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Osprey Raptor Review

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4.6 Rating based on 507 reviews
We read and checked 507 reviews from experts and users. Based on all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.6 out of 5.

Pros and cons icon  Pros and cons

Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Raptor bag:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Raptor

  • Most people said that is a great size pack with super versatality for day long hiking.
  • They said that the bag has great storage capacity and can carry good amount of stuffs inside.
  • Many reviewers are happy to mention that the pack comes with good size bladder for hydration system.
  • The testers of the bag said that it is very comfortable to wear with good padded shoulder harness.
  • A user said that it is advantegeous to have a unique toolwrap in the bottom compartment to carry trekking gears.
  • Another user said that he is using the bag for 3 years now without a single leak.
  • Many of the buyers are happy to have hip belt pockets which they used for smaller objects for easy access.
  • Some buyers said that the ventilation of the pack is very good and helped them keep dry and comfortable while on trail.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said that the pack is little heavy compared to others on the same range.
  • A buyer said that he hip pockets are not zippered and stuffs can fall out.
  • Another buyer said that the shoulder harness is not adjustable.

Osprey Raptor models and sizes icon  Osprey Raptor models and sizes

The list below shows how many percent choose the different Raptor models, from the most popular to the least popular model.

1Osprey Raptor 1458%
2Osprey Raptor 1042%

Osprey Raptor 14

Osprey Raptor 14
The Osprey Raptor will prove to be a trustworthy bag over and over again because of its superior ruggedness. It can put up with your harsh demands as you load it down with lots of cargo for a great trekking expedition.

The provision of the top pocket in the front is convenient for extra storage. But the good news is that it also includes a pocket on the inside that functions as a convenient organizer to provide the extra volume of space you need. You can even securely transport your bicycle helmet due to the lid lock attachment, so that your helmet is easily accessible whenever you need it. The load of cargo is well stabilized as a result of the side compression straps to keep things in perfect equilibrium during transit.

This bag allows you to become more visible when it is dark outside due to the blinker light attachment located at the bottom of the front panel. You can quickly access a roll-out tool pouch that is removable.

Some people found the zippers to be stiff to operate in cold mountain weather. Some wish the bag had more storage options.

The Osprey Raptor 14 is heavy duty for all your outdoor trips to the wilderness for some time to relax and explore. The Osprey Raptor has comfortable compression straps that do not chafe or dig in. The Osprey Raptor 10 is ideal for a weekend camping trip. It has four exterior pockets for extra storage for items, such as water bottles, a flashlight and more.

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Osprey Raptor vs similar bags icon  Osprey Raptor vs similar bags

Osprey Raptor vs camelbak mule

Camelbak MULE LR
Camelbak MULE LR
Rating 4.4 based on 109 reviews
The Osprey Raptor is filled with compartments and accessories to make it much easier to explore during the day and night. You'll love this if you want to hike or climb mountain trails.

The Camelbak MULE is great for the outdoors too but it's meant for someone who wants to exercise rather than explore. You don't necessarily need a hydration system to go uphill or improve your visibility at night.

Athletes would be better served by the MULE while the Raptor is a perfect fit for hikers.

The most popular Camelbak MULE LR

Osprey Escapist 25
Osprey Escapist 25
Rating4.7 based on 1,221 reviews
Capacity18-25 l (1098.4-1525.6 cuin)
Weight1.6-2.4 lb (0.7-1.1 kg)

Osprey Manta 28
Osprey Manta 28
Rating4.4 based on 330 reviews
Weight2-2.9 lb (0.9-1.3 kg)

Osprey Raven
Osprey Raven
Rating4.7 based on 166 reviews
Weight1.2-1.5 lb (0.6-0.7 kg)

Osprey Raptor vs osprey syncro

Osprey Syncro 10
Osprey Syncro 10
Rating 4.7 based on 720 reviews
The Raptor and the Syncro are among Osprey's most popular hydration backpacks. They are great for biking excursions and hiking trips.

Similar features include:

  • Slim design that fits your back well to avoid side to side swaying.

