BlisterGearReview.com – Osprey Packs Press
Poco AG Safety Notice
BlisterGearReview.com – Featuring Raven 10 and Shuttle 32 – December 14, 2015

Category Archives: BlisterGearReview.com

BlisterGearReview.com – Featuring Raven 10 and Shuttle 32 – December 14, 2015

December 14, 2015
raven_shuttle

Friday we covered our stocking stuffers, and yesterday we took a look at some gifts that would go well under the tree.
We’ll wrap up our gift suggestions today with some bigger items that will look good in the garage.

Osprey Raven 10
The Raven combines great features with a women’s specific fit to make an amazingly functional hydration pack.

Osprey Shuttle 32
I’ve used the Osprey Shuttle 32 for nearly five years and dragged it through too many airports, bus stations, and train terminals to count. I’ve also thrown it into the back of far too many trucks to count, and the Shuttle 32 has proven to be very durable, light weight, and basically perfect. It’s the bag I always use on our 3-4 week southern hemisphere ski review trips, and we don’t exactly pack light on those trips.

Read Full Post
Download PDF

BlisterGearReview.com – Featuring Raptor 10 and Raptor 14 – July 6, 2012

July 6, 2012

I’m a bit of a pack nerd—a thirsty pack nerd. I think hydration packs are the greatest thing since beer and sliced bread. My first CamelBak Mule, purchased in 1997, was an absolute game changer for me. In the years since then, I’ve gone through a number of packs from CamelBak, Dakine, and Vaude. All were tolerable, with some targeted highlights like armor-carrying straps or great back ventilation, but I also always found something I didn’t like: weight, lack of small bits organization, saggy/sloshy bladders, or fit. With the Osprey Raptors, I’m about as close I’ve gotten to declaring a perfect bike pack.

The Osprey Raptor packs are what you get when people who know how to build incredible, technical backcountry backpacks decide to try their hand at hydration packs. They are jam packed with features like HydraForm Reservoirs, Hydralock, AirScape Suspension, LidLock, BioStretch….

I know, I know. My eyes usually start to glaze over beneath such onslaughts of marketing jargon, but I promise that all of these oddly capitalized words work together to create a supremely high-functioning hydration pack.

Read Full Post
Download PDF