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

4.47 based on 69 reviews
Osprey Skarab
99% of the Osprey Skarab reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (88%)
Good (11%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

- this bag is quite popular.

Specs across all Skarab models
Capacity iconCapacity18-30 l (1098-1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1-1.4 oz (0.5-0.6 kg)
Length iconLength18-20 in (46-51 cm)
Width11-13 in (28-33 cm)
Height9-14 in (23-36 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Skarab

  • Almosst all of the testers said that it is a rugged, well designed and versatile pack for weekend hiking.
  • The said that the bag is very light to carry and comfortable to wear.
  • Some reviewers said the back is roomy and with good number of internal and external pockets for organizing stuffs.
  • Some trekkers are happy to have outside holster for carrying trekking poles.
  • A few buyers also mentioned the hip belt pockets were perfect to carry snacks on their trail.
  • A user said that the side water bottle pockets are big enough to carry large bottles for travelling.
  • Some buyers are happy to have the built-in reservoir for hydration system.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some said that the back panel of the pack is not ventilated properly.
  • Other buyers said that the pack doesn't have an adjustable torso length.
  • A few complained that the pack doesn't come with a rain cover.

Popular Models

Osprey Skarab 32

41% choose the Osprey Skarab 32

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.4 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Osprey Skarab 24

36% choose the Osprey Skarab 24

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity22 l (1343 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)

Osprey Skarab 18

23% choose the Osprey Skarab 18

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity18 l (1098 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Skarab features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hip belt

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Organizer panel

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 Skarab models (the most popular choice is the Skarab 32).

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.

1818 l1.1 oz0.06 oz/L
2422 l1.3 oz0.06 oz/L
3230 l1.4 oz0.05 oz/L

Osprey Skarab
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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Last updated on January 11, 2019