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MBAction.com – Featuring Zealot 15 – June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015
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Based out of Cortez, Colorado, Osprey Packs has had vast expanses of the great outdoors at its disposal for decades of product development. Since the company was founded in 1974, it has been at the forefront of backpack design for outdoor enthusiasts and has been an innovator of many key aspects of the modern hydration pack, including the first breathable mesh back panel. As mountain biking continues to evolve, so does the gear that keeps us on the trails. As all-mountain riding grows gnarlier by the day, riders need additional protective gear on hand for descents, and they need to be able to transport it back up to the top. With that in mind, we introduce you to the Osprey Zealot 15 hydration pack.

The Osprey Zealot is decked out with features from top to bottom. Its primary 15-liter storage area is constructed out of 330D (denier) nylon fabric, while the bottom surface is reinforced with 420D nylon for increased durability. Organizational options are endless, with one top pocket, two side pockets, one large compartment with a mesh divider, a bottom pocket with a removable tool pouch, two hip belt pockets and an outer shove-it pouch to quickly store a rain shell or thermal warmers. The Airscape back panel and BioStretch harness both utilize mesh-covered foam to create a breathable and lightweight connection to your body.

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MBAction.com – Featuring Moki, Zealot 15, Escapist Series and Syncro Series – September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014

Osprey’s 2015 lineup wants to make sure the kids are staying just as well hydrated as the parents. The Moki (right) is a small hydration pack designed to fit the much small torso of kids. They won’t be carrying only their water though. It has room for them to carry food, which can be kept organized by interior pockets. The Zealot (second from the left) is offered in a singular 15L size this year – compared to the 10L and 16L sizes last year – after finding it to be the optimal in-between size for all-mountain riders. It’ll be available in atomic orange or carbide grey. The Escapist, now in it’s second year, is deigned with overnight bikepackers in mind. It will be offered in 18L, 25L and 32L size options, and will be available in black, indigo blue, cayenne red. The sleeping bag storage area will now be expanded to being on both the 25L and 32L options.

The Synro line will be available in 15L, 10L and 3L sizes. We’re certainly most excited about the 3L option. Most of our rides are two hours or less, requiring nothing more than some water, CO2 inflator and tube. The Syncro 3 makes it easy with a lightweight pack that doesn’t weigh us down unnecessarily…

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MBAction.com – Featuring Raptor 10 – December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013

Osprey is a small company that’s very serious about the environment we all enjoy, whether hiking, climbing or, in our case, biking through it. They’re committed to treading lightly on the planet and are careful to follow environmentally sustainable and green business practices. That’s all well and good, but the wrecking crew judges products based on whether they actually work. Fortunately, Osprey is also serious about the performance and durability of their packs. In fact, the company claims they will repair or replace any damaged or defective product, whether you bought it in 1974, when Osprey was founded, or yesterday.

The Raptor line is Osprey’s premium collection of hydration packs. They’re available in three sizes, designed for everything from quick, 1 1⁄2-hour rides all the way up to all-day epics. Our Raptor 10 pack falls right in the middle, sporting 610 cubic inches of storage and a 3-liter reservoir. The pack also features Osprey’s ErgoPull hip belt, which is designed to take the load off your shoulders and spread it more effectively across your back. The pack features too many pockets to list one by one, yet there is still room for a removable, rollout tool pouch that zips at the bottom of the pack. For safety, the pack also features reflective graphics and a loop to attach a rear blinker light. Osprey packs can be purchased through any reputable bike shop or through their online store.

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