Finding the right backpack for your outdoors activity can be a pain. Women’s backs are physically built differently and a body structure that demands a unique fit, different preferences (that ghastly pink debate!), and there simply is no ‘one size fits all’.
‘Women’s-specific fit’ can be somewhat ambiguous, but the key things to keep an eye out for are chest straps that sit above the breasts, hip belt that takes into account the wide variety of different sizes and shapes, and shoulder straps that are built for narrower shoulders.
Osprey Tempest 20L
The Osprey Tempest backpack is a day pack, built a little smaller and made for daily activities like walking, cycling, day-hiking and the likes.
Lightweight, this backpack features an AirSpace™ back panel that is designed to increase airflow around your back, keeping you cool in whatever climate you’re tackling. The lumbar-to-hip belt keeps your pack close to your torso, optimising comfort while sporting a few useful pockets and straps so you can access your smaller items (phone, GPS, snacks,) while on the go.
The Osprey Tempest backpack seems to have no shortage of useful ‘why-didn’t-I-think-of-that’ features. From a LidLock™ for neatly clipping your cycling helmet away, through to a Stow-on-the-Go™ attachments for tucking away your walking poles without even taking the pack off, water reservoir compatible, this backpack seems to be the gift that simply keeps giving. The pack comes in four different colours, only ONE being pink (a rather sophisticated shade of magenta), making it a suitable city bag as well.