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Osprey FlapJack Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.42
based on 155 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the FlapJack - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


94% of the reviewers give the Osprey FlapJack a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (73%)
Good (21%)
Average (3%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the 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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey FlapJack models and sizes:

Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches





Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey FlapJack features:
  • Reflective

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


Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey FlapJack ranks #17 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 20% Osprey bag

15Osprey Aura
4.47
Osprey Aura
16Osprey Skarab
4.47
Osprey Skarab
17Osprey FlapJack
4.42
Osprey FlapJack
18Osprey Verve
4.42
Osprey Verve
19Osprey Transporter
4.41
Osprey Transporter

vs All Bags

The Osprey FlapJack ranks #174 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

172Jessica Simpson Kalie
4.43
Jessica Simpson Kalie
173Osprey FlapJack
4.42
Osprey FlapJack
174Osprey Verve
4.42
Osprey Verve
175The North Face Iron Peak
4.42
The North Face Iron Peak
176Badlands 2200
4.42
Badlands 2200



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey FlapJack vs 5 other, similar bags.

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Osprey FlapJack vs Osprey Beta


Osprey FlapJack
Osprey FlapJack

4.42
BEST
Based on 155 reviews
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Osprey Beta
Osprey Beta

3.80

Based on 76 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The FlapJack is rated somewhat better than the Beta.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 231 reviews of the two bags.

Only the FlapJack is available in these colors:
Orange
Black
Blue
Green

Only the Beta is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey FlapJack vs Osprey Flapjill


Osprey FlapJack
Osprey FlapJack

4.42
BEST
Based on 155 reviews
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Weight:
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Osprey Flapjill
Osprey Flapjill

3.91

Based on 534 reviews

Capacity: 9 l
Weight: 0.6-1.2 oz
Price: $$

  • The FlapJack is rated somewhat better than the Flapjill.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 689 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureFlapJackFlapjill
Carry-on size
Reflective
Water bottle pockets
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the FlapJack is available in these colors:
Orange
Green

The Flap series was designed for the trendy student and daily commuter who needs a classic, clean-looking, pack with modern storage features.

The FlapJack and FlapJill are brother and sister. Osprey made every effort to provide you lady, and you gentleman, with a stylish backpack to help you stay organized every day.

Osprey FlapJack, the men's version features a simpler but more functional structure. The FlapJill is more detailed and has more enhanced chic looks so that it can fit and feel well on ladies. Both packs are made with Polyspun fabric which is rugged and impressively durable. But the FlapJack is a little bit bigger (more capacious) than his sister. Both have a zippered top slash pocket that provides more storage.


Osprey FlapJack vs Osprey Ozone


Osprey FlapJack
Osprey FlapJack

4.42
BEST
Based on 155 reviews
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Osprey Ozone
Osprey Ozone

4.22

Based on 629 reviews

Capacity: 36-70 l
Weight: 1.2-6.85 oz
Price: $$$

  • The FlapJack is rated a little bit better than the Ozone.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 784 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureFlapJackOzone
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Harness system
Hip belt
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Reflective
Removable daypack
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Wheeled/rolling
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the FlapJack is available in these colors:
Orange
Green

Only the Ozone is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey FlapJack vs Osprey Pixel


Osprey FlapJack
Osprey FlapJack

4.42
BEST
Based on 155 reviews
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Weight:
Price:


Osprey Pixel
Osprey Pixel

3.76

Based on 255 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The FlapJack is rated better than the Pixel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 410 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureFlapJackPixel
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective

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

Only the Pixel is available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Brown

Both the Osprey FlapJack and Osprey Pixel are top-loaders designed for use as a commuting laptop bags.

Besides being designed as a great laptop backpack, the FlapJack has a roomy main compartment and very comfortable carry straps. These features make it ideal for a day hike.

Differences include:

  • FlapJack has a scratch-free top pocket while the Pixel doesn’t.

  • The Pixel has a side-loading zipper to provide easier access to the laptop compartment, a feature that the FlapJack lacks.

  • The Pixel boasts of a more sleek and modern look.




Osprey FlapJack vs Patagonia Half Mass


Osprey FlapJack
Osprey FlapJack

4.42
BEST
Based on 155 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The FlapJack is rated quite a lot better than the Half Mass.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 155 reviews of the two bags.

Only the FlapJack is available in these colors:
Orange
Black
Blue
Green







Selected Reviews


Cult of Mac

The Pack handles 17" MBPs just fine, and isn’t limited to 15" laptops. It isn’t as stunningly perfect as its courier sibling, but this laptop backpack will gulp down bulky items for a not-bulky price — and look hot doing it.

Posted 18 February 2010 by Eli Milchman - Read full review

Cult of Mac

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.

Posted 27 October 2009 by Eli - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019