Osprey’s revamped Hydraulics line includes the women’s-specific Raven series (MSRPs $109-$129), a sister to the Raptor collection. All three sizes feature the AirScape back panel, BioStretch harness and full hip belt. Also new is the Mira series, multisport hydration packs with many of the same features in a daypack style, and the Verve series, light, high-performance packs to be used for cycling, running or hiking.
The major revamp in Osprey’s Hydraulics line comes in the new proprietary reservoir made with BPA- and PVC-free metallocene polyethelene film, which strips that plastic-y taste from drinking water. CamelBak’s belt Arc Series also is BPA-free and made with its proprietary True Taste material, which won’t leach plastic into the water.