Whether you are looking to hit the mountain bike trails all day or need a backpack that is bike commute friendly, the new Osprey Escapist Series will have you covered. With a range of sizes from 15L to 30L, the hydration friendly packs are ideal for anything from quick rides with just the essentials to multi-day bike packing trips.
I have been mountain biking all around Marin wearing the Osprey Escapist 30 that I was sent to test. The packs are compatible with both a 2L and 3L hydration reservoir, leaving you plenty of fluids for a full day on the trail. The hydration compartment is external to the main pack, making it easy to get the reservoir in and out and also saving your gear from any water leakage. The hydration tube can be routed either left or right.
The backpanel, shoulder straps, and hipbelt are all made of a mesh covered perforated foam to help with ventilation. The hipbelt has two zippered pockets which are great for quick access snack storage. The belt is also flexible enough that is can be tucked behind your back if you don’t feel like securing it around your waist while you ride.