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Tempting you into a full day or a quick night up in the mountains.
It's Friday afternoon and you had a long week at work. A full Saturday or even a quick overnight up in the mountains would do you a world of good, and the Osprey Tempest 30 Backpack is ready for a quick pack-up-and-go. The designers at Osprey molded the Airscape to fit the female torso comfortably, and it acts somewhat like a chimney to ventilate any excess heat so your back isn't a sweaty mess when you reach your campsite. Biostretch covers the shoulder straps and waist-belt for maximum
comfort and breathability while you hike, and the ErgoPull tabs cinch
across your waist for an ideal fit. This top-loader fits the supplies you need for a dawn-to-dusk trip or a light overnighter, and you can remove
the top lid and stash a point-and-shoot and snacks in it for a quick scramble up to the ridge.
The Tempest 30's hydration sleeve is easily accessible for quick refills, side stretch pockets can fit extra water or some snacks for the trip, two zippered pockets at the waist-belt store items you might need on the trail like lip balm or sunscreen, and one front mesh pocket holds your map, a book, or a last-minute item you might want before you head out. The shoulder straps have Stow-On-The-Go attachments for your trekking poles when the trail is nice and flat, and lower InsideOut straps compress the pack down quickly and simply. This pack even has two ice tool attachment loops with bungee tie-offs so you can continue using it throughout the year.
- Women-specific Airscape back panel
- Biostretch waist-belt and shoulder straps
- Top loader with single drawcord
- Removable top lid with zippered top and mesh under-lid pockets
- External hydration sleeve
- Side stretch pockets
- Two zippered pockets at waist-belt
- Front panel stretch mesh pocket
- Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment
- Lower InsideOut compression straps
- Ice tool attachment loops with bungee tie-offs
- Item #OSP000K
- Q & A
Perfect for my 8 year old daughter
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Took my 8-year-old daughter backpacking in the Uintas the summer and this pack was a perfect size. She was able to fit her sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and pillow inside the pack (about 9 pounds in total). The fit was a tad loose but she's on the small/shorter side and this will fit her better and better each year.
Perfect for all adventures in the Dacks
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I ordered this pack in the xs/s because there were no s/m in stock. The pack fits me great and is very comfortable. I did a lot of research before purchasing the pack... like I put off purchasing one for a few months. I looked at many models and have NO regrets with the tempest 30. I bought this pack to hike mainly in the Adirondacks. It is perfect! I can take it on lightweight overnight, climbing trips, or even just a day hike. The size also makes it possible to use for winter hikes, a great all around pack. It is so light weight that just packing it lightly for a day trip is reasonable. I also loved that it was top loading as that leads to more versatility. I love backcountry and their service.
The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 was because I wish they had the s/m in stock but the xs/s fits me fine and I am 5'3". There are enough adjustments with the pack anyways. I will continue to use this pack for years to come. I wish I could give it a 4.5.
Only two cons for me is that there are no straps to secure a tent or sleeping pad to the bottom of the pack. The other is that there is no built in rain cover. I loved the pack enough in the other aspects that I can overlook these cons. Also purchasing a rain cover is a simple fix to that issue.
Love Osprey :)
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
To begin, Osprey is a great company. I received my Tempest 30 after sending in my 2011 Comet for repairs. They were unable to fix my old pack, but sent me the new one free of charge, and had no problem changing the model of the pack.
The pack itself is also great. My favorite part is the hip belts. They fit close and tight. The pack is more narrow than unisex or men's packs, so there isn't extra space between my hips and where the hipbelts attach to the pack. While there is plenty of space inside the pack, it's tall. The result is that the pack doesn't stick out too far from your body, which is a plus if you do a lot of bouldering/squeezing through tight places.
My only criticism is that there's no organization in the main pocket. My old Comet had a laptop sleeve, which I used for a variety of things besides laptops. When you pack a lot into the bag it can be difficult to get to the stuff at the bottom. Pack smart, and you're good to go.
UPDATE: I've now had this pack for 6 months and use it daily. I bring this pack to work on my daily commute, and also take it hiking and traveling. As a daily commute bag, it's a little larger than what I really need. If you're looking to use it for that purpose, I'd look at the Tempest 20. If you're looking for day hike/overnight trips, it's perfect. I play ultimate frisbee and take this bag to the fields with me. Fits multiple layers, rain clothes, growler sized water bottle, cleats, frisbee, dog food, snacks, and is comfortable to carry. As another reviewer mentioned, no rain cover is a downside, but it's easy to purchase one. Personally I steal the rain cover from my Gregory pack and call it good. Still a great purchase, and everything is holding up well!
Super light pack. Great for the ladies!
My girlfriend finally settled on one of these after trying out 5 or so different bags from North Face, Lowe Alpine and a bunch of others. The thing that sold it for her is how light this pack is and how spacious and stuffable it is. She managed (surprisingly) to fit enough stuff in it for a weeks holiday and had some room to spare. This is obviously packing the bare essentials. The fit of the bag is really good too according to her and with everything stuffed inside she said it was really comfortable and the straps seem pretty solid. Cant argue with a lifetime warranty either. I think my next pack may have to be an Osprey as well! Shes about 165cm and went with the S/M and was quite comfy she said.
Although the height on the website listed is 24", what is the actual height of the XS/S frame? Would I be able to collapse the top of the pack a bit to fit into the airline's carryon frame sizer? (roughly 23"). Thanks!
I am fairly sure it is quite less than 24. The back panel is adjustable so they probably measured it all the way extended. I am looking for a pack no more than 18" (to use as a personal item on budget airlines) and when I saw this in the store it looked nice and short so I was surprised to see the dimensions online. The other dimensions listed are 11 by 20, which doesnt make any sense... osprey dimensions are not to be trusted I think. Youll definitely be ok with this as a carry on. The frame is not firm anyway.
Will you have any S/M packs available in the near future?
Hey there - Leta from Osprey here - We are working hard to get caught up on shipping delays from the port strike several months back. Hang tight - we are working closely with Backcountry to get them back in the green on all models!