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BikeRumor.com – Featuring Syncro 15 – June 3, 2015

June 3, 2015
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Call me old school but despite the fact that water bottles are reappearing on all-mountain bikes, I’m not about to give up wearing my hydration pack. Most riders (like myself) wouldn’t hit the trails without some basic tools, and having an extra layer on board is never a bad idea. After Bikerumor previewed some of Osprey’s 2015 hydration packs earlier this spring I had the opportunity for a full review on the Syncro 15, the closest comparison to my previous hydration pack made by ‘a leading competitor’ in the industry.

I’ve found the pack offers excellent storage space, a comfortable fit and its minimalist construction makes for a lightweight bag with extremely good ventilation. My old pack has been collecting dust since I got my hands on the Syncro 15.

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GrindTV.com – Featuring Escapist 32 – May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015
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Bikepacking is the two-wheeled adventure that brings cycling and backpacking together. Because with a bit of planning and a little more gear, it’s easy to upgrade a fun mountain bike ride into an epic bikepacking overnight escapade. And there’s a good chance you already have most of the stuff you need; bikepacking is king of the “run what you brung” ethos…

Similarly, I’m going to run my Osprey Escapist 32. Having ridden with panniers as well as backpacks off-road, I like how keeping the bag on my back keeps the bike more nimble. And my medium/large Escapist can accommodate about 32 liters and up to 30 pounds of stuff. A hip belt and harness keep the bag steady and lower compression straps help me stabilize the load.