Hydration Wars: Osprey Revamps Biking Pack Line for 2019

For 2019, Osprey revamped and expanded its full line of cycling-specific hydration packs. We bought an early have a look at the road and have been impressed with the match and performance of the numerous males’s and girls’s Osprey biking packs.

Osprey introduced a ton of pack and hydration know-how to a brand new and expanded line of biking hydration merchandise. It additionally continues to guide the business in offering ladies’s-specific variations of packs. Not simply in colour and magnificence, however in a ladies’s-specific match. This full new line will hit retailers within the spring of 2019.

Of the road, the brand new Raptor 14 is the hydration pack I’d need when doing huge downhill or enduro missions. It’s finest fitted to conserving your load safe and near the physique. I’d need the brand new Syncro 12 for these mild, quick path rides in sizzling and humid climates. The Syncro gives unparalleled air flow in a light-weight technical bundle.

The road additionally consists of the Raven and Sylva (ladies’s fashions of the above-mentioned packs), Siskin and Salida (value-oriented packs), Katari and Kitsuma (low-profile packs), and Seral and Savu Lumbar packs.

Learn on for particulars on all these packs.

Osprey Raptor (Males’s) and Raven (Ladies’s)

The Raptor and Raven are Osprey’s full-featured premium mountain bike hydration pack lineup. The Raven is a ladies’s-specific pack. Whereas these packs have been round for a number of years, they’ve a bunch of recent options for 2019.

The massive story with the Raptor/Raven line is the brand new winged Biostretch Harness system. The brand new harness wraps the higher shoulders for added stability. You don’t need your hydration pack bouncing round away out of your physique once you’re attacking these steep, rocky mountain bike descents.

This line of mountain-bike-specific hydration packs is all about high supplies, consolation, match, and useful options. It comes with a 2.5-liter reservoir, which has a devoted pocket and zip-access hose path for straightforward loading. The Airscape Backpanel gives up tons of air flow and makes carrying heavy masses as snug as potential. The Raptor/Raven line even comes with a detachable device roll organizer.

The Raptor/Raven are available in 14- and 10-liter pack sizes for $150 and $140, respectively. The 14 now simply carries full-face helmets, which it couldn’t do earlier than.

Osprey Syncro (Males’s) and Sylva (Ladies’s)

The Syncro is the warm-climate/summer time mountain bike hydration pack within the Osprey lineup. For 2019, the pack will get the brand new winged Biostretch harness and a sibling, the ladies’s-specific Sylva.

The Syncro and Sylva packs are all about most air flow. The tensioned AirSpeed again panel and LightWire body mix to cut back sweat and put the pack load in your hips. That is the hydration pack you need subsequent time you head out into the recent desert or humid forest in your mountain bike.

These packs are available in three sizes; 20, 12, and 5 liters. Pricing is $150, $130, and $120, respectively.

Osprey Siskin (Males’s) and Salida (Ladies’s)

The Siskin and Salida are all-new and hit a terrific worth worth level. These packs supply lots of the high-performance options of their greater siblings however lower out a few of the expense. You continue to get a 2.5-liter reservoir, an Airscape Suspension, and mesh again panel, together with the brand new Biostretch shoulder harness. The Salida is the ladies’s-specific pack on this line.

These packs are available in 12- and Eight-liter sizes. They’ll retail for $110 and $100, respectively. It is a nice worth in a top-quality pack.

Osprey Katari and Kitsuma

One other new line for Osprey is the Katari and Kitsuma. These supply a low-profile, mild, and close-to-the-body hydration pack for fast mountain bike adventures. Regardless that these packs are small and out there at tremendous aggressive costs, they provide lots of the high-end options of their siblings.

This sequence is available in 7- and Three-liter sizes, every with a 2.5-liter reservoir. There’s additionally an additional small 1.5-liter measurement with a 1.5-liter reservoir. Pricing is $75, $65, and $55, respectively.

Osprey Seral and Savu Lumbar Packs

If backpacks aren’t your factor, Osprey has you lined. The all-new Seral and Savu Lumbar packs are cycling-specific hydration lumbar packs. The angled hip belt and compression straps assist hold them locked near your physique. And the Airscape lumbar again panel gives spectacular air flow and luxury.

The Seral is a 7-liter lumbar-style bike pack that may retail for $85. It has an built-in 1.5-liter hydration reservoir.

The Savu is a Four-liter lumbar-style bike pack that may retail for $55. As a substitute of a reservoir, it has twin water bottle sleeves. Typically it’s simply higher to juggle water bottles than take care of a reservoir and hydration tube.

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