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Singletracks.com – Featuring Moki Kids Hydration Pack – April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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If you’re taking your little ripper on the trail with you, it’s important to kit them out in gear that will actually work well and fit them properly. Unlike some other kid-specific gear, the Osprey Moki is a full-featured pack cut to the size of a kid, and not a stripped down version of a pack with a kids label on it.

Features
What is the Moki? Consider it a kids sized Osprey Viper hydration pack. It is constructed from a blend of 210D Poly Triple Diamond and 400HD Nylon Packcloth material for maximum durability.

Inside the Moki it comes with a 1.5L hydration bladder with the same wide mouth lid design that all Osprey Hydraulics-series packs have. And like other Osprey bladders, it is internally baffled to provide a flat-to-the-back shape, and equally important the bladder is BPA / PVC free.

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SingleTracks.com – Featuring Moki, Zealot 15 and Verve 9 – September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

Osprey had some cool looking packs for this year. I was really impressed with the kid packs. My son can now carry his own snacks and stuff!

The Moki  is a scaled version of the Viper line of packs. With a few pockets to carry snacks and a 1.5L bladder, there is plenty of space for your kid’s needs. The Zealot has been improved as well, with new vented straps, the Air Scape back panel, and a larger tool pouch.

For you ladies, the Verve 9 may be just the ticket. With a 3L bladder and enough room for a day trip, this bag is not just cut with a woman’s torso in mind, but width and strap sizing as well.

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Singletracks.com – Featuring Raptor 6 Hydration Pack – July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014

Osprey already had one of the most innovative hydration packs on the market (magnetized hose retention thingy FTW), but rather than coast on past successes, they keep coming up with new tricks.

The Raptor series is Osprey’s compact hydration pack line geared toward cycling, running, and light day hiking. At first glance, it may appear barebones, but they have managed to cram a ton of features into a tight package…

As with all Osprey packs I have encountered, the build quality of the Osprey Raptor 6 is impeccable: no stitches out of place, no blown zippers, no buckle issues. More than just the quality, though, is the thought that obviously went into the design of the pack. The straps are wide enough and padded sufficiently to be comfortable without digging in or being uncomfortably wide. This model lacks the load lifter straps of some of Osprey’s larger models, but I didn’t find that to be an issue given the overall shape and size of my test unit…

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SingleTracks.com – Featuring Rev 12 – June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

The Osprey Rev 12 is a panel-loading hydration pack designed to be light, versatile, and function as the sole pack for endurance athletes in many sports…

I currently own several other Osprey products, and like all of them: it is obvious that a lot of attention was placed in ensuring that this pack rides comfortably. Since it was designed to span several disciplines (endurance running, hiking, and mountain biking) I wasn’t sure how well it would perform out on the trail.

There are a lot of fine adjustments that can be made to get a snug fit, including two horizontal chest straps, to get a near-perfect fit. I tested this pack in both XC and Enduro conditions, and even went for a hike with it several times. What most surprised me was how little it seemed to weigh, even with the bladder filled to the max and with enough goods for a four-hour ride…

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Singletracks.com – Featuring Verve Hydration Pack – October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

In one week in Park City we took on two different rides of 4+ hours, and having a pack that would hold 3 liters of water, several snacks, a rain jacket, and more, was crucial. The Osprey Verve was up to the task. The padded mesh shoulder straps kept the pack comfortable during even the longest ride, and being able to adjust those straps meant that during rocky downhills the pack stayed firmly in place.

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SingleTracks.com – Featuring Verve 9 – June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013

Summertime mountain bikers require plenty of water for long, hot, dusty rides, and what better way to carry that water than with a sweet Osprey hydration pack? I recently had the chance to review the women’s-specific Verve 9 Osprey pack, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.

According to the Osprey website, the Verve 9 is ideal for 1.5 to 3-hour bike rides and is also suitable for trail running or day hiking. It comes with a 3-liter hydration bladder as well. The pack includes 9 liters of storage space, as well as several great new features. I took it out on a 2.5-hour bike ride recently, and it held plenty of water and gear for a ride of that length.

The Verve 9L pack (pictured here in Passion Purple) has two zippered storage compartments and a deep, open center pouch for stuffing rain coats, bandanas, etc. Visible in the top center is the helmet holder. This is a great feature for times when you’re simply climbing up a dirt road on a hot day and really don’t need your helmet on. The lower hip belt (which I’m using) can be removed if you so desire.

I found that the pack had plenty of room for my tools, windbreaker and snacks. All the straps are easily adjustable, and the backpack is comfortable even when loaded with gear and 2.5L of water.

One of the greatest features of any Osprey pack is the magnetic bite valve clip. Instead of fumbling for a drooping hydration hose and bite valve while riding, this one attaches to your sternum strap buckle. It has a 180-degree on/off pivot and is easy to reach and reattach while riding. Also, one strap has a small front pocket for stashing a gel shot or granola bar.

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SingleTracks.com – Featuring SS13 Hydraulics – October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012

There were plenty of cool helmets and other gear to see on the Interbike showroom floor. Swinging by t.h.e., Bell, Five Ten, Dakine, Osprey, and a few others, I had a chance to see what’s new and exciting for 2013. (…)

Osprey showed up with some improvements throughout their lineup. The highlight is the new bladder that comes in all the latest packs. This new reservoir rides wider and flatter on the back, with a new hose (now the same diameter as everyone else’s) that’s compatible with existing accessories.

There are also a few updates to the packs, such as the ones above, as well as some all-new packs. One of the updates is a continuous zipper that allows painless access to the bladder and hose. A tool pouch is making its way into many more packs as well.

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SingleTracks.com – Featuring Zealot 16 – May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

Osprey has taken everything they learned from the Raptor, Manta, and other packs they have produced and used those lessons to release two new ultra-refined pack series: the Syncro and Zealot. Having previously reviewed the Manta 20 and Viper 13, I am familiar with the high quality of Osprey packs, and not much has changed there!

When I first checked out the Zealot at Interbike I was thoroughly impressed with the direction this pack was going. So read on, and for all you riders who fancy the wilder side of riding, pay close attention. This just might be the pack for you!

The Zealot is a definite departure from Osprey’s other packs, specifically in the materials department, with heavier duty materials and thicker webbing (straps). The mix of 210D, 500D, and 1000D nylon make up this pack, along with sections of stretch material strategically placed for comfort, and the ability to stabilize gear stored in those pockets.

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