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Osprey Packs Levity 45L Backpack

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    Levity 45L Backpack

    Whether you're heading out for a single night under the stars or an ultralight thru-hike, the Osprey Levity 45 Backpack carries your gear with poise. NanoFly fabric is incredibly lightweight and also resistant to abrasions, so you don't have to worry about bumping a tree limb or rock squeezing through overgrown passages of trail. This pack has Lightwire suspension to give the load structure, keeping it balanced as you duck and scramble as the trail requires. The ExoForm harness and hipbelt pad the contact points for your comfort, while the tensioned mesh backpanel maximizes ventilation between you and the pack to manage moisture. Pockets and attachment points at the top, front, and sides of the pack ensure that you can get to your most-used items quickly so you can get back to crushing miles.

    • Backpack for ultralight treks
    • Lightwire suspension gives the pack structure
    • Tensioned mesh backpanel encourages airflow
    • ExoForm harness and waist belt for comfort
    • NanoFly fabric is lightweight and abrasion-resistant
    • Internal compression strap minimizes the shape
    • Zippered lid pocket for organization
    • Front pocket separates rain gear
    • Item #OSP00AW

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [frame] 6065 aluminum, [face fabric] 30D Cordura Silnylon Ripstop, [accent, bottom] NanoFly 210D nylon
    Volume
    [small] 42L (2563cu in), [medium] 45L (2746cu in), [large] 48L (2929cu in)
    Support/Suspension
    Lightwire
    Shoulder Straps
    ExoForm
    Waist Belt
    ExoForm
    Hydration Compatible
    3L
    Access
    top
    Pockets
    1 zippered lid, 2 side, 1 front
    Compression
    internal
    Dimensions
    [small] 24.8 x 15.75 x 11.81in, [medium] 26.77 x 15.75 x 11.81in, [large] 28.74 x 15.75 x 11.81in
    Claimed Weight
    [small] 1lb 12.48oz, [medium] 1lb 13.6oz, [large] 1lb 14.72oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, ultralight backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Fast and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My parents and I haven't been backpacking together since I was a teenager, so when we all decided to do a 3-day section hike on the Arizona trail, I was really excited. When my parents told me they were using cheap, uncomfortable Amazon backpacks, I was less excited. They are in their 50's, so back pain is easy to come by - the last thing I wanted was to cut the trip short because of back problems. I knew that I had to have them try Osprey's Lightwire tensioned back panel which I'd been using for a while. I was able to get my hands on Levity 45's for my mom and myself, along with an Exos 58 for my dad. They were both extremely happy with their decision to use these packs, and we successfully finished our first backpacking trip together in over 10 years!

    Here are some pros and cons of the Levity 45 that my mom and I came up with.

    Pros:
    -Awesome pack for all ages - the light construction fits in the "light and fast" category, while the sturdy, breathable back panel is comfy for everyone.
    -Side pockets are really accessible when on the move, easy to pull out snacks and bottles without stopping.
    -Great size for a 3-season pack, compresses easily when using smaller loads.
    -Seats nicely on hips, takes the load off your back and shoulders

    Cons:
    -May be too minimalist for someone, there is only one brain compartment and no bottom zipper. You just need to pay more attention to what you pack and where.
    -The design places more weight on your hips. Great for taking weight off the shoulders and back, but may not do well for people with hip problems.

    Fast and comfortable

    Light weight and Great

      When I first picked up the pack I couldn’t believe how light it was. I wasn’t sure it could handle carrying much weight due to its light frame. I was wrong! The pack surprisingly opens up to fit quite a bit more then it seems. The pack is quit versatile with the ability to open up and stretch to accommodate a larger load then sinch down tight for a lighter load. It’s the most comfortable back I’ve owned even compared to other osprey packs I’ve had. It sits close and tight to the body making it very comfortable to hike in. It also has very easy access pockets that makes getting things in and out of it convenient and simple

      So light!

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

      I demo'd this bag for an overnight trip down the Narrows in Zion National Park and this thing is legit! I used the men's because it fit my torso a little better than the women's version. This thing is great for lightweight travel! I prefer to hammock camp so most of what I have is pretty light so this bag worked great. If you carry heavier gear then I would recommend you get a slightly heavier bag. If I were going on a longer trip I think I would opt for a slightly burlier bag with a little more features. This bag is an exercise in simplicity and for shorter trips I loved it! The fabric felt like it would be super fragile, but I found it to be pretty durable! And I packed this almost to the brim.

      This is probably the most comfortable suspension system I've ever had on my back with a full load! My only complaint was that when I wanted the straps cinched down tight, the mesh on the shoulder straps left some gnarly marks on my shoulders because I was wearing a tank top. The padding with the mesh over it is NOT friendly to wearing sleeveless tops, so if you like to wear tanks, I think you might want to look elsewhere because I chaffed pretty bad and my shoulders looked like I had lizard scales each time I took the pack off.

      I might be an Osprey convert now

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion.



      This is the first Osprey pack that I have owned in a long time and makes me want to give them another chance in the future. I have stayed away from hem in the past because I felt they always overdid it with straps. Certainly not the case with the Levity. It is extremely streamlined and the only zipper is on the brain.



      Pros:

      - Roomy. For a 45L pack you can fit a lot of stuff. The front packet is perfect for easy access to a rain shell or micro puffy, while the side pockets each can easily fit a 1.5L Nalgene.

      -Comfortable. I am 5'8" with a 28" waist and got the small. It fits great. This is my first pack with Osprey's airflow mesh back and it works as well as advertised. The brain is stitched all the way across the top which helps keep it stabilized, too.

      -Streamlined. A minimal amount of straps and buckles makes it easy to get inside of the pack and makes sure that nothing falls out. The only zipper is for access to the brain.



      Cons:

      -Cinch straps. Each side of the pack has a cinch strap that just kept getting in the way when not being used. They were easy enough to untie and remove.



      Overall I am very pleased with this pack and it will definitely become my new go-to day pack. That being said, i also cant wait to take it on some 2-3 trips in the backcountry. I will be sure to update this review once I have.

      I might be an Osprey convert now

      Osprey levity 45l

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I’ve gone from the exos 48l to levity 45l to save some pack weight. I have just over 50 Miles in with the levity and absolutely love the pack. My pack weight is right at 18lbs for a five day trip in the backcountry.