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Osprey Kyte Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.37 based on 326 reviews
Osprey Kyte
96% of the Osprey Kyte reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (78%)
Good (18%)
Average (2%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

36 - this bag is popular.

Specs across all Kyte models
Capacity iconCapacity34-44 l (2075-2685 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6-3.9 oz (0.7-1.8 kg)
Length iconLength27-28 in (69-71 cm)
Width12-14 in (30-36 cm)
Height12-14 in (30-36 cm)

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.

Popular Models

Osprey Kyte 46

59% choose the Osprey Kyte 46

Colors and combinations:


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

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity34 l (2075 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.05 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Feature Summary

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

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

Osprey Kyte
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Kyte ranks #194 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Osprey Kyte vs Osprey Sirrus

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 Sirrus 4.22 based on 482 reviews

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 January 11, 2019