Osprey Packs Raptor 10 Water Carrier

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Raptor 10

Like nothing you've seen before, the Osprey Raptor 10 offers streamlined organization with enough room for extra food and layers. Ideally sized for everyday riding, the lower, side compression straps keep the load close to your back while a stretch woven front pocket stashes extra gear.

User Reviews (11)

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Jayem   All Mountain Rider [Sep 18, 2016]
Strength:

Compartments, magnet, airflow, rain jacket.

Weakness:

Dinky straps, due to hose cross-over and magnet on the opposite side, it always ends up in the dirt/on the ground any time you set the park down.

After a few years, I'm not happy with this. The fact that the mouth-piece falls to the ground any time you set this down is a deal-breaker. They designed it this way with the cross-over and magnet on the opposite side, so any time you unbuckle it, the hose dangles way down and goes right into the dirt/ground if you set the pack down. The "selling" features like the magnet, rain guard, airflow and other features have been matched by the modern camelback and other packs, but they are free from this issue of the hose going right to the ground.

Similar Products Used: Camelback.
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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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stunnerable   All Mountain Rider [Aug 06, 2015]
Strength:

Easy to use, you forget that your wearing it, stylish, excellent storage capacity.

Weakness:

Bladder cap needs to be tightened very firmly to prevent leakage.

To address a review below from Steve who reviewed this pack poorly due to a leaky blader cap; you need to really tighten it. Like a man. ??

Seriously though, other than having to give the cap a good firm twist after filling the bladder up with your beverage of choice, this pack is simply exceptional. The most important factor in any hydration pack is comfort. After about 30 seconds of pedaling (probably less) I completely forget I'm wearing it. It holds 3 liters of fluid which is more than enough for my typical rides and the magnetic bite valve is the best valve in the business. It takes any thought out of its use. I see so many guys with Camelbaks that leave the hose just dangling (probably because securing it is more complex) which has to be at least a little annoying swinging around and taping your thighs constantly. That's what makes the Osprey stand out! This pack is just simple to use, as comfortable as it could possibly be, and extremely durable as all Osprey packs are and known for.

In short; if you're looking for a high quality hydro pack, look no further!

Similar Products Used: M.U.L.E
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
centralcalcoast   [Jul 25, 2013]
Strength:

the pack hugs your back and has plenty of room for all your gear, even loaded down I didn't experience any pressure on my back or fatigue .

Weakness:

none

the2013 upgrades osprey did on these packs was perfect I tried the camelbaks and chose the osprey over them ........................camelbak my have been the pioneer of hydration packs but osprey perfected it !

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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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Jamesm925   Cross Country Rider [Apr 30, 2013]
Strength:

doesn't move around or bounce on your back.
holds enough water for a 5 hour ride.
great organization of pockets.
love the magnetic valve.
well ventilated. heat wasnt a problem in 80F weather.

Weakness:

valve sits at a weird angle for me when in my mouth. seems a tad too long in the tube.
while padded, I could feel the plastic brace on the bladder putting pressure on my lower spine. turns out it wasn't that bad after a 3 hour ride, but definitely annoying.
I dont know if I had the pack adjusted incorrectly, but I developed nerve pain around the area b/t my right scapula and spine.

I'm a road rider turned MTB-er and have never used packs outside of hiking. So I didn't have high expectations coming into this, but I was pleasantly surprised that the pack stayed put, and the extra weight was barely noticeable.

I'm going to give this a few more rides to review. I still prefer riding w/o a pack for the freedom, but drinking water bottles on a rocky trail is an exercise in frustration. That, and I didn't have to ration my water like I normally do on my road bike. So I stayed much more hydrated than I normally am.

I tested the pack on an 80F day riding in the pine forests, and it definitely did not make me feel any hotter than w/o a pack.

If you already love riding w/ packs, you'll really LOVE this.

If you're new to using hydration packs, the osprey raptor wont let you down.

Similar Products Used: camel back
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
TXTony   [Feb 18, 2013]
Strength:

Plenty of storage...Comfortable when loaded down

Weakness:

None so far..

I have been a long time user of the MULE and when my last one finally gave up the ghost I decided to try one of these...It is a great alternative to the MULE..plenty of storage compartments..water delivery is on par with other hydration packs in this range..I like the cap on the bladder on this unit vs the MULE a lot better..easy to fill up..all in all I would say it is a great pack for the price...

Similar Products Used: MULE
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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Azunderwood   Cross Country Rider [Nov 14, 2012]
Strength:

Comfortable , lightweight . Perfect size. Good pockets for everything you need.

