Name of product
Osprey Raptor 18 Hydration Pack
Where bought and price
Evans Cycles 81gbp (129.60aud)
How it is used
Daily commute, longer bike rides
18 litre backpack
3 litre hydration pack with magnetised clip for drinking tube
3 zipped pockets 1 large with mesh pouches, 1 medium with mesh pouches for tools, 1 small â€“ for sun glasses. 1 stuff pouch (no zip) 2 pouches for gels on waist strap
Easy to get hydration bladder in and out the pouch (even when full) due to rigid frame.
Lots of storage space
Nice soft pocket on top for delicates like camera or sunnies.
Drinking tube kept out of the way, and ready for easy access.
Could do with zips on waist strap pouches (like other osprey rucksacks and packs)
Could do with mobile pouch on shoulder straps (like other osprey rucksacks and packs)
Also available in 6, 10, and 14 litre packs (and similar but walking orientated 25 litre and above manta pack)
I can also use the hydration pack with my other Osprey rucksacks
No complaints so far in a month of ownership. A well specâ€™d product which offers a credible alternative to CamelBaks.
Value for money