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Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack | Review

Osprey have gone above-and-beyond to ensure that the Tempest 20 backpack sits comfortably on your body, wherever adventure takes you

Osprey are known for creating some of the most comfortable backpacks in the business. Founder Mike Pfotenhauer, who started the brand back in 1974, has spent the last four decades perfecting his backpack designs – with an emphasis on maximum comfort when tackling the world’s toughest terrain. Nothing is left to chance when it comes to Osprey backpacks. Every detail is carefully thought out.

The Tempest series has been one of their bestsellers for the past ten years. The brand new Tempest 20 backpack is a small backpack that’s ideal for day trips and designed specifically to fit the female form, thanks to its ergonomically shaped hipbelt, harness, yoke and back panel.

The new AirScape back panel is made from accordion-style foam which can be adjusted to fit your body and give greater comfort on the trail. This back panel is combined with a seamless hipbelt that wraps around your body from the lumbar spine and clips in at the front of your torso.

“As a woman, it’s important to buy a backpack that is suited to your body shape. Osprey have gone to the nth degree to ensure that the Tempest 20 does that.”

The result? Greater airflow around the back and it gives you a more comfortable carrying experience, because it keep the heavy weight of the backpack close to your body and spreads the load over your hips.

There are also a large number of clever features that will make this your favourite travel backpack. Hikers will appreciate the trekking pole attachment, while cyclists will like the space to clip a bike helmet. You can even strap an ice axe to the outside if you’re off mountaineering.

Osprey have gone to the nth degree to ensure that the Tempest 20 will sit comfortably snug on your body Photo: Chris Johnson.
The ergonomically shaped hipbelt, harness, yoke and back panel are all designed with women in mind. Photo: Chris Johnson.
The Tempest 20 backpack by Osprey is designed specifically to fit the female form. Photo: Chris Johnson.
Tuck your hydration bladder into the external sleeve and you can easily tug it out to refill whenever you like. Photo: Chris Johnson.

Inside the hipbelt, you’ll find two perfectly placed pockets for snacks, pocket camera or GPS. On the front of the pack, there’s a large mesh pocket to store wet gear, such as waterproofs, or an extra layer that is easily accessible on the move. Hydration is also key, whether you are biking, trekking or climbing.

Tuck your hydration bladder into the external sleeve and you can easily tug it out to refill whenever you like. You can choose from four colourways – pink, green, blue and black – depending on how subtle or stand-out you want to be.

As a woman, it’s important to buy a backpack that is suited to your body shape. Osprey have gone to the nth degree to ensure that the Tempest 20 will sit comfortably snug on your body. It doesn’t matter whether you want it for weekends away, hiking in the wilderness or commuting on your bike, this backpack will fulfill all of your needs and more.

Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack

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