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You've been spotted slipping past the city limits on your bike while wearing the Osprey Escapist 20 Backpack. Few doubt that you're headed to the hills for some R&R with everything you need for the day―from tools, spares and layers to lunch―time grub―packed into this low-profile pack.

  • Airscape suspension features ridge-molded foam that creates a lightweight yet supportive and ventilated back panel
  • Biostretch ventilated harness features perforated EVA straps covered by soft, breathable spacer mesh for maximum breathability
  • Low-profile design rides close to your body so the pack won't affect your balance on the bike
  • Zips pocket on shoulder strap and hip belt put small items in easy reach
  • Organization for bike tools and tubes ensures you have vital equipment at the ready
  • Integrated high-visibility rain cover included
  • Reflective print on front and base of pack enhances your visibility after the sun sets

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I'm 5'7" and weigh 165. What size day pack should I buy . And which would be the better buy: Talon 22 or Escapist 20. There does not appear to be that much difference. My primary need is a bag that fits tight (snug) to my body but breathes nonetheless.

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At 5'7'' I'd recommend the S/M due to your torso length.

The Talon22 will be two liters large but also 4 oz's lighter. And will have hip belt pockets.

Personally I think the Talon22 (OSP000D) is the superior option. I'd recommend a S/M in that pack as well.

Shoot me an email if you have any questions at all!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead

5 5

Great Daypack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was recently looking for a good backpack for day hikes that wouldn't be too huge. This is perfect. It has multiple pockets, great for holding small things that are easy to get to. The straps are super comfortable and easy to adjust, and the rain cover is easily accessible and keeps everything dry.

Great Daypack
4 5

Love me my Osprey mountain bike pack!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have both sizes of this pack - I know, I'm a dork. I like to carry lots of stuff when I ride ... First aid, bike tools, jacket, water, food, the works. I got the big one first for long day rides, and I love that it doesn't have straps hanging off all over to get stuck in trees or on bike parts.

I got the smaller one to replace an old camelback hawg. I wanted something with better venting and support along the back, and with a wider hip strap to keep the weight off my shoulders so I can breathe while I ride uphill. The problem with a lot of smaller packs is that the waist strap is super thin and can't hold the weight of the pack. I would absolutely love it they made a 15 version of this for short rides, but the support from the hip straps is worth the extra volume. You don't have to fill it up, right. Anyway, the ridged foam along the back helps vent the sweat so you stay nice and cool. As far as sizing, I'm about 5'8" but I got the M/L size because I like packs to ride low around my hips so my shoulders don't take the weight. It still cinches down for the descent. The 20 doesn't have a separate compartment at the bottom like the 30 does, and the hip bands don't have pockets either. It's a nice pack and Osprey makes good stuff. Thoughtful designs and zipper placement and other features.

Can anyone tell me if there is much...

Can anyone tell me if there is much difference between small and large.
What I would adjust better? I measure 170 cm tall

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The differences in sizing are based on torso length and waist width. For your height, you would want a S/M size pack.

Can anyone compare the functionality of...

Can anyone compare the functionality of the Escapist vs the Zealot 16?

I'm looking for a medium capacity bike specific pack for long XC rides.
It will need to carry some body armor and easy access for layers and tools.

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The zealot has external gear carries and the Escapist does not.

Best Answer Responded on

The large size of this is a better option, 16L is going to be pretty small to get body armor in.