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

4.34 based on 164 reviews
Osprey Skimmer
96% of the Osprey Skimmer reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (85%)
Good (11%)
Average (2%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

- this bag is quite popular.

Specs across all Skimmer models
Capacity iconCapacity16-28 l (976-1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-1.45 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)

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.

Popular Models

Osprey Skimmer 16

44% choose the Osprey Skimmer 16

Colors and combinations:


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

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity28 l (1709 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.45 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

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)

Feature Summary

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

Some sources also mention these features:
  • 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.

1616 l1 oz0.06 oz/L
2220 l1.2 oz0.06 oz/L
3028 l1.45 oz0.05 oz/L

Osprey Skimmer
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Osprey Skimmer ranks #30 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Skimmer ranks #228 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on January 11, 2019