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  • AirScape back panel offers ventilation, with a harness that adjusts easily to fit different torso lengths and a Fit-on-the-Fly hipbelt for a perfect fit with comfortable carry
  • 3.5mm LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers the load from the harness to the hipbelt
  • 1mm HDPE framesheet spreads the load across the entire back panel to the peripheral frame
  • Ridged, mesh-covered foam allows maximum ventilation while keeping the load close to your body
  • Soft, edgeless padded mesh offers a soft, breathable contact surface and large load support
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment; dual ice tool loops; dual upper and lower side compression straps; removable sleeping pad straps; dual front panel daisy chains
  • Dual stretch-mesh side pockets are easy to access; large stretch mesh front pocket; zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Floating top pocket with web attachment points, zippered pocket and under-lid zippered mesh pocket


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Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 75 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 4,577 cubic inches
Weight 4 lbs. 1 oz.
Weight - Metric 1840 grams
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso 17 - 23 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 29 - 51 inches
Material(s) 210-denier ripstop nylon
Frame Material Steel alloy
Number of Stays 1 peripheral hoop
Suspended Mesh Back Panel Yes
Pack Access Top/front/lower/hip
Number of Exterior Pockets 4+ main compartment
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent pack! This isn't an excellent pack for the price; it is an excellent pack period. The adjustment range, light weight, and tons of space make it a great choice for anyone who is looking for a do-all pack. Fill it up for a long haul, cinch it down for short trips. Have loaded it up to the gills with about 40lbs and was comfortable for a short overnighter (was carrying gear for two small kids along with my own kit). Plenty of lashing points/straps on the exterior; and the angled openings to the side mesh stretch pockets is a really nice touch (can grab my nalgene bottles without having to be a contortionist). All in all this pack has Cadillac features at a Honda price.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save your money and buy this pack! Being from the Midwest, I got this when I realized I'm going to need something bigger to carry a bear can in California. I've used this on weekend backpacking outings into the Angeles National Forest, Cucamonga Wilderness and surrounding areas so far. It's been loaded with around 34lbs including water, food and a bear can. This thing swallows a bear can with ease! The build quality is excellent and the comfort leaves nothing to be desired. Sure you could get something super luxurious and most likely less durable (see the AG suspension) but this thing is already looking to be a very durable pack at an excellent value for the quality. So glad I decided to give Osprey a shot with the Volt 75. They hit the nail on the head with this adjustable pack.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value, holds bear can, comfortable loads Great spare pack for any gear enthusiast because it adjusts on-the-fly to fit almost anyone (waist, torso, shoulders) with a velcro system. I own two of these packs, (last season's green and this year's red) and frequently lend them to my gearless friends and relatives. Has a lower compartment (with zipper) that is rounded and holds a Bear Vault 500 or other large bear canister perfectly. Comfortably carries heavy loads and has an overall weight that puts it near 'ultralight.' Even though it may weigh a few more ounces than some other ultralights, the versatility of this pack makes it a best buy for anyone. Also a great gift for a teenager or growing person because it will grow with them and it is durable enough to last many seasons You may be able to get blue or green models from past years if you search around, but the new colors are nice. If I were just getting into backpacking I would really hope someone was around to recommend this pack to's awesome.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weight trade-off I have used this pack now for four summers on multiple backpacking trips. While the weight of 3 lbs 12 oz is great, there is a trade-off in comfort. I have never been able to get this to fit properly despite every possible iteration of straps and it just will not sit on my hips causing shoulder pain. My Gregory Baltoro pack while weighing about 2 lbs. more can carry more weight while feeling much lighter. If you look at the pictures of Osprey and other packs, you will see that the shoulder straps on Osprey packs are much shorter also. I will be moving on this year to a new pack as I just cannot take another summer of a pack that cannot be fitted properly.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack, great fit. I bought this pack last year after hiking 275 miles of the Appalachian trail with a mountainsmith 70L that just didn't fit or pack well. Originally wanted a smaller pack, but was told Osprey supplies were limited across the country at all stores and all they had in stock was the 75. Tried on several different packs and just wasn't happy with the fit as i am a relatively small guy (5'7" 29inch waist). Tried the volt and haven't regretted it. Hiked another 150 miles of the AT south through Maine and liked it even more at the end of the hike. It is a simple pack without a lot of extra bells and whistles that are cropping up on a lot of newer packs. The adjustable back pannel is sturdy and made it easy to micro-manage the fit based on how it was loaded and how I was feeling, plus I discovered an added bonus, adjust it to its smallest setting and it sits up higher, handy for keeping it dry during water crossings in Maine. Overall a great pack and would highly recommend it as a primary pack, or at its price point a great pack for growing teens or as a loaner pack. Plenty of cinch points make it versatile and the hip belt pockets are big enough for snacks or a small camera. My one minor issue if i had to think of something would be the hydration sleeve. It was a little tight for a full 3L platypus bladder, and though the location made it easy to slip in and out with the pack loaded, having it against your back makes the water get warmer faster, however these issues were very minor in my own opinion. Again, a very sturdy all around pack that I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pack and fantastic value I can't understand why no one else has reviewed this pack. This is a fantastic, very light weight pack that fits comfortably and can carry up to 50 lbs with ease (not that I recommend that much weight). Honestly, for $200 this pack is a steal. It's 1-1/2 lbs lighter than my Arcteryx Altra 75 and has become my "go to" back for most trips.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Backpack! After years of vacillating about retiring my Arc Teryx Bora 80 backpack (most bomb-proof pack ever!) to reduce a few pounds of pack weight, I finally caved and purchased the Osprey Volt 75 (about 2 years ago now). The Volt is an outstanding pack and weighs about 3 pounds less than the Bora 80. I've taken the Volt 75 on numerous backpack trips in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona, and absolutely love it. It handles loads well, is super-easy to adjust on the move, and is very durable for how much lighter the pack is than the Bora. The hydration compartment's easy access is a brilliant design, as you don't have to open the inside of the pack and remove a bunch of stuff to get to it. All of the zippers and straps seems to be holding up well after 2 years of use now. I really appreciate the side mesh pockets that have 2 access points - great for quickly stuffing gloves, hat, snot rags, etc. while on the move. The 2 zippered hip pockets are great too (small sunscreen, lip balm in one, small camera in the other). The mesh kangaroo pouch on the back of the pack is super convenient and holds a ton of stuff. The ice axe loops are well-placed. Just a couple of minor "nits". The sleeping pad straps could be just a little bit longer (and wider) for strapping a bear canister or taking 2 sleeping pads for extremely cold outings. The waist belt is about 5 inches too long on either side (me: 5'11'', 155lbs), but they can easily be cut. I haven't gotten around to it yet. A small zipper pouch in the lid would be a nice addition, (there is one on the underside of the lid). The sleeping bag compartment may be a little tight for huge sleeping bags, (like -20 degree bags or something of that bulk), as that is one difference that stood out to me between this and the Bora. All-in-all, this is a tremendous pack and I highly recommend it. I also love the green color from 2014-15 vintage!
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Missing more than "Bells and Whistles" I bought an Osprey Aether75 for my son and was very impressed, and when I saw there was a "simplified" pack Osprey offered without (as the REI video states) all the "Bells and Whistles" I was excited to get my hands on one. My local store did not stock the Volt so I ordered one, and was not impressed with it. My impression is that Osprey cut a lot more than "Bells and Whistles" with this pack. The best feature is the forward tightening hip belt. The worst feature are the much smaller hip pads that did not extend around my 35" waist to the front of my hip bones. The pack felt like it was barely supported by my waist, and did not wrap itself around me at all. All of the other straps are smaller, thinner, and cheaper as well. The shoulder straps have less padding. The pack cloth did seem to be decent weight and the craftsmanship was what I would expect from Osprey, but overall, I was not impressed. Other reviews state not to overload this pack, and I strongly agree with this. I will be testing an REI Yosemite75 next and hope it
Date published: 2016-07-10
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How does this pack compare to something like the Gregory Baltoro 75 or the Osprey Aether 70 in terms of comfort?

