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

4.01 based on 233 reviews
Osprey Zealot

Capacity iconCapacity13 l (793 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Zealot

  • Most reviewers said that it is an excellent pack to carry all gears for weekend trips and hiking.
  • Some said that the pack is sturdy and well made for heavy duty tasks.
  • Many buyers said that the pack is very comfortable to wear with good adjustable features.
  • Travellers said that the hydration bladder is easy to refill.
  • Most of the buyers confirmed that with adjustable harness and hip belt strap the pack stays stable on their back.
  • Few buyers said that the pack is roomy and can hold lots of gears and clothes for weekend trips and also for long vacations.
  • Some are happy to mention the small zipped pockets on the hip belt strap to carry snacks and other gears for emergency use.
  • A user said that the padded back is very comfortable and the mesh allows good breathability.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few of the buyers complained that the pack is little heavy when fully loaded.
  • A user said that there is no clip to hold the hydration tube to the shoulder strap.

Popular Models

Osprey Zealot 15

89% choose the Osprey Zealot 15

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity13 l (793 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Osprey Zealot 16

11% choose the Osprey Zealot 16

Colors and combinations:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Zealot features:
  • Helmet carry
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Tool pouch
  • Media pocket

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 Zealot models (the most popular choice is the Zealot 15).

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.

1513 l1.9 oz0.15 oz/L


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The Osprey Zealot ranks #66 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Zealot ranks #781 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Selected Reviews

Enduro MTB

The 2014 Zealot was a popular pack. but felt a little clunky and stiff; the 2015 update is made from more comfortable materials, saving weight and increasing comfort.

Posted 22 December 2014 by Trev Worsey - Read full review

Bike Radar

Good as it is for lugging kit, the Zealot works on the bike too, thanks to the comfy AirScape rear, chunkily winged waist strap and a 3-litre reservoir.

Posted 12 June 2012 by Ric McLaughlin - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019