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TrekTechBlog.com – Featuring Raven 14 – July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015
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The Good: Incredibly well designed and constructed pack made for biking, but perfect for all manner of adventures.

The Bad: Magnets attract metal, which can be found in rocks and dirt.

The Awesome: It’s hydration bladder alone makes the bag purchase worth it.

Thanks a lot Osprey, there is a strong possibility that I might be ruined for all other packs. The Raven has certainly reset my bar. While I might be new to gear in the area of rock climbing or backpacking; mountain biking gear has been something I have used and abused for years. And never have I ever used something this well-organized and well-designed.

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TrekTechBlog.com – Featuring Rev Series – January 2014

January 1, 2014

When I’m on the trails, it takes all of my mental fortitude to avoid tripping on a root and smashing my face into the ground. Because of this, I have long been on the lookout for a hydration pack that allows me to focus on my feet instead of the bouncing of the pack on my back. Osprey’s new Rev Series, available in Spring 2014, absolutely nails it.

Offered in six sizes ranging from a solo bottle up to a 24 liter, the Rev Series is unique in that it features the new BioStretch body wrap harness and waist belt. Truthfully, it sounded gimmicky until I tested it on the trails. However, the BioStretch is legit in that it allows the pack to move with the wearer, almost fitting like a shirt instead of a backpack. After 35+ miles on both trails and road, I can confidently say that I have never worn a hydration pack that moves so easily with my body.

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