- August 28 2011
Let me say first, that this has been a excellent pack so far. I have only had it about three months, so I cant say to much about the long term durability. I have owned several other hydration packs by camel back, and deuter. This one rocks them both. I have been putting about 150 miles a week on it since I got it.( mtb and trail running) It feels great on my back and rides better than any pack I have. Extremely comfortable ! The bladder support system is great and well thought out. So far the only thing I have had any hassle with is the outside compression pocket. There is no way to tighten it and it gets looser over-time it seems. So unless the pack is full and there is alot of pressure on the items in this pocket, they seem to always be falling out. ( cliff bars, cell-phone, lighter, etc.). Not a big concern as there are other pockets. Speaking of pockets, the two long ones in the main compartment that run the length of a bag can be a nightmare if you dropp something small down in one of them. It kinda funnels down and things can get stuck and maddingly hard to get out. No points off on the pack though. I couldnt be happier with it.
- August 13 2011
Snug fit and large capacity
Fits great. Fits snugly on your back without weight shiftinh. Great compartments for your gear, tools, snacks. Separate glasses and valuables pockets. Helmet attachment works great. Using an old dry cleaning hanger to expand and dry the bladder. Works great.
- May 17 2011
Great MTB Pack
This is a fantastic pack--period. Been riding with it for about 2 weeks, and it is by far the most comfortable hydration pack that I've owned. I typically ride ~20-50 miles at a time, so I do tend to load this up with gear/food/water etc. There is plenty of room for my multi-tool, a few energy bars, rain jacket, and pump. The suspension system keeps the weight in place, and evenly distributed, and it just FITS! I am 6'5", and have a long torso, so the M/L size is appropriate. The best features are by far the hydration bladder and bite valve magnet. THe bladder is SO easy to fill, and does not barrel or deform in any way. Having the bite valve right there is a nice touch, as you don't have to remove your hands from the bars to start drinking. I will say, that by doing this, I do have to look down quite far, so it isn't perfect, but darn near close. GREAT pack Osprey!!! And the "Forest Green" color ROCKS.
- May 15 2011
Great pack, especially for tall guys
It has taken me so long to find a pack that fits my long torso. All of my other packs, the bottom strap digs into my gut while riding. This pack stays put and doesn't shift around while riding. It is big enough to carry a full 3 L of water with my extra tool, tubes, shock pump and tire pump. I also usually carry a jacket and some snacks. The bladder is fine. It seems like a bit of over-engineering on the bladder. I have never cared before if the bladder bulged when it was full...but that is just me.
- May 12 2011
Best Hydration Pack thus far
Just picked up the Osprey Raptor 10 and I am very impressed. I own a couple other Osprey products and was not surprised how good the raptor is because all Osprey is top notch. I use the pack specifically for Mountain Biking and every feature of the pack works very well. The pack feels very light on your back and all the pockets are well placed and just enough room for everything I need for a long ride. The hydration portion works flawless and the water flows better than any other pack I've owned. The magnet on the bite valve is genious. Even on the first ride I could put the bite valve on the strap without even looking. No more looking for a clip to attach or tucking under the harness strap. The reservoir also is very stiff in the pack and you honestly cannot feel it moving around hardly at all like other packs. My only qualm is the pockets on the side of the waist belt do not cinch but are not loose at all. I put my hammer pill bottle in a pocket sidewise and it did not come out. Just wish it was a little more secure, but so far so good. I chose the Sand/Gold color which is more like a greenish/yellow. Love the color though. Too much great things to list about this pack. Just go get one!