User Review: Osprey Raptor 14
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 55 on sale
Great pack for short day rides and hikes. Carries the basics. Super comfortable.
- Great design
- Functional, well thought features.
- Fits tight for riding and trail running.
- Side mesh pockets for waterbottles etc.
- Channels on foam back are horizontal, rather than vertical, which I think would be better for upward air flow.
- Also, hip pockets only have elastic, not zippered closures.
I am a woman, 5'8". I have the m/l and the fit is great for me. It's a perfect all around pack for short hikes and biking treks. Holds all the essentials. Lunch, snacks, first aid. A few extra pieces of clothing.Bike tubes whatever.
Three liters of water and stretch pockets on the side for added fluids if needed. We just did a overnight trek to Half Dome and a friend used this pack while I used the Manta 25. She was able to fit almost as much gear as I had in my 25! The torso size was slightly big for her,so she will be getting it in the small/medium.
The pack cinches close and tight,which is great for biking and trail running. Or Half Dome, when you don't want flopping packs on the cables. My friend actually ran back down the trail and that really sold her on the pack.
I like the zippered compartment below the main compartment for easy quick access to snacks or first aid. You can fit lunch too.
Main compartment has space for a mid layer jacket, tools, pump, tubes...it really has some decent space for the size pack.
Smaller lined compartment on top is great for sunglasses or sundries...
Other than the air channels going across your back rather than up/down, it's a great design.
Zippered hip belt pocket would be nice too.