Osprey React

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The React is part of Osprey’s ReSource Series, a collection of four daypacks and two courier bags built almost entirely from recycled materials. This simple, 1,700-cubic inch daypack features a laptop sleeve, smart key clip, recycled PET stretch woven cell phone/electronics harness pocket, recycled spacer mesh harness and backpanel, and internal front panel organization. The React also offers a single zip main panel access, dual front pockets, two recycled PET mesh side pockets, and pass through access to an internal organization pocket.

ReSource Series packs and courier bags are made from a minimum of 70 percent recycled materials by content, 80 percent by weight, and include: 100% recycled PET (made from recycled soda bottles) main body fabric, 100% recycled PET binding tape, 100% recycled PET webbing, 100% recycled PET mesh pockets, recycled buckles – reground from buckle scrap, and 60% recycled spacer mesh.



This backpack has been glued to my back for the last…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Number of Pockets: 12
Max. Load Carried: 40 lbs.
Height of Owner: 6' 3"
Price Paid: ~ $70

This backpack has been glued to my back for the last 6 months. The React has been to school, work, up the mountain, on the overhead compartment, along the Kalalau trail, Telluride...anywhere and everywhere I go.

The main compartment holds my Macbook with a sleeve with room to spare, suspended from the bottom of the bag, so when I set it down the laptop does not make first contact. With my laptop inside, I can fit two large textbooks easily, a slew of pens, 2 journal-size notebooks in each front side-zipping compartment, as well as my U-lock or a helmet on the outside buckle storage space.

My cell (blackberry) fits easily into the shoulder strap and the Huge side mesh pockets can carry a full bicycle-style bottle each no problem. My hats off to the folks at Osprey, they hit the nail on the head with this tough-as-nails daypack.


Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Taking environmental responsibility to heart, Osprey has created the React, an eco-friendly urban warrior pack made of a minimum 70% Recycled content. Recycled PET - a thermoplastic resin made from ground up water and soda bottles - forms the basis for the main body, binding tape, and even webbing. All this, plus Osprey's famous intuitive, useful design creates a backpack you'll feel good about throwing over your shoulder every day.

- Mountain Gear

Designed with extra insulation in the torso and foot, our Womens ProLite mattress adds warmth exactly where our testing has shown that women need it. Its tailor-made for women who want three-season comfort with a priority on minimal weight and maximum compactness. Now lighter and more compact than previous Womens ProLite 3 mattresses, weight is the only thing youll find missing. You still get the reliable performance and comfort you need, after the kind of high-mileage, high-speed journeys where the ProLite mattress shines brightest.degTravel Light: Innovative materials create a mattress thats 20% lighter than previous Womens ProLite 3 mattresses.degSave Space: Die-cut foam eliminates excess weight and rolls up ultra-compactdegRest Comfortably: Bottom grips and textured top surface hold the mattress in place while you sleepWeight 1lb. 1oz. (480g)Rolled Size 11x4.1in. (28x10cm) R-Value 2.8Thickness 1.0 in. (2.5 cm)

- Mountains Plus

It's like packing gear in a bottle; the eco-conscious Osprey React Daypack is made up of more than 70% recycled next generation materials (PET - water/pop bottles). Incorporating a 100% recycled PET main body fabric, 100% recycled removable web waiststrap, and 100% recycled reground buckles, this 1700 cubic inch backpack is eco-savvy as well as loaded with utility features. Organization is managed with a pass through access internal organizing pocket, stretch woven cell phone harness pocket, internal front panel organizer, dual front pockets, and PET side pockets. All 'green' and extremely functional, this constant companion will be you next best friend.

- Altrec Outdoors

Part of the Osprey Resource Series, 70% of the React daypack is made of recycled materials.


Make a reaction with the Osprey React Daypack, part of Osprey's eco-conscious Resource Series showcasing packs and bags made almost entirely with recycled content. Comprised of 76 percent recycled materials by content, the React features a hydration port and internal hydration sleeve for quick day hikes that can double as a laptop sleeve on your commute. A zippered inner front panel organizer with a key clip and a variety of pockets provides extra storage space. The harness features a mini MP3 pocket.

- RockCreek

Osprey React


The React has been discontinued.


The Osprey React is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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