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Osprey Metron 26L backpack review

A comfortable and well thought out pack that's ideal for the daily commute

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £120.00 RRP | USD $160.00 | AUD $200.00
Osprey Metron 26L backpack

Our review

A well thought-out product with an astounding amount of features. Perfect for commutes!
Pros: Features; cleverly designed compartments
Cons: Light material needs care
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Osprey’s Metron backpack weighs 1,190g and uses a 500-denier, nylon-pack cloth to make a reasonably light, yet hard-wearing pack with a 26-litre capacity. At 48cm long, 35cm wide and 26cm deep it’s compact too.

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There’s a soft, lined pocket for glasses, an organiser pocket for your wallet, phone and stationery, plus a key loop. The main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve (fits a 13-inch MacBook Air) and a zipped shoe pocket as well as plenty of room for a change of clothes.

On the outside there’s an elasticated Lidlock bungee cord (behind which is a sleeve for holding a U-lock) to attach your helmet.

There’s an LED light loop, a lined, elasticated side pocket and a pocket panel to hold a water bottle. On the underside there’s a Fluro green rain cover in a zipped pocket.

The Airscape back of the Metron is where Osprey’s knowledge comes to the fore. The Y-shaped padding straps have a height- and width-adjustable chest strap and a fast-adjusting click-fix waist strap.

A mesh panel on the back separates the pack from your back leaving a space for air to flow, making the Metron supremely comfortable to ride with even when loaded up to the max of 26 litres.

The Metron is a brilliantly thought-out pack, full of useful features and light with it.

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The material can scuff a little, but in practicality terms it’s a top choice. Osprey backs up the bag with an extensive guarantee with spare parts availability to registered owners and replacements for defects.

Product Specifications

Product

Price AUD $200.00GBP £120.00USD $160.00
Weight 1,190g
Brand Osprey

Features

Features Size: 48 x 35 x 26cm
Colours: Crimson Red, Black
Capacity 26l