Osprey packs consistently impress me with their suspension, comfort, and fit, and the Raptor 10 is no exception. This pack looks sleek-small, even-but it’s got room for the food, gear and clothes an all-day ride demands, intelligently placed pockets and straps that stay put. All this on a semi-rigid frame that moves with your body. Better yet, Osprey’s HydraLock system pressurizes the water reservoir, increasing water flow. Turn the bite valve 90 degrees, bite, and the hose does the rest of the work. That’s a beautiful thing when schlepping up five miles of single track under a blazing sun.
The Osprey Meridian is built for active travelers who hit the trails instead of the hotel treadmill. Large, smooth-rolling wheels handle bumps easily and negotiate curbs well, while the chassis is strong, light, and rugged while sitting higher off the ground than normal to clear obstacles. The retractable handle is comfortable and locks securely.
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Makes Packing a snap, says Outdoor Life about the intelligently designed Meridian 22. To read and see more, click here.
The reviewer says they will never buy another pack, to read the review about the Talon 33, click here.
Picking up on the Colorado Biz Beat, Farmington’s Newspaper mentions Osprey for being a Colorado Company to Watch. Read the article, here.
A blogger on TravelDealsReview.net raved about the Meridian and Sojourn series, describing them as “fabulous”, “stylish”, and “durable”. To see more, click here.