Osprey Women's Eja Backpack Review

The Osprey Eja Womens backpack is a popular lightweight backpacking pack.

In this video, I give you my complete review of the Eja backpack and show you some of the features I really like, and the ones I don’t.

Before we dive in, I just want to let you know that this video and review was NOT sponsored.

I purchased this backpack in the Summer of 2018 and it is my main backpacking pack.

In other words, it’s gotten a lot of use!

Here’s my complete review:


Let’s start with the features of this pack that I love:

The Eja is Osprey’s ultralight backpack for women.

It comes with a tension mesh backpanel, which is easily my favorite feature of this pack.

The backpanel not only allows for more airflow and less sweat on your back, but it also makes the pack feel so light and comfortable.

As I mentioned in the video, this is an ultralight pack. In other words, it’s very minimalist in the design and padding provided.

For example, the hip belt doesn’t provide a lot of cushion.

This is not a problem for me, however, if you’re new to backpacking, this pack might not be the best choice because a little extra padding can make things more comfortable while you get use to carrying extra weight.

The load weight for this pack is 20 - 40 lbs.

If you’re going on a shorter trip (or just want to pack less), the top flap is completely removable, further lightening the pack.

For reference, the pack I have is a size medium.

The one and only con I have with the Osprey Eja:

There are no hip belt pockets. Personally, I love to stash a snack and chapstick in my hip pockets for easy access.

Since this pack is very minimal, it doesn’t have those pockets.

To work around this, I use the side pockets for snacks and other small things that I need to access while on the move, and it’s not much of an inconvenience.

That is seriously the only negative thing I could find about this pack.

Overall, I find the Osprey Eja extremely comfortable.

You’re going to be wearing this thing for hours, so it’s worth the time to really find a pack that works for you.

Try it on. Put some weight in it. Walk around the house and up the stairs.

Do what you can to get a feel for the backpack when it’s loaded.

I hope this review was helpful! If you have any other questions about this pack, ask me in the comments below.

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see you out there,


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