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Osprey Koby Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 90 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Koby - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

90% of the reviewers give the Osprey Koby a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (11%)
Average (5%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Koby

  • A reviewer thought that the Osprey Koby backpack provides sufficient comfort to the user.
  • Users noted that its front panel pocket offers ample space for storage and organization.
  • Users mentioned that its blinker light attachment strap located near the base of the bag front panel keeps them visible and safe even in dim environments.
  • According to some reviewers, the backpack was durable and sturdy.
  • Other reviewers thought that its side stretch pockets help store essential items securely.
  • They also noticed that it is lightweight.
  • A user thought that pack has a stylish and attractive design.
  • Several reviewers indicated that it includes a heat embosses scratch-free slash pocket to ensure the safety of sunglasses and small items.
  • Some users recommend the backpack as a carry-on for short hiking adventures or travel.
  • Testers mentioned that its main compartment includes a sleeve that could fit a laptop.
  • Reviewers also praised the backpack for being sized for a small child.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag has no hip belt.
  • A few other reviewers noted that the pack lacks sufficient pockets.


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Koby models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength15.5 in (39 cm)
Width11.5 in (29 cm)
Height8.5 in (22 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Osprey Koby 20

100% choose the Osprey Koby 20

100 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength15.5 in (39 cm)
Width11.5 in (29 cm)
Height8.5 in (22 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Koby features:
  • Stretch mesh
  • Sternum strap
  • Compression straps
  • Reflective
  • Hip belt

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 Koby models (the most popular choice is the Koby 20).

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.

2020 l1 oz0.05 oz/L


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Koby ranks #66 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Koby ranks #1204 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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1203Osprey Koby
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1205Patagonia Petrolia
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1206Altura Wanderer
Altura Wanderer

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Osprey Koby vs the Osprey Pogo.

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Osprey Koby vs Osprey Pogo

Osprey Koby
Osprey Koby


Based on 90 reviews
Capacity: 20 l
Weight: 1 oz
Price: $

Osprey Pogo
Osprey Pogo

Based on 92 reviews

Capacity: 24 l
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Koby is rated slightly worse than the Pogo.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 182 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Koby is 20% smaller than the biggest Pogo (20 L vs 24 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Koby is 40% lighter than the biggest Pogo (1 oz vs 1.4 oz).

Compression straps
Hip belt
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:

Bag ID 31653. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019