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Osprey FlapJack Review

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4.6 Rating based on 116 reviews
We read and checked 116 reviews from experts and users. Based on all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.6 out of 5.

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

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.

Osprey FlapJack vs similar bags icon  Osprey FlapJack vs similar bags

Osprey FlapJack vs osprey flapjill

Osprey Flapjill
Osprey Flapjill
Rating 4.5 based on 275 reviews
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.

The most popular Osprey Flapjill

Osprey FlapJack vs osprey pixel

Osprey Pixel
Osprey Pixel
Rating 4.3 based on 232 reviews
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.

The most popular Osprey Pixel

Selected reviews icon  Selected reviews

Cult of Mac
Eli Milchman
Posted 18 February 2010
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.
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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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Check how much you can pack in the different Osprey FlapJack models:

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Average rating 4.6 based on 116 reviews
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Last updated on July 3, 2018

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