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Osprey Quasar Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.37
based on 631 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Quasar - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


96% of the reviewers give the Osprey Quasar a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (85%)
Good (11%)
Average (1%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Quasar

  • Users have noted that the Osprey Quasar backpack is built with robust materials to ensure durability.
  • Several users felt that they were able to organize things quickly due to its sufficient pockets.
  • Many of the reviewers indicated that it was cleverly designed to provide comfort to the users.
  • Other reviewers thought that the bag could be visible even at nighttime due to its blinker light attachment strap.
  • Other reviewers said that its heat embossed scratch-free slash pocket keeps sunglasses and other small items safe.
  • Laptop users found it easy to store their gadgets due to a compartment dedicated for laptops.
  • Gadget savvies likewise praised the sleeve devoted to their tablets.
  • They also said that the pack was convenient for walking around during the day.
  • Testers also noted that it has sufficient pockets to store things securely.
  • Users recommend the backpack for hiking and traveling around the city.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the bag does not have a water bladder compartment.
  • Another reviewer noted that it is not resistant to water.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Quasar models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-1.7 oz (0.6-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

School
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Quasar 28

100% choose the Osprey Quasar 28

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Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.7 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Quasar features:
  • Stretch mesh
  • Sternum strap
  • Reflective
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Side pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Water bottle 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 Quasar models (the most popular choice is the Quasar 28).




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
2828 l1.7 oz0.06 oz/L
laptop28 l1.3 oz0.05 oz/L
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Osprey Quasar
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Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Quasar ranks #25 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 30% Osprey bag

23Osprey Manta
4.39
Osprey Manta
24Osprey Nebula
4.38
Osprey Nebula
25Osprey Quasar
4.37
Osprey Quasar
26Osprey Pogo
4.37
Osprey Pogo
27Osprey Stratos
4.36
Osprey Stratos

vs All Bags

The Osprey Quasar ranks #273 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

271Dakine Prom
4.37
Dakine Prom
272Osprey Quasar
4.37
Osprey Quasar
273Granite Gear Voyageurs
4.37
Granite Gear Voyageurs
274Osprey Pogo
4.37
Osprey Pogo
275Dakine DLX
4.37
Dakine DLX



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Quasar vs 8 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Comet


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37

Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Comet
Osprey Comet

4.39
BEST
Based on 441 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Quasar is rated about the same as the Comet.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,072 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Quasar is 12% lighter than the biggest Comet (1.7 oz vs 1.9 oz).

FeatureQuasarComet
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

While these Osprey backpacks are both made for daily commute, the Quasar fits the bill more are a travel pack while the Comet is a casual backpack. The differences notwithstanding, you can use either bag for a day hike since they have a versatile design with plenty of room for your necessities.

Find on both bags: padded laptop sleeve, internal organization pockets, side mesh pockets and blinker light attachments.

The main differences are:

  • External bungee cord on the Quasar for stashing your jacket. The Comet doesn’t have this feature.

  • Padded handle on the front of the Comet. The Quasar only has a top handle and no front handle.

  • The hip belt on the Comet can be removed completely; this isn’t possible with the Quasar.




Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Flare


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37
BEST
Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Flare
Osprey Flare

4.27

Based on 27 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Quasar is rated a little bit better than the Flare.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 658 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Quasar is the same weight as the biggest Flare (both 1.7 oz).

FeatureQuasarFlare
Compression straps
Hip belt
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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

Only the Quasar is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Momentum


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37
BEST
Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Momentum
Osprey Momentum

3.99

Based on 199 reviews

Capacity: 26-32 l
Weight: 2.4-2.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Quasar is rated slightly better than the Momentum.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 830 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Quasar is 14% smaller than the biggest Momentum (28 L vs 32 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Quasar is 59% lighter than the biggest Momentum (1.7 oz vs 2.7 oz).

