Simpler is often better and if you prefer going light and moving fast in the woods, mountains and around town, the Tempest 9 is the pack for you. 9L of capacity is perfect for day hikes, urban commutes or a quick trip to the market. Ventilated and comfortable, the BioStretch harness and continuous wrap hipbelt combine to create an incredibly stable carry system that hugs your body so you can stay balanced on the trail, ridge or your bike. We scratched our heads and updated our AirScape backpanel to use less material and glue while making it more breathable to keep you cool on hot days. When uphills turn technical, our Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole carry system keeps your hands free for upward movement. LidLock helmet carry achieves the same when you stop for a mid-commute coffee. Zippered hipbelts, side stretch mesh pockets, a harness pocket and backpanel bungee provide all the organization you need.

Key Attributes


Designed with lightweight construction and useful features for fast movers and multi-sport activities.


From top loaders to lumbar packs and everything in between, the Talon/Tempest series accommodates the needs of hikers, bikers and more.


Users can't feel seams that don't exist, so we left them out. Our updated Talon/Tempest hipbelt makes it easier to focus on the journey instead of the pack on your back.


  • Dual-zippered panel access to main compartment
  • Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Lower InsideOut compression/carry straps
  • Side stretch mesh pockets
  • External hydration sleeve
  • Stretch mesh harness slash pocket
  • Two zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Top panel zippered slash pocket
  • LidLock helmet attachment
  • Adjustable bungee front panel storage

Carry Information

Aluminum peripheral frame

  • Aluminum peripheral frame effectively transfers load from harness to hipbelt*
  • Atilon framesheet spreads load across the backpanel to the frame
  • *44L & 40L only


  • Precision cut and accordion spread mesh-covered foam ridges
  • Lightweight and comfortable contact surfaces


  • Mesh covered, die-cut slotted foam harness
  • Slotted adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle
  • Stretch woven harness pocket (s)


  • Mesh covered, die-cut slotted foam hipbelt
  • Zippered stretch mesh hipbelt pockets
  • ErgoPull hipbelt closure with hipbelts directly connected to backpanel mesh
  • Seamless lumbar to hipbelt body wrap


Load Range
10 - 20 lbs.
5 - 8 kg
  Volume Dimensions Weight
WXS/S 427 in3 / 7 l 16.1h x 9.1w x 8.3d in. 1.243 lbs.
WS/M 549 in3 / 9 l 18.1h x 9.1w x 8.3d in. 1.356 lbs.
WXS/S 427 in3 / 7 l 41h x 23w x 21d cm 0.564 kg
WS/M 549 in3 / 9 l 46h x 23w x 21d cm 0.615 kg
70D x 100D Nylon Mini Shadow Brick
420HD Nylon Packcloth
420HD Nylon Packcloth
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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including dimethylformamide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/about-proposition-65
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Great daypack!


Great pack for short day hikes! It fits the 1.5L reservoir perfectly and isn't uncomfortable for hikes lasting 6 hours or more. There's plenty of room for a small jacket and all of the essentials. I would highly recommend!

Seattle, WA


Highly versatile pack


I wanted to replace my old (unisex) Camelback with a pack that was still versatile enough to use both for mountain biking and as a day pack for hiking. I love my Tempest 9! My first time using it was on three-day bikepacking trip and I fit a surprising amount of gear inside (two spare tubes, tools, stuffed down jacket, 3L bladder and some food. I bought my pack in Europe and only discovered later that Osprey makes an XS size for petite frames, which they don't market in Europe. Some reviews I read on the Europe site from short women complained about the pack digging in their lower backs. I'm 5'2" (157cm) and the regular size fits me fine for biking--no digging since I'm leaning over all of the time. For hiking, it hits slightly lower than it should, but it doesn't bother me. The padded waist straps are very comfortable and side pouches are really handy. The shoulder straps are shaped for a woman, unlike the unisex Camelbak, making the pack nicely snug. I had also tried some Vaud packs on for size, but quickly put them back because the top of the pack dug into my neck. All straps on the Tempest 9 are very easy to adjust. Currently, I'm following a work trip up with an adventure vacation, so I had to leave my other Osprey at home (the Flapjill pack). I was surprised to be able to fit my 12.2" laptop, two spiral notebooks (A4 size), and wallet inside the Tempest. The helmet clip and key chain hook are also handy.

Brussels, Belgium



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