Osprey Hornet 24

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s/m m/l
Weight 1 lb 2 oz / .50 kg 1 lb 3 oz / .54 kg
Capacity 1320 cu in / 22 L 1440 cu in / 24 L



AWESOME PACK! This pack has done two 25+ mile treks…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


AWESOME PACK! This pack has done two 25+ mile treks in the middle of Wisconsin winters loaded with a bladder, safety gear, and of course food. It also served as a great day pack for 2 weeks in Israel holding our camera, water, small laptop, and of course food.


  • Best warranty there is
  • Holds up great


  • Not enough separate pockets
  • Side pockets do not come up high enough to hold tall bottles

The pack fits very well with both the hip and chest belts holding it secure during hikes as well as trail runs. Very comfortable to wear, even all day long. Capacity is what is expected and the bag does seem to stretch a bit when needed. The pack could use another pocket or two to better organize things and the smaller pocket on top often gets sacrificed when the main compartment is too full (they use the same space).

It has held up very well to some abuse and prolonged use in conditions ranging from cold Wisconsin winter treks to hot arid hiking in Israel. I have had the pack for about 3 years now and since then bought another Osprey pack for travel. Great pack.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Osprey's Hornet 24 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The superlight Osprey Hornet 24 Pack has been stripped to the essentials for ultra runners, cyclists, peak baggers and ultralight backpackers--anyone who aspires to move fast with minimal weight.


For anyone looking for a superlight pack for ultra running, adventure racing or just lighweight backpack for long day hikes Osprey has created the no frills Hornet series. This Hornet 24 is the smallest in the series, and at just over a pound (1 lbs 2 oz) it's easy to see this pack is best used for going fast. Compression from ultralight side webbing and an adjustable overskirt allow you to tighten down your gear for lighter loads while still allowing you to expend when you just HAVE to bring more gear. A front mesh pocket and side mesh pockets provide ample space for shed layers and smaller items, and hydration capability allows you to keep going full steam ahead.Features: Panel loader Adjustable overskirt compression strap Ultralight 7mm webbing side compression Front stretch mesh pocket Reflective detail on front pocket Cord tie-off points Side mesh pockets with InsideOut compression straps Specs (S/M / M/L): Volume: 1320 / 1440 cu in. Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. / 1 lb. 3 oz. Load Range The green to yellow zones represent the recommended load range for this pack. When super light hiking or a quick peak summit is the order of the day, call on the Hornet 24 to get you there. This panel loading, hydration compatible pack features Osprey's highly ventilated and supportive BioStretchTM harness and hipbelt as well as a spacer mesh backpanel for a lightweight, comfortable carry.

- Mountains Plus

Your competition at the orienteering race packed an overnight shelter and down quilt in anticipation of grabbing an hour or two of sleep before attempting the race crux at dawn. You, on the other hand, simply packed your ultra-minimalist Osprey Hornet 24 Backpack because you intend on finishing in record time and sleeping in a warm bed tonight.

- Backcountry.com

When early season trekking lures you to the trail despite springtime drizzle, this waterproof jacket will keep you protected without sacrificing breathability. Whether scrambling across talus fields or throwing the perfect skippers at your riverside lunch stop, the stretch fabric allows you to maneuver with ease and flexibility. A fold-away hood and TorsoFlo? side zippers provide options for ventilation and protection from the elements.

- RockCreek