I recently went to Chamonix on a mini-vacay, I knew I’d be hiking and being active, but I would be working remotely. This would mean I’d be carrying my laptop and important paperwork with me as I toured the local coffee shops on my work days. Instead of looking at a hiking backpack from Osprey, or using my other Osprey Nova, I wanted a stylish but practical daypack and if possible, sustainable. Introducing the Osprey Arcane roll top backpack.
This backpack offering from Osprey is actually unisex and on first look, you’ll notice how ridiculously stylish it. Pinned as a backpack that is perfect for your day essentials, the Osprey Arcane roll top is clearly championing practicality and style. It’s classic, with clean lines and of course, roll top access.
Recycled fabric from Osprey
One major plus for me is fact Osprey are providing products that are certified with recycled fabric. Hurray! As you know I’m such a sustainability champion and where possible I like to use products that have really taken the time to think about their fabrics and processes in their development. I’ve gone for the orange/blue combo, but Osprey released a limited edition, Arcane Roll Top in Hemp, which is made with a 100% sustainable hemp and recycled polyester blend.
Built with durable certified recycled fabric, intuitive straightforward features and a surprisingly comfortable carry. Featuring clean lines, modern hardware and roll-top access.
Osprey Arcane specs
DIMENSIONS (CM): 50H / 30W / 22D
FABRIC: 500D RECYCLED POLYESTER PACKCLOTH
Attention to detail
The main access is via the roll and it’s an adjustable strap to keep everything in and secure. It hooks over and completely out-styles the classic zip of a backpack. The strap that holds it in is secured by a hook, however if you find that you’ve got a full bag you can simply pull the strap through the fabric hook and allow more space in this 22L backpack.
You’ll notice a front lower pouch which is secured when the roll top is secure, via the same hook. Attached to this front lower pouch is a concealed pocket which is accessed by a a concealed zip down the side. This just means you can keep things like your money and phone in a easy to access, yet secure location.
Within the main bag you’ll find a well supported back which allows you to conveniently slide your laptop or tablet in, with a padded front meaning it’s protected from anything else in your bag. The back panel also has some slots for things like pens, phone and any other bits you want to back in. I liked to add a notepad and some pens for when I took this on my Chamonix coffee tour.
I can’t fault this bag, and even though I was told it wasn’t really aimed for hikes, I took it hiking, admittedly only on super small easy ones. It’s super comfy, well supported, and of course, stylishly sustainable! What more could you want in a daypack?
*Gifted Osprey Arcane Roll Top