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Osprey Jet Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 211 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Jet - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

95% of the reviewers give the Osprey Jet a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (77%)
Good (18%)
Average (3%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Jet

  • Most reviewers thought that the Osprey Jet backpack is designed specifically for children.
  • Other reviewers found that the backpack makes it easy to secure and release personal belongings due to the presence of several pockets.
  • Reviewers also recommend the bag for travel, camping, and light hiking activities.
  • Several users discovered that it was easy to expand or shrink the backpack depending on its usage.
  • A lot of those who have tried the backpack found it comfortable and lightweight to wear.
  • Testers lauded the bag for being able to resist liquid substances, especially when exposed to wet environments.
  • Many testers found that its external reservoir sleeve provided an easy way to access the reservoir whether the pack is full or not.
  • Many of those who have tried using the backpack praised its zippered compartments for keeping items safe and secure.
  • Users also found the backpack spacious to store extra items.
  • Other users liked the presence of several internal and external pockets which allow them to organize their things properly.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user found the pull closure of the backpack is terrible because it is difficult to figure it out.
  • Another user thought that the water bottle pocket makes it impossible to access the bottle when the bag is full.


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Jet models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity12-18 l (732-1098 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8-1.2 oz (0.4-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength15-20 in (38-51 cm)
Width7-9 in (18-23 cm)
Height9-10 in (23-25 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Osprey Jet 18

100% choose the Osprey Jet 18

100 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity18 l (1098 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Jet features:
  • Side pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Stretch mesh
  • Reflective
  • Hydration compatible
  • Compression straps

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 Jet models (the most popular choice is the Jet 18).

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.

1212 l0.8 oz0.07 oz/L
1818 l1.2 oz0.07 oz/L
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Osprey Jet
Average for 22,435+ different bags


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The Osprey Jet ranks #49 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Jet ranks #620 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019