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.