Osprey Lumina 60 Backpack Review
Dec 19, 2019 at 2:58 am #3623390Emylene VanderVeldenBPL Member
@emylene-vanderveldenDec 20, 2019 at 8:12 pm #3623678Adam HolbrookSpectator
@pharmerLocale: 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.Dec 23, 2019 at 10:54 pm #3623964Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: 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.Dec 30, 2019 at 3:40 am #3624810Monty MontanaBPL Member
@tarasbulbaLocale: 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!Dec 7, 2020 at 11:33 pm #3687753Emylene VanderVeldenBPL Member
*Dec 8, 2020 at 6:13 am #3687758James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: 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.Jul 14, 2021 at 11:38 am #3721897Bob FinkBPL 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.
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