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

4.67 based on 210 reviews
Osprey Raven
97% of the Osprey Raven reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (97%)
Good (0%)
Average (0%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (0%)

Specs across all Raven models
Capacity iconCapacity10-14 l (610-854 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3-1.5 oz (0.6-0.7 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height7-8 in (18-20 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Raven

  • Many testers said that it is a great hydration pack for day hiking and weekend trips.
  • They said that the pack is versatile and built with great materials for heavy duty performance.
  • Travellers said that the pack is very comfortable to wear with good shoulder harness and hip belt.
  • A few reviewers said that the pack has excellent back panel ventilation system to keep them dry while on trails.
  • Some reveiwers are happy to have a large hydration bladder to keep them energized during long trails.
  • Some buyers said that the pack has good storage capacity to carry all stuffs for weekend trips.
  • A buyer said that the removable tool pouch of the pack is great to remove while touring around the city.
  • Another user said that the good number of pockets helped him to organize things the right way for his trip.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some said that the pack has no adjustable harness system.
  • A few complained that there is no rain cover with the pack.

Popular Models

Osprey Raven 14

50% choose the Osprey Raven 14

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity14 l (854 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Osprey Raven 10

50% choose the Osprey Raven 10

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity10 l (610 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Raven features:
  • Reflective
  • Tool pouch
  • Sternum strap
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Compression straps
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt
  • Side 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 Raven models (the most popular choice is the Raven 14).

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.

1010 l1.3 oz0.13 oz/L
1414 l1.5 oz0.11 oz/L

Osprey Raven
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Osprey Raven ranks #6 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Raven ranks #20 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Road CC

If you want a well designed, sturdily constructed, compact yet versatile and good-looking backpack for both on- and off-road adventures, look no further than the Osprey Raven 14. Granted it's quite spendy, but given that it is comfortable, user-friendly and boasts a veritable smorgasbord of features, including a 3-litre hydration reservoir, it represents pretty good value.

Posted 8 October 2016 by Siobhan Kelly - Read full review

Bike Radar

A well-engineered pack for long rides with long lunches. Despite all the design superiority of the Raven I still end up sticking the mouthpiece down my jersey.

Posted 4 December 2015 by Fi Spotswood - Read full review

Our World Awaits

This is a great pack for anyone who wants to mountain bike in more remote and lengthy trails, kayak and hike into areas where you need plenty of water and gear for the day. It has a solid construction, versatile, well laid out, and packable.

Posted by Uriah Nazario - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019