|Rating:||8.3 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.6 / 2|
|Comfort||1.5 / 2|
|Weight||1.8 / 2|
|Durability||1.6 / 2|
|Versatility||1.8 / 2|
In 2017 we walked the Overland Track and it’s common practice for a number of the side trails to drop your main pack and take the bare minimum. While I’m a trusting soul I always take my wallet and passport (if I have one) along with the essentials such as snacks, small water bottle, my podcasting recorder, phone, GPS, personal locator beacon and some essential gear to cater for adverse weather. This 18 litre pack is a good size and easily managed to take all of the above gear along with my wife’s raingear and lightweight puffy jacket as well.
As an ultra lightweight pack there is no waist strap and I found that I didn’t need it. The pack was comfortable to wear and easily moulded to my back. The shoulder straps are lightweight mesh and have an adjustment strap on them to allow you to adjust the pack to suit your frame.
The pack comes with its own stuff sack built into its construction and packs down to a very impressive 11 cm x 11 cm x 5 cm which disappears into your main pack. I purchased the orange pack at that time which seems to be hard to find these days with the teal, lime and black versions as being much more common. The price is reasonable at just under AUD $49.99 and comparable to the similar options available from other suppliers.
Prior to this 2017 trip I had not bothered with an ultra lightweight day pack but for the sake of 90 grams I am sold on this pack. It now forms part of my long distance gear kit when I know that I will be resupplying in towns and need to go shopping and I now regularly use this pack as part of my long distance hiking kit. It’s also a great little pack for when you are carrying the bare minimum.
You can purchase the Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack online from Wildfire Sports
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Pack opened from it’s storage sack and full of goodies in yellow colour
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack Black
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack Teal
Pack folded up into its own stuff sack
Stuffed into into its own sack it never looks as pretty as the manufacturers image. It’s very tiny though and this image shows the stored sack compared to hand size (large male)
The pack viewed from the front
This review was done with product purchased by Australian Hiker