Favorite Lightweight Osprey Pack
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After looking through a variety of different packs for my two week backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada's, I landed on this pack as a great lightweight choice. In fact, it would be my best recommendation for a lightweight pack from Osprey. It holds more form than their UL series and overall is the best fit for longer lightweight trips. While not the lightest pack, its a great choice for something light and reliable. Its a pretty spacious pack, the stretchy material helps you pack every last piece of gear in your pack. It was a tight fit, but I fit 11 days worth of gear in this pack (with a resupply in the middle). The back suspension keeps your back aired out (as much as that is possible) and helps distribute the weight. I wear a S and am 5'2, and it fit just fine. I like how deep and secure the waterbottle holders feel. I only wish that the hip belt had pockets, its a real bummer that they dont. I tend to keep easy access items/snack in those pockets. Other than that, this is a trusty pack for those longer summer expeditions. Love this pack and cant wait to bring it on more trips in the future!