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

3.99 based on 186 reviews
Osprey Momentum

- this bag is popular.

Specs across all Momentum models
Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4-2.5 oz (1.1-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Momentum

  • Many reviewers commend the Osprey Momentum backpack for the optimal comfort it delivers.
  • Bikers appreciated its lid lock helmet attachment which keeps their hands free after they park their bike.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a padded sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the pack is comfortable to wear due to its padded shoulder straps and back panel.
  • Even tablet owners praised the presence of a padded sleeve devoted to keeping their devices safe and secure.
  • Testers felt that the bag was durable due to its fabric.
  • Several of those who have tried the bag found its main compartment spacious enough to hold several things including extra clothes and essential gears.
  • Other users praised its integrated rain cover which keeps the bag dry when used during severe weather.
  • Reviewers praised its internal organization sleeves which can store files and documents.
  • Testers commend the backpack for its plenty pockets which make it easy to organize things.
  • Other testers noted that its scratch-free pocket makes it efficient to store sunglasses or electronics.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack might be a little bit heavy.
  • Another reviewer noted that it jumped around a bit when he was running or jumping.

Popular Models

Osprey Momentum 32

37% choose the Osprey Momentum 32

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Osprey Momentum 30

37% choose the Osprey Momentum 30

Colors and combinations:


Osprey Momentum 26

26% choose the Osprey Momentum 26

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Momentum features:
  • Reflective
  • Compression straps
  • Raincover included
  • Sternum strap
  • Stretch mesh

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Laptop compartment

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 Momentum models (the most popular choice is the Momentum 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.

3232 l2.5 oz0.08 oz/L


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The Osprey Momentum ranks #69 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Momentum ranks #829 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Osprey Momentum vs Osprey Escapist

The Escapist is one of the best travel backpacks out there. When you need to pack extra carefully for your hotel stay, you're going to want to make sure nothing you need is left out. Osprey gives you extra padding to protect your goods as well.

The Momentum is designed for those who might want something that gives them the ability to fully enjoy their experience but won't weigh them down. It's a bit difficult to carry around but it gives you something you otherwise wouldn't have.

Osprey Escapist 4.72 based on 1,780 reviews

Osprey Momentum vs Osprey Radial

Both the Osprey Momentum and the Osprey Radial are unquestionably rugged. And they are stylish. Further, they provide much versatility, as they can be used for hiking, business and even school.

The Osprey Momentum enables you to transport a good amount of water and the other items you need during your hiking expedition. The design of the bag makes it ultra comfortable to use.

The storage capacity of the Osprey Radial proves to be ultimately ideal. The pockets are stitched with strong fibers as a safeguard against tears during rugged usage.

Osprey Radial 4.30 based on 188 reviews

Selected Reviews

Her Packing List

This has turned out to be a really great daypack. If you travel with a laptop, this is a good option to protect it. It also makes repacking after passing through security so much easier since the laptop has its own home in there. And you can’t go wrong with those extra pockets!

Posted 4 March 2016 by Ali Garland - Read full review

Bike Radar

A top quality commuter pack that’s as comfortable as it is functional. It’s pleasing then that the zips, seams and finish of the Momentum are all well constructed and finished, and add to the overall quality, robust feel of the bag.

Posted 15 May 2015 by Simon Greenacre - Read full review

Review Outdoor Gear

Posted 19 December 2013

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Last updated on January 11, 2019