Ideal for day hikes or ultra-lightweight overnighters, the Osprey Kyte 36 Women’s backpack balances weight, storage capacity (2000+ cubic inches), features, price and performance. A lightweight, supportive suspension enables the pack to comfortably carry loads of up to 40 pounds!
Committed to providing all outdoor enthusiasts with optimal performance, Osprey equips its women's packs with gender-specific design features. Harnesses are cut wider through the collar bone area and have an ergonomic taper in the chest area. Offering a women's specific cant and a narrower cut, the hipbelts found on Osprey's women's packs also cater to female users.
Employing ridge molded foam and built-in air channels, the pack’s AirScape backpanel provides flexible support and breathability to combat heat build-up between your back and the pack body. A lightweight aluminum peripheral frame and a foam framesheet effectively distribute weight and deliver supportive stability. The Xsmall/Small Kyte 36 Women’s pack is designed to fit torso lengths ranging from 13"-17" and the Small/Medium size fits 16”-20” torsos. The padded, contoured hipbelt, and padded shoulder straps aid in stability and load transfer. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps further enhance fit. Side compression straps cinch down to keep the contents of the pack safely in.
The top-loading 2000+ cubic-inch capacity packbag is accessed beneath a fixed top lid that incorporates zippered compartments for gear storage. A vertical zipper on the face of the pack also grants access to the interior of the packbag without having to remove the lid. A zippered lower compartment is ideal for a sleeping bag or other gear. A divider between the main packbag and the sleeping bag compartment can be pulled aside to convert the Kyte 36 Women’s pack to a single large compartment. A stretch woven pocket on the front of the pack keeps layers close at hand.
Other features include Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachments, tuck-away ice axe loops, daisy chain attachment points, an included raincover, a safety whistle built into the sternum strap, zippered hibpelt pockets, and stretch side water bottle pockets. An external sleeve is ideal for a hydration system (not included).
The Osprey Kyte 36 Women’s backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.
- Fixed top lid provides top loader access to main compartment
- Zippered hipbelt pockets
- Top lid zippered pocket and under lid zippered mesh pocket
- External hydration sleeve
- Front panel stretch mesh pocket
- Tuck away ice tool loop and bungee tie-offs
- Dual front panel daisy chains
- Integrated raincover
- Web attachment points on top lid
- Upper and lower reverse StraightJacket side compression straps
- Torso adjustable harness
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
- Dual stretch mesh side pockets
- Zippered sleeping bag compartment with floating divider
- Removable sleeping pad straps
- Side zipper access to main compartment
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Access Top Loading w/ Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Xsmall/Small: 2075 cu in
Small/Medium: 2197 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 40 lbs Material 210D nylon ripstop and 420HD nylon packcloth Item Weight Xsmall/Small: 3.09 lbs
Small/Medium: 3.2 lbs
Torso Adjustment Yes Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Xsmall/Small: 13"-17"
Fits Waist Xsmall/Small: 24"-45"
Dimensions 27" x 12" x 12" Detachable Daypack n/a
Real Customer Reviews
- Love it, but would make 1 change
Likes: Love that the pack is large enough to be versatile between hiking and traveling. It's very comfortable and the zipper on the side makes it very convenient to grab items out of the pack quickly. The mesh stuff sack and the daisy chains are a plus for me as well.
Dislikes: The pack sits too close to my back so there's no room for ventilation. Would prefer a trampoline style backing on this particular pack.
- i love this pack
Likes: Being a 5' tall thin female, I struggled to find a day pack that fit my waist and torso right. Most brands dont offer anything smaller than a small, which just wouldnt cinch tight enough on my waist to transfer the weight of the pack to my hips. Despite being small, i suppose I am 'long waisted' for my height, so the adjustable torso on this pack was absolutely essential to getting the perfect fit. The pack has awesome features such as the ability to store your water reservoir outside the pack, the bottom and side access zippers are very handy. Ospreys are built to last too, strongly recommend this pack!
- Great lightweight pack with lots of space!
Likes: I originally had the Osprey Sirrus 24 but it was just a bit too small for all of my stuff for winter hiking. I haven't used the Osprey Kyte 36 for winter hiking yet but I like it for the hikes I've done. It's lightweight, maybe even the same weight as the Sirrus 24. Plenty of space. Hydration bladder sleeve is also on the outside so it doesn't take up space in the pack. Not sure how well the bladder will do on the outside in the winter but I don't usually use the bladder in the winter. Overall pretty happy with this backpack!
Dislikes: Would prefer the poles/ice tool loop with bungee tie-off that comes with the Sirrus 24 over having to strap my poles in with the buckles.
- Comfortable and worth every penny!
Likes: Fit to my small frame, breathable, good size, lots of adjusting straps, fit my water bladder, good pocket placement
Dislikes: Hip pockets are a little awkward in size, hard to figure out top closing clasp at first
Likes: Perfect back system, great size, lite, lot of space for a small size.
- Awesome Pack
Likes: Fits perfect. Great size to fit a fair amount but can cinch down for running. Love the pockets on the side. Love the back support and how it feels on.
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