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Benedicto.co – Featuring Escapist 20, Talon 22 and Raven 14 – August 2014

August 1, 2014

Osprey is our choice for packs while mountain biking and bikepacking. I’m alternating between the Escapist 20 and the Talon 22 and Tori is using the Raven 14 exclusively…

Osprey Escapist 20

This has become my favorite mountain biking bag. Origninally I thought it would just be may bikepacking pack, but I’ve found myself taking it around town or to Sandy Ridge. It’s the right size for me to bring everything I need, including 2 liters of water, food, outerwear, tools, tubes, pump. The best part is how it sits on your back without swinging. I know the Raptor is a favorite for many, but I feel like the Escapist 20 is a good size upgrade that will encourage people to bring the right amount of emergency gear without feeling like your pack is overstuffed…

Osprey Talon 22

The Talon 22 is a hit with the endurance racing crowd due to it’s light weight and decent volume. I love the outer quick stash pockets and large internal volume. My only complaint is a lack of compartmentalization, but that is clearly a design choice by Osprey and I find myself appreciating that spaciousness as I live with the pack…If you’re looking for a light pack to fit larger items, this is a great choice…

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