The Raptor is ideal for long days of singletrack. It comes with hydration system included, lidlock (for your helmet during rests), enough pockets and organising pouches to keep even the most well equipped rider happy. There are loads of smart features to set the Raptor aside from the competition.
Flow Rider. Prepare to go even faster and further with our Raptor hydration backpacks. The Raptor 10 and integrated 2.5 litre Hydraulics™ LT reservoir ensure that you can carry all the required gear and liquid to perform your personal best. Keep hydrated on the toughest of rides with easy access to the reservoir via an asymmetric zip for quick and easy refills. The hose can be routed over either shoulder, and the bite valve is held in place by a sternum-strap magnet.
Heading on a long, hot ride? No sweat! The AirScape™ ventilated foam backpanel and harness keep you cool whilst still offering flexibility for movement without restriction. The BioStretch™ harness and hipbelt also offer high levels of ventilation, whilst the performance-fit shaping keeps the pack from moving off the shoulders during the most technical of descents. The sternum strap can be attached and detached with one hand, thanks to the innovative magnetic buckle closure system.
Our unique LidLock™ attachment provides a quick and secure attachment point for your helmet, so it remains safe and scratch-free without taking up space inside your pack. All your gear is easily organised and carried within the quick access internal compartments. The base of the pack contains our rapid access ToolWrap™, which stores all your vital bike tools in one divided pocket, keeping dirty or oily gear separated from the contents of your pack. Reflective graphics and LED light attachment help to keep you visible for when the weather turns or night falls.
Osprey's Raptor 10 is an awesome pack for full days on the trails. It has some of the best features I've had the pleasure to use on a bike specific pack and that includes a lot of brands. The 10L capacity and 2.5L hydration reservoir are enough for a big day out and the curved shoulders straps and flexible hip straps ensure you're comfortable for the duration. The hydration bladder is stored in a separate pocket to the rear which zips open in a novel way around the shoulder strap. There is no option to change the tube from your right shoulder but this doesn't normally bother anyone. The chest strap uses magnets to fasten and to connect to the drink valve and keep it in place.
There are loads of handy pockets, both internal drop pockets and external zip pocket for you to keep you kit well organised. The hip belt pockets are a decent size and make accessing snacks much easier without having to stop. All the zip pulls are large, glove friendly which helps on colder days. There are two particularly nice feature on this pack that stand out. First is the LidLock, a small curved buckle that threads through your helmet to keep it secure on the outside of the pack during rests or en route before and after. The second feature is the roll out ToolWrap that comes stored in a bottom compartment on the pack. As you unzip the compartment there is a rolled up section with several pockets and an area for laying tools out. It is novel but it is also very practical when you're making adjustments on the trail.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear