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

4.04 based on 508 reviews
Osprey Viper
86% of the Osprey Viper reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (73%)
Good (13%)
Average (3%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (7%)


Specs across all Viper models
Capacity iconCapacity8-9 l (488-549 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-1.2 oz (0.5-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength17-18 in (43-46 cm)
Width8-9 in (20-23 cm)
Height6-7 in (15-18 cm)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Viper

  • Testers said that it is a lightweight and compact bag for biking and also for hiking.
  • They said that the pack is super comfortable with adjustable harness and torso.
  • Some testers said that the pack has great suspension system to distribute the load over their back.
  • Reviewers have also confirmed that the pack is very comfortable to wear and carry.
  • Some buyers said that the 3 litre hydration pack was quiet helpful for biking on long trails.
  • Travellers said that the pack is roomy and has lots of pockets to keep things organized while travelling.
  • A user said that the large reservoir never made the bag feel bulky on his back.
  • Another user said that the stash pocket on the front is quiet helpful to stuff his jacket.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few said that the pack is heavy with the large hydration pack.
  • A user also said that the bag is pricy.
  • Another user complained that the pack has no rain cover.



Popular Models


Osprey Viper 9

50% choose the Osprey Viper 9

Colors and combinations:

Black
Green
Orange
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity9 l (549 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height7 in (18 cm)


Osprey Viper 3

36% choose the Osprey Viper 3

Colors and combinations:

Black
Green
Orange


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity8 l (488 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width8 in (20 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)


Osprey Viper 13

14% choose the Osprey Viper 13

Colors and combinations:

Black
Green
Orange






Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Viper features:
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration bladder
  • Stretch mesh
  • Side pockets
  • 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 Viper models (the most popular choice is the Viper 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
38 l1 oz0.12 oz/L
99 l1.2 oz0.13 oz/L


Osprey Viper
Average for 17,986+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Viper ranks #63 compared with the other Osprey bags.

61Osprey Zip
4.05
Osprey Zip
62Osprey Viper
4.04
Osprey Viper
63Osprey Pulsar
4.03
Osprey Pulsar
64Osprey Parsec
4.02
Osprey Parsec
65Osprey Zealot
4.01
Osprey Zealot

vs All Bags

The Osprey Viper ranks #746 compared with all the bags we have checked.

744Kelty Redtail
4.04
Kelty Redtail
745Osprey Viper
4.04
Osprey Viper
746Burton Backhill
4.04
Burton Backhill
747Dakine Fall Line
4.04
Dakine Fall Line
748Adidas Excel
4.04
Adidas Excel



Vs Other Bags





Selected Reviews


Bike Radar

Osprey needs to make a version without its rigid bladder to allow you to really use the load space.

Posted 28 July 2011 by Justin Loretz - Read full review

Bag ID 31468. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last updated on January 11, 2019

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