Osprey Verve 13

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Specs

Weight 1 lb 6 oz
Capacity 800 cu in / 13 L

Reviews

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Huge upgrade from my older Camelbak models. Having…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50

Summary

Huge upgrade from my older Camelbak models.

Pros

  • superb construction
  • best bladder I've used
  • compact, but lots of storage

Cons

  • a bit heavy
  • lots of straps to mess with

Having used older (circa 2003) Camelbak models quite a bit and eventually opting for the simpler and more versatile Nalgene bottle route for all my hikes and outdoor activities, I was a bit hesitant when my gf said she wanted a nice hydration pack for Christmas. She had loved a cheap Target knock-off she had during the summer, but it was just that, cheap, and fell apart. I found this pack on sale, and picked it up. Between several uses by both her and my own personal "stealing" it, I might just go back to hydration packs. There are several huge improvements over hydration packs of the past.  

First, the bladder has a rigid spine that makes it so simple to hold while filling, insert into the pack, and screw the lid on without losing the contents of the bladder. It's a dream to use. No more floppy bladder at the sink trying to fill up and screw the lid on, no more folding over as you try to cram it into the pack.  

The downside: a bit heavier, but not by much. The bladder is a more crinkly material, but it slides into the pack with less friction than the grippy camelback bladder, a nice plus.

Second, the valve is fantastic. You bit on it anywhere and it opens smoothly, unlike the camelback where you bite on one axis to open. Much more versatile.

Last, the pack is fantastic quality. With older Camelbak models, I felt that the pack was designed around the bladder, with the money you spend going mostly into the system, and adding a cheaper system for holding everything together. With the Osprey, I feel like the pack is top quality and engineered alongside the bladder to work perfectly. It's nice stuff.

Two downsides that I can see.  

  1. It's a bit heavier than I would have thought, but it's the price of quality I guess.  
  2. There are a lot of straps and complexities on this particular pack.  The magnetic securing feature is cool, but a bit gimmicky.

Overall, great pack, well worth the money I paid, and would buy one again. I might buy just the bladder to go in my daypack or backpacking pack.  

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Osprey's Verve 13 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The women-specific Osprey Verve 13 hydration pack totes your gear plus 3 liters of water for those epic rides that go beyond 3 hours.

- REI

Longer rides into the desert require more gear to get you through all the what-ifs and inevitable minor hiccups, and the Osprey Women's Verve 13 Hydration Pack holds enough water, food, and tools to get you out and back safely. The 3L reservoir allows you to pipe in ample water to fuel your adventure and, thanks to it's magnetized clip that sticks to your sternum strap, remains within reach all day long. Women's-specific design matches your body's curvesA padded mesh back panel and shoulder straps keep you ventilated while the pack rests comfortably on your backRemovable webbed waist belt secures the pack without adding tons of bulkPanel-loading main compartment is easy to load/unload and features a pump sleeve, tool pouch, and 'shove-it' pocket for your essential bike gearFront LidLock uses a leashed bungee to secure your vented helmet on the drive back to civilizationFront loop attachment fits a blinker for urban riding after sunsetFour side compression straps shrink the pack to provide more stability while you rideReflective graphics add additional security while night riding

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Osprey Women's Verve 13 Pack FEATURES of the Osprey Women's Verve 13 Pack AirScape backpanel with perforated foam provides cushion and ventilation Ventilated harness is light and breathable 20mm webbing hipbelt keeps packs stable Unique New hydration sleeve design with direct access zip for fast loading LidLock clip quickly secures helmet Versatile front shove-it pocket for quickly stashing extra gear Main compartment with sleeves for pumps Top zip access sunglass pocket with protective embossed fabric Blinker light attachment patch and reflective graphics for safety Magnetic sternum buckle for quick access to the reservoir bite valve Women's specific shoulder straps, hipbelt and torso sizing 3L Hydraulics Reservoir included Front stretch mesh pocket Stretch mesh side pockets Lower compression strap to pull weight close to the body Mesh Backpanel Creates a lightweight, yet supportive and ventilated backpanel Biostretch Ventilated Harness Built-in magnet for quick bite-valve attachment Sternum strap with magnetic hose attachment EVA foam is perforated with large holes for enhanced breathability and comfortable stretch Breathable spacer mesh creates soft, irritation free contact surface Detachable Webbing Hipbelt Modified-Straight ErgoPull hipbelt closure SPECIFICATIONS of the Osprey Women's Verve 13 Pack 210D polyester triple diamond ripstop 600D polyester Volume: 793 cubic inches / 13 liter Weight: 1 lb 3 oz / 0.54 kg Reservoir Weight: 11 oz / 0.31 kg Dimension: (H x W x D): 18 x 9 x 8in. / 45 x 22 x 20 cm

- Moosejaw

Osprey Verve 13 - New - Women's Mountain Biking/Trail Running/Day Hiking The largest volume in the Verve series, the women's specific Verve 13 has a front stretch mesh pocket, interior dividers in shove-it pocket that creates three seperate compartments and a lower compression strap to pull weight close to the body. With these extra features the Verve 13 is the pack best suited for 3 hours plus of riding with the added capacity for extra food, layers and tools. This hydration pack is also ideal for longer trail runs and day hikes. *3L Hydraulics(TM) Reservoir included Verve 13 Features Blinker Light Attachment ErgoPull(TM) Hipbelt Hydration LidLock(TM) Panel Load Access Shove-it Pocket Stretch Mesh Front Pocket Stretch Mesh Side Pockets Top Slash Pocket Zippered Front Panel Pocket Volumes and Weights US and International weight and volume specifications Size cu. in. liter lbs/oz kg. One Size 793 13 1/3 .54 Dimensions Dimensions are shown as length (height) x width x depth IN: 17 x 7 x 11 CM: 43 x 18 x 29

- Massey's Outfitters