Tempest 40L Backpack

Osprey Tempest 40L Backpack Reviews

Osprey designed its lightweight Tempest 40 Backpack specifically for women so you can spend a night out in the woods or thru-hike in the desert for a weekend in complete comfort. The designers at Osprey molded the Airscape back panel and the lightweight aluminum frame somewhat like a chimney to ventilate any excess heat so your back isn't a sweaty mess when you reach your campsite. Biostretch covers the shoulder straps and waist-belt for maximum comfort and breathability while you hike, and the ErgoPull tabs cinch across your waist for an ideal fit. If you pack light, this top-loader can fit all the supplies you need for a full weekend out on the trail, and you can remove the top lid for quick day hikes while you're out \ there.

The Tempest 40 has a lower zippered compartment for easy access to your sleeping bag, and it has straps for your sleeping pad. It's external hydration sleeve is easy to refill, side stretch pockets can fit extra water or some snacks for the trip, two zippered pockets at the waist-belt hold any small items you might need on the trail like lip balm or sunscreen, and one front mesh pocket stores your map, a book, or a last-minute item. The shoulder straps have Stow-On-The-Go attachments for your trekking poles when the trail is nice and flat, and lower InsideOut straps compress the pack down quickly and simply. This pack even has two ice tool attachment loops with bungee tie-offs so you can continue using it throughout the year.

Product Reviews


This beauty has been with me in very wet conditions on the West Highland Way in Scotland.

This beauty has been with me in very wet conditions on the West Highland Way in Scotland. Yes it has gotten a little muddy, but it has kept up! There are the right pockets and the netting is great for stuffing your hat or raincoat.
The size is very versatile. It's big enough for you to actually carry your gear like jetboil compact sleeping bag etc., but it's also small enough to work as a day bag with dry socks, a woollen jumper and some lunch and snacks ☺
When it's only half full the two clips on the front are a little anoying - you unclip one meaning to unclip the other... Not a real issue.
I would like it to come with the build in rain cover as so many Ospreys do, but you can just carry a detached on - just have to remember it ☺

This pack is great for overnight trips or extended day hikes where you need more room for layers and gear.

This pack is great for overnight trips or extended day hikes where you need more room for layers and gear. It’s a lighter pack, so it’s only comfortable to about 25-30lbs. It’s breathable and comfortable all day with a few of Ospreys great features like hip belt pockets, tilted water bottle holders for easy access, and outer compression straps to put gear on the outside. It’s incredibly versatile, I’ve used it sport climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering. The one problem I had was when I bought it the hip belt straps were too short to get a comfortable fit, fortunately a store employee was able to switch them out for longer ones.

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