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Osprey Verve Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.42
based on 87 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Verve - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Osprey Verve a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (87%)
Good (6%)
Average (6%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Verve

  • Most testers said that it is a great hydration pack for mountaineers and trekking.
  • They said that is has superb contruction with great built material.
  • Many reviewers said that the pack looks compact but is very spacious inside.
  • Some reviewers said the the harness and help belts are well padded to provide good comfort for carrying.
  • A user said that the large external pocket was very helpful to carry stuffs for easy access.
  • Another user said that the bag kept his back dry with a good ventilation system.
  • Many traveller are happy to have a holder for their biking helmet.
  • A buyer said the bag has the best bladder that he has used over the years.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few reviewers complained that the pack is little heavy when stuffed.
  • Some also complained for too many unusable straps with the pack.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Verve models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity3-9 l (183-549 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.9-1.6 oz (0.4-0.7 kg)
Length iconLength16-17 in (41-43 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height6-8 in (15-20 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Cycling
Hiking
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Verve 9

79% choose the Osprey Verve 9

79 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity9 l (549 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.6 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)


Osprey Verve 3

21% choose the Osprey Verve 3

21 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity3 l (183 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.9 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)




Osprey Verve 3 vs Verve 9


The two most popular Osprey Verve models are the Verve 3 and the Verve 9, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Osprey Verve bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Verve 9 which is choosen by 79% (3.8 times as many as the 21% that choose the Verve 3).

Verve 3Verve 9
Most popular

The price of the two bags is more or less the same, but check the deals before you buy.

Capacity and Packing

The Verve 3 has a capacity of 3 l, while the Verve 9 has a capacity of 9 l.

Verve 3Verve 9
Biggest

For a traveller, the 6 L (366 cuin) difference equals around 1 shorts and 1 towel.

Packing the Verve 3
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
Extra in the Verve 9
shorts
1
towel
1

If you are an athlete, the 6 L difference equals 1 pair of socks and 1 shorts.

Packing the Verve 3
tshirt
1
boxers
1
towel
1
Extra in the Verve 9
socks
1
shorts
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 toilet bag, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 towel.

Packing the Verve 3
water_bottle
1
protein_bar
2
Extra in the Verve 9
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
towel
1

Check how you can pack the Verve here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Verve 3 is 0.7 kg (24.7 oz) lower than the weight of the Verve 9.

Verve 3Verve 9
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Verve 3 and the Verve 9 has the same length (17 in). Both bags are the same width (9 in), while the height of the Verve 3 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Verve 9 (6 vs. 8 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue and red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Verve features:
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sternum strap
  • Reflective

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 Verve models (the most popular choice is the Verve 9).




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
33 l0.9 oz0.3 oz/L
99 l1.6 oz0.18 oz/L


Osprey Verve
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Verve ranks #18 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 30% Osprey bag

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4.47
Osprey Skarab
17Osprey FlapJack
4.42
Osprey FlapJack
18Osprey Verve
4.42
Osprey Verve
19Osprey Transporter
4.41
Osprey Transporter
20Osprey Comet
4.39
Osprey Comet

vs All Bags

The Osprey Verve ranks #175 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

173Osprey FlapJack
4.42
Osprey FlapJack
174Osprey Verve
4.42
Osprey Verve
175The North Face Iron Peak
4.42
The North Face Iron Peak
176Badlands 2200
4.42
Badlands 2200
177Bago Packing Cubes
4.42
Bago Packing Cubes



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Verve vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Verve vs Osprey Raven


Osprey Verve
Osprey Verve

4.42

Based on 87 reviews
Capacity: 3-9 l
Weight: 0.9-1.6 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Raven
Osprey Raven

4.52
BEST
Based on 278 reviews

Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.3-1.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Verve is rated a little bit worse than the Raven.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 365 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Verve is 56% smaller than the biggest Raven (9 L vs 14 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Verve is 7% heavier than the biggest Raven (1.6 oz vs 1.5 oz).

FeatureVerveRaven
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Verve is available in these colors:
Black
Red

Only the Raven is available in these colors:
Purple
Orange
Grey
Green




Osprey Verve vs Osprey Viper


Osprey Verve
Osprey Verve

4.42
BEST
Based on 87 reviews
Capacity: 3-9 l
Weight: 0.9-1.6 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Viper
Osprey Viper

4.06

Based on 587 reviews

Capacity: 3-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Verve is rated slightly better than the Viper.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 674 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Verve is 44% smaller than the biggest Viper (9 L vs 13 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Verve is 23% heavier than the biggest Viper (1.6 oz vs 1.3 oz).

FeatureVerveViper
Compression straps
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red

Only the Verve is available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Viper is available in these colors:
Orange
Green







Selected Reviews


Utah Outside

I wore this pack primarily mountain biking and what I noticed first was the HydraForm Reservoir. This anatomically shaped plastic conforms to the back. Instead of the water sloshing around in the 3 liter reservoir, it sat snug and stable on my back. Thanks to the breathable nylon mesh fabric along the back, my other pet peeve, the damp shirt back was obsolete.

Posted 2 August 2011 by Callista Pearson - Read full review

4 All Outdoors

At the moment the Osprey Verve is my favorite pack. I have found it to be perfect for short to medium length mountain bike rides and short hikes.

Posted 17 June 2011 by Jenn K. - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019