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Vintage One – Featuring Raptor 10 and 18 – July 29, 2010

August 4, 2010

Osprey has a very impressive line of packs and they are very well made.  I love the nice touches like the zipper pulls that can easily be used with gloves, the killer Hydraform reservoir set-up, the Lid Lock helmet holder and the sleek overall feel to the pack when worn.  I think some of the organization of tools, etc, needs to be re-thought a bit along with the silly hip belt pouches that allow things to fall out too easily.  But, overall the line of Raptors from the Six (liter) to the Eighteen (liter) offer a wide choice of sizes and all of them are really good packs.




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CyclingNews.com – Featuring Osprey Raptor 10 hydration pack – June 9, 2010

June 30, 2010

Superb pack design and comfort with an excellent bladder to boot. Comfy and well designed.

Osprey pour 35+ years of outdoor pack experience into their versatile Raptor 10 – a superb pack first and foremost, which just happens to have an excellent reservoir, too.

Not surprising given the company heritage, comfort and fit are among the Raptor 10’s best attributes, with a well-ventilated semi-rigid padded back panel that distributes weight evenly across your torso and never feels too hot or stifling.

The mesh main straps are similarly padded and ventilated, and combine with the stretchy sternum strap, broad hip belt and dual compression straps for an ultra-stable and body-hugging fit that moves well with you even on technical terrain.


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The Cyclist – Featuring Osprey Raptor 10 Pack – June 23, 2010

June 30, 2010

Recently Grannygear and I were able to check out the Osprey line of hydration packs. (You can check that post out here.) In this post I wanted to give an extended view of my experiences with the Osprey Raptor 10 pack.

I’ve used the Raptor 10 exclusively since the pack came in back in early May. I have used it for training rides, mountain bike rides, gravel road excursions, and most recently I have used it on two fully self supported rides.

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4AllOutdoors.org – Featuring Osprey Hydraulics Manta 30 pack – March 26, 2010

June 25, 2010

I’ve been using the Manta on day hikes and more recently while paddling my kayak.  I am so impressed with the fit and function of this pack.  I have been consciously trying to drink more water, and the Manta has been a great help while active.  The ease of use is the biggest factor.  I can easily fill it before heading out.   I have used it numerous times, and have not noticed any ‘plastic’ or off taste.  The reservoir is made by Nalgene, and is BPA and PVC free. The the AquaGuard anti-microbial formula is designed to prevent bacteria and mold from developing.  This appears to be working because the reservoir has not developed any mold, and the water still tastes fine.  Keeping the water clean and tasting good is the easiest way to keep me drinking it.


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DirtRagMag.com – Featuring The Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack – June 14, 2010

June 23, 2010

The Raptor 14 is a great long haul pack for an all day adventure on your favorite single track.  Stretch woven side pockets with InsideOut™ compression provide versatile gear carry options, while a large zippered front pocket with dedicated compartments for bike tools keeps essentials handy. 3-liter HydraForm™ Reservoir Included. Colors available: Silt Gray, Spruce Green, Sand Gold.


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Examiner.com – Featuring Raptor 6 Hydration Pack – May 23rd, 2010

June 9, 2010

Osprey Packs have integrated a comfy harness and waist belt into the Raptor 6. The harness is flexible due to its mesh and foam design. The flexibility allows the harness to adjust to your body movements. The mesh and nylon hip belt has 2 pockets and cinches in the Raptor 6 above your hips.

The pack has 3 zippered external pockets. One is for the hydration bladder and where the back panel is located. A small zippered non-scratchable pocket is designed for essentials such as sunglasses and a GPS. The main zippered pocket is the largest and has 3 internal pockets to organize tools and snacks. The Raptor 6 does have one stretch woven non-zippered front pocket. It works well for stashing a rain coat and can easily be accessed when a downpour emerges.

Outdoor Informer – Featuring Raptor 6 Hydration Pack – May 22, 2010

June 9, 2010

A lightweight hydration pack has become a must for longer biking treks. Hydration packs are versatile enough to carry plenty of water along with clothing for rainy weather and tools for maintenance emergencies. Osprey Packs’ new Raptor series is the company’s latest activity-specific line of packs for biking and trail running and is the smallest capacity pack in the Raptor line.

Osprey Packs have integrated a comfy harness and waist belt into the Raptor 6. The harness is flexible due to its mesh and foam design. The flexibility allows the harness to adjust to your body movements. The mesh and nylon hip belt has 2 pockets and cinches in the Raptor 6 above your hips.
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