Osprey Lumina 60 Backpack Review

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    Emylene VanderVelden
    BPL Member


    Companion forum thread to: Osprey Lumina 60 Backpack Review

    The Osprey Lumina 60 Backpack is a sub-2lb, internal frame pack that is gender specific and found in outdoor specialty stores.

    Adam Holbrook
    BPL Member


    Locale: SW Ohio

    Looks nice and clean.  Everything has been trimmed up and minimized.  I’ve never had an Osprey backpack, but my brother really likes the two he has.

    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member


    Locale: Mojave Desert

    I have a very similar EXOS 58 in Large. Osprey has one of the most comfortable packs on the market and the women’s Lumina is in the same vein.

    One of the nifty thinks about many Osprey packs is that you can slide a closed cell sit pad in behind the mesh back pad.

    Monty Montana
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    Locale: Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for the review!  When it was available only online I decided to get a Levity 45 sight unseen, as my other two Ospreys fit so perfectly.  I was not (too) disappointed.  It provides a superb carry for up to 25 lbs, or at least that was my experience, and I wouldn’t want to go much more over that.  Since I treat all my gear well I’m not at all concerned about the bits made of thinner fabric ( I still use a GG Whisper Uberlite made of spinnaker cloth for 2 -3 day trips, 4 oz), and a liner protects the gear inside from precip…much lighter than a pack cover.

    One minor beef, the same as yours, is the lack of belt pockets, but I guess they dropped the pockets for all their pack lines.  This is easily remedied with the addition of a GG add-on pocket.  Another is my pack does not have reflective cords or straps…I can live with that since it was a first iteration and features change and get upgraded.

    All in all it’s a great piece of gear, especially since it’s a pound lighter than most in this class!

    Emylene VanderVelden
    BPL Member



    James Marco
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    Locale: Finger Lakes

    Emylene, a really good review. I have an old (around 11-12 years) Atmos that really fits well. But, typically, they are weighty. Especially for UL travel, even in winter volumes. At a few thousands of an oz less than 2 pounds, I would simply call the pack “lightweight” and a ways from a true UL pack. I do like Osprey’s material choices, though. 2pounds(907gm) is light for 60L.

    Bob Fink
    BPL Member



    Quite an enjoyable, thoughtful review.

    I have about 500 miles on an Osprey Levity 60 L.  I have experienced a few holes/tears in the silnylon material.  Easy to patch with a piece of silnylon and silnylon seam grip.  The real magic of the Osprey design is the wire frame and the extremely comfortable load transfer to the hips.  Ideal for the longer ultralight trip with 10+ days of food when starting. I would agree with your comfort evaluation.

    I use the Zpacks dyneema hip belt pouch as light weight add on for this Osprey pack.  These waterproof lightweight pouches are much nicer than Osprey’s current design.   The hip pouch can be purchased as a single or a 2 pack. I have also added a Zpack shoulder pouch for my Levity pack.

    Thanks, Bob


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