  • Biostretch technology – shoulder straps work with hip belt to stabilize the load.

  • Blinker light attachment.

  • Stretch mesh side pockets and a top slash pocket with scratch-free lining.

  • Water reservoir included.

  • LidLock helmet carry attachment.

There exists some differences between the Raptor and the Syncro:

  • Syncro backpack has an integrated rain cover while the Raptor doesn’t.

  • Osprey Raptor has a cycling tools pouch; the Syncro doesn’t have this feature.

  • Backpanels fit differently. The Syncro has a tension backpanel while the Raptor has a mesh-covered foam air escape backpanel.

  • The Raptor has a frame sheet.

The most popular Osprey Syncro 10

Osprey Talon 22
Osprey Talon 22
Rating4.6 based on 1,014 reviews
Capacity33 l (2013.8 cuin)
Weight0.1-2 lb (0-0.9 kg)

Osprey Raptor vs osprey viper

Osprey Viper 9
Osprey Viper 9
Rating 4.7 based on 372 reviews
The Osprey name declares the fact that you will be getting a truly great and reliable bag in either the Osprey Raptor or the Osprey Viper. This is a trusted brand. The quality is impeccable, so these bags will function well for many years.

The Osprey Raptor is a good investment, as it contours well to your body for maximum comfort. And it really does have good storage for the extra items you want to take with you.

The Osprey Viper is undeniably solid and easy to use. It allows you the quick access you need for your items and protects then well during your trekking.

The most popular Osprey Viper 9

Osprey Raptor vs osprey zealot

Osprey Zealot
Osprey Zealot
Rating 4.8 based on 139 reviews
When you are in need of a reliable bag for some hiking or a trip to Africa or Europe, both the Osprey Raptor and the Osprey Zealot are without question top choices. They are made with real finesse and provide the kind of endurance you need in a bag.

The Osprey Raptor can truly keep up with your demanding pace. The torso belts adjust to your comfort level. This allows you to have the bag close to your body and also provides you with optimal ease of movement.

The Osprey Zealot grants you the kind of storage you need. The bag is comfortable to use during long trips and it can be trusted because of its mighty durability.

The most popular Osprey Zealot

Selected reviews icon  Selected reviews

Single Track World
Wil Barrett
Posted 12 December 2016
A high-quality pack that oozes brilliant features, the Raptor 10 offers just enough space for all-day riding, with a decently low weight and packability that makes it a great weekday trail pack too. Comfortable, adjustable and very functional, it gets the tick of approval from us.
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Bike Radar
Ric McLaughlin
Posted 2 May 2015
This is a great all-day pack for those who enjoy stowing the essentials as well as having some room to play with. If you want to give racing a go, the Raptor is light enough and more than tough enough to start hunting for valuable seconds too; it’s a complete performer.
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Bike Radar
Josh Patterson
Posted 1 April 2014
The Osprey Raptor 10 is well-designed pack that is ideally suited to mountain bike rides lasting 2-4 hours.
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Utah Outside
Jared Hargrave
Posted 23 May 2013
Overall, it seems Osprey has thought of everything a mountain biker could ever want or need in a pack. It’s also available in 14 and 6 liter sizes.
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Bike Radar
Russ Burton
Posted 7 September 2010
An excellent pack with some great features but the back system may not be to everyone’s liking.
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Bike Radar
James Huang
Posted 27 May 2010
Superb pack design and comfort with an excellent bladder to boot.
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4 All Outdoors
Jenn K.
Posted 13 May 2010
I think this pack is a great first attempt by Osprey to target the mountain biking community. I will be excited to see future generations of the Raptor line. I am currently considering purchasing a smaller Raptor for short rides and even going up a size for long, cold, night rides.
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Bike Radar
Justin Loretz
Posted 24 December 2009
We really like the ?t of the Raptor: it’s right up there with the best from CamelBak and Hydrapak with a ?rm con?dent feel, regardless of load.
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Ratings icon  Ratings

Average rating 4.6 based on 507 reviews
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Last updated on July 3, 2018

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