How can we say with certainty that the new Osprey Comet ($89) backpack is built to last? Three years ago one of our wear testers was a seventh grader. He started using a Comet as his school backpack.
He’s now a high school freshman who — like many his age — is concerned with style and looks. If the Osprey looked beat up or out-of-style, he wouldn’t be using it. Hard to imagine a tougher testing environment than the lockers and hallways of schools, not to mention the rigors of summer camp and every family outing in between.
The Comet is part of Osprey’s 24/7 line, all of which received minor updates in styling this year. The six packs in the line are intended to be everyday backpacks that are able to be used on commutes to work as well as weekend hikes or trips.