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  • Attaches to packs or wraps around your waist as a small lumbar pack for quick ascents or walking around town
  • Large zippered compartment allows easy access to your gear, even while attached to your pack
  • Small zippered stretch mesh pockets keep smaller items organized


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Best Use Backpacking
Gear Capacity (L) 1.5 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 92 cubic inches
Number of Exterior Pockets 2
Material(s) 40-denier ripstop nylon
Dimensions 9 x 7 x 3 inches
Weight 1.4 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adds a nice pouch to the front I bought this to replace a similar item from 20 years ago. I love having a small pouch on me that clips across the front for commonly accessed items, like sunglasses, snacks, and maps. To me, this is easier to access and use then a hipbelt pocket, or pants pocket. If I'm just wearing the pack briefly, I let this hang and don't clip it across. The way the clips are is great, I can fairly easily pull this off my kid-carrier pack, and move it to my day pack, or backpacking pack. I have yet to use it as a standalone fanny pack, but it seems like it would work well for that too. Super happy with my purchase, it already has a decent amount of miles, mostly attached to the kid carrier pack.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice for handy items I have purchased several kinds of things to carry in front. The ones that slide on belt fall off when unbelting. Fanny packs mean 2 sets of waist straps. This attaches to the straps on the pack with slide on buckles - but I prefer to have it on my belt strap and it will do that too. See photos. I am only 5' so it looks pretty big on me.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very handy, great placement. I love that this straps to the hiking bag straps with its own clip instead of around my waist, makes taking things on and off so much easier! Plenty of room. It has two compartments; the front is mesh and expandable (I put my water filter in it), the back compartment has 2 small pockets inside, plus the rest of the compartment (I put a compass and survival booklets).
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy extra pocket I bought this grabbag to keep my wallet and camera handy while hiking the Camino Portugues. I initially had it attached to my pack straps, but ultimately found it easier to simply wear as a waistpack for the following reasons: - I found that under tension, the pack strap could work its way out of the connector - my raingear consisted of rain jacket/pants and pack cover, which left the grabbag exposed to pouring rain; as a waistpack I was able to keep the grabbag under my jacket - when removing my backpack, my valuables remained conveniently strapped to my waist.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from keeps stuff out of pockets Trying to avoid too much stuff in pockets. And, wear jogging shorts in Georgia's 90 degree heat. (Old enough to be retired. Done with impressing folks with lovely clothes...)
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 3rd item from Osprey this year ~ With my Farpoint 55, I could always latch the day pack in front, yet if I were going to the toilet, for instace I would need to have it detached from me. With the grabbag, I could have my important documents and small valuables with, ON ME. Even with my pants down it is still with me. But, being caution all the time is better than not doing so. It will be on the front or my side if I were to carry the day pack at the back for a day trip. it is much easier and lighter than my lumbarpack, hip pack waist belt ~
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very helpful add-on to my backpack. I purchased an Osprey Xeonon70 on sale a few years back. I love the pack; alas, it does not have those handy little side pockets. I'm dependent upon my trailmate to reach into my side pockets that really are not accessible. I spotted and bought this last minute prior to packing into the Grand Canyon, so did not learn a lot about the product before using it. The packaging did not give me much info as to how to use. It took me a little bit to figure how to attach this add-on to the pack. It's a little frustrating taking it on and off. I only needed to do that at beginning and end of trip, tho. so. no biggie. I believe it can be used by itself as a light waist pack. I have yet to use it this way. It can hold quite a bit...I stashed phone, trail snacks, lip balm, id, meds. Its compartments are quite elastic so you can cram about as much or as little as you need/desire. And, I believe it has a waterproof compartment as well. I found it to be a VERY useful addition to my pack.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice idea, but doesn't with narrow pack straps I bought this to serve as food storage for the Grand Elk Traverse, a 40-mile ski mountaineering race. I attached it to the shoulder strap adjusters on a CAMP 30 liter pack which are somewhat narrow for weight savings. The Osprey UltraLight GrabBag kept coming off of those straps which did not help my racing. It might work better on wider shoulder strap adjusters.
Date published: 2017-04-05
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I just got mine in the mail and now I am not understanding how it wraps around the waist. The clip on one side seems to only attach to a pack strap. Is it supposed to come with a different strap for waist wrap around?

Asked by: raynay
I hope you found this. For everyone else, I found the longer strap and buckle for the waist pack underneath the back mesh. There's a small hole at the bottom for storage and reaching the strap.
Answered by: Kell276
Date published: 2017-04-26

I have a Osprey Skarab 32 that I use for day hikes and light overnights. I am wondering if this waistpack attaches to my pack and if so, how?

Asked by: Coconut
​This pack does attach to your backpack. This waist pack has buckles that clip into the buckles on the waist strap of your pack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-27

How does this bag attach to a backpack?  Do you use the same belt strap you would use when wearing it as a fanny pack or is there a different system?  I'd want it to be secure and not flapping around as I walk.  Is there a way to keep it relatively still?

Asked by: Ultra light
The GrabBag has different ladder loc buckles and split buckles to attach to a variety of pack straps.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-18

Will this attach to a Gregory pack easily? Sarah

Asked by: Sarah
​This will easily connect to most backpacks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

What is the loop hanging at the bottom of the pack for? 

Asked by: Brandon
This loop is elastic. If using as a waistpack while backpacking, your main pack's waistbelt will slide through the loop and help keep the GrabBag positioned over your stomach.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-19

Will it hold a hydration reservoir?

Asked by: C newt
The gear capacity for this waist pack is 1.5 liters. You do have the option of using a 1 liter reservoir, however, there is not a hydration port for the hose.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

Can you post a photo of what this looks like when attached to a backpack?

Asked by: Worcester Runner
​Unfortunately, additional images are not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-26
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