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BikePirate.com – Featuring Raptor 10 and Raptor 18 – June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012


Post a photo taken by you using a mobile phone/device (iPhone, Android, iPod Touch, BlackBerry) of your favourite mountain bike trail on the bikepirate Facebook Page to Win! The two posts with the most “likes” on the bikepirate Facebook Page will each win an Osprey Raptor hydration bag compliments of Mountain Exposure and Osprey.


The rules are simple, post a photo of your favourite trail taken via a mobile device (iPhone, Android, iPod Touch, BlackBerry) on the bikepirate Facebook Page. Get your friends and family to “like” the photo and the two (2) posts with the most “likes” will each win an Osprey Raptor Hydration pack, courtesy of Mountain Exposure and Osprey. To post your photo or to have someone like it, you must first like the bikepirate Facebook page.


The Contest runs from June 18, 2012 (12:00:01 A.M. MTN) until July 8, 2012 (11:59:59 P.M. PST), the Contest Closing Date.

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Vintage One – Featuring Raptor 10 and 18 – July 29, 2010

August 4, 2010

Osprey has a very impressive line of packs and they are very well made.  I love the nice touches like the zipper pulls that can easily be used with gloves, the killer Hydraform reservoir set-up, the Lid Lock helmet holder and the sleek overall feel to the pack when worn.  I think some of the organization of tools, etc, needs to be re-thought a bit along with the silly hip belt pouches that allow things to fall out too easily.  But, overall the line of Raptors from the Six (liter) to the Eighteen (liter) offer a wide choice of sizes and all of them are really good packs.

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The Spectrum – Bike-specific Raptor soars

March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

Designed specifically for mountain bikers and adventure racers, Osprey’s new Raptor 18 backpack is an 18-liter (1,100-cubic-inch) mule.

The pack, which was first available last month, fits enough clean clothes and tools for an all-day ride. And it has ample room for clothes, shoes and a lunch if you want to use it as your daily commuter pack.

Perhaps the best thing about the pack is that, unlike many others, it expands outward away from your back instead of across it.

Not only does that keep your load centered, it allows you to see behind you when you’re looking for fellow riders or cars.

I rode with the pack for hundreds of miles last fall and took it snowshoeing a couple times this winter. Each time, I was impressed.

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