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March 27, 2014

Osprey has been making bike-specific packs for awhile. They have pretty much nailed it with the Osprey Radial 34 Commuter Backpack.

The Osprey Radial 34 Commuter Backpack is absolutely packed with features. The list is long. Osprey did a great job putting this pack together. Here are my favorite features (in no particular order):

The mesh back panel is awesome! The biggest downfall of commuting with a backpack is sweaty back. The mesh back panel comes pretty darn close to eliminating this. The pack bows away from your back with the mesh panel sitting against your back. It helps with airflow, especially when it’s windy. You’ll still end up with a little bit of a sweaty back but it’s won’t be as gnarly as other packs…

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Download PDF – Featuring Variant 37 – October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012

All it takes is one look to know that Osprey poured a ton of thought and development into the the Osprey Variant 37 Backpack. My experiences with the Variant 37 this summer were great and I’m looking forward to a full winter of using it. Oh yeah, Osprey sent it to me to test and review a some Oregon summer ski mountaineering trips. (…)

Out of the box I was stoked when I put the Osprey Variant 37 Backpack on for the first time and it fit me perfectly. I’m not that tall but I’ve had problems in the past with finding packs that fit.

The Variant is jam packed with the features you want and a none of stuff you don’t care about. The main compartment is big and open. The hydration sleeve is easy to access when empty and an easily fit a 100 oz resevoir. The top compression strap doubles as a rope strap. The extendable lid moves as your loads expands or shrinks. A spindrift collar rolls up under the lid but can unrolled to keep snow out. The lid also features top and under pockets.

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Download PDF – Featuring Karve 16 – January 1st, 2012

January 1, 2012

Osprey is the backpack brand that many others aspire to be. It is focused squarely on extremely well-designed high end packs as a primary competence. As such, it can charge more than many other brands can. Because if you’ve ever tried an Osprey pack, you know that it is built like a German car — endlessly engineered for performance, above all. My favorite Osprey feature? The easy-to-grab zipper pulls, shaped like an O. It’s an ingenious tiny little thing that makes them so much easier to use.

With a long-time reputation for performance long-trek backpacks, Osprey also offers packs for the growing segment of backcountry skiers and snowboarders who simply need a sidecountry excursion pack. The Osprey Karve 16 is precisely that: an excursion pack.

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Download PDF Features Osprey Aether – November 30, 2010

December 10, 2010

Osprey Aether Backpack Review

Backpacks over the years have changed quite drastically. I remember my first pack was made by MEI and the hip belt was about 5 inches thick. I used it for a couple years then moved up to a Dana Designs. After two Rainier trips, numerous week long jaunts, the Dana was ceremoniously retired. My backpack buying journey has stopped with the Osprey Aether. Nothing beats the comfort and technology of this pack.

Osprey Aether
The lifetime guarantee sets Osprey a part from the other guys. Gear gets trashed, they get it. Their price may be a little high but the construction and comfort make it worth it. Osprey also focused on cutting weight on this pack which you can tell when you first try it on. There is nothing extra but everything you need.

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Download PDF – Osprey Kode 22 Pack Review – July 13, 2010

July 23, 2010

know the summer heat is upon us and backcountry skiing is probably only on Crystal Wrights’ agenda, but the Osprey Kode 22 pack is a stout hybrid that should be on your gear-dar (gear radar). I’ve been switching back and forth between the Manta 25 and the Kode 22 and have really enjoyed comparing the two packs these last 6 months.

The Osprey Kode 22 is a winter skiing domination pack. The Manta 25 is a bike/hike hydration pack. I’m matching these kids up in the same article because they are made by my favorite pack company and a lot more similar than you would think.

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Hydraulics Line Spoken of on

August 21, 2009

Osprey’s Hydraulics line was talked about on The site was excited about the new hydration packs when they saw them on there visit to OR, and said that they were “stoked on the Raptor line”. To see more, click here.