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  • Moto Bike Mike
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    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.

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

    Cons
    Pricey, limited color options

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  • triton189
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    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 [email protected]$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

    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

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  • Michael Lemieux
    ****

    I'd buy it again

    Pros
    Semi rigid bladder, hip belt, lots of pockets, magnet to hold straw

    Cons
    Magnet could be stronger, straw not so easy to clean as camelback

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  • littlemule
    ****

    Pros
    Lightweight, pockets & compartments.
    Stays in place, can reach behind while riding and access main compartment. Phone in waist pocket, pack just works!

    Cons
    Not one yet, I am used to heavy cordura for everyday carry, so it seems way too light. One season of riding, about 1500 miles so far so good!

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  • Adam Augenzucker
    *****

    Great riding bag recommended it to all my friends I would but the 13 instead tough if i had a choice

    Pros
    Awesome bag I love it the new models have a tool pocket on the bottom that organizes all you co2 levels pumps and tires. good ventilation.

    Cons
    load adjusters don't really have much affect.

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  • Brad price
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    ****

    I Love this bag.

    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

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  • chetatkinsdiet
    ****

    I do not own one of these, but my experience with owning multiple Osprey hiking packs makes me feel qualified to comment. I have a MULE pack that is great. I've had it for years and it does it's job well enough. But, I am a HUGE fan of Osprey and their great warranty. Here's how it works....you buy one of their items. In the slim chance you ever have an issue. You call or email them and tell them about it. They will go out of their way to make it right for you. Their stuff isn't cheap, but it's the best quality that you can get. Mostly made in USA. This will be my next hydro pack...just not sure on the size yet. I have seen them in person and played with them and looked at every nook and cranny and they're very well thought out. Storage for everything...the external helmet clips are really cool.

    Pros
    Osprey Quality
    Features
    Durability
    Great looks
    Well thought out design

    Cons
    None

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  • Chris Daniels
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

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

    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

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  • bikinhard
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    ****

    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.

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  • Victor DiLorenzo
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    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.

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

    Cons
    Little heavy compared to a camel bak mule.

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  • Schell21
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    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

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

    Cons
    weak magnet

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  • jhart94949
    *****

    This is a great hydration pack, mine has been on my back for the past 600 miles of mountain biking and I wont leave home without it.

    Pros
    Lots of pockets, easy to fill.

    Cons
    None

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  • Dirt Hooligan
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    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.

    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

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  • jrsnot
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    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.

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  • Corey Maddocks
    *****

    This pack is extremely comfrotable, doesn;t move around much while riding, and has excellent internal organization.

    The straps are routed in a way as to reduce flapping when riding, but it also makes them confusing to tighten.

    Pros
    Fit great
    Very comfortable
    Holds 100 oz, but can take less for shorter trips
    Bladder baffle keeps sloshing to a minimum
    Included tool wallet can be used alone in a jersey pocket
    The magnet valve holder!!

    Cons
    No load leveler straps
    Weird setup of the straps

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  • rcraft6826
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    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!

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

    Cons
    None

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  • limetownjack
    ***

    I really loved everything about this pack except the padding on the back. It's rubs my back raw (as in bloody) if I don't adjust the straps precisely right. Nobody else seems to have had this problem though so maybe i'm just lucky?

    Pros
    Tons of storage space and well proportioned pocket sizes, 3 liter resevoir and the bite valve are the best I've ever used, obvious attention to detail, looks great

    Cons
    Padding

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  • colpotatos
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *

    Pros
    This is good as a back pack. I find the hydration bladder and hose simply annoying. Update: My replacement bladder leaks as well. Soaks my back on rides.

    Cons
    first one I got had a leaking bladder. The cap wouldn't seal properly. I replaced it and the second one worked. Then I read the warning label: that magnet they warn you about that stops pacemakers. . . it also erases phones and mp3 players. I thought maybe there's an alternate way to store the hose and get rid of the magnet. There's not. Water tastes like plastic. The hose pops off the magnetic as one would expect. It looks like you're going scuba diving.

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  • heckmanlloyd
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    This was recommended to me by the LBS. Kudos to the college kid for selling me a great product.

    Pros
    Plenty of straps/bungees to keep things tight. There is a compartment for everything. I LOVE the magnetic valve holder.

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  • jfigel76
    Reviewing Osprey Raptor 14:
    *****

    Much better than MULE, more features and fits better.

    Pros
    Reservoir is easy to remove and install, fits tight on your back, lots of cinch downs to make it smaller.

    Cons
    No large gulps, only medium sips, hard to dry out reservoir.

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