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

4.30 based on 188 reviews
Osprey Radial
87% of the Osprey Radial reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (70%)
Good (17%)
Average (9%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (0%)

26 - this bag is popular.

Specs across all Radial models
Capacity iconCapacity26-32 l (1587-1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4-3.2 oz (1.1-1.5 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width12-13 in (30-33 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Radial

  • Many reviewers commend the Osprey Radial backpack for the optimal comfort it delivers.
  • Bikers appreciated its lid lock helmet attachment which keeps their hands free after they park their bike.
  • Testers lauded the kickstand feature of the pack which keeps it upright, making it easier to access the gear.
  • 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.
  • 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 praised its built-in raincover which keeps the bag dry when exposed to increment weather.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer thought that the backpack might be a little bit heavy.
  • Another reviewer noted that it has no hydration system at all.

Popular Models

Osprey Radial 34

57% choose the Osprey Radial 34

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.2 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Osprey Radial 26

43% choose the Osprey Radial 26

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height13 in (33 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Radial features:
  • Raincover included
  • Reflective
  • Sternum strap
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hip belt

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Compression straps

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 Radial models (the most popular choice is the Radial 34).

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.

2626 l2.4 oz0.09 oz/L
3432 l3.2 oz0.1 oz/L

Osprey Radial
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Osprey Radial ranks #35 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Radial ranks #283 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Single Track World

At first glance £110 seems a lot to ask for a commuting backpack, but I’ve not seen many backpacks with as many features as this. Not only that but it’s incredibly well-made and has an attention to detail that made me smile at times, especially the kickstand feature which makes me go “ooooo that’s cool”, every time, without fail.

Posted 28 December 2016 by Jason Miles - Read full review

Traveling Up

Overall, it’s a good backpack for longer trips especially when you need to bring a laptop. Bike commuters who need to carry electronics will appreciate the padded compartments and bike-specific features.

Posted 12 March 2016 by Kara - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019