– Featuring Rev 12 – January 30, 2014 – Osprey Packs Press
Poco Safety Notices – Featuring Rev 12 – January 30, 2014

The Rev 12 is a different sort of pack from Osprey. It’s part of a new line designed for adventure racing and ultra-light adventures when you don’t want to be weighed down with extra gear. The pack comes in two sizes and the smaller of the two, which I tested, has 610 cubic inches of storage space and weighs just 0.3 pounds (0.9 pounds with an empty bladder).

What I liked most was the way it contoured to my body. It uses Osprey’s traditional bladder, but has a back panel that is more supple than most. The wide waist belt sat just above my hips and took some of the pack’s weight off my shoulders. The shoulder straps are wide, well ventilated, and incorporate flexible material for a snug fit—Osprey calls it the BioStretch Body Wrap Harness. It works. The Rev also uses two sternum straps, which seems like overkill, but they did a good job keeping the pack settled, even as I bounced down rocky descents…

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