Osprey’s latest offering, the Syncro, is essentially a lighter, more streamlined version of their Raptor series packs. Three different capacities are available – 10 (tested), 15 and 20L – and each pack comes in both small/medium and large/XL sizes, which is great for riders at either end of the body spectrum.
Once the correct size is chosen, the pack fits quite comfortably thanks to multiple strap adjustments and padding on both the shoulders and hips. The one weak link is the thin, flimsy and removable waist strap, which seems out of place when compared to the rest of the retention system. And speaking of retention, there’s nothing to keep all the strap ends from flapping around in the wind.