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    11 Reviews


    Can store trail maps and school work.

    The Osprey Quasar Backpack transitions from trails to campuses without a problem. Padded pockets for your laptop and tablet, stash and side pockets for water bottles, and a front panel organizer brings a whole lot of convenience. Made with Spacer mesh, the back panel and shoulder straps ensure proper airflow and comfort whether you're sprinting across campus or strolling down the trail. The backpack's nylon fabrication remains durable for years of use, and there is a removable waistbelt to give you more support when you need it. Compression and bungee straps keep the contents of your bag secure when it's time to beat feet.

    • Spacer mesh back panel and shoulder straps
    • Removable waistbelt
    • Nylon fabrication
    • Padded laptop and tablet pockets
    • Stash and side pockets
    • Front panel organizer
    • Compression straps
    • Item #OSP001C

    Tech Specs

    420D nylon packcloth, 210D nylon ripstop
    1709 cu in
    [external] 2 side stretch mesh, 1 zippered stash, 1 front organizer, [internal] 1 padded laptop sleeve, 1 padded tablet
    19 x 11 x 11 in
    Claimed Weight
    2 lb 1 oz
    Recommended Use
    day hiking, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Yes, Osprey, Yes.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you're looking at brands - stop here. Osprey is the best bag I've ever worn on my back.
    If you're debating sizing - this pack is great for an every-day bag. I've used this bag for work, for travel, and everything in between.

    Too School For Cool

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Been using my older model Quasar almost daily for about 2 years now and had nothing but awesome experiences with it. Great for hauling books and my 13' Macbook Pro across campus as well as stuffing extra layers for those chilly days. Not to mention, this backpack looks cool enough to walk around campus while remaining technical enough to wear on long day hikes and even multi-pitch climbs. The back panel does a decent job promoting airflow but still expect some minor backpack sweat on really hot days.

    Overall, the construction is solid and even has some water resistance to protect your valuables on rainy days. As other reviewers have mentioned, the soft elastic mesh pockets on the sides are prone to having small holes torn through them but they still hold a 1L Nalgene regardless and are a part of the normal wear and tear of the product.

    I would totally recommend this backpack for the outdoor minded student who wants one pack to do everything.

    Too School For Cool


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got this pack in my first year of med school. That was late September of 2012. I have used it for books, food, clothes, laptops, and whatever items I might need for school, camping, and anything else. I have gone through some packs in my time, and this pack has held up like a champ. There are some small holes in the soft mesh on the sides (which I think is par for the course concerning mesh side pockets), some stains on the bottom, and a very, very small hole in the partition between the small and main compartments that was worn through due to my overpacking habits. The seams are flawless. The straps are in excellent condition. I very highly recommend this pack.


    Great Backpack

      This is a great backpack for the casual. I bought it with the intention of using for school and don't get me wrong, its a great backpack, gets a lot of turns from others. But unfortunately i had to return because the material weren't that great in my opinion. I bought an ogio backpack a while back for roughly the same price. And i like my ogio backpack much more so i ended up returning.

      Osprey goes to school

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Originally Osprey had been passed over for 'kids' backpacks' which turned out to be way too small for my two boys. Backcountry customer service were beyond helpful and the return process was simple.

      When the two replacement Osprey Packs Quasar Backpacks arrived the boys were too excited. The colors are great, easy to tell the two boys apart from a distance! They hold all their school stuff, including the lunchbox, without being bulky. The older one uses the organizing pockets to his advantage and the younger one enjoys squirreling bits and bobs in the various pockets.

      The fit? Perfect. And my boys are on the small side. The packs sit very well on small shoulders and the sternum strap helps keep the shoulder straps from sliding off slippery coat fabrics. The water bottle pockets are generous which makes it possible to run to school without the bottles flying out. They've even learned to hang their spare sweatshirts on the outside! Maybe it's time to hit the trails? Me in my 1996 Osprey and them in their 2015 Osprey packs.

      Daniel, thank you for taking the time to write! I just moved my son (11) from an Osprey kids pack (the Pogo) to the Comet, very similar to the Quasar. He is beyond psyched! These kids have so much crap, and this pack is perfect for him. Thank you for keeping Osprey in the family!

      Osprey Rep

      Desert color on website is inaccurate

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I can't really comment on the performance of this day pack, as I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet.

      I wanted to write this review to let everyone know that the Desert color is much lighter than thepicture on the Backcountry website.

      The actual color is much closer to a light color sand, which would make sense, seeing as the color is named Desert.

      Just what I needed for school

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is a great pack, and like any Osprey, it comes with a bunch of features I didn't know I needed! Tons of pockets that are great for accessibility and organizing.

      It fits my 17" laptop just fine, which is great for such a large screen.

      Great For College

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The sleeves on the inside are great for files, books, or a laptop. The big pocket is also big enough to put enough stuff for a day hike in Glacier national park or for class on a monday. Comfortable on long hikes, water resistant if you keep the flaps over the zippers, and the adjustable elastic straps come in handy for some of the weird things. Overall, a radical and durable backpack