Osprey Women's Eja Backpack Review

The Osprey Womens Eja 58L Backpack - in three words - I love it!

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

I purchased this backpack Summer 2018 and used it that entire Summer and Fall, so this review is based on a lot of use!


First of all, lets talk about some of 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, 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 comfortable 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 use is a size medium.

Now onto the one and only con I have with this pack.

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.

Overall, I find this pack 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. I hope this review was helpful!

If you have any other questions about this pack, ask me in the comments below.