Test of Osprey Raptor and Syncro

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A few selected cyclists tested two cycling specific backpacks from Osprey during some weeks of intense training.

Who are we looking for

Raptor 14

The Raptor 14 has a 3L hydraulics reservoir included which is great for if you’re out all day on trails.

Syncro 20

Syncro 20 is suitable for the cyclist commuting to work, or for weekend adventures with friends or family.

Requirements

  • You whould use the product in at least 2-3 cycling sessions per week.
  • This test is open for EU residents.

Number of cyclists

Two cyclists per model.

Timeline

The test will start end February and commence during approx 2 weeks.

The task

We want you to use the product in your daily routine, whether is it pre season training, riding with your friends or commuting to work.

About Osprey

Osprey was born in California, 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between.

Osprey Syncro 20

The Syncro 20 features our AirSpeed™ backsystem and a LightWire™ frame, taking ventilation to the next level. The pack also has a ventilated BioStretch™ harness further increasing airflow meaning that even on the hottest rides, you’ll enjoy incredible ventilation and load stability. The streamlined profile of the pack and LidLock™ bike helmet attachment makes it perfect for riders looking for an efficient agile solution to carry their gear. The Syncro 20 has the greatest capacity in the series, with plenty of room for all your biking essentials. Featuring Stretch mesh side pockets with InsideOut™ compression provide a great place to store that extra tube or repair kit and the scratch-free electronics pocket allows you to carry your phone or GPS safely. The Syncro is also compatible with our Hydraulics™ reservoirs and features sternum strap buckle with magnet. New heightened reflective graphics, blinker light attachment and integrated ‘High-Vis’ raincover will boost your visibility when riding on trail or road.

Osprey Raptor 14

Prepare to go even faster and further with our Raptor hydration backpacks. The Raptor 14 and integrated 3 litre Hydraulics™ reservoir ensure that you can carry all the required gear and liquid to perform your personal best. Keep hydrated on the toughest of rides with easy access to the reservoir via an asymmetric zip for quick and easy refills. The reservoir also incorporates a unique hydrostatic plate that maintains an anatomical shape but also keeps water pressure high for a smooth delivery of water. We also solved the ‘wandering hose’ issue with competitor designs by placing a magnet in the pack sternum strap and bite valve. This holds the delivery system neatly in place when not needed; yet ensuring quick and easy access when it is. Heading on a long, hot ride? No sweat! The AirScape™ ventilated foam backpanel and harness keep you cool whilst still offering flexibility for movement without restriction. The BioStretch™ harness and hipbelt also offer more ventilation than ever before. Our unique LidLock™ attachment provides a quick and secure attachment point for your helmet, so it remains safe and scratch-free without taking up space inside your pack. All your gear is easily organised and carried within the quick access internal compartments. The base of the pack contains our rapid access ToolWrap™, storing all your bike tools in a single “go-to” place. The front compression pocket stores more gear securely and the stretch pocket complete with drainage hole, provides an ideal space for bulky additional items or can be used to stash wet items on the go. Reflective graphics and LED light attachment help to keep you visible for when the weather turns or night falls!

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