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Osprey Kyte Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.36
based on 331 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


97% of the reviewers give the Osprey Kyte a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (79%)
Good (18%)
Average (2%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Kyte

  • Most reviewers mentioned that the Osprey Kyte backpack is built for female use.
  • Many of those who have tried the backpack have commented on the presence of several pockets where they can place several of their gears.
  • Others also found it easy to attach and carry trekking poles due to its pole attachment.
  • A lot of reviewers recommended the bag for those who are into traveling and hiking.
  • Users mentioned that its rain cover protects the backpack well when exposed to foul weather conditions.
  • Several of those who have used the pack said that it is easy to access their sleeping bag through the bottom compartment.
  • Many testers praised the backpack for its dual side compression straps which provide stability to the backpack.
  • Other testers highlighted on the comfort the pack provided.
  • Users have noted that they can stretch or tighten the bag based on their preference.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user disliked the inner frame of the backpack.
  • Another user noted that the sternum strap keeps detaching itself from the cord on the pack.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Kyte models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity34-44 l (2075-2685 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6-3.9 oz (0.7-1.8 kg)
Length iconLength13-28 in (33-71 cm)
Width12-14 in (30-36 cm)
Height14-24 in (36-61 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Kyte 46

59% choose the Osprey Kyte 46

59 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey
Purple


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity44 l (2685 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength28 in (71 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Osprey Kyte 36

41% choose the Osprey Kyte 36

41 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey
Purple


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity34 l (2075 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.05 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height24 in (61 cm)




Osprey Kyte 36 vs Kyte 46


The two most popular Osprey Kyte models are the Kyte 36 and the Kyte 46, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Osprey Kyte bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Kyte 46 which is choosen by 59% (1.4 times as many as the 41% that choose the Kyte 36).

Kyte 36Kyte 46
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Kyte 36 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Kyte 46, but check the deals before you buy.

Kyte 36Kyte 46
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Kyte 36 has a capacity of 34 l, while the Kyte 46 has a capacity of 44 l.

Kyte 36Kyte 46
Biggest

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

Packing the Kyte 36
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Kyte 46
blouse
1
pants
1
book
1

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

Packing the Kyte 36
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 Kyte 46
football
1

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

Packing the Kyte 36
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 Kyte 46
shorts
1
towel
1
book
1

Check how you can pack the Kyte here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Kyte 36 is 1.4 kg (51.1 oz) higher than the weight of the Kyte 46.

Kyte 36Kyte 46
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Kyte 36 is 15 in (38 cm) longer than the Kyte 46 (13 vs. 28 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (12 vs. 14 in), while the height is the same (both 24 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, grey and purple.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Kyte features:
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Hydration bladder
  • Stretch mesh
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration compatible
  • Raincover included
  • Compression straps
  • Adjustable torso
  • Sternum strap

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets

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 Kyte models (the most popular choice is the Kyte 46).




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
3634 l3.05 oz0.09 oz/L
4644 l1.6 oz0.04 oz/L


Osprey Kyte
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Kyte ranks #27 compared with the other Osprey bags.

25Osprey Verve
4.37
Osprey Verve
26Osprey Pogo
4.37
Osprey Pogo
27Osprey Kyte
4.36
Osprey Kyte
28Osprey Raptor
4.36
Osprey Raptor
29Osprey Shuttle
4.35
Osprey Shuttle

vs All Bags

The Osprey Kyte ranks #282 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

280Quiksilver 1969
4.37
Quiksilver 1969
281Osprey Kyte
4.36
Osprey Kyte
282Dakine Prom
4.36
Dakine Prom
283Dakine Heli
4.36
Dakine Heli
284Osprey Raptor
4.36
Osprey Raptor



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Kyte vs 7 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Kyte vs Gregory Jade


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36

Based on 331 reviews
Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Jade
Gregory Jade

4.68
BEST
Based on 226 reviews

Capacity: 28-58 l
Weight: 2.4-3.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Kyte is rated a bit worse than the Jade.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 557 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kyte is 32% smaller than the biggest Jade (44 L vs 58 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kyte is 15% heavier than the biggest Jade (3.9 oz vs 3.4 oz).

