In this Osprey Volt 75 review I present a great and versatile load-hauling backpack for backpackers, hikers, and mountaineers.
With the weight of only 1.84 kg and with 75 liters of volume, this is a great tool for extended tours.
In view of its pricing and versatility, this pack is suitable for both experienced and entry-level backpackers.
Note, there is a new 2019 version of this pack. The list of changes is given here. Both versions are on the market.
Suspension system and the back features of the pack
The suspension is as you would expect from Osprey, highly adjustable, lightweight and durable. It is based on a 3.5 mm aluminum peripheral frame (you can see a part of it in the picture), and a 1 mm HDPE mesh-covered frame sheet.
The torso adjustment is easy, by simply detaching the velcro which you have on the back, and by moving the back panel either up or down to adjust to your body size.
Something similar, based on velcro attachment, you have also on the hip belt. So this is a Fit-on-the-Fly hip belt system, very easy to use. You will be able to see it in the video below.
You have good size zippered pockets on both sides of the hip belt. On the shoulder harness, you have the great Osprey feature which I like in particular: stow-on-the-go attachment for trekking poles.
The access to hydration bladder is on the back, you can see this in the picture above.
Front of the pack and access points
The access to the main compartment is from the top, covered by the floating lid which is secured by 2 clips. The meaning of floating is that you can lift it up in the case of extra stuff in the pack, so that you have more space, this is accompanied with an expandable collar which extends up and add extra volume.
The lid contains a mesh pocket from inside, and an external zippered pocket with access from the back. These are all standard features.
On the front of the main compartment, you have a very large stretch mesh pocket. The water bottle pockets on both sides are of the same material. They are nicely designed so that you have two entries, from the top and an angled entry for an easy access of the bottle.
Two compression straps are on each side of the pack.
On the bottom, you have a sleeping bag compartment, with the usual oval shape zipper, secured by removable compression (sleeping pad) straps. The zipper is positioned surprisingly low for my taste.
The divider between the two compartments is removable.
On the bottom section of the pack, you have 2 loops for ice axe and trekking poles. Daisy chains are on each side of the front face. They are long and you can attache a lot of stuff on the front of the pack. A few extra attachment loops are available on the front face of the pack.
Many of the features described above you can see in this video from Osprey:
Technical specifications & summary of features
- Weight: 4.06 lb (1.84 kg).
- Volume: 4577 cu in (75 liters).
- Size: 33 x 14 x 14 in (84 x 36 x 36 cm).
- Maximum weight: 50 lbs (22.7 kg).
- Adjustable harness; torso fit 17 – 22 in (43 – 56 cm).
- Adjustable Fit-on-the-Fly hip belt; waist fit: 29 – 51 in (74 – 130 cm).
- 2 access points: through top loading and sleeping bag compartment.
- Zippered sleeping bag compartment; removable divider.
- Stow-on-the-go attachment for trekking poles.
- Hydration compatible; internal hydration sleeve.
– internal frame
– frame material: 3.5 mm LightWire aluminum peripheral frame
– 1 mm HDPE frame sheet
– mesh covered Airscape back panel
– adjustable sternum strap with integrated safety whistle.
– 210 D nylon double diamond ripstop
– 600 D packcloth.
– Large stretch mesh front pocket.
– 2 dual access stretch side pockets.
– 2 zippered hip belt pockets.
– Floating top pocket; web attachment points.
– Top zippered pocket on the lid.
– Mesh zippered pocket under the lid.
- Removable sleeping pad straps.
- Dual ice tool loops.
- Dual front panel daisy chains.
- Dual upper and lower side compression straps.
Pros and cons
Reports from users are exceptionally good. Amazon customers have rated this backpack very high, with 4.7/5 average rate. To read the reviews please follow this Amazon link.
If you are really interested in this backpack and plan to buy it, I would warmly recommend you to read this field report about Osprey Volt 75. You will realize that it has passed various tests.
- No rain cover. For me, this is an issue.
- Good price.
- Great weight-volume ratio.
To conclude this Osprey Volt 75 review, this is a great and reliable pack with many good features introduced by Osprey, like Stow-on-the-Go pole attachment, and very adjustable suspension system.
Thank you for reading, I shall be happy to have some comment from you. There is a comment box below. Have a nice day.