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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Size I use this pack mainly for hiking and it is the perfect pack for me. I can carry water, snacks, jacket, extras and everything fits in with room to spare. I love that it comes with a rain cover. This purchase was to replace a pack that was stolen from me, I choose the same style and model because it had been reliable and sturdy for the time that I had it. I only gave it four stars because the part that sits on your back doesn't have very good ventilation and I always have a really sweaty back from wearing it. I worry that over time it may start to stink. Overall a very good design with everything I was looking for in a day pack.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack I bought this pack for a 2 week bikepacking trip on the Colorado Trail and it was perfect. I also own a Raptor for everyday mountain biking and once back from the trip never switched back to the smaller pack because this one was so comfortable I didn't notice the difference. I use this pack for everything now. Day hiking with the kids, my 10-mile bike commute to work with laptop and clothes, weekend getaway trips, carry-on for flights...everything. Great versatile pack and Osprey quality.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE This Bag! Please see my prior notes on Talon and Sirrus! I finally landed on this bag and must have told my husband over 20 times on our trip "Have I told you how much I love this bag!?!?!?" I was looking for a lightweight, good-fitting bag with lots of storage options for carry on to planes, trains and ferries while traveling to Italy. I also wanted the bag to serve as a quality day pack for hiking and exploring. I didn't want a stuff sack but wanted to access the storage via zippers. What I love about this bag is the versatile storage options and massive amount of storage without the weight. If considering this bag, research all the pockets--one across the tip top for little things-keys, kleenex (things you aren't worried about getting stolen), a small cell phone pocket on the front of one of the straps (LOVED!!!!), a divider in the main pocket so you could keep wet or less important things on the bottom, a teeny slim pocket across the very bottom (generally holds the rain cover but I didn't take it) and several internal pockets. And all this with adjustable hip, shoulder and chest straps. I seriously cannot say enough things about this bag. My only two wishes...more color options and elongating the hip pockets that run across the sides so they are easier to access.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Update to earlier review... Wanted to update from an earlier review. While I still love this bag, I've stumbled across a major issue. The front chest pocket was wonderful this last summer with my old iphone 5. I appreciated having my phone right in front of me and it was super easy to access for photos etc. Now, our family has upgraded phones and pocket was not made for bigger phone designs. The iphone 5 "just" fit in the pocket and anything bigger doesn't work at all. Super disappointed right now, as the waist pockets aren't big or long enough for a phone either. Only option is to have it in the main part of the bag, which is obviously not convenient. Not sure that I would have purchased knowing this would be an issue.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this pack! I needed a day pack for hikes in all weather, year round, ranging from about 6 to 14 miles. I love my Osprey Ariel 65L overnight backpack, so I decided to go with Osprey. Apparently I have a super long torso (+21 inches) and a "Small" sized waist, so finding a long pack that I could cinch tight enough at the waist has been a challenge especially because day pack waist belts aren't detachable (For the Ariel, I got a Medium pack and Small waist belt). I got the M/L and it's PERFECT. It can carry all of my day hiking gear, which includes lots of water and food, first aid kit, fire kit, bathroom kit, rain coat and warm layers in the winter. I also tend to carry stuff for my little brothers, sister or friends. I can fit my 3L bladder in it. I got the black pack with hunter green trim and it has a neon green built in rain cover, all of which I love! It goes up to 23 inch torso and I can cinch it tight enough around my hips so the weight is not on my shoulders. The pockets on this pack make sense and work very well. The phone pocket on the shoulder strap is great and I can easily grab my phone to snap pics--however, the pocket is a tight fit for the iphone6 regular and I know that anything bigger won't fit. I'm guessing it was designed for the iphone 5 size in mind? I had my phone in the pocket during a rain storm and it stayed dry but I cannot guarantee that it's technically waterproof. I think the waist pockets are a bit bigger than those on my Ariel, which is nice because I stuff them full with snacks, dental floss, chapstick, hand sani, and a quick-dry towel. One of the waist pockets is mesh, so that's where I'll keep the towel so that it dries while I hike. The other waist pocket is the material of the bag, which I presume is water resistant which is nice. I've already used the rain cover in a pretty long, steady rain and it worked like a charm. I also think the price of this pack is very reasonable, but you'll have to buy a separate bladder since it doesn't come with one. Also, the chest strap doesn't have a magnetic buckle to attract the mouth piece from your bladder, so I will have to buy a new buckle because I don't like my bladder tube flopping around.
Date published: 2015-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack! I've been meaning to write up a review of the Osprey Escapist pack, which I bought from REI about 11 months and several trips ago. I'm amazed there are not very many reviews for it, so here it goes.... I bought it to replace an old Jansport book bag type pack. I wanted something that was less "amoeba like" and handled weight better. I use such a pack for everyday going to and from work (with lots of 'stuff'), as well as my main personal bag when traveling by plane or train. This pack seems to have fit the bill. I got the large size, even though I'm only 5'3", so that the belt would ride more on my hips. Since this is promoted as a bike backpack, it appeared that the belt area would be riding a bit too high if it was the smaller size. I have to say that the belt is not quite a full backpack type hip belt but does the job. The arm straps are comfortable and easy to get off and on. The whole pack, quite capacious, fits closer to the body than the old book pack style which blobbed out behind and further strained my back. This pack I can wear off the plane or train, walk a good distance pulling rolling luggage and not feel tired from the backpack, even when loaded up. It fits better under an airplane seat than the old book pack too. If traveling by plane with just carry on, I can manage this pack under the seat and a rolling carry on in the overhead. I often wear this pack when walking for exercise, loaded about 15 lbs. (my everyday commute stuff) just so I get a better workout going up and down sandy hills on my exercise walk. I haven't had a chance to take it on a bike camping trip or extended bike ride, but I'm sure it would do fine. On a bike, given my small size, I probably would not load it up as heavy as I would for regular travel though. It would probably do fine as a larger hiking daypack too. One of the few downsides to this pack is that it will not stand up by itself; you have to lean it against something. That's not a big deal though, as far as I'm concerned. Overall, I'm highly pleased with this pack!
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical quality Osprey pack Bought to use for bike packing. Plenty of storage options to organize your gear. Second Osprey bicycling specific pack I've bought. Would not hesitate to purchase again. Very durable.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All great except waist belt Pack has multiple pockets and compartments - all good. Many adjustments, so it does fit my short torso. But geez, why can't anyone make a decent waistbelt for a big daypack?? The padded part is great - but only comes to my hipbones. The rest of the belt is a 1" webbing. If it were 2", it would be so much more comfortable! I've given up finding anything better - overall it's a great pack, but the belt is discouraging.
Date published: 2016-08-01
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Questions & Answers

