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Throw the Osprey Escapist® 32 on your back, hop on your bike, and get away from it all. Anchored by a BioStretch harness and hipbelt, this low-profile pack is designed to keep the load balanced when descending rough terrain. The Airscape mesh backpanel provides ventilation when you’re grinding up the pass.

Access to the main compartment comes via a convenient zippered front panel so you can see all your gear at a glance. A zippered divider at the base of the pack provides segregated storage for stuff you want to avoid commingling—post-ride clothing or perhaps a pair of sandals— with the rest of your gear.

Additional features include a myriad of external storage options starting with three handy stretch mesh pockets—one on each side and another in the front. The hipbelt has twin zippered pockets for snacks and there’s a phone-sized pocket on the shoulder strap. A zippered external front pocket keeps valuables secure and a non-scratch pocket protects your shades. The external hydration sleeve makes for easy reservoir refills.

If you’re out after sunset, this pack features reflective accents and a blinker light attachment point for extra visibility. And if a sudden storm rolls in, there’s an integrated raincover always stowed in the bottom of the pack.

Key Attributes


Loaded with technical features, this pack is ready anytime to go anywhere and do anything.

Integrated Raincover

An integrated raincover protects your gear from foul weather. It stows away in its own external pocket at the bottom of the pack.

AirScape Backpanel

Ridge molded foam creates a lightweight, supportive and ventilated mesh back panel. The low-profile design keeps pack close for excellent balance.

Additional Features

  • External Hydration Sleeve - External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack content from spills
  • Torso Adjustable Harness - Torso adjustable harness offers custom fit for different torso lengths
  • Zippered Hipbelt Pockets - Dual zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage for often needed items
  • Lower Compartment Zip - A lower zippered compartment with zip away divider provides additional internal storage and organizational options
  • Upper Side Compression Straps - Dual upper side adjustable compression/carry straps with quick release buckles compress and stabilize loads while providing additional external carry options
  • Stretch Mesh Side Pockets with InsideOut Compression - Dual stretch mesh side pockets provide accessible storage options and allow the user to compress and secure loads even while side pockets are in use

Carry Information

Biostretch Ventilated Hipbelt

  • EVA foam is perforated with large holes for enhanced breathability, comfort and stretch
  • Extended mesh hipbelt wings for enhanced pack stability

Airscape Backpanel

  • Ridge molded foam creates a lightweight, supportive and ventilated back panel
  • Low-profile design keeps pack riding close for excellent balance

Biostretch* Ventilated Harness

  • EVA foam is perforated with large holes for enhanced breathability, comfort and stretch
  • Breathable spacer mesh wraps up over edges of foam to create soft, irritation free contact surface


Load Range
15 - 31 lbs.
7 - 14 kg
  Volume Dimensions Weight
S/M 1831 in3 / 30 l 18h x 13w x 12d in. 2.23 lbs.
M/L 1953 in3 / 32 l 20h x 13w x 12d in. 2.36 lbs.
S/M 1831 in3 / 30 l 46h x 32w x 31d cm 1.01 kg
M/L 1953 in3 / 32 l 51h x 32w x 31d cm 1.07 kg
210D Nylon Mini Hex Diamond Ripstop
420HD Nylon Packcloth
420HD Nylon Packcloth
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External Non-scratch Pocket

Zippered external non-scratch pocket provides space for readily accessible items such as a phone or sunglasses

Panel Access

Zippered panel load access to main compartment

Stretch Mesh Side Pockets

Dual stretch mesh side pockets provide easy access to external storage

LidLock Helmet Attachment

Lidlock helmet attachment system quickly secures helmet for transport while not in use

Front Organizer Pocket

Front organizer pocket is handy for small items

Stretch Mesh Front Pocket

Large front stretch mesh pocket for quickly stashing gear

Blinker Light Attachment

Blinker light attachment allows for quick light attachment so you can be seen in the dark

Integrated Raincover

An integrated raincover protects your gear from foul weather. It stows away in its own external pocket at the bottom of the pack

Zippered Harness Pocket

Zippered harness pocket provides easy access for phones or other items
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A great pack for back country adventures!


Wore out my first Escapist back pack after years of back country mountain-biking and trail-building and absolutely love the pack! It can pack light for a short ride or carry all the gear I need (plus plenty of room for a 3L hydration pack) for a full day of biking/hiking/building. The Osprey All-Mighty Guarantee is awesome and when my pack finally wore out, I was very happy to receive my new Escapist pack. Looking forward to more adventures with this one!

BC, Canada


Compartments and organization are amazing, but side pockets


I bought this 1 month ago. I didn't pay attention to the torso size, which the Escapist 32 mine was M/L, where I should pick S/M. shame, the torso just 1 inch too long for me, gives a bit uncomfortable feeling to my back. Well...shame on me... I liked the plastic frame on this rather than a metal frame like Manta AG 36 has (I also own a Manta AG 36 S/M). The front mesh stretch pocket is enough, I like it. The zippered front compartment is solves my behavior of keeping small things on trek. I'd rather like the small pockets in it can be closed by zippers. At least two more small pockets. This backpack can be use everyday and also on trek or hiking and also for biking. However, the main compartment is lack of laptop pouch. I want to see a laptop pouch and 2 medium size zippered pockets in the main compartment. The separated compartment at the bottom really helps for organization. Many things you can imagine for this compartment. I have no problem with the separated compartment at the bottom. What disappoint me was the stretch mesh side pockets. We can not put bottle horizontally in it. Like we usually do with the Exos. We are REALLY REALLY REALLLLYYYY missing out this nice helpful important feature. Sad :( I really want the mesh stretch side pockets to be improved with adding horizontal loading.

