Osprey PacksComet 30L Backpack

A workhorse of a backpack.

Not only will the versatile Comet Backpack by Osprey hold all your schoolwork, it will also store the gear you need for a day on the trail. Padded pockets for your laptop and tablet, stash and side pockets for water bottles, and a front panel organizer bring a whole lot of convenience. Made with Spacer mesh, the back panel and shoulder straps ensure proper airflow and comfort whether you're sprinting across campus or strolling down the trail. The backpack's nylon fabric is durable enough to stand up to years of use, and there is a removable waistbelt to give you extra support if you need it. Compression and bungee straps keep the contents of the pack stable when you're getting after it.

  • Spacer mesh back panel and shoulder straps
  • Removable waistbelt
  • Nylon fabrication
  • Padded laptop and tablet pockets
  • Stash and side pockets
  • Front panel organizer
  • Compression straps
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great + Spacious

    This bag is the bag that keeps on giving when it comes to space! There's so much room for everything! I'm able to fit a water bladder, my camera, a jacket, my laptop, and more! It's great for long day hikes or overnighters!

    Great + Spacious

    Laptop Protection is Inadequate

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used this bag for a couple of months before I accidentally dropped it while taking it out of the car. Even though this was a drop of only around a foot, it ended up damaging the corner of my new MacBook. Afterwards, I inspected the laptop sleeve portion of the bag a bit closer and noticed that the padding at the bottom of the laptop sleeve is actually quite thin; definitely thinner than the padding on the sides of the laptop sleeve. This, to me, is an obvious design flaw. The place on the laptop sleeve where the padding SHOULD be THICKEST is actually the place where the padding is THINNEST.

    When I called Osprey directly to request some kind of exchange, they refused. The customer support person told me that the laptop sleeve can't be expected to protect a laptop perfectly, and that because there was nothing FUNCTIONALLY wrong with the bag, it didn't qualify for the All Mighty Guarantee. I understand their position. Yes, I dropped the bag. But surely the bag could have been designed better to provide more protection for laptops. After all, isn't that the purpose of a laptop sleeve in the first place?

    That being said, this IS a nice bag. Great materials, pockets, etc. But it does NOT adequately protect a laptop, so if you plan on using it for that purpose, I would recommend looking elsewhere. A bag with thicker padding or with a suspended laptop sleeve (where the laptop doesn't sit directly on the bottom of the bag) would be much better.

    UPDATE: When I got home from work today I pulled my old backpack out of the closet to do a quick comparison. My old bag is a Swiss Gear (by Wenger) bag that is easily 10-15 years old by now, and which I paid under $50 for at the time. Surprisingly, the bottom of the Swiss Gear's laptop sleeve actually has better, thicker padding than the Comet. This, to me, should simply not be the case with a premium brand like Osprey. Could my laptop have gotten damaged in the Swiss Gear bag? Possibly. But at least then I would know for sure that it wasn't the fault of inadequate padding.

    Very nice

      Bought this for my 12 year old primarily for school. Plenty of room, well organized and comfortable. Hasn't used for hiking but would seem like it would double well for that too. He loves it. Good choice.

      Hi Marshall, my son who is 13 uses this as well. Those kids needs so much space and the Comet delivers!

      Thank you for the review!

      Leta
      Osprey Rep

      One day pack to rule them all

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this to use as a day pack for hiking, but I have ended up using it every day for work. It has a nice laptop sleeve, bottle holders that fit one liter nalgene bottles, compression straps, and more zippered compartments than you could shake a stick at. There is one small pocket which is the perfect size for phone, keys, etc. There is plenty of room to carry all my stuff, and it is comfortable on my back. I would be remiss if I did not mention the fabulous customer support from backcountry. The backpack was sent to the wrong address - I had moved and not updated my address. It was totally my fault. But backcountry did not hassle me about it, and shipped out a new one immediately. Very impressed with this company. They treat their customers right!

      William, i LOVE the LOTR reference! Well done!

      Leta
      Osprey Rep

      Osprey 24/7 Product Tour

      Check out the features of the 24/7 series, including the men's Comet. The women's version of this pack is the Celeste, which has a shorter torso for a better women's fit and also a different color pallet. Emjoy!



      Leta

      Osprey Rep

      great backpack for that middleschool

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      loved this backpack for a middle school. everything he needs fits. hope it lasts until high school

      Thank you for the review - My son uses the Comet asim not well and he is in 7th grade. The only thing I can think of for him not using it in high school is when the updated ones come out... there is always a "ooooohhh!" factor! Still, the Comet will last him a good long while, AND it has the Osprey All Mighty Guaranty !! Enjoy!

      Leta
      Osprey Rep

      Good work work and play

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this bag for a recent trip to Yosemite (which was awesome by the way) and this pack did not let me down. I have the osprey atmos 50 which was too big for my day hike which was the reason for the purchase. It is a great day hike bag. I was able to carry all my camera gear safely. Great side pockets for hydro flask. The many compartments were cool as well. And of course, Osprey is always great quality! I also take this to work from time to time. Great protection for my laptop with plenty of space to spare. Overall, a great pack to use either for work or the outdoors. Comfortable, spacious and comes with the great Osprey guarantee. No regrets to this purchase.

      Good work work and play

      Jason, thank you for the great review!

      Leta
      Osprey Rep

      Great for work & biking

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I did a typically lengthy and unnecessary amount of research before going with this backpack (and Backcountry) and I'm damn pleased with both. I've had it for about 3 months now. I mainly use this as my work bag and I commute by bike. This bag fits the bill perfectly. Laptop compartment is well padded, lunch fits easily in the middle compartment, top and bottom straps help to keep everything snug, height-adjustable chest strap is perfect, shoulder straps and back are very comfortably padded and ventilated with no curious odors from daily sweat bombardment (thus far), side mesh pockets are flexible, durable, and fantastic for both beverages and items that you might want to reach for without taking off the bag, zippers are tough and have never once snagged on opening/closing, light rain seems to be no problem, and this sentence is now much too long. The thing just feels rugged and well-built all around. It has worked perfectly for me as a weekend/mini-vacation bag as well. A couple 'bonus' features I figured out: (1) The slimming straps at the top can be clipped and unclipped, so I can 'hang' an extra bag from there when needed. I sometimes do this with the my soccer ball sackpack. Probably not recommended use, but it comes in handy. (2) The waist strap is removable. I literally just found that out when I came to write this review.

      If I have one gripe, it would be that I would have liked some more organization options (small pockets/sleeves/etc) in front compartment - there is definitely room for a little more. That's very minor and probably specific to me. This fella gets an enthusiastic 5 stars.

      Great everyday backpack

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My normal backpack for college, but I have also used it for day hikes. Holds laptop, books, etc. no problem with tons of room left over. Love the way it's laid out. Really comfortable to wear for long periods of time even in hot weather. Super durable too and handles weather well - a great all around day pack!

      Thanks Alex! I appreciate the great review!

      Leta
      Osprey Rep