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Osprey Raven Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.49
based on 312 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Raven - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


94% of the reviewers give the Osprey Raven a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (89%)
Good (5%)
Average (2%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (0%)





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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Raven models and sizes:

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)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Raven 14

50% choose the Osprey Raven 14

50 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Orange
Purple


Specs
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

50 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Orange
Purple


Specs
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)




Osprey Raven 10 vs Raven 14


The two most popular Osprey Raven models are the Raven 10 and the Raven 14, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 50% of the people interested in the Osprey Raven choose the Raven 10 and 50 choose the Raven 14.

Looking at the prices, the Raven 10 is typically around $20 cheaper than the Raven 14, but check the deals before you buy.

Raven 10Raven 14
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Raven 10 has a capacity of 10 l, while the Raven 14 has a capacity of 14 l.

Raven 10Raven 14
Biggest

For a traveller, the 4 L (244 cuin) difference equals around .

Packing the Raven 10
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Raven 14

If you are an athlete, the 4 L difference equals .

Packing the Raven 10
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Raven 14

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as .

Packing the Raven 10
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Raven 14

Check how you can pack the Raven here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Raven 10 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Raven 14.

Raven 10Raven 14
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Raven 10 and the Raven 14 has the same length (18 in). Both bags are the same width (9 in), while the height of the Raven 10 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Raven 14 (7 vs. 8 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in orange and purple. Only the Raven 10 is available in blue. Only the Raven 14 is available in green.




Feature Summary


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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hip belt
  • Organizer panel
  • 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.

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


Osprey Raven
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Raven ranks #12 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 20% Osprey bag

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4.55
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4.49
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vs All Bags

The Osprey Raven ranks #122 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

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Delsey Journee
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4.49
Amy Butler Marni
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4.49
Hedgren Metro
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4.48
Osprey Aura



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Raven vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Raven vs Osprey Raptor


Osprey Raven
Osprey Raven

4.49
BEST
Based on 312 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.3-1.5 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36

Based on 731 reviews

Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.85 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raven is rated a little bit better than the Raptor.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,043 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raven is the same size as the biggest Raptor (both 14 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raven is 23% lighter than the biggest Raptor (1.5 oz vs 1.85 oz).

FeatureRavenRaptor
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Green

Only the Raven is available in these colors:
Purple
Orange

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Black
Red




Osprey Raven vs Osprey Verve


Osprey Raven
Osprey Raven

4.49
BEST
Based on 312 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.3-1.5 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Verve
Osprey Verve

4.37

Based on 87 reviews

Capacity: 3-9 l
Weight: 0.9-1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raven is rated a little bit better than the Verve.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 399 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raven is 56% bigger than the biggest Verve (14 L vs 9 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raven is 7% lighter than the biggest Verve (1.5 oz vs 1.6 oz).

FeatureRavenVerve
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Raven is available in these colors:
Purple
Orange
Grey
Green

Only the Verve is available in these colors:
Black
Red







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 May 12, 2019