Osprey Solo



Good minimalist backpack. This is a small daypack…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Bought at retail


Good minimalist backpack.


  • Packable
  • Light
  • Quick access


  • Stability
  • Comfort

This is a small daypack or, more precisely, an accessory pack.

I have use it a couple of times for alpine climbing. From the tent to the route and back, during a day. It could be useful when you just want to take the absolute minimum, like some water and a wind jacket. I used it also to carry my shoes during the climbing and was just enough. However, this is not what the Solo was designed for, there are better options just for this scope.


It has 8 L and is pretty light. It packs small if using a larger backpack for approach, or can be attached to it for extra space. Because of its size limitation, you are forced to take just the absolutely necessary during your day adventure.

It has a Yoke-style harness with a waist-belt that comes a little high if you're taller. Don't expect too much comfort.


The purpose of this pack is for you to head up to…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: pack
Size: ~ 6L
Number of Pockets: 1 main
Max. Load Carried: 5lbs
Height of Owner: 173
Price Paid: ~ $US 30

The purpose of this pack is for you to head up to your final destination/limitation. Size is reasonable.

Only one con, it is quite difficult to in-corperate to the big Osprey pack.

Osprey Solo


The Solo has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$32.98 - $89.95

The Osprey Solo is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 19, 2013 at Bentgate.com.

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