FeatureQuasarMomentum
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Green

Only the Quasar is available in these colors:
Blue
Red

These two Osprey backpack models are quite different from each other.

The Quasar is a superb unisex commuter pack that can also fit well as a daypack for hikers. The bag is made of ripstop nylon pack cloth. It has a bladder type hydration system that allows you to place the tube's mouthpiece in a convenient location for you to drink. It also comes with a small hipbelt for extra support for the load at the hips when you are carrying a large load. The Quasar doesn’t come with rain protection.

Osprey Momentum is a men's biking pack with plenty of organization. It's made using coated nylon and is very comfortable to carry as its straps are made of foam and cutouts and mesh help with heat control and ventilation. The bag is designed with AirScape back system and is helmet compatible. As you can see, there are stark differences between the two packs.


Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Nebula


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37

Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Nebula
Osprey Nebula

4.38
BEST
Based on 516 reviews

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

  • The Quasar is rated about the same as the Nebula.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,147 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Quasar is 21% smaller than the biggest Nebula (28 L vs 34 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Quasar is 24% lighter than the biggest Nebula (1.7 oz vs 2.1 oz).

FeatureQuasarNebula
Compression straps
Hip belt
Laptop compartment
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

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




Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Parsec


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37
BEST
Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Parsec
Osprey Parsec

3.85

Based on 21 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

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

FeatureQuasarParsec
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:
Black
Blue
Green
Red

Only the Quasar is available in these colors:
Grey

The Quasar and the Parsec contend on which one can carry heavy loads on a weekend hike.

While the Quasar is an awesome unisex commuter bag made of ripstop nylon pack cloth, the Parsec is a more ergonomic, more lightweight and sleeker model of Osprey's 24/7 series of backpacks. This series of packs are known for having safe and well-padded storage for laptops/tablets.

But the Quasar seems to have more organization perks and a convenient hydration system.

This is why the Quasar is more useful as a daypack for hikers while the Parsec is perfect for carrying heavy books, electronics gym clothes, and other loads around the city.


Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Pulsar


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37
BEST
Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Pulsar
Osprey Pulsar

4.03

Based on 94 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.8 oz
Price:

  • The Quasar is rated a bit better than the Pulsar.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 725 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Quasar is 6% lighter than the biggest Pulsar (1.7 oz vs 1.8 oz).

FeatureQuasarPulsar
Compression straps
Hip belt
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Quasar is available in these colors:
Black
Grey
Red

Only the Pulsar is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Quantum


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37
BEST
Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Quantum
Osprey Quantum

3.85

Based on 190 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Quasar is rated somewhat better than the Quantum.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 821 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Quasar is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Green
Red




Osprey Quasar vs Osprey Questa


Osprey Quasar
Osprey Quasar

4.37
BEST
Based on 631 reviews
Capacity: 28 l
Weight: 1.3-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Questa
Osprey Questa

4.14

Based on 290 reviews

Capacity: 27 l
Weight: 1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Quasar is rated a little bit better than the Questa.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 921 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Quasar is 4% bigger than the biggest Questa (28 L vs 27 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Quasar is 21% heavier than the biggest Questa (1.7 oz vs 1.4 oz).

FeatureQuasarQuesta
Compression straps
Hip belt
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey

Only the Quasar is available in these colors:
Green
Red

Only the Questa is available in these colors:
Purple
Orange
White

The Osprey Quasar and Osprey Questa are both undoubtedly great choices when you are looking for a quality bag that can handle the ruggedness of daily commutes and frequent hikes. These bags are made with evident quality.

The Osprey Quasar is a more masculine designed bag. This bag is constructed with 420HD nylon pack cloth, which results in this bag being superiorly rugged. It provides sufficient storage.

The Osprey Questa is thought of as being designed with more feminine styling in mind. This bag comes in four colors, which are black orchid, mariposa purple, liquid blue and sandstone orange. The side mesh pockets are great for extra items, such as water bottles.



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Last updated on July 03, 2019