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Osprey Kamber Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.10
based on 101 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Kamber - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


92% of the reviewers give the Osprey Kamber a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (76%)
Good (16%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (7%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Kamber

  • Several users have noted the Osprey Kamber backpack for its ample amount of space to place their belongings.
  • Reviewers recommend the pack for those who are into hiking, backcountry snowboarding, and mountain climbing.
  • Users have noted that the glove-friendly zipper pulls and buckles are quick and easy use in adverse conditions.
  • Many reviewers commented that its reinforced hip belt wings which provide a fast horizontal carry.
  • Other reviewers highlighted on the zippered hip belt pockets of the backpack which offer an easy access to essential belongings.
  • Most of those who have tried the bag praised its main compartment which zips all the way down to its base so that they can fully open the main compartment.
  • Testers commented on the frame around its main compartment which keeps the pack in good shape.
  • Other testers thought the contours of the backpack fit the torso well.
  • Others felt that it was comfortable to use.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user noted the lack of waterproof pockets for essentials including phones and wallets.
  • Another user thought that the tool pocket is a little too large, especially for backcountry snowboarders.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Kamber models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity22-42 l (1343-2563 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.8-4.1 oz (0.4-1.9 kg)
Length iconLength19-27 in (48-69 cm)
Width8-12 in (20-30 cm)
Height11-13 in (28-33 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking



Popular Models


Osprey Kamber 32

55% choose the Osprey Kamber 32

55 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.2 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Osprey Kamber 42

32% choose the Osprey Kamber 42

32 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity42 l (2563 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.1 oz (1.9 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Osprey Kamber 22

14% choose the Osprey Kamber 22

14 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.8 oz (1.3 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)




Osprey Kamber 32 vs Kamber 42


The two most popular Osprey Kamber models are the Kamber 32 and the Kamber 42, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 87% of the people interested in the Osprey Kamber bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Kamber 32 which is choosen by 55% (1.7 times as many as the 32% that choose the Kamber 42).

Kamber 32Kamber 42
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Kamber 32 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Kamber 42, but check the deals before you buy.

Kamber 32Kamber 42
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Kamber 32 has a capacity of 32 l, while the Kamber 42 has a capacity of 42 l.

Kamber 32Kamber 42
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 pants and 1 book.

Packing the Kamber 32
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Kamber 42
blouse
1
pants
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 football.

Packing the Kamber 32
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Kamber 42
football
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 shorts, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Kamber 32
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
2
Extra in the Kamber 42
shorts
1
towel
1
book
1

Check how you can pack the Kamber here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Kamber 32 is 0.9 kg (31.7 oz) lower than the weight of the Kamber 42.

Kamber 32Kamber 42
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Kamber 32 is 5 in (13 cm) longer than the Kamber 42 (22 vs. 27 in). Both bags are the same width (12 in), while the height is the same (both 12 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue and red. Only the Kamber 42 is available in green.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Kamber features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ski carry
  • Snowboard carry
  • Sternum strap
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Insulated

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Avalanche airbag
  • Organizer panel

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 Kamber models (the most popular choice is the Kamber 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.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
2222 l2.8 oz0.13 oz/L
3232 l3.2 oz0.1 oz/L
4242 l4.1 oz0.1 oz/L


Osprey Kamber
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Kamber ranks #60 compared with the other Osprey bags.

58Osprey Ultralight
4.13
Osprey Ultralight
59Osprey Mira
4.11
Osprey Mira
60Osprey Kamber
4.10
Osprey Kamber
61Osprey Variant
4.08
Osprey Variant
62Osprey Viper
4.06
Osprey Viper

vs All Bags

The Osprey Kamber ranks #949 compared with all the bags we have checked.

947Fjallraven Raven
4.10
Fjallraven Raven
948Osprey Kamber
4.10
Osprey Kamber
9495.11 Tactical All Hazards
4.10
5.11 Tactical All Hazards
950Black Diamond Octane
4.10
Black Diamond Octane
951Samsonite Silhouette
4.10
Samsonite Silhouette



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Kamber vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Kamber vs Gregory Targhee


Osprey Kamber
Osprey Kamber

4.10

Based on 101 reviews
Capacity: 22-42 l
Weight: 0.8-4.1 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Targhee
Gregory Targhee

4.10

Based on 69 reviews

Capacity: 30-42 l
Weight: 2.1-3.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Kamber is rated about the same as the Targhee.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 170 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kamber is the same size as the biggest Targhee (both 42 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kamber is 21% heavier than the biggest Targhee (4.1 oz vs 3.4 oz).

FeatureKamberTarghee
Abrasion resistant
Avalanche airbag
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Insulated
Organizer panel
Ski carry
Snowboard carry
Sternum strap
Sunglasses pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Kamber is available in these colors:
Red
Green

Only the Targhee is available in these colors:
Orange
Yellow




Osprey Kamber vs Osprey Kode


Osprey Kamber
Osprey Kamber

4.10
BEST
Based on 101 reviews
Capacity: 22-42 l
Weight: 0.8-4.1 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Kode
Osprey Kode

4.05

Based on 18 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.95 oz
Price:

  • The Kamber is rated about the same as the Kode.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 119 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Kamber is 39% heavier than the biggest Kode (4.1 oz vs 2.95 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Green

Only the Kamber is available in these colors:
Blue
Red

Both the Osprey Kamber and the Osprey Kode are the top choices of many people who travel and trek internationally. These bags are sleek and stylish.

The Osprey Kamber sits well on the body. It moves easily with you and does not seem cumbersome. It is a strong bag when you have equipment that is fragile that you need to protect well.

The straps of the Osprey Kode are super strong. They make this bag ideal when you have a heavy load of stuff to take with you. You will have peace of mind that this bag will not rip during your journey.





Selected Reviews


Black Sheep Adventure Sports people

Black Sheep Adventure Sports

Well thought out and comfortable with all the features that I really look for in ski touring pack. Ideal for day trips into the backcountry.

Posted 13 February 2018 by Monte Johnston - Read full review


Backcountry Skiing Canada

They easily fits all your avalanche gear, safety kit and have room for extra clothing and food. The back panel access is super handy and the long list of features makes these packs a winner.

Posted 26 December 2016 by Aimie - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019