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Osprey Ultralight Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.13
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%)



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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.



Specs


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:

Travel
Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Sport
School



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Specs
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.

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



Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

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

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60Osprey Kamber
4.10
Osprey Kamber

vs All Bags

The Osprey Ultralight ranks #871 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019