Osprey Solo

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



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.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

UPDATED FOR 2007!! Detachable daypack The Solo converts to a simple daypack with a buit-in spacer mesh harness. Use it as a pillow for a good night's rest. Size cu. in. liter lbs/oz kg. One Size 500 8 0/10 0.28

- Bentgate.com

The Womens ProLite Plus brings the comfort and added warmth you need for cold-weather mountaineering and ski tours. Its size-specific to save weight and space, plus weve added insulation in the torso and feet, where research has shown you need it most. Our new, proprietary diagonal-cut foams are more efficient that anything weve used before and provide up to 20% more warmth overall, with no added weight.degAdded Warmth: Unique, diagonal-cut foam provides the most efficient insulation possible, while added warmth in the torso and feet addresses the specific needs of women.degLight and Compact: Tapered design eliminates excess weight and rolls up ultra-compactdegRest Comfortably: Bottom grips and textured top surface keep the mattress where you want it while you sleep.Weight 1lb. 8oz. (680g)Rolled Size 11x4.8in. (28x12cm) R-Value 4.6Thickness 1.5 in. (3.8 cm)

- Mountains Plus

The Osprey Solo converts to a simple daypack with a buit-in spacer mesh harness. Use it as a pillow for a good night's rest.

- CampSaver.com

Looking to add a little space to your pack? Need a companion pack for short base camp excursions? The Osprey Solo is the perfect solution. This practical accessory pack adds space to your Osprey climbing or backpacking pack without complicating the profile and load control. The Solo attaches to your Osprey Argon, Xenon, Aether, Ariel, Exposure, Sojourn and Porter Series packs with sliders that button through Duratek strips or pack D-rings on the pack's front panels. The Solo can easily be removed and converted to a simple backpack for day trips by attaching the included yoke style harness.

- RockCreek

A simple daypack that can be combined with your top pocket/fanny pack for extra capacity.Yoke-style harness.Made of 420 denier nylon/210 denier ripstop nylon.Size: 17.5in. x 9.5in. x 3.5in.Wt. 13 oz.Capacity 500 cu in.

- Campmor

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.

If you're looking for a new daypack (under 2,000 cu in), check out the best reviewed current models.