Still struggling to choose the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. We’ve pulled together our best backpack recommendations from Osprey Europe.

For the versatile hiker

The Skarab and women’s specific Skimmer are the ideal daypacks for those who love to get outdoors but need the versatility of something they can use every single day.

An AirScape™ backpanel with innovative bump-foam ventilation provides a comfortable, close fit while allowing for breathability. A bucket-zip top access and external hydration access means packing and unpacking your gear is a breeze while a walking pole attachment means you can stow your sticks on the go.

Finally, an integrated raincover means you’re covered for downpours out on the hills or in the city alike. This is the perfect grab n’ go backpack that combines style and functionality.

For the long trail trekker

Osprey’s larger volume backpacks have an impressive load carrying ability paired with their signature carry comfort. The Atmos AG and women’s specific Aura AG are prime example of this design.

The innovative suspended mesh AntiGravity™ backsystem allows your back and lumbar to sink into a ridiculously ventilated and cushioned surface. The seamless construction distributes weight effectively throughout your body meaning that excessive rubbing and sore shoulders are a thing of the past. Multiple access points, trail focused organisation and an integrated raincover will mean you’re ready for the wilds.

Available in a 65 litre volume, you’ll have plenty of room to carry tents, food, water and clothing for any type of trekking adventure.

 

For the dedicated rider

If you have a loved one who cycles for fun, sport or commute (or probably all three) then the Escapist is the pack for them.

An AirScape™ backpanel with foam ridges allows for a super-comfortable, super-close fit while out riding. The hipbelt and carry harness utilises Osprey’s innovative BioStretch™ technology, ensuring maximum flexibility while on the move.

Finally, an integrated raincover, LED light attachment point and reflective graphics all mean that this pack is just as at home on road as it is on the downhill.

For the city slicker with outdoor roots

If your lucky recipient has their outdoor gear sorted but is looking for something both stylish and functional for everyday urban life, then Osprey’s everyday range is perfect for them. The Nebula 34 and women’s specific Nova 33 are comfortable everyday packs that come equipped with plenty of organisation and useful everyday features.

A padded laptop and tablet sleeve with direct zip access means that electronics will be secure and protected while on the move. Internal organisation, such as the scratch free top pocket and document sleeve, allow for the safe storage of paperwork, sunglasses, keys and those daily extras.

An easy access front stretch pocket is ideal for a jacket or jumper while the external LED light attachment point means you’re ready to jump on a bike at a drop of a hat.

This is everyday city pack with true outdoor heritage.

For the wanderlust wanderer

Do you know someone escaping for warmer climes or a city break? Does someone desperately need a luggage upgrade? The Farpoint and women’s specific Fairview offer some of the best benefits of traditional luggage but with the option of a backpack style carry system.

The Farpoint and Fairview series ranges from carry-on sizes up to larger volumes with removable daypacks. The carry harness stows away while on the carousel or while in side-carry mode. It also comes equipped with a padded laptop and tablet sleeve, and compression straps, for protected space saving solutions.

This is a ‘must have’ for a savvy traveller.

For those who love a stocking filler

If you’re looking to get those last special bits then look no further. Osprey’s accessories make the perfect stocking fillers.

Drysacks are a versatile accessory for any outdoors enthusiast. Looking to stash wet socks on a hike? No problem. Want something to store your lunch on a long ride? It’s got you covered. These fully waterproofed accessories are a functional treat.

When is a washbag not just a washbag? When it’s an Ultralight Washbag Roll from Osprey. This nifty accessory is light and fully featured. It’s built to be compact for outdoor style packing yet still boasts an integrated mirror, hanging hook and zippered mesh pockets. It also has reflective graphics so you’ll never lose it outside your tent.

The Ultralight Packing Cubes are the accessory for the organised traveller. The cubes utilise an efficient rectangular shape for optimal packing. The siliconized nylon fabric of the cubes has been specifically designed to allow them to slip in and out of your luggage with ease.