This Osprey Raptor 10 review is about a very lightweight technical hydration pack with the included hydration bladder and many features for cyclists. It is suitable also for quick day hiking tours and trail running.
Key features and benefits
- Included 3-liter Hydraulics reservoir.
- External reservoir sleeve.
- Unique asymmetric shoulder strap zippered sleeve for the water hose.
- Bike-specific organization features, helmet attachment, the ToolWrap.
- Magnetic hose mouthpiece.
Who is it for
This Osprey Packs Raptor 10 pack is with several features introduced for mountain bikers and for cyclists in general, so this is its main purpose. However, in view of its organization and features, this small hydration pack is ideal for quick and super light day hiking tours, as well as for trail running.
What you have for cyclists here
♦ The first thing you may notice is its LidLock clip for a helmet, which is on the top of the pack. Attaching the helmet from outside lives the internal space free for other things. See how you can attach a helmet to the pack:
♦ On the bottom section, you will see the blinker light attachment webbing, it is visible in the picture above.
♦ Also on the bottom, you have a zippered entrance to the section which looks like a bottom compartment; this is a zippered pocket where you have one of its bonuses, a removable roll-out ToolWrap. shown below. This is a really useful piece with several mesh pockets, and here you can store repair kit and many others things for your bike or in general.
If you are using the pack for hiking, just remove this element and you have a nice useful pocket for hiking stuff. See how it looks like:
♦ In the main compartment, you have three mesh pockets located on the wall which separates it from the hydration sleeve. This is to store a pump and some spare parts, but if this is for hiking, no doubt you will find the best way how to use it.
The Osprey Raptor 10 backpack comes with an included 3-liter Hydraulics reservoir which is stored in an external sleeve designed specifically for this purpose. It is located behind the back panel and it includes also a unique asymmetric zipper (shown in one picture above) that runs from the external sleeve and along the right shoulder strap.
The water hose runs through it and then it is attached to the shoulder strap by a magnetic buckle which is yet another bonus you have here, this is shown above.
The reservoir is designed with a handle which is such that you can take it out easily. It is also reinforced on one side to prevent it pushing you in the back (there is no frame or rigid panel here). The reservoir is with a wide mouth that is accessed through a sliding closure on the top. Its interior is anti-microbial treated to prevents mold and bacteria from building inside. See how this all works:
This is a panel-type small pack with a zippered entrance to what you may call the main compartment, which is just what you would expect from a 10-liters pack, quite small but good enough for quick and light day tours.
The materials are very lightweight, in other words rather thin, 70D x 100D nylon, but this is abrasion resistant and it looks really cool.
There are side compression straps, one on each side, see below, positioned quite low so you cannot use them to attach any gear. So this is only for cinching the pack in the case of a smaller load; but remember this is 10 liters pack, it will always be full.
The suspension system is without any metal frame, it is based on a molded foam back panel, and you have some contouring. This is a flexible BioStretch design with the back panel which is in contact with the body, but here you have what they call the AirScape system with rather shallow ventilation channels covered by a great looking ventilation mesh. All in all, the pack is not rigid and boxy, and it moves with the body.
Similar flexible and stretchy features are on the shoulder straps and the hip belt, the latter is without any padding, just a mesh (see the picture below), but this is not an issue for such a small pack. This hip belt is there to keep the pack in place and also to allow for the hip belt pockets which you have there; this is good enough for me. The padding on the shoulder straps is just enough for this size. The sternum strap, it is flexible and adjustable, and with the magnetic system for the bite valve.
There are no many pockets. I already mentioned dual zippered pockets on the hip belt, very nice and useful, and the bottom front pocket for the ToolWrap. Also on the front, you have a very large stretchy shove-it pocket with a buckle so you can store quite a lot of stuff here.
One zippered scratch-free pocket for glasses is on the top, and inside of it, you have yet another zippered pocket with a key clip. There are no side pockets.
Pros & Cons
Here is my summary:
The pack is small and there are no options for torso adjustment, but this is not so critical. In any case, my list of Pros is longer than the list of Cons.
The price at the moment of writing this text is in the range $106 – 130, so it may look steep, but do not forget the included reservoir; if you would buy it separately you would pay around $40, you can see its current price here.
What users think
This pack has received great reports from Amazon customers, with a very high average score 4.6/5, no doubt completely justified. See below how I rate this pack:
My rating of the Osprey Raptor 10 pack
- Best use: outdoor and urban cycling, day hiking, trail running.
- Gender: for men.
- Type: hydration pack.
- External hydration sleeve.
- 3L Hydraulics reservoir included.
- BPA free.
- Weight: 1 lb 7 oz (652 g).
- Volume: 610 cu in (10 l).
- Dimensions: 20 x 9 x 7 in (51 x 23 x 18 cm).
- Torso fit: 17 – 21 in (43 – 53 cm).
- Waist fit: 27 – 51 in (68 – 130 cm).
- Not adjustable harness.
- Panel loading type.
- Adjustable sternum strap.
- No real frame, only foam frame sheet.
- Material: 70D x 100D Nylon Shadow Check.
- Removable RollOut ToolWrap included.
- LidLock clip for a helmet.
- Stretch mesh zippered waistbelt pockets.
- Stretch mesh front pocket.
- Zipped scratch free sunglass pocket.
- Magnetic sternum buckle for bite valve.
- Shoulder strap zip for the water hose.
- Blinker light attachment.
- Reflective patches.
- Colors: 3.
- Guarantee: Osprey’s All Mighty.
Osprey Raptor 10 vs 14 vs Osprey Raven 10 and 14
So to conclude this Osprey Raptor 10 Review, I love its design, this is a nice technical purpose-built pack, very reliable and functional. Having it on your back you will have a comfortable ride, but if you need it for short hikes or even trail running, just remove some of the rider-specific things and you have a great tool for such activities.
As I mentioned above, they have built similar packs for women, so just follow the links in the table above to see more.
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