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Osprey Volt Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.25
based on 153 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Volt - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


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

Excellent (79%)
Good (14%)
Average (3%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Volt

  • Most of the testers said that the pack is versatile for travelling and camping.
  • They said that the body hugging shape of the bag helps it to sit comfortably on the back while commuting.
  • Numerous reveiwers said that the pack is lightweight and has good suspension system for comfortable carry.
  • Many of them also mentioned that the great compression straps helped them to clinch the bag and make it sit closer to the body for easy carrying.
  • A buyer said that the external hydration system is a great feature for travelling.
  • Most of the buyers have quiet happy with the great adjustments systems of the pack that helped them carry loads of various sizes for their requirements.
  • A few users said that the high capacity packing with separately organizable pockets helped them to carry all sorts of stuffs for their hiking.
  • A user also said that the external mesh pockets were quiet helpful to carry his wet and dirty clothes while hiking.
  • Some buyers are also happy with the price of the pack compared to all the features that it is offering.
  • A few hikers said that the external loops were quiet helpful to carry camping and trekking gears easily.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Many of the buyers complained that it doesn't have a good back ventilation system and their travels were sweaty.
  • A user said that the chest strap is not quiet adjustable for larger chests.
  • Another user complained that the back padding is not sufficient enough to carry the pack for longer hours.
  • A few buyers also complained that the pack is heavier to carry when fully loaded.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Volt models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity60-75 l (3661-4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.4-4 oz (1.5-1.8 kg)
Length iconLength23-23.5 in (58-60 cm)
Width14-14.5 in (36-37 cm)
Height22.5-23.5 in (57-60 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Volt 60

67% choose the Osprey Volt 60

67 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity60 l (3661 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.4 oz (1.5 kg)
Length iconLength23 in (58 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height22.5 in (57 cm)


Osprey Volt 75

33% choose the Osprey Volt 75

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity75 l (4577 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4 oz (1.8 kg)
Length iconLength23.5 in (60 cm)
Width14.5 in (37 cm)
Height23.5 in (60 cm)




Osprey Volt 60 vs Volt 75


The two most popular Osprey Volt models are the Volt 60 and the Volt 75, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Osprey Volt bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Volt 60 which is choosen by 67% (2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Volt 75).

Volt 60Volt 75
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Volt 60 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Volt 75, but check the deals before you buy.

Volt 60Volt 75
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Volt 60 has a capacity of 60 l, while the Volt 75 has a capacity of 75 l.

Volt 60Volt 75
Biggest

For a traveller, the 15 L (915 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 1 pants, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Volt 60
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
2
tshirt
6
boxers
6
socks
6
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
2
Extra in the Volt 75
blouse
1
pants
1
towel
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 15 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 2 towels and 1 book.

Packing the Volt 60
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
2
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Volt 75
water_bottle
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
towel
2
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 trangia and 4 packaged meals.

Packing the Volt 60
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
jacket
1
fleece
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Volt 75
water_bottle
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
4

Check how you can pack the Volt here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Volt 60 is 0.6 kg (21.2 oz) lower than the weight of the Volt 75.

Volt 60Volt 75
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Volt 60 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Volt 75 (23 vs. 24 in). Both bags are the same width (14 in), while the height of the Volt 60 is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the Volt 75 (22 vs. 24 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black and red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Volt features:
  • Hip belt
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Compression straps
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration bladder

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Raincover included

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 Volt models (the most popular choice is the Volt 60).




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
6060 l3.4 oz0.06 oz/L
7575 l4 oz0.05 oz/L


Osprey Volt
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Volt ranks #43 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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4.27
Osprey Reverb
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4.26
Osprey Skimmer
43Osprey Volt
4.25
Osprey Volt
44Osprey Viper
4.25
Osprey Viper
45Osprey Nova
4.24
Osprey Nova

vs All Bags

The Osprey Volt ranks #495 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

493Timbuk2 Raider
4.25
Timbuk2 Raider
494Osprey Volt
4.25
Osprey Volt
495Osprey Viper
4.25
Osprey Viper
496Oakley Kitchen Sink
4.25
Oakley Kitchen Sink
497Maxpedition Kodiak
4.25
Maxpedition Kodiak



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Volt vs 6 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Volt vs Osprey Aether


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 153 reviews
Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aether
Osprey Aether

4.66
BEST
Based on 1,211 reviews

Capacity: 60-85 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Volt is rated slightly worse than the Aether.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,364 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Volt is 13% smaller than the biggest Aether (75 L vs 85 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Volt is 32% lighter than the biggest Aether (4 oz vs 5.3 oz).

FeatureVoltAether
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Green

Only the Volt is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Aether is available in these colors:
Orange
Grey




Osprey Volt vs Osprey Atmos


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 153 reviews
Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.72
BEST
Based on 2,677 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Volt is rated somewhat worse than the Atmos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,830 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Volt is 15% bigger than the biggest Atmos (75 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Volt is 10% lighter than the biggest Atmos (4 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureVoltAtmos
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Green

Only the Volt is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Volt vs Osprey Exos


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 153 reviews
Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.58
BEST
Based on 1,281 reviews

Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Volt is rated a bit worse than the Exos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,434 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Volt is 29% bigger than the biggest Exos (75 L vs 58 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Volt is 54% heavier than the biggest Exos (4 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureVoltExos
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

Only the Volt is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Volt vs Osprey Kestrel


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 153 reviews
Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Kestrel
Osprey Kestrel

4.47
BEST
Based on 1,175 reviews

Capacity: 26-46 l
Weight: 2.4-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Volt is rated a little bit worse than the Kestrel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,328 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Volt is 63% bigger than the biggest Kestrel (75 L vs 46 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Volt is 5% heavier than the biggest Kestrel (4 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureVoltKestrel
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue
Green

Only the Kestrel is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Volt vs Osprey Xenith


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 153 reviews
Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54
BEST
Based on 197 reviews

Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Volt is rated a bit worse than the Xenith.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 350 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Volt is 40% smaller than the biggest Xenith (75 L vs 105 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Volt is 36% lighter than the biggest Xenith (4 oz vs 5.45 oz).

FeatureVoltXenith
Abrasion resistant
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

Only the Volt is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Xenith is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Volt vs The North Face Terra


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 153 reviews
Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$


The North Face Terra
The North Face Terra

4.29
BEST
Based on 312 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.5-3.15 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Volt is rated about the same as the Terra.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 465 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Volt is 27% heavier than the biggest Terra (4 oz vs 3.15 oz).

FeatureVoltTerra
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue
Green

Only the Terra is available in these colors:
Grey
Brown
Pink
Purple





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Last updated on May 12, 2019