Seen it before? Think again. We put the same blood and sweat into our Active Everyday Series as we do our most technical packs, because you spend more time heading to the store, work or school than you do playing outside. If you don’t, we’d like to hear your secret. Quit trying to escape your everyday life; instead add a dollop of adventure to make the mundane magnificent. Durable fabrics, contemporary aestheticsand features that make your life easier define this anything-but-normal pack series.
A front organization pocket created to be the best in variability and accessibility of small items used throughout the day. Featured with internal small mesh pockets for keys, phone, mouse and other larger items, plus the standard pen and business card slots. Side stretch mesh pockets on the 24/Seven packs are great for storing many items you need access to, such as your water bottle, phone or snacks.
Designated laptop and tablet sleeves
All 24/Seven Series adult packs have padded and safe storage for your laptop and tablet. The hanging padded sleeve ensures that your laptop is not being slammed on the ground each time it is set down, and the weight of the laptop remains close to the body in the rear backpanel sleeve to make sure the carry is stable and comfortable.
This Comet has travelled around the world with me for 5 years. It's light, comfortable, weather proof and ideal for short vacations. The only issues are: it can stand by itself, loaded or unloaded; and its rubber zipper pull breaks under extensive usage (used almost daily). I am currently contacting Osprey for a zipper pull replacement service, wish me luck.
Perfect Everyday Carry Pack
Love my Comet. Last year I purchased the Ozone 46 and fell in love with it but I was looking for something a little bit smaller for every day carry. After looking at the other packs in 24/SEVEN series including the Nebula I found that the Comet's main pocket held more than the Nebula. Even though the Comet is a 30L and the Nebula is a 34L. I am able to carry a complete change of cloths, cables, checkbook, 2 cell phone chargers, extra glasses, keys, notepad, laptop, bandanna, gum, and a few other things. My wife was so impressed that she got a Comet also.
Kansas City, MO
Great pack for public transit
Solid pack with big compartment for laptop papers and two or three books. Nice mix of three smaller outside pockets of different shapes. In great shape after 8 months of daily abuse on the subway.
Inadequate Laptop Protection
I used this bag for a couple of months before I accidentally dropped it while taking it out of the car. Even though this was a drop of only around a foot, it ended up damaging the corner of my new MacBook. Afterwards, I inspected the laptop sleeve portion of the bag a bit closer and noticed that the padding at the bottom of the laptop sleeve is actually quite thin; definitely thinner than the padding on the sides of the laptop sleeve. This, to me, is an obvious design flaw. The place on the laptop sleeve where the padding SHOULD be THICKEST is actually the place where the padding is THINNEST.
When I called Osprey directly to request some kind of exchange, they refused. The customer support person told me that the laptop sleeve can't be expected to protect a laptop perfectly, and that because there was nothing FUNCTIONALLY wrong with the bag, it didn't qualify for the All Mighty Guarantee. I understand their position. Yes, I dropped the bag. But surely the bag could have been designed better to provide more protection for laptops. After all, isn't that the purpose of a laptop sleeve in the first place?
That being said, this IS a nice bag. Great materials, pockets, etc. But it does NOT adequately protect a laptop so if you plan on using it for that purpose, I would recommend looking elsewhere. A bag with thicker padding or with a suspended laptop sleeve (where the laptop doesn't sit directly on the bottom of the bag) would be much better.
The bag is nice and light. I've used it for dayhiking and as a commuter. Organization is good, and the bright interior makes it super easy to find stuff. Padding on the back is sufficient but can get sweaty, same with the shoulder straps. Two issues: mesh on the side pockets is too weak (I'm a desert hiker, things get scraped), and there's no hang-strap or similar for a hydration bladder. Any pack with a hydration port (which this has) should have at least a loop of 1/4" webbing to suspend a bladder.
As a commuter bag, I feel like the laptop compartment doesn't have enough padding for a very heavy (ie corporate-owned) laptop. You will feel the laptop through the back, and it might ding a corner when you set it down. But there is more than enough space for all of your paraphenalia (chargers, writing tools,etc) and a non-insulated lunch.
Jonas the Desert Wanderer
Love this bag. Bought it as an undergrad and it's still serving me well as a graduate student.
Guy that likes beer and science
Great work/commute/travel pack
I bought this pack to use as my 'briefcase' for work. I carry a 15" Thinkpad, charger, spare battery, and several cables. The laptop compartment snugly fits my big laptop..it's almost a tailor-made fit. There is plenty of room left in the main pouch with all my gear. The front pouch is a great organizer for pens, cards, food, and cosmetics. The pack holds much more than it looks like it can.
With the pack weighed down, long walks in the airport or conference centers are easy. My back gets mildly sweaty, but not as bad as with other packs. The venting and materials are effective. Not as good as Osprey's AG system, but better than most.
The side pockets hold a Nalgene easily. The front handle is nice when slamming this bag into a carry-on bin. I've not found a better pack for hauling around my laptop and business tackle.