This Osprey Renn 50 Pack for women is from their new 2019 series, a lightweight pack with a ventilated back panel, adjustable torso size, a rain cover, and a reasonable price.
- AirSpeed ventilated trampoline style suspended mesh back panel.
- Adjustable torso size with a ladder-lock system.
- Lightweight backpack.
- Sleeping bag compartment.
- Attachment loops for Daylite and Daylite Plus packs.
- Rain cover.
- Reasonable price.
Where to buy
This pack is available on Amazon and I have noticed it on several of their global stores. So follow the link and benefit from their efficient shipping service.
What this is about
The Renn 50 is from their new series which also includes Renn 65 and the corresponding packs for men under the names Rook 50 and Rook 65. This is an excellent balance between cost and value, a budget-friendly quality pack with most of the features which you have in their other famous and much more expensive packs.
So here you have a top loading pack with a lid and collar underneath it, but the pack also has a bottom compartment with a removable divider. This is a hydration compatible backpack with an internal sleeve for the reservoir.
It comes with a rain cover included and it is stored in its own dedicated pocket on the bottom, see the picture. This is a lightweight pack and you will realize this from the comparison table below. It weighs 3.31 lb (1.5 kg) and the volume/weight ratio is above 33 liters/kg which is a great number.
Who is it for
Size-wise and weight-wise this pack is with the 50 liters volume capacity and with 40 lb (18 kg) weight capacity. You have already seen its weight and the volume/weight ratio, and in view of all this, I see it as an excellent backpacking and hiking pack for women. It has all the features which you need on the trail.
The torso size adjustability makes it suitable for several users, family members or just friends. The back panel is with excellent ventilation (more below), so if sweating on the trail is an issue for you, this is the design to go for, there is nothing better. You will always sweat with a pack of such a size but the mesh makes it much more comfortable. I know this because I have been using such packs in the past two decades or so. See in the picture how nice this looks.
Overview of features
The suspension system
Here you have what they call the Airspeed suspension supported by a 1 mm HDPE frame-sheet and 3.5 mm LightWire peripheral frame. This frame gives tension to the mentioned trampoline-style mesh. With such a design the pack is completely separated from the body and you have airflow in all directions. The zoomed picture above shows its details, and the whole suspension is shown below.
As pointed out above, the torso size is adjustable and you have the range 14 – 19 inches (35 – 48 cm). You will see in the video below how it works. This ladder-lock system is unique for this Rook & Renn series. The pack is with the usual load lifters and a sternum strap with a safety whistle. You have an excellent padding on the shoulder straps and on the hip belt.
There are 5 + 1 pockets here and they include:
- Two zippered pockets on the hip belt.
- Two mesh stretch pockets on the sides, with dual top and side entrance.
- One zippered pocket is on the lid, shown in one of the pictures above.
- One rain cover pocket is on the bottom.
One thing to notice is the absence of a front pocket which is nowadays a common feature in many packs on the market.
Attachment elements and straps
- There is a pair of removable compression straps on the bottom-front where you can attach a sleeping pad or anything similar.
- There are also attachment loops on the front where you can attach Osprey’s daypacks i.e., the Osprey Daylite backpack and Osprey Daylite Plus. Several of Osprey’s packs have such a feature.
- Dual compression straps are on each side of the pack.
- On the top of the lid you have webbing loops for gear attachment.
There are no loops on the front for an ice axe and poles attachment, perhaps this is the most important detail missing here, I use such loops for poles all the time. Please see a bit more in this short video:
Good and less good features
Here is my short summary:
- Fully adjustable suspension.
- Excellent ventilation.
- Very good hip belt.
- Top-quality materials and workmanship.
- Rain cover.
- Very reasonable price.
- No attachment loops for poles.
- No front pocket.
The price & rating
This pack is currently on the market with the price tag around $155 and in the EU the price is around 102-118 Euro. In view of the rain cover included, I find this a great price. This is a top-quality backpack.
This pack is new on the market and there are no many reports, but on Amazon it has scored a perfect 5.0/5 average rating. Please see how I rate it for a number of parameters used for all the packs here in the site:
My rating breakdown of the Osprey Renn 50 Backpack for Women:
- Weight: 3.31 lb (1.5 kg).
- Weight capacity: 40 lb (18 kg).
- Volume capacity: 3051 in³ (50 liters).
- Dimensions (L x W x D): 26.4 x 14.6 x 13.4 in (67 x 37 x 34 cm).
- Torso fit range: 14 – 19 in (35 – 48 cm).
- Main fabric: 600D Polyester.
- Reinforcement: 1000D Nylon Packcloth.
- Frame: aluminum.
- Colors: 2.
- Osprey’s All Mighty guarantee included.
Osprey Renn 50 Pack vs Competitors
It is always a good idea to see how such a pack compares with some of its competitors built in the same or similar style. So in the table below I show it side by side with the Gregory Jade 53 and Mountainsmith Scream 50 packs, both women-specific packs.
As you see the MS Scream pack is considerably lighter but some important features are missing. On the other hand, the Gregory Jade 53 pack is bigger yet almost the same weight but with more features. Please follow the links for more.
COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Weight, lb (kg)
Hip belt pockets
Payable Every Month
Payable Every Year
top, front, bottom
Payable Every Year
So this Osprey Renn 50 Pack for women is a top quality item with quite a number of useful features, though some are missing. The price is more than fair. This is an excellent option if you do not want to spend too much but still want to have a quality pack from such a top brand. You will not find many packs that are better ventilated and more suitable for humid and warm climates.
If you still need more options in this size range, please check my page with packs in the range 35 – 55 liters.
Note that I have no business relationship with this brand and this is not a sponsored text. Please use the comment box below in the case of questions or comments. I wish you a nice day.