PIXEL
PIXEL
PIXEL
PIXEL
PIXEL
PIXEL
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Description

The Pixel is the perfect technical commuter pack for those who prefer the balanced carry of a backpack to unbalanced messenger bags. Ventilated, soft and comfortable to carry, the NeoSpacer™ shoulder mesh and AirScape™ mesh backpanel keep you dry while you are the move. Open the flap-style lid to access the main compartment’s document sleeves, large zippered organizer pocket for securing smaller items, a scratch free pocket for sunglasses and other fragile items and a separate padded laptop sleeve and additional tablet sleeve. Store your laptop/tablet power cord, mobile phone charger, USB drives and more in our innovative PowerHouse™ organizer, and if your commute starts early or the day runs late, a blinker light attachment point provides enhanced low light visibility. When you over shop at the local market, unzip the accordion-style expansion flap for an additional 4 liters of carrying capacity.

Key Attributes

ORGANIZATION

You’ve got a lot to carry, and we’ve got a place for it all. We considered the needs of bike commuters, students and professionals to create a well thought out system that allows you to quickly organize and find the gear you need, when you need it. Separate and convenient zippered access to the laptop sleeve helps you breeze through security at the airport.

POWERHOUSE™

This little, unassuming, yet powerfully functional bag holds everything you need for the digital age. Extra batteries, power cords, phone chargers and more all contained in one convenient and accessible location. You can easily transfer the PowerHouse™ from pack to pack when needed.

Features

  • Water Bottle Pockets - Dual side panel water bottle pockets provide easy accessibility to hydration storage
  • Grab Handle - Top padded grab handle for quick and comfortable carry
  • Scratch-free Zippered Pocket - A scratch-free zippered pocket is the perfect place to store sunglasses or electronics
  • Front Organizer Pocket - Large zippered front pocket with internal pockets provides the ultimate organization
  • Lower Zip Compartment - Lower zip compartment at the bottom of the pack contains a removable PowerHouse™ cord organizer
  • Blinker Light Attachment - Blinker light attachment for low visibility
  • Laptop Compartment - Padded laptop compartment with direct zip access and tablet sleeve
  • Internal document sleeves - Internal document sleeves provide more organization for magazines and other documents
  • Flap-style Access - Flap-style access to main compartment
  • Zippered Expansion - Zippered expansion adds 4 liters of extra space when needed

Carry Information

Neospacer™ Shoulder Harness

  • Soft and breathable fabric provides comfortable fit
  • Adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle

Reverse Spacer Mesh Airscape™ Backpanel

  • Ventilated backpanel with smooth, breathable contact surface

Specs

  Volume Dimensions Weight
O/S 1587 in3 / 26 l 20h x 14w x 9d in. 3 lbs.
O/S 1587 in3 / 26 l 52h x 35w x 23d cm 1 kg
Fabric
Main
600D x 900D Poly
Accent
600D x 900D Poly
Bottom
600D x 900D Poly
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Reviews

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OspreyPIXEL
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (12)
  • Easy to load (10)
  • Good padding (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Highly adjustable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (11)
  • Commuting (10)
  • School (6)
  • Day trip (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Avid adventurer (3), Outdoor professional (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (8), Comfort driven (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brilliant, secure & streamlined design - a Gear Classic!

As a professional guide (6'1", 170 lb.), I have an intimate relationship with my gear, and my standards for performance are high. I don't tolerate poor design, shoddy...Read complete review

As a professional guide (6'1", 170 lb.), I have an intimate relationship with my gear, and my standards for performance are high. I don't tolerate poor design, shoddy manufacturing, or materials that fail. The Osprey Pixel is an absolute pleasure to use - one of those rare pieces of gear where I see little to no room for improvement, and I'm notoriously hard to please. I use this everyday in an urban setting, when I need to look casual/professional yet need to carry my laptop and personal items in something more comfortable and convenient than a briefcase (on foot, bicycle, or commuter train). I also use this when traveling because of its versatility, ease of access, and ability to handle a decent load without becoming bulky or awkward to handle. Simply put, this is a Gear Classic!

The overall design is very clean, with simple lines and a surprisingly compact profile. Even when stuffed with gear and personal items (15" MacBook, iPad, notebook, pen, paperback novel, sunglasses, lightweight down jacket, windbreaker, piece of fruit, 18oz Klean Kanteen, bike lights, inhaler and various small personal effects, as well as all the power cords stowed neatly in the Powerhouse cord bag), I have still have enough room to hold my 4yo daughter's puffy jacket and stuffed animal with the expansion zippers deployed. And stuffed, it still carries quite comfortably and securely (no load shifting), staying nice and close to my body without any outward bulges.

