Based out of Cortez, Colorado, Osprey Packs has had vast expanses of the great outdoors at its disposal for decades of product development. Since the company was founded in 1974, it has been at the forefront of backpack design for outdoor enthusiasts and has been an innovator of many key aspects of the modern hydration pack, including the first breathable mesh back panel. As mountain biking continues to evolve, so does the gear that keeps us on the trails. As all-mountain riding grows gnarlier by the day, riders need additional protective gear on hand for descents, and they need to be able to transport it back up to the top. With that in mind, we introduce you to the Osprey Zealot 15 hydration pack.
The Osprey Zealot is decked out with features from top to bottom. Its primary 15-liter storage area is constructed out of 330D (denier) nylon fabric, while the bottom surface is reinforced with 420D nylon for increased durability. Organizational options are endless, with one top pocket, two side pockets, one large compartment with a mesh divider, a bottom pocket with a removable tool pouch, two hip belt pockets and an outer shove-it pouch to quickly store a rain shell or thermal warmers. The Airscape back panel and BioStretch harness both utilize mesh-covered foam to create a breathable and lightweight connection to your body.