Osprey Raptor 18 Hydration Pack

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Osprey Raptor 18 Hydration Pack

Postby CyclistInOz » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:56 pm

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 – for sun glasses. 1 stuff pouch (no zip) 2 pouches for gels on waist strap
Helmet carrier


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)

Additional notes

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 spec’d product which offers a credible alternative to CamelBaks.


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