jack is very light, feathery to the point of having made me wonder about the bag’s sturdiness — but after a month of heavy use, the Flap Jack is yet to show any signs of wear.
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Capacity21 l (1282 cuin)
DimensionsHeight17-19 in (43.2-48.3 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Length9 in (22.9 cm)
Weight2 lb (0.9 kg)
Price range$$
Messenger bag
DimensionsHeight16-18 in (40.6-45.7 cm)
Width13-15 in (33-38.1 cm)
Length7-10 in (17.8-25.4 cm)
Weight1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
Price range$$

Based on 31 reported specs.


  • Carry-on size
  • Laptop compartment
  • Organizer panel
  • Reflective
Actual features depend on model


Check how much you can pack in the different Osprey FlapJack models:

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Ranks 20 compared with the other Osprey bags
Ranks 11 compared with other messenger bags
Ranks 44 compared with other laptop backpacks
Ranks 43 compared with other urban backpacks

Bag photos from eBags (handbag) and eBags (backpack).

Last updated on April 15, 2018

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