Osprey Quasar 28L

By: Osprey
Front facing view of the Osprey Quasar 28L

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Size Details
Capacity 28L
Capacity per Weight 35L
Weight 0.8kg 1.69lbs Low
Capacity per Kg 35 High
Dimensions 34x28x6cm 34x28x6in
Cubic Space 5712cm 5712in
Capacity Diff -22 Low
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 100% (198/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 100% of airlines.

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Our Thoughts

Osprey creates a lot of great bags. It seems every week I have to add a new Osprey carry-on luggage to the website.

The Quasar is a reasonably small one bag that looks to be more suited for short trips. With only 28L of capacity, you'll have less than half the amount of clothing space of a 40L or 45L model.

Remember, even though you can half the clothes doesn't mean you can use half the toiletries and other miscellaneous items. Imagine trying to bring half a travel deodorant. Are you cutting the stick with a razor blade?

This particular model of Osprey has a laptop sleeve, which many of the travel models lack.

Although the bag is small, what matters most is what you pack inside it. Small bags mean less weight and more comfort.

Osprey still manufactures incredible bags. If you are looking to go on shorter trips, then this bag is perfect for you.

This bag would be perfect for people that travel for short periods of time. Here in the US, airfare is expensive, and it would be rare to fly on a plane just for a weekend trip. Elsewhere in the world, like Europe, cheap airfare is more common, so short trips are worth the price.

One thing I like about this bag is that it could also function as a manageable day pack. If you had a safe place to drop off the extra stuff you could carry around adventure gear with the Quasar. Lugging around a bigger 40L or 45L bag for a beach trip with swimsuit and suntan lotion is way overboard.

πŸ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • Side compression straps really tighten up the bag; preventing it from looking sloppy.
  • Offers good organization due to its numerous pockets.
  • Comfortable padding on the straps and on the back panel.
  • Made from quality materials and lightweight.

πŸ€” Things to Consider

  • Laptop sleeve is a little "thin" or "narrow."
  • The laptop compartment isn't really secure as it has no straps nor clips to hold your laptop in place.

πŸ’¬ Reviewers Have Said

  • "We looked at lots of packs in this size, and this was the standout. Nearly as comfortable as the Marmot Tool Box and Patagonia Refugio, and as sturdy as the TNF Borealis, this is by far the easiest daypack to load."
  • "All I can say is that I’ll never need another bag again, everything I need fits and it’s very intuitive, not to mention it’s tough as nails."

πŸ”Ž Reviews

Osprey Quasar 28 Review (Great For Everyday & Outdoors)

"The Ospray Quasar 28 backpack is an ideal choice for anyone in need of good, sturdy backpack. If you love your things to be organized wherever you go, you will love this particular backpack."

Osprey Quasar Review

"The Osprey Quasar 28 is a superb commuter backpack that can also serve just as well as a daypack for those who hike."


Compression S
Expanded Capacity None
Opening Other
Passport N
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame S
Handles 1
Hip Belt S
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap S
Laptop 15
Hydration N
Main Compartments 2
Organizer N
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 1
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 2
Water Resistant Y
210/420/630D Nylon Dobby Blend

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Nostrum, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Air Wisconsin, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, ANA, Asiana Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CommutAir, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, Dragonair, easyJet, EL AL, Emirates Airlines, Enter Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, flybe, Frontier Airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas, Great Lakes Airlines, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Island Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, jetBlue Airways, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LC PerΓΊ, Liat Airlines, Linea Aerea Amaszonas, Lion Air Group, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Mesa Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, PenAir, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Ravn Alaska, Regional Express, Republic Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, S7, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SpiceJet, Spirit Airlines, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Sun Country, Sun Express, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Tianjin Airlines (E145), Tiger Airways, Trans States, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, United Airlines, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, VIM Airlines (Closed), Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vivaaerobus, VivaColombia, Volaris, Volotea, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines, Xiamen

Osprey Quasar 28L Packing Lists

Packing List for One Week in Naples
πŸ“† 7 days
🌎 Italy
πŸ“œ 26 items
Carry-On Travel Backpack:
Osprey Quasar 28L
Front facing view of the Osprey Quasar 28L

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