Osprey Packs Kamber 22L Backpack

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Osprey Packs Kamber 22L Backpack and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 87 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.6 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 37

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Moved the water compartment into the top-zip function, instead of all the way around, making it easier to access.
  • Enough room for many back country accessories.
  • Comfortable to wear.
  • Can carry snowshoes on the pack.
  • Insulated hydration sleeve to keep water from freezing.
  • Nylon construction provides durability and protection.
  • Plenty of attachment points on the outside for easy tie-ons.
  • Front pocket allows you to store items securely and separately.
  • Helmet carry function is easy to use and efficient.

Expert Reviews

  • Lightweight option, weighing only 3 pounds.
  • Glove-friendly loops on the zippers for easy use.
  • Two large internal pockets for secure storage.
  • Attractive and stylish look.
  • Molded back panel for comfortable fit.
  • Padded and shaped waist belt to conform to your body.
  • Contoured shoulder straps to provide snug fit.
  • Carry option available for skis and snowboards.
  • Micro fleece-lined goggle pocket for protection.
  • Waist-belt pockets for easy storage.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Doesn’t make it clear in any directions how to do the diagonal ski carry.
  • Limited ski carry options, with diagonal being the only possibility.
  • Too awkward to use with skis.
  • Not intended for enhanced ventilation.
  • The 32L version is better for the backcountry since it has the A-frame carry option to transport.

Expert Reviews

  • External ski and snowboard straps are tedious to use and confusing to figure out the first time.
  • Padded part on the hip belt may be a bit overkill for some shorter excursions and lighter loads.


The Osprey Packs Kamber 22L Backpack is a fairly basic and durable pack that is suited for short ski, splitboard and snowshoeing tours. The limited ski carrying options and low internal volume makes this only suitable for shorter trips. Strengths include multiple attachment points, a narrow profile, and burly waist belt.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4.