GoLite Odyssey

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

The Odyssey is the largest of three full-suspension backpacking, trekking, and mountaineering packs in GoLite’s Venture Series. The Venture packs (Pursuit, Quest, and Odyssey) feature internal frame sheets that can accommodate 40-, 50-, and 60-pound loads and all are 3-liter hydration-compatible.

The Odyssey is GoLite’s lightest full-on load monster and is designed for all-season backpacking, mountaineering, and alpinism. It features two side hydration openings and an internal hydration sleeve; a sleeping bag compartment with removable interior shelf; a front pocket to hold a shovel, shovel handle, skins, or probe; a removable lid with welded watertight zipper for the top pocket; two angled side mesh pockets; the ability to carry skis, snowboards, or snowshoes using side compression straps; a frame sheet with two adjustable aluminum stays; a shaped back panel and hip wings with padding to contour the back and hips; and a contoured, compression molded hip wings that cushion and cup the hips.

The Odyssey uses GoLite’s ComPacktor system, which lets you reduce the pack’s volume through two fixed compression anchor clips that convert a multi-day pack into a day-tripper.

Specs

Use all-season backpacking, mountaineering, alpinism
Women’s available in Small and Medium
- Capacity 5000 cu in, compacts to 1350 cu in
- Weight 3 lb 5 oz (1500 g)
Men’s available in Medium and Large
- Capacity 5500 cu in, compacts to 1600 cu in
- Weight 3 lb 8 oz (1590 g)

Reviews

0

I love this pack. Fits perfectly and easy to adjust.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

I love this pack. Fits perfectly and easy to adjust. Gear is easily accessible w/ the sleeping bag compartment on the bottom. Great water bottle pockets on the sides. Very comfortable.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Haven't found any

This is a great affordable pack. It is nice and lightweight for women.

0

I am so glad I have finally found a pack that is light…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Max. Load Carried: 25 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 8"
Price Paid: $151

I am so glad I have finally found a pack that is light and will carry enough gear! I am an avid lightweight fan but my load doesn't quite pack down to the Jam line of packs... this was perfect. It feels comfortable and the green color is great. My torso is 17.5 and I got a Medium, it fits great... the straps seem secure unlike on the cheapy pack I've hiked the PCT two summers with. This one is about 1/3 the weight while still big enough. I love how it compresses down.

One thing to consider though is hip size... I think I'm about average or on the narrow side (33 inches circumference) and the padding just barely covers the bony part, if I had a bit wider hips I think the hip belt would rub on the sticky out part of my hip bones... which fortunately it doesn't , but the padding doesn't go around as far as on any other packs I've seen.

Overall a good solution for fast paced hikers that need a lightweight highly compressible big journey backpack ! I 'm taking it into the Andes next, we'll see how it holds up!

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Odyssey versions

In addition to the 2 women's reviews above, there are 4 reviews for other versions of the Odyssey. Read all reviews »

Manufacturer's Description

Visit GoLite's Odyssey page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Constructed of ultra-durable Velocity fabric, the GoLite Odyssey Women's Pack boasts a moldable framesheet with two adjustable aluminum stays for maximum comfort. The shaped back panel and compression-molded hip belt wings contour to the back and hips to keep you happy no matter what you're hauling. The adjustable webbing hip belt has two bellowed mesh pockets for easy access to items, the sleeping bag compartment has a removable interior shelf, and two angled side stretch mesh pockets allow for convenient storage. The side compression straps release and join to opposite sides for carrying a snowboard or snowshoes, and the comPACKtor system lets you neatly tuck in extra pack space. All these incredible features for only 3 lbs 8 oz!

- CampSaver.com

Internal stretch woven hydration sleeve with righty and lefty hydration tube portsAdjustable sternum strap with whistleS-contoured back panel with HDPE frame sheet and 2 aluminum stays mimic shape of the spine and are customizable for a dialed-in fitSide compression straps with quick release buckles convert to front attachment system for sleeping pads, snowboards, snowshoes, etc.Sculpted lid with body-side zipper access detaches to shed 92 gramsTwin ice axe loops and handle strapsTwo side stretch pockets hold 1L bottles + trekking polesTop compression strap and load lifters control and transfer weight effectivelySize-specific anatomically molded hip-belt with quick-access zippered stretch pocketsHigh-void meshes on back panel and shoulder harness move moisture quickly and promote rapid dryingProprietary ComPACKtor system converts capacity incredibly efficientlyAnatomically Molded Hip-Belt with quick-access zippered stretch pockets

- GoLite.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. GoLite Women's Odyssey Pack DECENT FEATURES of the GoLite Women's Odyssey Pack Anatomically molded hip-belt with quick-access zippered stretch pockets High-void meshes on back panel and shoulder harness move moisture quickly and promote rapid drying S-contoured back panel with HDPE frame sheet and 2 aluminum stays mimic shape of the spine and are customizable for a dialed-in fit Proprietary Compacktor system reduces pack volume via easy to use anchor/strap system Sculpted lid with body-side zipper access detaches to shed 90 grams Two side stretch pockets hold 1L bottles + trekking poles Side compression straps with quick release buckles convert to front attachment system for sleeping pads, snowboards, snowshoes, etc. Top compression strap and load lifters control and transfer weight effectively Twin ice axe lops and handle straps Internal stretch woven hydration sleeve with righty and lefty hydration tube ports Adjustable sternum strap with whistle The SPECS Materials: 50% Recycled 210 Denier Nylon Velocity, 50% Recycle 210 Denier Nylon Double-Ripstop, High-VOID Polyester Mesh The SPECS for Medium Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz / 1410 g Volume: 4758 cubic inches / 78 L Compact Volume: 1281 cubic inches / 21 L Maximum Rec. Load: 50 lbs / 23 kg Spine Length: 15.5 - 17.5 in / 39.5 - 44.5 cm The SPECS for Large Weight: 3 lbs 4 oz / 1470 g Volume: 5002 cubic inches / 82 L Compact Volume: 1342 cubic inches / 22 L Maximum Rec. Load: 50 lbs / 23 kg Spine Length: 17.5 - 19.5 in / 44.5 - 49.5 cm

- Moosejaw

The GoLite Odyssey carries the heavy stuff as well as other packs, but weighs half as much.

- SunnySports

GoLite Women's Odyssey

MSRP:
$200.00

The GoLite Women's Odyssey is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 30, 2013 at CampSaver.com.

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