Reviews

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Coolest fanny pack available. A sleek and sporty styling…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $26.99 with shipping

Summary

Coolest fanny pack available.

Pros

  • Minimalist
  • Great construction
  • Backed by Osprey's A.M.G

Cons

  • Small compartments
  • Bounces around

A sleek and sporty styling makes for the coolest fanny pack I've ever owned. 

Had a lot of bounce when I wore the pack on my lumbar. Moved it around to front and my belly helps keep it from jumping up and down. Rises up off the hips. 

Very comfortable, even after you realize how tight you need to cinch it down to keep it from moving too much. 

Enough space to hold a smaller smart phone (I still use an old iPhone 4 and it fits with room to spare, but I'm sure something like a 6 would be stretching the seams). Pocket has key leash and accommodates a minimalist first aid kit and keys (probably could fit a gel if you streamed down the first aid kit some more). 

Bottle holder is very well designed, and can actually accommodate a cheap 500ml bottle filled with the drink of your choice since putting sports drinks in the Osprey bottles is discouraged. Of course I learned this after putting gatorade in my bottle. The taste has lingered. 

Bag is easy to "use" but really required a couple of runs to get an ideal fit and experience. 

Ideal for runners who don't like to be weighed down by too much. 600ml bottle holds enough water to run comfortably for about an hour for me, but even then I find myself carrying around another small bottle just in case. Best for wearing around the neighborhood, but have worn on trail runs. 

Purchased based on good deal found online. Would not have paid full price for this item.

I have a love/hate relationship with this pack! Was having troubles with fit of the pack, but loved the water bottle. Recently found it to be comfortable (moved around to front) and started loving the pack, but then the bottle started leaking! Contacted Osprey customer service and they are sending me a new lid as problems with leaking are "unheard of." Osprey customer service will definitely keep me buying their products! 

UPDATE 10/3/15

Have found that after wearing the pack on the front after about two hours I started feeling pressure where the straps attach to the pack. Wearing the pack as intended alleviated this. The longest I have worn the pack has been 3 and a half hours, but I will be using it for an upcoming trail 1/2 marathon. 

Biggest problem now is that my iphone overheats inside the clear pocket. I have tried removing the bumper I usually have on my phone and not zipping the compartment all the way as well as wearing my shirt over the back of the bag. 

Customer service from Osprey was awesome and sent me a new lid for the bottle along with other goodies. 

Update 3/16/16

Pack is always in my gear duffel so I can throw it on on a quick hike or a run (anything longer than 5 miles but less than 10). Wore it for a 10K and found it was not overkill carrying wise for the distance (if anything to have my water container as it was a cupless race).

Previous use in well supported trail 1/2 marathon was perfect and I will continue to use it in that capacity. Enough room in 1 liter pocket for a windbreaker, minimal 1st aid kit and car keys. 

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Jonathan. Thanks for sharing your Rev Solo review. Got any pictures you could share of yours? I'd be curious to see how it fits when you wear on the front side.


3 years ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the update, Jonathan. Good luck in your trail half.


3 years ago

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