Osprey Packs Raptor 6 Water Carrier

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $102.49

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Product Description

The featherweight Osprey Raptor 6 Hydration Pack offers a two-liter water reservoir and plenty of helpful design details while still weighing in at less than two pounds. Slip your bike tools or hiking snack inside, fill 'er up, and see if you can beat your personal best time. This pack won't hold you back one bit.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jinxy

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2012

Strengths:    Design, detail and quality are outstanding. Lifetime warranty.

Weaknesses:    None I've noticed

Bottom Line:   
Wasn't sure whether to go for this one or the next size up (Raptor 10). For a small pack the 6 holds more than I thought (I've got the M/L size). With full 2 liters of water I still easily fit a Blackburn Mammoth pump, Park Multi-tool, 29er tube, patch kit, Minewt cordless light, keychain and a Clif bar. Could fit an extra pair of socks or gloves too if needed. The organizer pockets are great and deep. In the upper separate compartment I keep my iPhone but it's plenty big for sunglasses. The outside stuff pocket on the back is slim and while I've seen video of a minimal jacket stuffed in there, it would be tight with a loaded pack. Good place for a hat. Zippers felt stiff at first but they work fine now. The pack is comfortable, rides great and stays exactly in place on fast twisty trails. The bite valve and magnetic catch work well. The whole thing is a nice package, extremely well thought and well made. Great warranty too. Found mine on sale for $59! at a local outdoor shop. My first Osprey purchase and I'm impressed.

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Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   Local Outdoor Shop

Similar Products Used:   Camelbak

Bike Setup:   XTC1 29er, Thudbuster ST

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by top fuel

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2012

Strengths:    quality build , bladder

Weaknesses:    smallest raptor still kinda big

Bottom Line:   
leaps and bounds above any camelback ,while camelback bladders still look like the pool waterbags that inspired them the ospreys have features that you never knew you couldnt live without . better waterflow from wider hose and bite valve .simple easy to unscrew fill cap,handle and rigid spine that make it easy to get it in and out the pack,and the magnetic bite valve is the best thing since sliced bread.only negative for me is its size as I prefer a more minimalist design. I dont need all the pockets.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 29ftw a Weekend Warrior from NC

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

Strengths:    Comfort! Bladder, side wing pockets, nipple retention magnet, top pocket

Weaknesses:    Lack of closure on the waist strap wing pockets

Bottom Line:   
This pack is the most comfortable of all the hydration packs I've tried thus far. My low back is a bit sensitive to packs/weight on it and this one rides up a bit with the weight spread out over the whole mid-back.

I won't go into all the dislikes of the packs above but the Osprey is pretty nice. I got it on closeout as the 2011 models will come in two sizes going forward. The small wing pockets on the waist strap are great but I plan to add a strip of velcro as a little security for camera/phone.

The Nalgene bladder is really easy to open/close and get in and out of the pack when full. The nipple is secured to the chest strap by a magnet which is pretty convenient. Overall, great pack. As far as the rating I gave four stars for the lack of closure on the pockets.

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Favorite Trail:   ALL

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $52.00

Purchased At:   REI closeout 2010 mo

Similar Products Used:   Camelbak, Rogue, HAWG, MULE, and Classic. Wingnut Hyper 3.0 Deuter Race X Air

Bike Setup:   Niner HT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott WV a Cross Country Rider from Martinsbur, WV USA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2010

Strengths:    Awesome setup, quality built. does not move at all on my back like my camelback did, nicely organized pockets, super cool bladder, very comfortable and it does not seem to get my back that sweaty. You can tell it will last for years and it comes with a lifetime warranty. I looked and researched a long time and this pack is perfect.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Incredible pack and only $79. Perfect 70oz for 2-3 hour rides.

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Favorite Trail:   Split Rock

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $78.00

Purchased At:   Moosejaw.com

Similar Products Used:   Mule, streams

Bike Setup:   Rocky Slayer 70 and Fisher Superfly 100

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