What's more impressive, I can still quickly and easily access my laptop without opening the main compartment, and it is all kept so securely with strategically placed padding as to put your mind at ease. I also love the lime green interior; while it's far from my favorite color, it enhances visibility making it easy to find even the smallest items inside.

Reading another reviewer's comments, I offer my sincere condolences for the loss of a prized laptop, but IMHO, one can hardly fault Osprey for failing to close the zipper.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good bag with a flaw

Overall this is an excellent bag. There is just one huge problem that has bothered me since I have bought it and that is the side laptop opening. The specs for this bag say...Read complete review

Overall this is an excellent bag. There is just one huge problem that has bothered me since I have bought it and that is the side laptop opening. The specs for this bag say it can hold a 15" laptop but it is honestly not practical given the current design. I often find myself having to force the computer into the bag. However I was able to make it easier by cutting the top part of the fabric making the opening just slightly larger. Would buy again if the sizing was actually able to fit a 15" laptop with ease.

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4.0

Great pack that could be even better with two small tweaks

By 

from Atlanta

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good padding

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Office

    Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

    This pack is very well thought out. Pockets in the right places, easy access to laptop and tablet from main compartment or the side, comfortable, etc. I looked at EDC packs up to $350 and the Pixel had the best balance of features for me. But there are two things keeping it from being a 5-star review: (1) the bag opening at the top often times shows on the sides even when covered by the flap, which a simple draw string closure would solve; and (2) the zipper pulls are terrible. Also, this did not prevent me from giving it 5 stars, but I wish the tablet pocket was big enough for a 12.9" iPad Pro. Overall, a fantastic pack that I hope Osprey improves even more in the future.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent commuter bag

    By 

    from St Joseph, Mo

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good padding
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office
      • School

      Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

      I had a previous version of this bag and used it everyday for my bike commute to work. I preferred the stability of the backpack straps over the messenger style bag I previous used. I feel like this pack has a more professional look than many other backpack style laptop bags.

      After I ripped my original bag in icy bike crash, it was replaced via the All Mighty Warranty with the current rendition (Jan 2017) which has some great improvements...

      The new bag is larger, which appears that it would hold a 17" notebook without much problem. My 13" MacBook is swimming in the compartment.

      There is now access to the laptop compartment from the top of the main compartment, along with the side access. I imagine this would be most beneficial to anyone that is concerned they might forget to zip the side entry.

      At the bottom of the side entry, there is now a bit of webbing to help retain any electronics when the side compartment is opened.

      The outer organizer pocket is now has a larger zipper opening making it easier to access and find items in this pocket.

      Another new feature is the stretch pockets on the outside of the bag... perfect for a water bottle or a small thermos of coffee.

      The one modification I plan to do to the bag is to add a scinch closure to the top of the bag to help keep the bucket opening under the flap.

      Bottom line, this is a great bag, and it looks like many of the complaints in the previous reviews have been taken into consideration and applied to the updated design.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best pack I've ever owned!

      By 

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Load
      • Good padding
      • Great organization
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Large capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Day trip
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

        I was searching for the perfect pack for my daily train commute (1 hr. each way) to school. I recently decided to change career paths, and go back to school at 40. I had pretty specific requirements for a bag. It needed to be comfortable, spacious but not too big, well organized and thought out, durable, and look great! The Pixel was the only bag out of dozens that I tried that fit the bill! For my needs, and what I was going for, the Pixel was the perfect pack! Ignore the negative comments about the side access for the laptop. That's a killer feature, not a detriment. This was my first Osprey pack, but it definitely won't be my last!

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Good bag with a flaw

        By 

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak Seams
        • Zipper Snags

        Best Uses

          Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

          Overall this is an excellent bag. There is just one huge problem that has bothered me since I have bought it and that is the side laptop opening. The specs for this bag say it can hold a 15" laptop but it is honestly not practical given the current design. I often find myself having to force the computer into the bag. However I was able to make it easier by cutting the top part of the fabric making the opening just slightly larger. Would buy again if the sizing was actually able to fit a 15" laptop with ease.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great overall pack, but don't forget to zip!

          By 

          from Bend, OR

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good padding
          • Highly Adjustable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Don't forget to zip!

