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Almost as essential as your mountain bike.
Whether you're mounting up for a cross country loop or crushing downhill runs at the resort, shoulder the Osprey Women's Raven 10 Hydration Pack for an unrivaled fit and easy thirst quenching. The three-liter Hydraulics Reservoir is shaped to match the profile of the back panel for improved balance and less sloshing, the magnetic bite valve keeps the hose from whipping around when you fly down the steep straightaways, and the pack size allows for an extra layer and a snack.
- AirScape back panel provides cushion and ventilation for long cross country rides
- BioStretch ventilated harness is specifically shaped to the female anatomy for a precise and comfortable fit
- Full hip-belt keeps the pack in place and the transfers the load to your hips
- Pack size is just big enough for an extra layer and a snack for weather-changes and fuel
- Separate hydration sleeve provides quick access to the reservoir
- Hydraulics Reservoir features a HydroStatic backer plate that maintains a low-and-wide profile, preventing interference with your pack's suspension
- Reservoir is made from metallocene PE material that is exceptionally strong, taste-free, and BPA- and PVC-free
- LidLock clip allows you to quickly attach your helmet when not in use
- Stretch mesh front pocket is ideal for stashing a rain jacket or extra layers
- Mesh waist-belt pockets keep energy gels and other essentials close at hand
- Roll-up and removable tool pouch keeps essential bike tools handy
- Internal sleeves hold pumps
- Magnetic sternum buckle pairs with the magnetic bite valve to keep the hose secure while riding
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great mountain bike and hiking pack!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
its like they though of everything with this pack! i bought the raven 10 for use on longer adventures, but it's so comfortable that i've taken to using it for just about every ride, even if i'm only going out for a quick, after work jaunt. it really seems to just disappear on my back and stays in place, even when loaded down or on technical stuff. plenty of room for water, tools, snacks, a jacket, and i really dig the organizational features including a place to keep your pump. the hip belt is very comfortable and the hip pockets are perfect for keeping a gel or blocks handy. the back is adequately ventilated so sweaty back isn't too bad and the hose magnet is brilliant. i also really appreciate that the reservoir has a rigid back which keeps it sitting flat on your back rather than turning into a barrel.
finally, i'm so happy that companies are making mtb packs designed for women. i'm petite so unisex packs usually don't fit very well. but the raven fits awesome and is a testament to the advantage of women's specific designs. my boyfriend has the raptor 10 and having tried on his s/m the raven definitely fits better.
Such a fan of Osprey's mtb packs.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a really practical and usable pack. The size is perfect for short evening rides or an all day butt-kicker. Good size bladder, and the mouthpiece is the best I've used. The straps are comfy, and the lidlock is nice to have.
Keep it Clean & Dry
Simple to use; and an absolute must-have. I've had no problems with the bladder getting funky at all...just have to remember to empty it out/clean right away after each outing. Shake out any excess H2O from bite valve, too. Hang dry in a well ventilated area. Some folks like to put their dry bladder (wrapped in a sealed plastic zip-lock bag) in their freezer between uses (if you use it infrequently). This is even suggested on the Osprey site! Only thing, remember to let it "thaw-out" before use...the plastic of course becomes stiff making turning the lid more difficult. Only takes a few minutes, or so.
Osprey Cleaning/Drying Rack
A MUST HAVE to keep it clean and dry!
Osprey Raven's "LidLock"
Awesome feature! Little elastic band is adjustable, if a bit hard to locate, at first. Here is my size 'M' *Specialized S-Works Prevail helmet attached; easily removed/added.
Osprey's "AirScape" back panel.
Lets plenty of air to flow; more than other brands!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this for my wife so we can go on day hikes. So far, we've used it on several 10mi hikes, and the 3L resevoir is more than enough. It takes a few uses to get rid of the plastic-y taste, but it's really easy to suck water through the bite valve.
One thing I've noticed is that the external hip pockets aren't good for rigid items like cell phones or keys. They'll wrap around your hips and will cause a pain point. Also, there is a lot of sweat (moisture) going through the hip pockets.
Finally, I've noticed that the straps are rubbing my wife's arms on both sides. Design wise, it doesn't seem any different from the Raptor 10, which I use, and I don't get any chaffing from the should straps. The Raven 10 maybe a bit thinner and skinnier in some places, like the external hip pockets and shoulder straps, but otherwise, is practically the same.
Drying the hydration pack is a pain though. If you don't put something inside the bladder to prop it open, it will never dry. I've been using a 1/4c measuring cup to keep it open while it dries.