Osprey Imp

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Capacity 1,400 cubic inches



It has plenty of space and good load control. We used…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: Internal kids pack
Size: 1400ci
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 10lbs
Height of Owner: 48"
Price Paid: $99

It has plenty of space and good load control. We used it on our hut trip. My 6-year-old son carried it 3 miles in and out. We liked the fact that we could use his reservoir and hydrate along the way. This purchase will last for a few years due to its adjustable torso.

Manufacturer's Description

The Sprint Series brings Osprey’s legacy of deluxe custom fit to youth backpacks, and was designed with the understanding that a child’s body dimensions, proportions, and biomechanical properties are markedly different than those of an adult. Packs provide the best carry of any youth packs on the market by combining ergonomically correct fit, technical features tailor-made for youth, and Osprey’s signature design, quality, customization and durability.

Features: five inches of torso adjustability to grow with your child; peripheral aluminum frame with rigid foam framesheet; Osprey’s AirScape ventilated foam backpanel; perforated EVA harness with mesh outer; size adjustable foam hipbelt with spacer mesh outer; built-in raincover; hydration compatible; two organizational pockets in the top lid; stretch nylon mesh front and side pockets; dual daisy chains; mesh harness pocket; four seam buckles on the Imp allow it to attach to larger Osprey packs

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Osprey Imp 23 is perfect for young, first time day hikers or backpackers. We recommend stuffing it with lightweight, compressible items like sleeping bag and clothing. Your child will feel proud to carry their gear in the sporty Imp, without the burden of an overloaded pack. This pack is for our smallest and bravest customer, aged 8-12 or so, ready to spend their first night out. The Sprint Series bring Osprey's legacy of deluxe, custom fit to youth backpacks. Combining ergonomically correct fit, technical features and great looks with Osprey design, quality and durability, these packs will provide years of comfortable trail performance for young hikers. As a correct and well balanced pack fit is particularly important to growing backpackers, Osprey's Sprint Series was designed through collaboration with Spine Colorado, an independent contractor specializing in the prevention and treatment of spine related issues. These packs are designed around young hikers specific fit and comfort needs.

- UpsideOver

Mischievously exuberant - just like you were. It's time to teach the kids about backpacking, just be sure to start them off right with the Imp backpack from Osprey. Created with young bodies in mind, the sturdy aluminum frame and spacer mesh-covered foam hipbelt can be size-adjusted for youthful growth spurts, all while your young ones pack in their own gear with an ample 1400 cubic inches of interior space and 5 additional pockets.

- Mountain Gear

The Osprey Imp 23 combines kid-inspired graphics, grown-up features, and an adjustable, ergonomically correct fit with Osprey design, quality, and durability. Ideal for young, first time day hikers, or backpackers - it's never too early to start good habits. 6061 T6 aluminum peripheral frame with easy-adjust torso length. Adjusts to fit torsos 13 to 18 in.; hips 20 to 24 in.; approximate age range 8 to 12 yrs. Rigid foam framesheet keeps contents supported and backs protected. Ventilated, molded AirScape foam backpanel promotes air circulation. Perforated stretchable EVA shoulder harness with mesh outer cover for flexible movement. Reflective tabs on shoulder harness straps; stretch pocket on left strap. Size adjustable, spacer-mesh covered foam hipbelt. Top loading access with spindrift collar; "leave no trace" principles printed on sprindrift collar. Attached zip top pocket with key clip and water resistant ID sleeve. Zip pocket under lid and "ten essential for your trip" list. Internal hydration sleeve with left or right tube port. Reflective stretch woven front pocket for a hat, gloves, and fuzzy friend. Daisy chains for attaching a safety whistle, compass, and headlamp. Stretch woven side pockets keep water bottles handy. Side compression straps and adjustable sternum strap keep the pack stable on uneven terrain. Attached rain cover with its own storage pocket.


Built with many of the features found on Osprey's adult backpacks, the Imp 23 helps get kids stoked about time on the trail. This pack fits kids from 8-12 years old (13-18in back length) and holds their spare clothes and sleeping bag for an overnight trip. A top lid keeps snacks readily available, and the Osprey Imp 23 Backpack includes a front stretch pocket to store an extra layer that's no longer needed.

- Backcountry.com

Osprey Imp


The Imp has been discontinued.


The Osprey Imp is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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