Very good, wirh space for improvement
The backpack is very good, durable and light compared to its 32l capacity. Pretty adjustable and spacious inside. Anyway rhe external hip and belt pockets don't fit modern (5.5 inch+) smartphones what would be quite handy.
Excellent functionality and size
This backpack is big enough for me for a full week in the mountains. I already had the Escapist 25, Which looks sleeker, but often felt limited in size. The Escapist 32 has all the same features (the key strap seems to be of a lesser quality, but that is a small detail) and a very versatile size.
I love this bag. Perfect size for me. Lots of organisation pockets. I've taken it on a few adventures already, it's built to last and I know I'll have it for years..
Perfekt für längere MTB-Touren, sehr sinnvoll eingeteilt, tolle Details
Habe vor 5 - 6 Jahren das gleiche Modell schon einmal gekauft.
War damit ebenfalls sehr zufrieden, wurde von mir stark strapaziert, ist jetzt in die Jahre gekommen.
Wow, I bought this bag with intentions of using it on multiday bike trips. I tried it as a daypack and this bag is awesome, so much space. I've been using it for couple of weeks now and its great. I using it for long days in city when I have to carry laptop, jacket, water, food, books etc. The volume isnt a problem and if u want to do the shoping and buy some water, milk and lots of stuff you just put everything there and have your hands free. Backpack carry weight very well even without strapping. All zipper works fast and great, additional pockets are good for keys, wipes, small items. I just made a small test and bag can carry my tent, sleeping bag and I got still lots of space left. Cant wait to test it on the multiday bike adventure. I bought it with good discount and I amazed with quality. I have more expensive backpacks and the Osprey is perfect balance between weight of the pack (1kg for 32l is awesome ) and durability. I am looking for a reason to buy another Osprey pack for different usefulness.
This is my second time purchasing the Escapist32 after a gap of 7 years. My first bag is still doing great and I just lend it away to a friend. The new Escapist32 retains all its well-thoughtout features and is delight and assured long term travel companion for many years to come and for many memories to make with it.
A few tweaks and this would be perfect
I use this bag for a daily cycle commute into London on the "Boris" bikes. So in the spirit of constructive feedback 3 points I would like to make 1) the belt zipped pocket needs to be moved further around in order to easily zip keys and fob safely 2) the phone pocket on strap is too tight to take current iphone or the bigger XS Max 3) It would be really helpful to have a pocket for tablet or lap top inside .
Being able to carry bike helmet externally is a big plus
I like the bag but we need a more commuter friendly version . Hope this helps . David
Made for biking but works for practically anything
I first bought Escapist 25 and after some time I realized It couldn't swallow the amount of Equipment I needed, so I got the Escapist 32 as well.
Perfect size for me on everyday bicycle commute to work carrying two Changes of clothes for after biking and one set for the gym training at lunch.
I receantly came back from a hiking trip in Italy along the Amalfi coast and Capri where I had the bag as main hiking pack.
I packed Everything I needed with ease as well as 6,5 liters of water, no problem. We hiked from 12-20Km per day and it worked perfectly well.
I really like it because it is soft in the lower region not hard like my Stratos 50 where I need to pack a Heavy load. This enabled us to smoothly navigate up the goatpaths of the
Mountains as well as high grass and thick forest.
This must be the most complete bag I have ever had.
/Mike from Sweden
So close to perfect
Ive had this bag for a few months now and absolutely love it. I use it to commute (cycle) to work every day. I also take a lot of weekend trips to various places and this is a really great size for that. I think the true spirit of this bag is in its name; you should be able to escape with it, which is why it just falls short of perfect. My one issue with it is that it isn't versatile enough. Sometimes i just need to hook something extra on the outside of the bag, but it doesn't have any reinforced loops like some of the other bags do. Even something as simple as an extra male or female buckle would be great, i could link up my own straps
On a side note i was also a little disappointed by the amount of missed stitches and loose threads. It hasn't affected the structural integrity of the bag, but seeing those right after buying it doesn't strike confidence
i brought this bag in Feb 2018 and just a few weeks before the snow, during the snow i had it on my back all day and with the rain cover on it keep every thing dry. every weekend i cycle 25 miles and 5 miles some week days with the bag on my back it is very comfortable. inside i am able to carry tools and overnight gear. at night the rain cover is very bright and florescent but without it the bag still has reflective strips so can still be seen. overall it is the best all round bag.