When cycling on a warm day, does the air flow well so your back doesn't get hot and sweaty?

Asked by: tennishc
The Escapist 32 Pack uses Osprey's Airscape mesh back panel which does a grab job of keeping air circulating between you and the pack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-04

Does this pack have the new "anti gravity" hip belt that is very stiff?

Asked by: Merissa
This pack does not have Osprey's Anti-Gravity suspension system.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-23

Does this backpack meet size requirements for carry on luggage for air travel?

Asked by: chupacabraatx
The maximum carry-on size is 45 linear inches (length + width + depth) or, roughly 3,000 cubic inches. This pack is well below the maximum size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-12

Does the front pocket on the shoulder strap fit an iPhone 6? Is there a "flat" horizontal pocket that could store say a sandwich lunch horizontally as opposed to vertically?

Asked by: rideeverywhere
Osprey does not offer dimensions for their hipbelt pockets; please contact the manufacturer directly for more details.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Is there a space in this pack for a camelback? In the details/specs it says not hydration compatible...

Asked by: Bigskip
​This pack has an external hydration sleeve.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-21

Is the rain cover high visibility?

Asked by: Ellen
​The rain cover on this pack is a high visibility rain cover.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-14

I'm looking into this pack for school and work on the Oregon coast.  Does anyone know how well it holds up in a downpour?  Are the zippers waterproof taped and is there a laptop compartment? Any warranties?  Thanks!

Asked by: MacKenna
The pack is not waterproof. The seams are not taped and the zippers are not waterproof, however, the pack does include a raincover so you can protect your gear from the rain when necessary. There is no laptop compartment in the bag.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-19

Why is the Cayenne Red not available in the Escapist 32? Purchased an Escapist 25 for an upcoming bikepacking trip but noticed the 25L was too small. I returned it and was expecting to get a 32L in red but its not available. Hate to go elsewhere...

Asked by: zfreebird
REI does not sell this pack in the cayenne red. REI does not carry every color/size for every product we sell. Our buyers made the decision to only carry the black and indigo blue in this instance.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-04
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