Osprey is introducing three new bike specific packs this year. They continue expanding into the casual and bike markets, building from their experience of building packs for backpackers and hikers.
The way I picture it, when the designers sat down to create the Momentum, they referred to a commuter’s wish-list of features and started figuring out what they could incorporate and what they would need to get rid of. Fortunately, I don’t think there were too many things crossed out. I was sent the 26 liter pack by Osprey to try out. It’s the smaller of the two packs, weighing just a hair over a pound. For my 5′8″ frame, it was the perfect size. To be honest, I used to be into carrying huge packs just in case I needed the volume. The reality is I don’t really need a large pack.
It’s hot. Hot enough to fry eggs on the road. The sand burns to walk across as a hot north wind fans a fun and peaky south east swell. But I’m not on the sand. I’m at home playing with a mountain pack. A brand new Osprey Kode 22. It must be summer in Oz…
When you grow up skiing in the Southern Hemisphere, you get used to travelling for snow. This year we’ll return to the relentless dumps of north island Japan. While we used to score endless turns inbounds, each season we’re having to walk a little further, as the growing crowds discover our stashes. Enter the Kode 22.
Undoubtedly riding off the success of their Flap series of casual daypacks (which we are in the process of road testing), Osprey is introducing the 24/7 Series for the FW 2010 season. The Colorado based manufacturer is most well known for their epic technical packs, but have found a niche in travel bags, and now, the urban-inspired day pack market.
All 24/7 packs get the usual urban features like laptop and tunes pockets, removable waist belts, and more grab handles. But what you also get is Osprey’s attention to detail, giving much better than average straps and back systems.