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Osprey Nova Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Mar 2019)

4.25
based on 187 reviews

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Reviews Summary


91% of the Osprey Nova reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (80%)
Good (11%)
Average (7%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Nova

  • Reviewers are ensured of the safety of their things because of the heat embossed scratch-free slash pocket of the Osprey Nova backpack.
  • Other reviewers recommend the backpack for those who are hiking in relatively dark places due to its blinker light attachment strap.
  • Laptop users commend the pack for having a designated padded sleeve where they can place their laptop and tablets in place.
  • Testers found its fit specifically designed for women's use.
  • A lot of users felt that its spacious pockets are great for holding personal belongings including phones and wallets.
  • Other users commend its lightweight design brought about by its smart use of fabrics.
  • Many of those who have tried the bag noticed that the bag is comfortable to wear due to its proper ventilation that it provides.
  • Others who have used the backpack recommend the bag for work use and school use.
  • Many reviewers found it easy to organize their things on the bag.
  • Users applaud the minimal yet compact design of the backpack.
  • Other users praised the volume capacity of the bag which is enough to place all essential things.
  • Many reviewers felt comfortable using the backpack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the zippers of the backpack might have the tendency to be fragile.
  • Another user felt that there were stitching issues of the pack.

Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Nova models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity33 l (2014 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Nova 33

100% choose the Osprey Nova 33

100 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Grey
Orange
Purple
Yellow


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity33 l (2014 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.1 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Nova features:
  • Sternum strap
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hip belt
  • Water bottle pockets
  • 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 Nova models (the most popular choice is the Nova 33).




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
3333 l2.1 oz0.06 oz/L



Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Nova ranks #44 compared with the other Osprey bags.

42Osprey Viva
4.26
Osprey Viva
43Osprey Daylite
4.25
Osprey Daylite
44Osprey Nova
4.25
Osprey Nova
45Osprey Jet
4.24
Osprey Jet
46Osprey Questa
4.23
Osprey Questa

vs All Bags

The Osprey Nova ranks #441 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

439Osprey Daylite
4.25
Osprey Daylite
440Osprey Nova
4.25
Osprey Nova
441The North Face Pivoter
4.25
The North Face Pivoter
442Camelbak MULE
4.25
Camelbak MULE
443Dakine Mission
4.25
Dakine Mission



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Nova vs 6 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Nova vs Osprey Celeste


Osprey Nova
Osprey Nova

4.25

Based on 187 reviews
Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Celeste
Osprey Celeste

4.28
BEST
Based on 233 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Nova is rated about the same as the Celeste.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 420 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Nova is 11% heavier than the biggest Celeste (2.1 oz vs 1.9 oz).

FeatureNovaCeleste
Compression straps
Hip belt
Organizer panel
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Nova is available in these colors:
Grey
Yellow




Osprey Nova vs Osprey Nebula


Osprey Nova
Osprey Nova

4.25

Based on 187 reviews
Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Nebula
Osprey Nebula

4.36
BEST
Based on 516 reviews

Capacity: 34 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Nova is rated a little bit worse than the Nebula.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 703 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Nova is 3% smaller than the biggest Nebula (33 L vs 34 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Nova is the same weight as the biggest Nebula (both 2.1 oz).

FeatureNovaNebula
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey

Only the Nova is available in these colors:
Purple
Orange
Yellow

Only the Nebula is available in these colors:
Red
Green

The Osprey Nova and the Osprey Nebula appear to be extremely similar in design and intended function, with very few visually-distinct features. The most noticeable of which appear to be that the Osprey Nova's front pocket meets in the middle with one strap, whereas the Nebula features two straps that meet on either side.

The Next most obvious difference between the two packs is the location and depth of their side pockets - the Nova's side or “water bottle” mesh pockets ride high on either side of the pack, allowing the user easier access to its cargo.

In comparison, the Nebula's pockets appear to be deeper and with larger security carrying capacity, with only slightly less accessibility to the user. Aside from these differences, these backpacks appear to be functionally and qualitatively the same product.


Osprey Nova vs Osprey Perigee


Osprey Nova
Osprey Nova

4.25
BEST
Based on 187 reviews
Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Perigee
Osprey Perigee

3.67

Based on 38 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Nova is rated somewhat better than the Perigee.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 225 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureNovaPerigee
Hip belt
Organizer panel
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Purple
Black
Blue

Only the Nova is available in these colors:
Grey
Orange
Yellow




Osprey Nova vs Osprey Questa


Osprey Nova
Osprey Nova

4.25
BEST
Based on 187 reviews
Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Questa
Osprey Questa

4.23

Based on 290 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Nova is rated about the same as the Questa.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 477 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Nova is 50% heavier than the biggest Questa (2.1 oz vs 1.4 oz).

FeatureNovaQuesta
Compression straps
Hip belt
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Nova is available in these colors:
Yellow

Only the Questa is available in these colors:
White




Osprey Nova vs Osprey Talia


Osprey Nova
Osprey Nova

4.25
BEST
Based on 187 reviews
Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Talia
Osprey Talia

4.22

Based on 11 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Nova is rated about the same as the Talia.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 198 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Nova is 24% lighter than the biggest Talia (2.1 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureNovaTalia
Compression straps
Hip belt
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Nova is available in these colors:
Orange
Yellow




Osprey Nova vs The North Face Recon


Osprey Nova
Osprey Nova

4.25

Based on 187 reviews
Capacity: 33 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$


The North Face Recon
The North Face Recon

4.38
BEST
Based on 16,114 reviews

Capacity: 31 l
Weight: 2.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Nova is rated a little bit worse than the Recon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 16,301 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Nova is 6% bigger than the biggest Recon (33 L vs 31 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Nova is 24% lighter than the biggest Recon (2.1 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureNovaRecon
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Recon is available in these colors:
Green
Red
White





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Last updated on March 17, 2019