Planes, trains, and bicycles.
Osprey's Nebula Backpack is a master of travel, whether you're on a plane or commuting to work on your trusty bicycle. Its TSA approved padded laptop sleeve unzips to lay completely flat so you don't have to take your computer out of its sleeve. There is also a padded sleeve for tablets, a heat embossed stash pocket, a front panel for layers, side stretch mesh pockets, and a heat embosses stash pocket. The shoulder straps ensure a snug fit, and you can remove the waistbelt when you don't need that much security.
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- Removable waistbelt
- TSA approved padded laptop sleeve
- Padded tablet sleeve
- Heat embossed stash pocket
- Front panel stretch mesh pocket
- Side stretch mesh pockets
- Blinker light attachment
- Item #OSP001A
- Q & A
Versatile, Durable Backpack
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased this backpack to replace my work backpack. I travel frequently for work and was sick of hauling the bulky backpack provided for me that was somehow too big to fit anywhere but couldn't hold enough of my stuff. The Nebula was amazing. The number of pockets and storage compartments meant that everything had a place, and the weight distribution made carrying heavy load so much more comfortable! For field support trips for work I can fit my bulky engineering laptop, all necessary cords, work boots & PPE, lunch, snacks, coffee, water bottle, and whatever else I want to stuff in. The laptop sleeve makes it easy to get through security, it fits under the seat (most of the time) on the plane, it doesn't break my back on long treks through the airport, and it's held up extremely well. I was initially worried that it wouldn't be able to take the wear and tear I put it through, but it's been going strong for three years, being hauled into construction machines, stuffed anywhere, dropped, and drug around outside in all kinds of weather. I have the red - I highly recommend a darker color - and it still looks good after all that wear and goodness knows what spilled or wiped on it. On the weekends it turns into my go-to backpack for rock climbing trips - it's the perfect compliment to our rope bag to house the rest of our gear and other odds and ends. If we ever run out of space inside, there are plenty of attachment points to strap more on the outside. More recently, we've also been co-opting it as a diaper bag during weekend trips or longer travel with our daughter - the large volume, internal organization, and ease of carrying has been great.
In short, I have literally drug this bag around the world and stuffed it to the max over and over again. It has held it's shape and still looks good enough after three years that I'm still using it as my regular work bag coming into the office. Highly recommend if you're looking for a backpack with great organization that you can use for anything!
Osprey Nebula 34L
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Amazing pack from the Osprey 24/7 Commuter Series! Large main panel loading pocket, a name nice/sleek laptop and document pocket, a nice front organization pocket, a soft padded pockets great for protection of electronics, keys, and other small items, a nice quick storage pocket on the front and two strechable side pockets for waterbottles. I use my back for day to day commute to work, I'm capable of carrying any documents and extra clothes for work at the firehouse. Great pack for commute, I highly recommend it!
Osprey 24/7 Product Tour
Check out the great features of the Osprey Nebula pack for men! The women's version is the Nova, and the only difference is that the women's has a shorter torso length than the men's. Also, the color pallet is different.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I'm usually one not to write reviews unless they are bad...typical human nature I guess, but this pack is amazing. I can't believe that this pack doesn't have more reviews. It's a great comfortable fit and carries a ton of stuff. I needed a new pack as I planned on taking a trip for two months and needed something that was comfortable with my Osprey Farpoint 55 and daypack (while the daypack is great), I needed about 35L more for packing stuff. I was using a SOC backpack that I acquired from a few deployments but the weight displacement on it made it very uncomfortable. The Nebula is great for it. Carries a 15 inch Mac with ease, can't even tell the computer is in the bag. The computer had it's own fancy protected compartment. I just went on a weekend trip with my Farpoint 55 and had my laptop, books for a class I am taking, chargers, kindle, ipad, gopro, DSLR, portable charger and much more and the distribution of weight was awesome. Of course with that much the bag was heavy but no issues carrying it as a front loader while the main pack was on my back. I would recommend this for just about anything. It will replace my 15L daypack that I used for work and travel and the SOC military bag. My go to travel will now consist of the Farpoint 55 and Nebula. I had ordered the Stratos 36L but I just didn't like the feel on that one and it didn't quite meet my personal needs.
No issues with travel, fits under the seat of a plane with ease.
cant go wrong with osprey
I love this pack, i use it mainly for travel, this is tsa friendly, fits my laptop and all the other junk i carry around. i've had the pack for a couple of months and have not been able to hurt it in any way so thats a good thing :-)
Highly recommend :)
I was looking for a backpack that I could use for college and travel. This backpack is perfect for that. Exceptional build quality with all those useful features. Comes with Osprey lifetime almighty warranty which is a big plus. It is a little heavier than my old North face Jester but it is not heavy by any means. I was originally looking at North Face Router which is around 50 dollars more expensive, but eventually went with the Nebula since it is cheaper and has almost all the features of the Router. Highly recommend this backpack!!!!
Wondering how this pack claims the same dimensions as the Quasar (19 x 11 x 11), but boasts 366 more cubic inches of volume. Any ideas?
Is it water resistant
It would probably be fine in a light rain, but not a heavy downpour. You could make it more water resistant with some waterproofing spray, like what Nikwax makes.
Hey Jaideep Roy,
I would suggest getting a rain cover if you anticipate getting caught in rain storms frequently and will be carrying valuable things inside your bag. Check out the UL rain cover that Osprey makes. For this pack you would want to get the small size.
How many zipper
Looks like there are four external zippered pockets, as well as a few internal ones.