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Osprey Skimmer Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.24
based on 235 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Skimmer - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


95% of the reviewers give the Osprey Skimmer a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (83%)
Good (12%)
Average (3%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (1%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Skimmer

  • Most of the testers said that it is an ultra lightweight pack for weekend travels and hiking.
  • They said that the pack is made with great materials and is very durable to use.
  • Many of the buyers said that the shoulder straps a well padded to carry the bag comfortably on their shoulders.
  • Reviewers said that the bag has large storage capacity with good number of pockets to keep things organized for travelling.
  • A user said that it was very easy to reach out to the front pockets even when the pack was on his back.
  • Another user said that the zippered hip belt pockets helped him to carry his iPhone and other small stuffs for easy access.
  • Most buyers are happy to have the built-in hydration pack for their trekking.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some complained for not having a rain cover with the pack.
  • A few said that the pack doesn't have the best ventilation system to keep you dry on the trail.
  • A buyer said that the hip belt didn't stretch out far enough for him.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Skimmer models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity16-28 l (976-1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-1.6 oz (0.5-0.7 kg)
Length iconLength16-18 in (41-46 cm)
Width10-13 in (25-33 cm)
Height9-14 in (23-36 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Backpacking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Skimmer 16

44% choose the Osprey Skimmer 16

44 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Orange
Purple


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity16 l (976 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


Osprey Skimmer 30

28% choose the Osprey Skimmer 30

28 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Orange
Purple


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Osprey Skimmer 22

28% choose the Osprey Skimmer 22

28 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Orange
Purple


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)




Osprey Skimmer 16 vs Skimmer 30


The two most popular Osprey Skimmer models are the Skimmer 16 and the Skimmer 30, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 72% of the people interested in the Osprey Skimmer bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Skimmer 16 which is choosen by 44% (1.6 times as many as the 28% that choose the Skimmer 30).

Skimmer 16Skimmer 30
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Skimmer 16 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Skimmer 30, but check the deals before you buy.

Skimmer 16Skimmer 30
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Skimmer 16 has a capacity of 16 l, while the Skimmer 30 has a capacity of 28 l.

Skimmer 16Skimmer 30
Biggest

For a traveller, the 12 L (732 cuin) difference equals around 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 pair of shoes.

Packing the Skimmer 16
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Skimmer 30
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shoes
1

If you are an athlete, the 12 L difference equals 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 shorts and 2 protein bars.

Packing the Skimmer 16
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Skimmer 30
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
protein_bar
2

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 blouse, 1 shorts and 1 packaged meal.

Packing the Skimmer 16
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Skimmer 30
blouse
1
shorts
1
packaged_meal
1

Check how you can pack the Skimmer here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Skimmer 16 is 0.6 kg (21.2 oz) lower than the weight of the Skimmer 30.

Skimmer 16Skimmer 30
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Skimmer 16 is 2 in (5 cm) longer than the Skimmer 30 (16 vs. 18 in). It's 3 in (8 cm) wider (10 vs. 13 in), while the height of the Skimmer 16 is 5 in (13 cm) less than the height of the Skimmer 30 (9 vs. 14 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in green, orange and purple.




Feature Summary


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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Organizer panel
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

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 Skimmer models (the most popular choice is the Skimmer 16).




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
1616 l1 oz0.06 oz/L
2220 l1.6 oz0.08 oz/L
3028 l1.6 oz0.06 oz/L
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Osprey Skimmer
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Skimmer ranks #44 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Skimmer ranks #537 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019