Designed to keep you organized when you’re on the move, Osprey’s FlapJack pack holds all of today’s essentials in a stylish daypack.
Go ahead and fill it up with gear for the whole day. The mesh shoulder harness provides comfort and the mesh covered foam backpanel allows airflow. The webbing hipbelt is removable to adjust to the load.
Unclip the single buckle flap to the main compartment to quickly access your electronics that are safely stored inside 15” laptop and tablet sleeves. On the outside of the pack, there’s a full-length zippered side pocket and a side water bottle pocket to keep your whistle wet. There’s another zippered slash pocket under the top flap for small items.
Reflective graphics and a blinker light attachment increase your visibility in low light.
I love Osprey packs and own many. For this pack, while it's functional, Osprey has chosen a terrible fabric/material for the pack. It attracts dirt, lint and pet hair. I've owned it two weeks, and it looks like it's 10 years old and I didn't take care of it. The pack becomes so dirty and lint covered quickly, that it appears unprofessional. How could you select that fabric without testing? I have a 20 year old pack that looks newer than the two week old FlapJack.
One laptop pack to rule them all
I've used this pack for a few months for work and travel and I LOVE it. I spent a long time looking for something that was highly functional and attractive, but stylishly conservative enough to use for work. It has tons of places to put things and keep them organized, is comfortable to carry, and I love the look. Also, it's much bigger than it looks and I can carry a ton without it standing off my back like a freshman in college trying to carry a full coursload of books. Cons: it's a little heavy, especially when you're switching from something like a Talon 22, which I use on the weekend for day hikes, and not as comfortable to carry if you choose not to use the sternum strap. But that all seems par for the course to me.
My Faithful Companion
I bought a slightly older version of this bag back in 2014 and it has been one of the best purchases I've ever made. Initially, I chose it because it seemed sturdy and I liked the compact size and bright blue color. Little did I know.
Jack accompanied me on a month long European adventure, carried my DSLR while I hiked up a mountain in Alaska, took me and my laptop to a business meeting in Chicago, got me through road trips up and down the west coast and even served as a diaper bag for a few months. He's been stuffed under plane seats, squished in subways, stashed on trains, and shoved in trunks. I have not been kind to him but he has never let me down.
This bag is exceptionally well crafted and durable. The pockets are thoughtfully placed and versatile. The materials are sturdy and can take a beating. The flap keeps things secure and allows for over-stuffing. This bag is comfortable to carry for long periods of time even when it's packed full. It's good for day hikes, it's good for overnight trips, it's a great carry-on item while flying. It's well worth every penny.
This photo was taken while Jack and I were in Edinburgh for a weekend. He was the only bag I brought.
Please do yourself a favor and purchase this backpack! I hope you love yours as much as I love mine.
I want another one!
I got this backpack burnt orange (seemed more reddish/orange) when I started college. I have been using this backpack for almost 5 years, always get compliments on this backpack and it is very durable. bottom line, I would recommend this backpack to everyone!
Buena Park, CA
Very practical, but please re-layout pen area...
Love this back-pack overall. However as a suggestion, please improve the ergonomics of the front pocket: generally all of the dividers are strange proportions: pen/pencil slots are too deep, difficult to extract to use; mesh pocket is too shallow to be useful (ideally should be flexible & secure enough to fit a mouse or shades); similarly the middle slots ideally would be a variety of depths (they barely fit a business card).
Great pack just needs to add...
I've been using the Flapjack as my work bag for about a week now. The quality of the bag is great, exactly what you would expect from Osprey. The front pocket is great for storing pens and knick knacks, the main compartment is spacious and helps me organise my iPad, documents, and books easily, and the side water bottle pocket allows for easy access to my drink. The pack is a little bigger than I had thought, but it sits very comfortably on my back. On my back, the pack feels much lighter than it actually is, so that's great. My only real gripe about the bag is that the straps flap around quite a bit once you tighten everything. Including some way of organising the excess straps would make the pack look much more professional (maybe some kind of roll up and velcro system, or elastic loops like on North Face's bags?). Also on my wishlist for the next generation Flapjack would be a phone pocket on the shoulder strap for easy access to my phone; but that's wishful thinking more than anything really. But, all in all, another great bag from Osprey.
And I almost sent it back!
I am lucky enough to get to travel a bit.....and I have gotten to my destination more than once without my suitcase arriving on the same flight. We were getting ready for a rather extended travel time, and I ordered this FlapJill. When it came It didn't wow me. But, circumstances prevented its return and time for a replacement, so I kept it. The longer I have it, the more I appreciate it . I wouldn't give it up now. World's greatest carry on. I LOVE MY FLAPJILL. And to think, I most sent it back.
Les in the rain
Unlike the picture
I bought this pack last year and I was super excited. I love osprey packs and they have never done me wrong. However the updated flapjack pack wasn't quite what I had hoped. The pack that I got, the shoulder straps are hard and thin. The picture on the website shows that they are more padded. And updated version? But because of the stiffness of the pack and shoulder straps, it makes it difficult to carry around a decent load. Kind of like carrying a cardboard box. I have given it a lot of chances, but it's just not as comfortable as I had hoped. Maybe this is and updated version though!
Comfortable, Sturdy & Holds a Lot
I have an older model of this backpack that has the two straps. When I bought the backpack, I wanted something large, but not masculine and I wanted a neutral color; I have a stone color with interchangeable green, pink and brown straps. I have used this for 4 years, through all seasons and even in heavy rains (waiting on commuter bus(10 min)), my contents stay dry.
I use to have 3 sprints for my morning commute and again 3 sprints for my afternoon commute. I've tossed it in the wash under the gentle cycle and it cleans up well. I also don't place it on public walkways or streets. I am ready to purchase additional products from Osprey for travel. They have made me a believer.
My all time favorite pack!
This is by far my favorite pack. I just like the simplicity of the design and I get compliments everywhere I go. Great for school/work/urban settings, this pack does it job well and having a padded sleeve for laptop is definitely great! I like the older version better with two buckles, but overall... a go to pack for my everyday use.