Lighten your load on outdoor adventures with Osprey’s lightweight backpacks

When it comes to outdoor adventures, the right gear can make all the difference. And for those who like to travel light, a quality backpack that can carry all your essentials without weighing you down is essential. One brand that has succeeded in doing this is Osprey with their lightweight backpacks. Designed with functionality and comfort in mind, their packs are a great choice for hikers, backpackers, and anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors without being weighed down by heavy gear. In this article we take a closer look at the lightweight backpacks, explore some of their key features and explain why they are the perfect choice for adventurers.

Here are the best lightweight backpacking styles.

Image: Osprey, left with Exos series and right with Eja series; courtesy of the brand

Exos Pro and Eja Pro

The Exos and Eja Pro models are each almost half a kilogram lighter than the standard Exos and feature a more sophisticated adjustment system. The Exos and Eja Pro packs are the most comfortable lightweight hiking packs in their weight class. The breathable AirSpeed™ back system, which carries light loads with ease while ensuring maximum air circulation at the back, makes these packs ideal for long-distance hikes on the Appalachian Trail, the Tour Du Mont Blanc and beyond.

Image: Osprey, left with the Atmos series and right with the Aura series; courtesy of the brand

Atmos AG LT and Aura AG LT

When the journey calls for a lightweight backpack but you don’t want to compromise on comfort and carrying capacity, the streamlined Atmos and Aura AG LT series prove that it’s possible to optimize both. From weekend getaways to extended expeditions, the LT Series offers the same body-hugging AntiGravity suspension while maintaining a well thought-out, sleek and capable feature set. Weight has been saved where it counts while maintaining the core features that make both the Atmos and the Aura AG LT so versatile: Integrated rain cover, side zip access, floating lid, reinforced slip pocket and an internal hydration bladder pocket. The durable design with a backpack body made from bluesign®-approved recycled materials delivers what it promises – no matter where the adventure takes you.

Here are the lightweight backpacks for hiking.

Image: Osprey, left with Talon series and right with Tempest series; courtesy of the brand

Talon and Tempest Pro

The Talon and Tempest Pro are designed for activities where light weight and freedom of movement are paramount. Lightweight yet durable Nanofly fabric makes these packs ideal for fast hikes and mountain activities, even in the most extreme conditions. An injection-molded AirScape™ back panel and full-length hipbelt ensure the pack moves with you while hiking or biking. Attachments for trekking poles, an ice ax, a bike helmet and a flashing light make this lightweight backpack perfect for day trips. Made from high-quality, bluesign®-approved, recycled, high-tenacity nylon and treated with a PFC-free DWR finish.

Image: Osprey, Hikelite Series; courtesy of the brand


Whether you’re a casual or a seasoned hiker, the lightweight and streamlined Hikelite range combines essential features and quality construction with the impeccable ventilation that AirSpeed™ has to offer.