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Osprey Ultralight Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 2,614 reviews

We have checked thousands of reviews and found 20 reasons to buy the Ultralight - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

89% of the reviewers give the Osprey Ultralight a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (76%)
Good (13%)
Average (4%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Ultralight

  • Some users find the whole design of the bag ingenious.
  • Others find the top and side pocket a great addition.
  • Many loved the lightweight, durable and streamlined look of the bag.
  • A lot of users liked how the zipper pull design makes opening and closing the bag easy.
  • Others appreciate how the straps are lightly padded with mesh,providing some comfort and support.
  • Many users find the bag suitable for everyday errands, quick trips and short hikes with its ability to carry a decent amount of weight.
  • Quality material,well-made stitches,comfy straps,functional pockets and light weight are cited as the main reasons for choosing this bag.
  • Other users enjoy the presence of mesh waterbottle pocket.
  • One user dubbed it as the perfect packable day-pack.
  • Some hikers described it as rock solid pack, perfect for dayhike.
  • Other users love how it weighs super light and folds up into a small pouch.
  • Frequent travelers find this travel backpack useful in handling all their essentials without weighing them down.
  • The extra little zipper compartment is also a favorite feature as it provides easy access for small items.
  • Some users said this pack has far superior shoulder straps for extra comfort.
  • Many users thought it's comfortable to wear and stays in place without sagging.
  • A lot of users liked how it packs down flat,doesn't take up much space in the suitcase,yet sturdy enough for daily hikes.
  • Other reviewers thought it's a lightweight pack that's great for cycling as it stuffs down to about the size of a fist and can fit in a bike bag if needed.
  • Some users who fly frequently, described the bag as well-balanced,good-looking and spacious backpack.
  • Hikers and campers find the bag tiny yet attractive,perfect for exploring,camping and hiking.
  • Comfy straps, durable, folds flat, holds a ton, lightweight, functional pockets are cited as the most favorire features of the bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought the material is so thin that the contents can be easily seen.
  • Other reviewers said it's almost perfect except for short padded strap and rubbing.
  • A number of users thought it's super light, good capacity, good color, but ridiculously small.


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Ultralight models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity3-100 l (183-6102 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0-0.3 oz (0-0.1 kg)
Length iconLength9-41.5 in (23-105 cm)
Width3-13 in (8-33 cm)
Height6-18 in (15-46 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

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Weight iconWeight0.1 oz (0 kg)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Ultralight features:
  • Ultralight
  • Waterproof
  • Reflective
  • Seam taped
  • Stretch mesh

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Roll top
  • Carry-on size
  • Hip belt
  • Organizer panel
  • Water resistant

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

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.

66 l0.05 oz0.01 oz/L
1212 l0.1 oz0.01 oz/L
Large100 l0.15 oz0 oz/L


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The Osprey Ultralight ranks #58 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019