Currently planning a skiing-trip, a small one-week university exchange program to Edinburgh and a hiking trip to Spain this summer, I’m excited to be reviewing my trusty companion, the Osprey Kyte 36!
I have the women’s version of the Osprey Kyte 36, and bought it for what corresponds to about 190 USD in a Danish outdoor shop, because I just wanted to try loads of backpacks on and see what felt right. It’s listed on the REI website for $160.
I’ve had my backpack for about a year and a half, and have taken it on every trip since then! I have taken it on last year’s skiing-trip, a long weekend in London, for camping with friends and hiking in both Norway and Spain.
It fits me like a glove, making it comfortable to carry for long periods of time, and it has just the right size. When packed pretty full of my usual stuff, it usually weighs about 11kg, which is the ideal weight for me.
It is incredibly comfortable! When I first put on the bag in the store, I was just amazed by the level of comfort compared to other backpacks I tried.
Yes, if I don’t stuff it higher than the frame. This was a must when I purchased it, and I’ve done it several times since. When traveling carry-on, I usually bring the Kyte and a medium-sized purse as my personal item.