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The Spectrum – Bike-specific Raptor soars

March 5, 2010

Designed specifically for mountain bikers and adventure racers, Osprey’s new Raptor 18 backpack is an 18-liter (1,100-cubic-inch) mule.

The pack, which was first available last month, fits enough clean clothes and tools for an all-day ride. And it has ample room for clothes, shoes and a lunch if you want to use it as your daily commuter pack.

Perhaps the best thing about the pack is that, unlike many others, it expands outward away from your back instead of across it.

Not only does that keep your load centered, it allows you to see behind you when you’re looking for fellow riders or cars.

I rode with the pack for hundreds of miles last fall and took it snowshoeing a couple times this winter. Each time, I was impressed.

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