FeatureKyteJade
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Lumbar pack lid
Moisture wicking
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Purple
Blue
Green

Only the Kyte is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Jade is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Kyte vs Osprey Aura


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36

Based on 331 reviews
Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aura
Osprey Aura

4.48
BEST
Based on 967 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4-4.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Kyte is rated a little bit worse than the Aura.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,298 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kyte is 48% smaller than the biggest Aura (44 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kyte is 10% lighter than the biggest Aura (3.9 oz vs 4.3 oz).

FeatureKyteAura
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Green

Only the Kyte is available in these colors:
Purple
Black

Only the Aura is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Kyte vs Osprey Kestrel


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36

Based on 331 reviews
Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Kestrel
Osprey Kestrel

4.47
BEST
Based on 1,175 reviews

Capacity: 26-46 l
Weight: 2.4-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Kyte is rated a little bit worse than the Kestrel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,506 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kyte is 5% smaller than the biggest Kestrel (44 L vs 46 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kyte is 3% heavier than the biggest Kestrel (3.9 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureKyteKestrel
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Waterproof

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

Only the Kyte is available in these colors:
Purple

Only the Kestrel is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Kyte vs Osprey Sirrus


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36
BEST
Based on 331 reviews
Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Sirrus
Osprey Sirrus

4.22

Based on 609 reviews

Capacity: 24-36 l
Weight: 2.5-2.95 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Kyte is rated a little bit better than the Sirrus.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 940 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kyte is 22% bigger than the biggest Sirrus (44 L vs 36 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kyte is 32% heavier than the biggest Sirrus (3.9 oz vs 2.95 oz).

FeatureKyteSirrus
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Purple
Blue
Green
Black

Osprey Kyte and Osprey Sirrus have a lot in common. Both are made for ladies, have top lid and side mesh pockets, a sleeping bag compartment, removable sleeping pad straps, bungee tie offs and tool loops and an integrated rain cover.

The Kyte is considered by many to have better sizing options and finer adjustments. This bag also has a straighter back and thus more comfortable. The Sirrus has a trampoline back panel which is also great for comfort.

The hydration sleeve rest externally for the Kyle where as they are internal in the Sirrus. And while the Kyte comes with daisychains for attaching more gear to the backpack, the Sirrus features bungee tie offs.


Osprey Kyte vs Osprey Stratos


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36

Based on 331 reviews
Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Stratos
Osprey Stratos

4.37
BEST
Based on 1,512 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.6-3.55 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Kyte is rated about the same as the Stratos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,843 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Kyte is 10% heavier than the biggest Stratos (3.9 oz vs 3.55 oz).

FeatureKyteStratos
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

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

Only the Kyte is available in these colors:
Purple

Only the Stratos is available in these colors:
Red
Orange




Osprey Kyte vs Osprey Tempest


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36

Based on 331 reviews
Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Tempest
Osprey Tempest

4.38
BEST
Based on 567 reviews

Capacity: 6-40 l
Weight: 1-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Kyte is rated about the same as the Tempest.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 898 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kyte is 10% bigger than the biggest Tempest (44 L vs 40 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kyte is 62% heavier than the biggest Tempest (3.9 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureKyteTempest
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Raincover included
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

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

Only the Kyte is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Tempest is available in these colors:
Pink




Osprey Kyte vs Osprey Viva


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36
BEST
Based on 331 reviews
Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Viva
Osprey Viva

4.29

Based on 110 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 3.3-3.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Kyte is rated a little bit better than the Viva.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 441 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Kyte is 48% smaller than the biggest Viva (44 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Kyte is 15% heavier than the biggest Viva (3.9 oz vs 3.4 oz).

FeatureKyteViva
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Purple
Blue
Green

Only the Kyte is available in these colors:
Grey
Black

Only the Viva is available in these colors:
Red







Selected Reviews


Her Packing List

I am absolutely in love with this backpack, and would recommend it to anyone! Of course you should always try it on before you buy, but I have heard only good things when different sized members of my family have used it.

Posted 24 April 2017 by Ali Garland - Read full review

Her Packing List

For someone looking for a top loader backpack, especially if you are also hiking, I would 100% recommend this one. Osprey is a great brand, and their bags are quality made and comfortable.

Posted 15 April 2015 by Michelle - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019