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

4.47 based on 67 reviews
Osprey Verve
93% of the Osprey Verve reviews are good or excellent!

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

Specs across all Verve models
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)

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.

Popular Models

Osprey Verve 9

79% choose the Osprey Verve 9

Colors and combinations:


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

Colors and combinations:


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)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Verve features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Compression straps
  • 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.

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

Osprey Verve
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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The Osprey Verve ranks #17 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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The Osprey Verve ranks #99 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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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 January 11, 2019