Asked by: WalkerStrider
I've had mine for 3 years now and personally its my favorite pack I've ever carried in terms of comfort - but everyone's body is different. Bottom line - you might hate it - you might love it. You MUST put a pack on and weight it to make any decision.
Answered by: EyeWanders
Date published: 2016-12-08

Will this pack fit a 6"3 man that weighs about 170?

Asked by: Heather
This pack should fit. The most important measurements to take into consideration when sizing a backpack are the torso length and waist size. REI puts these measurements in the specs tab on backpacks we sell. The link below is a great article on how to find your torso and hip size for a backpack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

is this pack carry on  capable. If so what's are the dimensions of the pack 

Asked by: Tonie
No, this pack is too large for carry-on. The standard is 22" x 14" x 9"or 45 linear inches. This can vary by airline. The Volt 75 is 33" x 14" x 14"/61 linear inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

Will the Osprey 3L Water Resivior fit in this pack?

Asked by: Tcbaur
The Osprey 3L reservoir will fit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-23

I see the ice axe loops at the bottom of the pack but where do they attach at the top?

Asked by: LSnowe
An upper​ attachment is not included with the pack. You could create one with shock cord and a toggle. Here is a link for straps and cords:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-08

Does this pack have a separate compartment for a hydration bladder?

Asked by: Backpacker123
​This pack does have an internal hydration sleeve that can accommodate a 3 liter reservoir.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-28

Does the Osprey Daylite pack connect to the back of the Volt?

Asked by: Kraemer
Yes, the Osprey Daylite can attach to the Volt 75 backpack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-28
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