Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Review

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Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack 3 Liters

July 16, 2018
Model/Year: 2018

Pros: Plenty of space, pockets and ventilation. Will make for a great day hike pack too!

Cons: Pricey, limited color options

Recommendation: This is a great riding pack. It is narrow and compresses well. The magnetic bite valve holder is pure genius and works well. Pockets, layout and the tool kit pouch are awesome. Ventilation is better than most and the pack doesn't move around when you're hustling over rough terrain. In fact, you almost forget it's on you back until you need some of its contents. The Raptor 14 is available in blue, black and red. It would be nice to have some earth tone color choices too. This baby is awesome, but it is a bit pricey at $140. By linking from a discount links site to Amazon, I was able to cheat their algorithms and pick the "bait" color that was $105. Other than some similar stroke of good fortune, good luck finding one at a discount.

February 25, 2018
Model/Year: 2018

Pros: Pockets everywhere! Tool pouch Compression straps Waist belt pockets Padded phone / glasses storage Load doesn't shift while riding Plenty of storage for day long rides Well made Obviously designed by riders

Cons: Magnet a little weak No cover for bite valve

Recommendation: I ride Colorado Rockies often and you need rain layer and supplies for most repairs out there. This pack is plenty big for all day riding. Keep finding pockets I didn't know existed! This thing truly allows you to put ten pounds of s@$t in a five pound bag. Love how there are 4 cinch straps to compress the whole bag down after its packed, really prevents any movement while riding

August 18, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: you can stuff more in this bag then u want to carry on your back. does great on short rides or for an overnighter.

Cons: So far there is non

Recommendation: I Love this bag.

December 15, 2014
Model/Year: Raptor 14/ 2014

Pros: Great size for 2 hr rides
Highly compressible for shorter rides
You'll never want for more pockets and places to stash stuff
Tool organizer that rolls up into pack and detaches if needed
Hip belt pockets for on-the-bike access
Bladder has "spine" to prevent sag when volume depletes
Magnetic bite valve
Helmet clip device

Cons: Hard to come up with any

Recommendation: Highly recommended for epic backcountry and cold rides when extra gear needed. Also great for shorter rides as it compresses nicely.

August 26, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: This is defiantly a prices hydration pack but it is worth every penny. The features are some much we'll thought out that a camelback. If you ride four days a week like I do you will appreciate the little features of the pack.

Cons: Just like with most hydration packs your back get insanely hot and sweaty. You will just have to get used to it because it will happen even on short hour rides. Still probably the best pack out there.

August 14, 2014
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Super Breathable, confortable, well compartmentalized, good size.

Cons: Little heavy compared to a camel bak mule.

Recommendation: IMO if you don't mind carrying a few extra ounces this is the best hydration pack on the market. I would however recommend getting the Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir LT 2.5L. I hope they add the quick connect to the hydra form bladders, but till then the LT is it and the quick connect is amazing. Makes it infinitely easier to remove the bladder to fill it.

March 17, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: 3 liter, comfy, plenty of storage, filling the bladder is cake

Cons: weak magnet

Recommendation: This thing is great, plenty of storage and a nice big bladder. My only gripe would be the magnet that holds the mouth piece on is kind of weak, not that big of a deal though. 5/5

January 20, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Has a compartment for everything. It's the perfect size for long rides. I love the magnetic nozzle clip it's very easy to use.

Cons: None

Recommendation: For anyone that rides out to the trail and needs to keep enough stuff with them in case of trouble. Probably don't need such a big pack if you drive to the trail head.

December 16, 2013
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Great design, fit, and looks. Have logged many road and MT rides with this pack and it does not let me down. Customer service is great.

Cons: A little on the heavy side. I don't care, but some might.

November 22, 2013
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: -has a compartment for everything
-decent color choices
-updated bladder
-magnetic hose holder

Cons: None

Recommendation: I love this backpack. It has a compartment for everything, the updated bladder works great, and the magnetic hose holder is simply genius. With so many color and size choices, I would recommend this pack to anyone!