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Water is a necessity on big trail runs and bike rides, but you don't want to carry bulky water bottles and you really don't want to be tempted into drinking from a Giardia-infested stream. Lucky for you, Osprey designed the Women's Verve 5 Hydration Pack so you can avoid both of the above scenarios. The female-specific BioStretch harness keeps the pack balanced and secure, the two-liter reservoir and magnetic bite valve allow you to drink freely without breaking stride, and the small pack size fits a compressible layer or a few small snacks.

  • AirScape back panel provides cushion and ventilation for trail runs and cross country bike rides
  • BioStretch ventilated harness is specifically shaped to the female anatomy for a precise and comfortable fit
  • 20mm webbing hip-belt keeps the pack balanced and in place out on the trail
  • Small pack size holds energy goo and a compressible windbreaker
  • Separate hydration sleeve provides quick access to the reservoir
  • Two-liter 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
  • Main compartment has a pump-specific sleeve
  • Top zippered pocket has a soft embossed fabric for stowing sunglasses and electronics
  • Magnetic sternum buckle pairs with the magnetic bite valve to keep the hose secure while riding
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My one and only hydration pack!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This pack has accompanied me on many rides since Fed '13 and it's the perfect size for 2-4 hours of riding. Additionally I use it for short hikes and trail runs with my dog.

Osprey solved a simple problem with their magnetic bite valve. It keeps the hose from flying around by securing it to the chest strap--brilliant! This pack is the perfect size for rides lasting 2-4 hours. You can pack a surprisingly large amount of food and clothing into the two zippered pockets and the compression sleeve. There's a small mesh pocket on the left shoulder strap which I stuff with used gel and bar wrappers (this keeps your pockets, pack, and trails clean!). It's also a breeze to fill up the reservoir with water and the mesh back panel does a great job at keeping me cool on hot Arizona days.

The only problem I've encountered is that I tend to bite through the Osprey bite valves...whoops! Osprey sent me a few replacements so I'm set. Bottom line, this is the best pack I've used.

Good option for MTB

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I struggle to find a comfortable pack for mountain biking, but with my small bike frame and general lack of coordination, water bottle cages aren't really an option. This is the fourth pack I have tried and so far I really like it.


-Very easy to access/fill reservoir --- much easier to get in and out of the bag than any Camelbak I have tried.

-This pack is on the smaller side, but still holds a 2L reservoir.

-The reservoir has a flat, stiff backing so it lays flat against your back while riding, no bulge.

-There is actually a generous amount of storage space for your extra tube, food, tool, etc.

-So far it has stayed in place and bounced around far less than my other bags while descending. The fit is very nice for people with narrower shoulders and small chests.

-I purchased the Grey pack, and agree with the previous reviewer that it looks nice, not flashy.


-It is still a hydration pack, and is an added element of discomfort when you are pushing it. For a comparison, one pack that I found to be more comfortable, but too large to stay in place, is the Camelbak Octane. Also better for racing might be the Camelbak Dart or similar, due to low weight and small size, but it doesn't stay in place.

Sporty Orange Details, Not Pink :)

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I initially didn't care for it because it looked pink in the accent colors, but I just received my Osprey Verve 5 from Backcountry and was relieved that it is indeed a bright orange color with a medium gray. Much more appealing than the photo projects. It bothers me that a lot of suppliers think women want "pink" and "purple". Some of us want the same sporty colors as the guys. This pack looks fantastic and I'm glad that I found other photos to judge the colors before purchasing. Very happy so far with this pack. Lots of storage space in a minimal pack and it looks very sporty - not "pink" at all. Purchased to replace my 50oz Camelbak with more storage and water capacity for hiking on Kauai and Oahu. Also, it's a perfect fit for a petite woman. I am 5'0" and it barely touches my hips. Just perfect for a 3-6 hour hike.