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Osprey Orb Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 20 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Orb - and 1 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Orb

  • Some reviewers like how the zippers have a large loop attached to each tab making it easy to adjust the zippers while wearing gloves.
  • A number of users find it ideal for taking to class or to the coffee shop, or on a bike ride when they need to carry a laptop.
  • Many users are glad to find it sturdy and water resistant.
  • A number of reviewers love the presence of a padded laptop sleeve and smaller dividers for papers or other flat thin items.
  • Others appreciate the triangular zippered section and small elasticized pouch for small trinkets and keys.
  • The outside of the bag offers a few perks, like a loop for a blinker light and ear bud routing as noted by a number of users.
  • A number of reviewers love how the extra padding on the back protects the laptop and also make it more comfortable for them to wear.
  • Others find the breast strap adjustable both horizontally and vertically, which makes this pack versatile for any person, shape or size.
  • A number of users like how the padding located at the back of the pack is positioned to allow air flow in and around the back, helping to keep them cool, while insulating their back from the contents of the pack.
  • Others like the presence of the external 2 mesh pockets on either side which hold water bottles, cameras and anything else they need easy access to.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some reviewers find it well made but not huge enough for a few days hike.


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Orb ranks #78 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Orb ranks #1669 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Osprey Orb vs the Osprey Daylite.

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Osprey Orb vs Osprey Daylite

Osprey Orb
Osprey Orb


Based on 20 reviews

Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

Based on 1,506 reviews

Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Orb is rated slightly worse than the Daylite.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,526 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

4 All Outdoors

The Orb has proven to be reliable, light weight, comfortable and well ventilated Very nice for those shorter hikes. The compartments are easy to open and close and with an ample number of compartments to be well organized. I wish to thank Osprey and 4alloutdoors.org for the opportunity to test this pack.

Posted 10 June 2010 by Arnie P - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019