The Osprey Quasar Pack is the answer to a daypack for an active lifestyle. It is not, however, the answer to why my peanut butter and jelly sandwich just tasted like carrots. Still trying to figure that one out. This bag features many of the features that make other Osprey bags so awesome, like the Airscape back panel for support and ventilation and a spacer mesh harness. It also features places for your daily gear, like an elastic laptop sleeve with a padded base, an MP3 pocket and a stash pocket with a mini organizer. If you need a backpack for the trail and for campus, this pack doesn't make you choose between the two.
DECENT FEATURES of the Osprey Quasar Pack
Sternum strap with whistle buckle
Padded carry handle
Front stash pocket with mini-organizer
Removable 20mm waiststrap
Single ice tool loop
Internal mesh pocket
Internal document sleeve
Laptop sleeve with padded base 15.4" compatible
Sewn-in spacer mesh harness
2X side stretch mesh pockets
Front bungee compression strap
Quantum / Quasar / Comet
Our larger models have an Airscape-style backpanel with ridged foam padding to provide cushioning and ventilation
The well-padded shoulder straps are covered with spacer mesh
Flare / Axis / Orb
Our smaller models get their great ventilation and comfort from die-cut foam shoulder straps and spacer mesh covered backpanel padding
All models feature a padded multi-function (computer/hydration) sleeve, plus document sleeve, MP3 pocket and zippered mesh storage pocket in the main compartment
Padded Grab Handles
Padded grab handles are far more comfortable than the webbing loops found on most daypacks
Front Pocket Organizer
All models include a front organizer pocket with key fob to keep everyday gear sorted and close at hand
Volume: 1831 cubic inches / 30 liter
Weight: 1 lb 12 oz / 0.79 kg
Dimension: (H x W x D): 50 x 30 x 34" / 43 x 29 x 22 cm
210D nylon double diamond rip
420D nylon packcloth
OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.
I needed a replacement for my 10 year old Swiss Gear laptop backpack, and I got this one for Christmas. I travel for work, and I can fit two nights worth of clothing into this pack along with my business necessities. During a normal work day, I can fit a lunch pack, a change of clothes, and a jacket strapped on the outside. Very well made and functional. I have gotten multiple compliments on it while traveling. Highly recommend this pack to anybody looking for a new commuter pack or a weekend travel pack.
i use this pack all the time on campus, and while traveling, and its great. the padded laptop sleeve is a great perk, fits my 13" macbook perfect. there is room for all my folders and notebooks, plus my nalgene bottle. i would recommend this for any student.
This pack is great for school or for hiking. It fits plenty of gear and has a laptop pocket for class. It fit my 13" laptop with a sleeve well. The foam for the laptop compartment isn't too thick, so it may be best to have an extra layer of protection. The bag itself, seems incredibly sturdy and I haven't had much problems with the contents getting wet in mild rain. The draw strings on the outside easily allow for a bicycle helmet or a sleeping pad to be strapped to it. Overall, I'm very pleased with this.
I was looking for a pack that i can use for school and the same day take it out on a day hike. I can do that but for a long day hike it isn't the most comfortable. It holds a lot of stuff and compresses great for the style pack. the reason for a 3 out of 5 was the "hip belt" is't really anything, kind of helps but not really. Also the shoulder straps weren't great and i am surprised from osprey because i own the talon and argon and they are great. but for a school and day hike pack it is great for the price.
i wanted something different than the normal northface that everyone has. lets just say i am very happy with my decision. looks great, functions even better than it looks, and is just an all around cool and different pack. i currently use it for school, trips, and mountain biking. does everything i need it to do and more. could not be any happier with my choice. this is a must buy. if you are thinking about buying it, you should have done it by now. great pack 5 stars.
"The best do-it-all backpack ever made. Seriously. college. weekend trips. biking. buy it!"
Honestly, I've been waiting about a month for this pack to come out and i couldn't be more impressed. I looked at other packs (Patagonia Crosstown, GoLite TravelPack, and let's face it everyone has a North Face blah) Osprey nailed this pack for someone who wants a simple, rugged, sweet looking pack that can do everything. Literally. Save for extended backpacking trips or skydiving. Oh yea...did I mention how SWEET this pack looks in person. I got ink black and it has the usual Osprey swagger to it. It's a pack I forsee many adventures with through college and beyond.