Paris van Java


Awesome backpack, would definitely recommend to anyone


I bought this bag to use for school and also in the field for work. I need to carry lots of equipment for work, but I also needed something I can use for school/everyday use and this backpack is perfect for that. The only thing is I wish it came in bigger sizes, such as 36L or had another type of backpack similar to this in bigger sizes. Otherwise, a great backpack!

Ontario, CA


ok for day hikes, poor fitting rain cover


Overall a very good pack. + Has a very good adjustment for different back lengths. Major flaw- poor fitting rain cover. Just finished the 310 km Coast to Coast walk in Northern England ( series of 14 consecutive individual day hikes)

British Columbia

My 2nd escapist since 2011


2nd Escapist since 2001. After looking at many products in the markets, still prefer Osprey Escapist. It's a EDC bag to me. Looks lightweight but can handle more than 10kgs.



Update to earlier review...


Wanted to update from an earlier review. While I still love this bag, I've stumbled across a major issue. The front chest pocket was wonderful this last summer with my old iphone 5. I appreciated having my phone right in front of me and it was super easy to access for photos etc. Now, our family has upgraded phones and pocket was not made for bigger phone designs. The iphone 5 "just" fit in the pocket and anything bigger doesn't work at all. Super disappointed right now, as the waist pockets aren't big or long enough for a phone either. Only option is to have it in the main part of the bag, which is obviously not convenient. Not sure that I would have purchased knowing this would be an issue.

Omaha, NE

Great Pack


For years I have been using an OGIO laptop backpack when I travel. I then use it for day hiking. This trip I left the laptop in storage so I purchased a true day pack. Great idea. The Escapist 32 did a great job. It was used on five hikes varying from flat land to Tuckerman's Ravine in New Hampshire ranging from 4 to 8 miles long. For flat hikes in good weather most packs might suffice. For the Ravine I needed extra clothes, more water, and other items, as well as camera equipment. The Escapist worked fantastically. The pack weighed 20 to 30 pounds and caused no problems over the five hikes. It was very adjustable so I could change how the pack rode and felt. Pros - Comfortable and very adjustable. - Two large compartments, OR, one large compartment. - Front zipper compartment has a few pockets. - Side pouches have good stretch to them as well as a securing system. Perfect for bear spray, water, etc. - Front stretch pouch works well. - Small zipper pocket for glasses on the shoulder strap which worked well for my clip on shades. - Two pouches on the hip belt great for small flashlights, ipod, etc. - Top zippered pocket which I used for glasses and travel papers. - Dedicated place for your water reservoir. My CamelBak bladder worked fine but there are others available. - Integrated rain cover (did not use but I did try it out). - Fit well under airplane seats both horizontally and longitudinally. - I was able to secure a pole and my camera tripod with camera attached to outside of pack. Cons - Only one: It needs more pockets! More in the front zipper area, several in the large compartment, 1 or 2 in the top zipper area. A tablet pouch would be nice. I solved the lack of pockets problem by buying a bunch cheap cosmetic bags at a dollar store and used them to separate items for easy finding. Overall, I will never use the OGIO for hiking again. I will use it for my large laptop but always use the Osprey for hiking.



Great pack


I bought this pack for a 2 week bikepacking trip on the Colorado Trail and it was perfect. I also own a Raptor for everyday mountain biking and once back from the trip never switched back to the smaller pack because this one was so comfortable I didn't notice the difference. I use this pack for everything now. Day hiking with the kids, my 10-mile bike commute to work with laptop and clothes, weekend getaway trips, carry-on for flights...everything. Great versatile pack and Osprey quality.

Denver, CO




Please see my prior notes on Talon and Sirrus! I finally landed on this bag and must have told my husband over 20 times on our trip "Have I told you how much I love this bag!?!?!?" I was looking for a lightweight, good-fitting bag with lots of storage options for carry on to planes, trains and ferries while traveling to Italy. I also wanted the bag to serve as a quality day pack for hiking and exploring. I didn't want a stuff sack but wanted to access the storage via zippers. What I love about this bag is the versatile storage options and massive amount of storage without the weight. If considering this bag, research all the pockets--one across the tip top for little things-keys, kleenex (things you aren't worried about getting stolen), a small cell phone pocket on the front of one of the straps (LOVED!!!!), a divider in the main pocket so you could keep wet or less important things on the bottom, a teeny slim pocket across the very bottom (generally holds the rain cover but I didn't take it) and several internal pockets. And all this with adjustable hip, shoulder and chest straps. I seriously cannot say enough things about this bag. My only two wishes...more color options and elongating the hip pockets that run across the sides so they are easier to access.

Omaha, Neb.


Typical quality Osprey pack


Bought to use for bike packing. Plenty of storage options to organize your gear. Second Osprey bicycling specific pack I've bought. Would not hesitate to purchase again. Very durable.




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