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MountainBike.About.com – Featuring Raven and Raptor Series – December 2014

December 1, 2014
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Get the mountain biker in your life something they won’t want to return…

2.  Osprey Raven & Raptor Hydration Packs
The Raven series is the sister to Osprey’s Raptor assortment of premium mountain biking hydration packs. Sized and tailored for a woman’s body, the Raven builds on the reputation for outstanding fit and stability established with the Raptor line. Highly detailed and uniquely designed, these packs will turn a lot of heads while tearing up the trail. Key features include the AirScape™ backpanel, BioStretch™ harness as well as a full hipbelt to keep the pack stable and transfer the weight effectively…

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GearJunkie.com – Featuring Xenith/Xena, and Raptor/Raven Series – July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

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Zenith 88 pack ($349) and Raven 10 pack ($119)

The Xenith 88 is designed for extended backpacking trips, with a supportive and highly customizable fit, beefed up frame and deluxe suspension. Custom hip-belt molding is also available at most REI locations.

The Raven series is the new sister to Osprey’s Raptor collection of premium, mountain biking, hydration packs. Sized and tailored for a woman’s body, the Raven is equipped with a 3-litre reservoir and a hydration sleeve with a direct access zip for fast loading.

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TwentyNineInches.com – Featuring SS13 Raptor and Raven – September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

Osprey has taken a look at the successful Raptor series of MTB hydration packs, refined, and expanded the features. Larger, zipped (yay!) hip belt pouches, a removable tool roll (excellent idea!), and a revised reservoir. Guitar Ted has thrashed his older version of the Raptor 10 and it has held up but could use a good washing. Hint, hint. 🙂 They also increased the flexibility in the pack so it can conform better to the riders back curve.

We look forward to getting him on a new version as soon as they come rolling into Osprey HQ. The Raptor 10 is a 610 Cu Inch/10 liter pack that weighs 1lb 6oz without the reservoir and is also available in the smaller Raptor 6 and larger Raptor 14. Gone is the Raptor 18 but there is now a Raven version of these packs designed for the lady riders. Different ergonomics and colors help them fit better and stand out from the crowd of men’s packs. Expect the same high quality that all Osprey packs exhibit. This is good stuff from a company that knows how to do it well.

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PedalMag.com – Featuring SS13 Reservoir, Raptor, Raven and Hydraulics Cleaning Tablets – September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV) – The fabulous Interbike bicycle tradeshow continued at the Sands Convention Centre in Las Vegas, with the newest cycling goodies for 2013 on display. Pedal was on site to seek out the most innovative and exciting bike offerings that will be available soon at your local shop… here’s our final show report with vids to follow. (…)

Redesigned for 2013, Osprey’s new reservoir is easier to handle when filling and loading into the pack with a new lightweight, low profile handle and dual-sided hose exit. The new 3/4-turn cap provides a quick and secure open/close, while the wide mouth opening provides easy fill and access for cleaning. The new, direct-welded hydrostatic plate keeps the reservoir close to the back and maintains a low and wide reservoir profile, while the mPE film provides the taste-free qualities of polyethylene with the added benefit of extra strength.

The premium line of Osprey’s mountain biking hydration packs, the Raptor series, is upgraded for 2013, being joined by the Raven women’s model, sized and tailored for a woman’s body. The Raptor and the Raven feature the airScape back panel, which provides cushioned comfort and breath-ability, and an updated BioStretch ventilated harness. Both packs have a full hip belt and have the new hydration sleeve design with direct access zip for fast loading. The LidLock clip quickly secures a helmet to the back of the pack, while the stretch mesh front pocket allows the rider to quickly stash extra gear. Both the Raptor and Raven packs are available in 14, 10 and 6 litre sizes, with three colour options for the Raptor and two for the Raven.

Also new in 2013 are the Osprey hydraulics Cleaning Tablets. These all-natural, biodegradable and chlorine-free cleaning tablets are designed to be used to clean any water container made of plastic, metal or other material.

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Bike World News – Featuring Raptor 14 – August 1, 2011

August 12, 2011

Osprey’s Raptor 14 Hydraulic hydration pack is impressive because it has a collection of unique, well thought out features, notables being the wedge-shaped 100oz Nalgene Hydraform bladder and Airscape Suspension system.

Hydraulics refers to the bladders ability to remain flat against your body, even when filled thanks to a rigid rear panel that’s sculpted to conform to the shape of your back in the cycling position. The front side of the bladder has a plastic carrying handle that performs three functions: it protects the lower half of the drinking tube so it’s always in an optimized flow position free of pinching, it acts as a secondary support to retain the bladders shape and insure that perfect fit and also aid in filling by providing structure and a handhold. Add in Nalgene’s contamination resistance and you have one of the most effective, easy to use bladders available.

Airscape is a mesh outer covering on the back of the pack to keep direct contact to a minimum and provide a degree of cooling. By positioning the weight of the pack slightly off your back Osprey was able to add rigidity to the pack’s basic structure without affecting overall comfort and fit. This rigidity matched to the design of the bladder makes it exceptionally easy to pull out and put back the bladder in it’s compartment even if the pack itself is stuffed full of gear and food.

Just the features mentioned above make this one of the best designed and most comfortable hydration packs available but attention to detail in the pockets themselves make the Raptor 14 that much more impressive.

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