Osprey Verve 10
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89
A great, small pack for mountain biking and trail running.
- Good pockets
- Easily adjustable
- Small size
This is a great small pack for mountain biking or trail running. I really like the variety of pockets. There are three pockets on the inside where you can keep tools, and an outer pocket for you cell phone and/or keys. The outer pocket is completely waterproof, which is great if you every get caught in a downpour. The outer mesh pocket is also good for stuffing maps, jackets or snacks that you want to have quick access to without unzipping anything.
The Nalgene/Osprey hydration bag is made of stiff plastic on one side which helps it sit nicely in the backpack. I also really like how the mouthpiece has a magnetic that attaches to the sternum strap — no more looking for your hose!
I've had the Osprey Verve for almost a year, and have mostly used it for 2-4 hour bike rides, were I carrying keys, cell phone, a snack, water, a jacket and a map. This is about what it's best at. It's not a huge pack, and the few times I have used it for day hikes I have found it too small.
I've also used it for trail running, and the only problem I've had then is that the hip strap sits quit high and sometimes pulls up your shirt. The solution to this is just to make sure to loosen the hip strap, so it's not a big deal. The pack straps down very well if you are only carrying water; it doesn't feel loose even if it's empty.
The pack has held up very well so far, except for the elastic band for attaching your helmet to the outside of the pack which loosen on one end, so I had to resow it.
I would highly recommend this pack for mountain bikers - if you're a pure trail runner you might want something even smaller.
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The Verve is Osprey's female specific mountain biking and hiking hydration pack that utilizes their HydraForm reservoir system for active, on the go hydration. The Verve packs all come in one, shorter torso size perfect for women, and have plenty of features making them great for recreational mountain biking and day hiking. A 3L reservoir is included.Features:LidLock helmet clip Top zippered pocket for quick access Elastic sternum strap with magnetic bite valve attachment Cell phone/MP3 pocket on shoulder strap Blinker light attachment Reflective graphics 2x side compression straps Internal pump sleeves and tool pouch Heat embossed fabric sunglasses pocket Specs:Volume: 600 cu in Weight: 1 lbs 2 oz 3L Reservoir included
- Mountains Plus
On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Women's Verve 10 Pack DECENT FEATURES of the Osprey Women's Verve 10 Pack Lid Lock helmet clip Top zippered pocket for quick access Magnetic sternum buckle Removable 20mm webbing hipbelt strap Blinker light attachment Reflective graphics Heat embossed fabric sunglasses pocket (internal) Internal pump sleeves and tool pouch Front stretch woven pocket Dual side compression straps Top zippered slash pocket 3 Liter reservoir included Spacer Mesh back panel Creates a lightweight, yet supportive and ventilated back panel Biostretch Ventilated Harness Built-in magnet for quick bite-valve attachment Sternum strap with magnetic hose attachment Detachable Webbing Hipbelt Modified-Straight ErgoPull hipbelt closure The SPECS of the Osprey Women's Verve 10 Pack Capacity: 610 cubic inches / 10 liter Weight: 1 lb 3 oz / 0.55 kg Dimension: 17 x 9 x 6in. / 44 x 22 x 15 cm Reservoir Weight: 11 oz / 0.31 kg 210 double rip 600D polyester OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.
The Osprey Verve 10 is a Womens specific pack featuring dedicated compartments for bike tools along with plenty of pockets and a 3 liter Hydraform reservoir for everyday mountain biking, trail running or day hiking.
The Verve 10 is a womens specific pack featuring dedicated compartments for bike tools along with plenty of pockets and a 3 liter Hydraform&tm reservoir for everyday mountain biking, trail running or day hiking.
- Ramsey Outdoor