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cycling
          • Office
          • School

          Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

          Love this pack except the design flaw others have mentioned. If you forget to zip up the laptop compartment, laptop is basically in a launch pouch if you go to swing pack on and forget to zip. My macbook went flying, put two dents in our new coffee table and dented corner of macbook. Not osprey's fault, but I wish design had a fail-safe for this possible user error.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Beware of the side pocket

          By 

          from New York, NY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Load
          • Good padding
          • Highly Adjustable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

            I've had this bag for 3 years now but it's time to replace it with a new bag as today was the third (and last) time I've forgotten to zip the side laptop compartment causing my new Dell XPS 13 to fly out of the bag. Luckily it still works but has a dent on one of its corners. I'm typically very anal about closing the zipper - unfortunately all it takes is one time ... Better to have top access to your laptop
            Other than this major flaw, the bag is very useful and comfortable as well as looks professional in an office setting

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love it but it lacks two key features...

            By 

            from San Diego

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Large capacity
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Weak Seams

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office

            Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

            I travel extensively internationally for work. When I switched from a briefcase to a backpack the search was extensive. At one time I had 5 different bags in my possession to compare them back to back, loading and unloading with all the gear I need to travel with.

            Finally picked the Pixel for it's weight, expansion, comfort under load, and style. In doing so I gave up two features that other bags had.

            1) An external water bottle holder. Ideally this would somehow zip open to reveal a mesh. When it is not in use it needs to hide to maintain the lines of the bag.

            2) A well lined sun glasses pouch. All the other bags I tried had a velvet-like lined pouch for sunglasses. It could be argued that the outer most zipper pocket could be used for that however I don't find the material suitable, my glasses sink to the bottom making them difficult to retrieve, and it disrupts the lines. I find I store a hard case inside my main pocket but it is constantly moving and doesn't give my hand a known place to reach for when I'm on the go.

            Finally I did have to return the bag after only a few trips because the zipper on the laptop pocket came unstitched at the top and bottom. I was able to field repair it to get home and Osprey was excellent to deal with getting the bag fix/replaced. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this bag to anyone (in fact my wife liked it so much she got one too!).

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Almost Brilliant....

            By 

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good padding
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Large capacity
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Awkward Side Loading Compartments
            • No Water Bottle Holder

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Office

            Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

            I am a frequent flyer that was starting to have back pain, so I needed to switch to a backpack, much to my chagrin. When I would think of laptop backpack for business travel, I would instantly get an image of some NormCore dude with a golf shirt and khakis. Thank god for Osprey!

            I really do love this pack. It packs quite a bit of stuff and I especially love to bottom compartment and accompanying pouch for chargers and cords. It's got just enough compartments it's not too confusing and easy to navigate through.

            The 2 things I would say are slight drawbacks. First, I wish there was an external water bottle holder, because putting a bottle of water in the inner compartment should make anyone nervous. The other drawback is I wish the outside pocket and laptop sleeve part were top loading instead of side loading. I've forgotten to zip up the laptop portion more than once and had my laptop slide out of the bag and crash onto the floor. And I nearly lost my wallet when I didn't zip the front pocket. In these situations, gravity could have been my friend and not my enemy - and top loaders would have helped this.

            All in all, it's very stylish and sleek and does not make me feel like the average business travel bear.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for College

            By 

            from New York, N.Y.

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Load
            • Good padding
            • Highly Adjustable
            • Large capacity

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Cycling
              • Day trip
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

              Had many many bags before, from high-end designer bags to recently outdoor recreational gears (introduced by fiance). A city gal who fell in love with this bag. Fits my petite body frame exceptionally and surprisingly well. A lot LESS back pain and fatigue after using this bag from hauling around my 15lbs + of textbooks, notebooks, laptop, water bottles, food, and pen/pencils. The separate and well-designed compartments within the bag is a plus. Easily can organize and find my pens or whatever I'm looking for even in the dark. Items stay put. Well secured. The design of the bag is gender neutral, sleek and doesn't offend the wearer's shape.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Solid everyday computer bag

              By 

              from Hesperus,CO

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Load
              • Good padding
              • High quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Zipper Snags

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Day trip
              • Office
              • School

              Comments about Osprey PIXEL:

              I really liked the thoughtful details--clever pockets,light colored liner, cord pockets
              Zipper flap on bottom cord pocket can be cumbersome and can make zipping a bit Pugh sometimes

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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