Weakness:

Nothing

Bought this pack through rei acoulple weeks ago and love it so far.
Compared to my old camel pack is night and day difference . I prefer having no
Pack on when riding but doing big rides and sometimes in the as heat you need
One. This pack won't disappoint the 10 is a good midel size . I rely on reviews
For a lot of my purchases so I will spread the words that osprey makes great
Products . I have had 2 hiking packs for years no problems.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Coondog#77   Weekend Warrior [Oct 06, 2012]
Strength:

Large bladder opening, 3L capacity, lots of usable space, and adjustablity.

Weakness:

None so far!

I bought this pack as an upgrade from my CamelBak Classic that I've had for ten years. I really wanted a pack with a larger bladder and storage space for tools, tubes, etc.

This pack delivers! All of the straps really helped me get a nice fit and the pack stays put when in rough terrain. It's great to have space for a spare shirt and several spare tubes or other necessities when on the trail. The three liters of water goes a long way for extended trips, and the waist pockets are great for gel packs or other snacks.

I also use this pack for hiking here in Arizona and it works well. If I was only using it for hiking I would have gotten a smaller pack, only because it seems a bit bulky when hiking.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Guerdonian   Weekend Warrior [Jul 25, 2012]
Strength:

Well thought out obviously designed by bikers for bikers. Durable. Looks good.

Weakness:

Some straps have worn, and a little large around my skinny ass waist. Nozzle material is soft so take it easy with the chompers.

I love this pack. I have had a few others from competitor brands, but this one wins hands down. The compartments are perfectly laid out for everything you need doing a long solo day or riding. Helmet attachment thingamabob is cool. Plenty of pockets for storage. Robust design that has seen plenty of abuse over 3 years, and only thing that has broken is the chest strap from flying into a tree, not Ospreys fault :)

The bladder is a good design that holds plenty of water with a large opening. The other reviewer says it doesn't dry well, but none of the bladders from any company that I have used have dried well without using some device to hold them open.


This pack is top notch, and would highly recommend it to others.

Similar Products Used: Camelback, Platypus
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Steve   Weekend Warrior [Jul 22, 2012]
Strength:

Great pack lite and great storage

Weakness:

Bladder leaks at fill port. Seal in cap leaks and does not stay in place. I bought it on line and tried to contact osprey on line. They have no contact # or email on there site.

I was on a three day trip and had to buy a 3L mule bladder for it.

Similar Products Used: Camelbak
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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monkies   [Apr 15, 2012]
Strength:

Everything fits inside the compartments. Great style and look.

Weakness:

The magnetic spout gets in the way. Pockets too deep. Difficult to dry the bladder.

This was replacing my Camelbak Lobo. Nothing was wrong with the Lobo but just wanted to try something new. This is a preliminary review but lets see how things work out.

First off this pack is really cool looking. I thought with the larger volume but same footprint it would be way better than the Lobo. It does fit everything inside the pack with nothing sticking out (my pump was put in the lobo side pocket. I like this because all the stuff in the main compartment is all emergency type stuff I dont normally use, so that zipper doesn't need to open (tubes, pump, etc). On the lobo, i had my first aid kit and tools in different pockets, but when i left the bag upside down to dry the tube would fall out. Not the case here so pretty cool. The issue is that the pockets on the raptor are stupid deep...to the point if something is at the bottom you have to flip the bag because the zippers don't go all the way down. Not a big deal because again this compartment I'm using for emergency gear.

The magnet on the spout is annoying to me, but lets see how it fares during normal riding. The straps seem to be able to be shortened enough so the pack isn't too low. Some people complained this pack rides low, but so far I have it pretty high up. Lets see how often the straps loosen. The one annyoing thing is the amount of slack straps that can't be wrapped up...the lobo has velco wraps to tidy up the excess slack on straps.

The front buckle area is elastic and fine, but wish it had more space so I could slide pads in there easier.

I love that I can access the bladder easily, without having to have things fall out or anything. But, the bladder opening is very small...I'm wondering long term about cleaning the bladder. My Lobo would get that ick black mold and I could easily get my hand in there, but the opening on the raptor is very small and I have small forearms. The entire water/mouthpiece unit seems tough, but again I hope easy to clean cuz the Lobo I could take apart and clean the junk inside. Time will tell.

So far so good. Cool bag, but the biggest issues are the stupid deep pockets. Lets see how the cleaning issue is and if mold develops easier. Will keep an eye on the straps getting loose, but the excess slack is sloppy looking.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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