Short Review: Osprey Quasar 28

Marcos has recently joined the team at Taunton Leisure but has worked within the industry for a number of years. Marcos has a passion for walking and has recently started to develop his climbing.

If you commute or travel regularly and you require a rucksack that is also suitable for use on the hill, then the Osprey Quasar 28 might just be the rucksack for you.

I’ve been using my Quasar 28 on a daily basis, for two years, and foresee using it for many more! The Quasar 28 is an urban inspired bag with a true outdoor heritage. This combination produces a bag which is as comfortable and practical both around town or whilst used on day walks.

The Quasar 28 utilises a face fabric which is very durable and abrasion resistant, without being too heavy or rigid. This is noticeable when compared to it’s competitors.

Osprey have managed to create a clean and streamlined pack with a list of technical features. This combination is one of the reasons I choose this pack. In my opinion, the layout of the pack is one of it’s unique selling points.

The Quasar 28 has a number of well-organised compartments for a mixture of personal items. For example, whilst on holiday recently, I’d packed my laptop and tablet, my DSLR and the appropriate charging equipment, a notepad, a book, a magazine, my travel documents, a number of personal items such as sunglasses and wallet and still had space for food, water and spare clothing!

When a rucksack the size of a school satchel remains comfortable and organised despite carrying a significant amount of equipment, it’s likely to be a go-to choice for future adventures!

I’ve also used the Quasar 28 for long walks on the Quantocks where is performed far above my expectations, again, another sign of the packs outdoor heritage and blend of technical features.

This versatility makes this bag one of my absolute favourite pieces of equipment and essential part of my kit and day to day life.

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