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Osprey Rev Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 471 reviews

We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Rev - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

84% of the reviewers give the Osprey Rev a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (67%)
Good (17%)
Average (9%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Rev

  • Most users said that it's very sturdy.
  • They also said that it is well made and comfortable to wear.
  • One user commented that it has storage where he needs it.
  • Travelers said that It does not bounce or slide while I'm running.
  • They also said t hathe bladder, hose, and mouthpiece also seems to be sturdy and good quality.
  • Reviewers also said that there are two straps on the bottom that squeeze the reservoir compartment tighter to take any slack out.
  • They also said that the fabric of the backpack feels great.
  • Buyers love the magnet for the bite valve.
  • Users also said that there are plenty of pockets for storage of phone, keys, wallet, nutrition, and extra layers.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user complained that the pocket that is specially made for a phone will not fit any of the larger phones.
  • Another user complained that it barely fits around their shoulder.


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Rev models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.5-1.1 oz (0.2-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength5-18 in (13-46 cm)
Width8-11 in (20-28 cm)
Height3-9 in (8-23 cm)

Popular Models

Osprey Rev 6

39% choose the Osprey Rev 6

39 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)

Osprey Rev 1.5

28% choose the Osprey Rev 1.5

28 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.85 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength14.5 in (37 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)

Osprey Rev 18

22% choose the Osprey Rev 18

22 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Osprey Rev 24

11% choose the Osprey Rev 24

11 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Osprey Rev 6 vs Rev 1.5

The two most popular Osprey Rev models are the Rev 6 and the Rev 1.5, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 67% of the people interested in the Osprey Rev bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Rev 6 which is choosen by 39% (1.4 times as many as the 28% that choose the Rev 1.5).

Rev 6Rev 1.5
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Rev 6 is 0.2 kg (5.3 oz) higher than the weight of the Rev 1.5.

Rev 6Rev 1.5

If we look at dimensions, both the Rev 6 and the Rev 1.5 has the same length (15 in). Both bags are the same width (9 in), while the height is the same (both 7 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, green and grey.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Rev features:
  • Media pocket
  • Stretch mesh
  • Reflective
  • Ultralight
  • Sternum strap

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


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Rev ranks #64 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Rev ranks #1130 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Osprey Rev vs the Osprey Duro.

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Osprey Rev vs Osprey Duro

Osprey Rev
Osprey Rev


Based on 471 reviews
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz

Osprey Duro
Osprey Duro

Based on 146 reviews

Weight: 0.8-1.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Rev is rated a bit worse than the Duro.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 617 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Rev is 18% lighter than the biggest Duro (1.1 oz vs 1.3 oz).

Media pocket
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Duro is available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Run Ultra people

Run Ultra

Osprey describe the Rev 18 pack as “your new trail running partner”! I like this because, like a partner, running packs have to put up with a lot and must have more plus-points than downsides if they are going to stand the test of time.

Posted 10 June 2016 by Fiona Outdoors - Read full review

The Run Commuter

It is a lightweight running pack with an advanced hydration system. The strap placement allows arms to move freely, but the back heats up quickly.

Posted 7 October 2015 by Josh - Read full review

I Run Far

Overall this is a great pack for long-distance runs that fits exceptionally well. While I have complaints about some of the mesh pockets, I can still put a sufficient amount of bars and/or GUs to sustain me for a four-plus-hour run.

Posted 15 January 2015 by Guest Author - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019