Another gear review from me. This time I’m reviewing the Osprey Renn 65, which has been my go-to pack for overnight hikes for almost two years now.
Comfort and Fit
First off, the comfort level is excellent. The adjustable harness system is a breeze to use and doesn’t feel bulky at all. The pack’s back panel is well-ventilated, so even on those scorching summer days, you’ve got some airflow between your back and the pack.
Storage and Features
The storage options are pretty good. The main compartment is spacious, and there’s the usual separate section at the bottom for your sleeping bag or other gear. The hip belt pockets are a nice touch, perfect for stashing snacks or your phone. It’s also got an internal hydration sleeve, which I personally don’t use but I know a lot of people do.
If I had to criticise the storage design, it’s a bit minimalistic, and doesn’t have much external storage. But it compensates with some large side pockets and a fixed top lid that can surprisingly hold a lot of gear.
This pack is built to last. Made from 600D polyester, it’s lightweight yet tough. My one has held up really well. Plus, it comes with a rain cover, so you’re sorted for those unexpected downpours.
Weight and Size
Weighing in at around 1.6kg, it’s not the lightest pack out there, but it’s certainly not a burden. It’s got a load range of 14-18kg, making it versatile for both shorter and long hikes.
Overall, I’d give it a 9/10. It’s comfortable, durable, and pretty versatile. And I think it’s reasonably priced for what you get. The only downside is the lack of some additional pockets, but that’s a minor gripe. If you’re in the market for a reliable overnight hiking pack, the Osprey Renn 65 is definitely worth considering.