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Osprey Parsec Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.85
based on 21 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Parsec - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


92% of the reviewers give the Osprey Parsec a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (20%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (6%)


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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Parsec

  • Reviewers thought that the Osprey Parsec backpack provides ample organization due to its plentiful storage pockets.
  • A lot of users recommend the bag for everyday use due to its simple yet uncluttered external feature.
  • Users can stay seen and safe while in dark environments due to its blinker light attachment strap found near the base of the front panel.
  • Many of those who have tried the bag were assured of the safety of their belongings due to its heat embossed scratch-free slash pocket.
  • Several reviewers recommend the bag to be used during travel or light hiking.
  • Laptop users agree that a padded sleeve which is found inside its compartment secures their laptops -.
  • and even tablets -.
  • in place.
  • Many reviewers highly commend its excellent construction and size which is fit for daily work.
  • A lot of those who have tried using the backpack praised its sleek and stylish design and its ability to distribute weight efficiently.
  • Another reviewer thought that there is a waterproof compartment for the phone.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the bottom of the pack seems to be thin.
  • Another user thought that the color given was not the same as what was advertised.


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Parsec features:
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hip belt
  • Laptop compartment
  • Organizer panel
  • Sternum strap
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Water bottle pockets

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Parsec ranks #76 compared with the other Osprey bags.

74Osprey Pandion
3.94
Osprey Pandion
75Osprey Flapjill
3.91
Osprey Flapjill
76Osprey Parsec
3.85
Osprey Parsec
77Osprey Quantum
3.85
Osprey Quantum
78Osprey Orb
3.85
Osprey Orb

vs All Bags

The Osprey Parsec ranks #1641 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1639Atlantic Debut
3.86
Atlantic Debut
1640Osprey Parsec
3.85
Osprey Parsec
1641Patagonia Yerba
3.85
Patagonia Yerba
1642Exped Torrent
3.85
Exped Torrent
1643Arcteryx Pender
3.85
Arcteryx Pender



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Parsec vs 4 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Parsec vs Osprey Comet


Osprey Parsec
Osprey Parsec

3.85

Based on 21 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Parsec is rated somewhat worse than the Comet.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 462 reviews of the two bags.

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

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

Only the Comet is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Parsec vs Osprey Nebula


Osprey Parsec
Osprey Parsec

3.85

Based on 21 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Osprey Nebula
Osprey Nebula

4.38
BEST
Based on 516 reviews

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

  • The Parsec is rated somewhat worse than the Nebula.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 537 reviews of the two bags.

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

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

Only the Nebula is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Parsec vs Osprey Palea


Osprey Parsec
Osprey Parsec

3.85
BEST
Based on 21 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Osprey Palea
Osprey Palea

3.71

Based on 9 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Parsec is rated a little bit better than the Palea.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 30 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Parsec is available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Green

Only the Palea is available in these colors:
Purple




Osprey Parsec vs Osprey Quasar


Osprey Parsec
Osprey Parsec

3.85

Based on 21 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37
BEST
Based on 631 reviews

Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Parsec is rated somewhat worse than the Quasar.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 652 reviews of the two bags.

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

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

Only the Quasar is available in these colors:
Grey





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Last updated on July 03, 2019