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Osprey Raptor Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.36
based on 731 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Raptor - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


100% of the reviewers give the Osprey Raptor a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (80%)
Good (20%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


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

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.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Raptor models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity10-14 l (610-854 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.7-1.9 oz (0.8-0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Raptor 14

64% choose the Osprey Raptor 14

64 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity14 l (854 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


Osprey Raptor 10

36% choose the Osprey Raptor 10

36 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity10 l (610 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.7 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)




Osprey Raptor 10 vs Raptor 14


The two most popular Osprey Raptor models are the Raptor 10 and the Raptor 14, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Osprey Raptor bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Raptor 14 which is choosen by 64% (1.8 times as many as the 36% that choose the Raptor 10).

Raptor 10Raptor 14
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Raptor 10 is typically around $20 cheaper than the Raptor 14, but check the deals before you buy.

Raptor 10Raptor 14
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Raptor 10 has a capacity of 10 l, while the Raptor 14 has a capacity of 14 l.

Raptor 10Raptor 14
Biggest

For a traveller, the 4 L (244 cuin) difference equals around .

Packing the Raptor 10
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Raptor 14

If you are an athlete, the 4 L difference equals .

Packing the Raptor 10
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Raptor 14

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as .

Packing the Raptor 10
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Raptor 14

Check how you can pack the Raptor here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Raptor 10 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Raptor 14.

Raptor 10Raptor 14
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Raptor 10 and the Raptor 14 has the same length (20 in). Both bags are the same width (9 in), while the height is the same (both 9 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue and red. Only the Raptor 10 is available in green and grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Raptor features:
  • Tool pouch
  • Hip belt
  • Stretch mesh
  • Reflective
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Sternum strap

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sunglasses pocket
  • Compression straps

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Raptor models (the most popular choice is the Raptor 14).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
1010 l1.7 oz0.17 oz/L
1414 l1.9 oz0.14 oz/L


Osprey Raptor
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Raptor ranks #29 compared with the other Osprey bags.

27Osprey Stratos
4.36
Osprey Stratos
28Osprey Kyte
4.36
Osprey Kyte
29Osprey Raptor
4.36
Osprey Raptor
30Osprey Shuttle
4.35
Osprey Shuttle
31Osprey Meridian
4.34
Osprey Meridian

vs All Bags

The Osprey Raptor ranks #287 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

285Osprey Kyte
4.36
Osprey Kyte
286Osprey Raptor
4.36
Osprey Raptor
287Deuter Speed Lite
4.36
Deuter Speed Lite
288NRS PFD
4.36
NRS PFD
289Camelbak Helena
4.36
Camelbak Helena



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Raptor vs 11 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Raptor vs Camelbak HAWG


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36

Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak HAWG
Camelbak HAWG

4.54
BEST
Based on 130 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.15 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Raptor is rated a little bit worse than the HAWG.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 861 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 13% lighter than the biggest HAWG (1.9 oz vs 2.15 oz).

FeatureRaptorHAWG
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Raincover included
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Green
Grey

Only the HAWG is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Raptor vs Camelbak Lobo


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36

Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Lobo
Camelbak Lobo

4.57
BEST
Based on 754 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.25-1.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated a little bit worse than the Lobo.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,485 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 36% heavier than the biggest Lobo (1.9 oz vs 1.4 oz).

FeatureRaptorLobo
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Green
Grey




Osprey Raptor vs Camelbak MULE


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36
BEST
Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak MULE
Camelbak MULE

4.25

Based on 315 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated a little bit better than the MULE.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,046 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 73% heavier than the biggest MULE (1.9 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureRaptorMULE
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Green
Grey

Only the MULE is available in these colors:
Orange

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.


Osprey Raptor vs Camelbak Skyline


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36
BEST
Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak Skyline
Camelbak Skyline

4.22

Based on 81 reviews

Capacity: 7 l
Weight: 2.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated a little bit better than the Skyline.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 812 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is 100% bigger than the biggest Skyline (14 L vs 7 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 11% lighter than the biggest Skyline (1.9 oz vs 2.1 oz).

FeatureRaptorSkyline
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Media pocket
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch
Ultralight

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Green
Grey

Only the Skyline is available in these colors:
Orange
Yellow




Osprey Raptor vs Osprey Escapist


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36

Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Escapist
Osprey Escapist

4.73
BEST
Based on 1,930 reviews

Capacity: 16-30 l
Weight: 1.7-2.2 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated slightly worse than the Escapist.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,661 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is 114% smaller than the biggest Escapist (14 L vs 30 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 16% lighter than the biggest Escapist (1.9 oz vs 2.2 oz).

FeatureRaptorEscapist
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue
Grey

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Raptor vs Osprey Manta


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36

Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Manta
Osprey Manta

4.39
BEST
Based on 460 reviews

Capacity: 20-34 l
Weight: 2.3-2.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Raptor is rated about the same as the Manta.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,191 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is 143% smaller than the biggest Manta (14 L vs 34 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 32% lighter than the biggest Manta (1.9 oz vs 2.5 oz).

FeatureRaptorManta
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green
Grey

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Raptor vs Osprey Raven


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36

Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Raven
Osprey Raven

4.52
BEST
Based on 278 reviews

Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.3-1.5 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated a little bit worse than the Raven.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,009 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is the same size as the biggest Raven (both 14 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 27% heavier than the biggest Raven (1.9 oz vs 1.5 oz).

FeatureRaptorRaven
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Organizer panel
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green
Grey

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Black
Red

Only the Raven is available in these colors:
Purple
Orange




Osprey Raptor vs Osprey Syncro


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36
BEST
Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21

Based on 1,250 reviews

Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated a little bit better than the Syncro.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,981 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is 8% bigger than the biggest Syncro (14 L vs 13 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 12% heavier than the biggest Syncro (1.9 oz vs 1.7 oz).

FeatureRaptorSyncro
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue
Green
Grey

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.




Osprey Raptor vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36

Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47
BEST
Based on 1,723 reviews

Capacity: 6-44 l
Weight: 0.7-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated a little bit worse than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,454 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is 214% smaller than the biggest Talon (14 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 26% lighter than the biggest Talon (1.9 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureRaptorTalon
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Reflective
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Blue
Green

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Talon is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Raptor vs Osprey Viper


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36
BEST
Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Viper
Osprey Viper

4.06

Based on 587 reviews

Capacity: 3-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated a bit better than the Viper.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,318 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is 8% bigger than the biggest Viper (14 L vs 13 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is 46% heavier than the biggest Viper (1.9 oz vs 1.3 oz).

FeatureRaptorViper
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Red
Green

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Blue
Grey

Only the Viper is available in these colors:
Orange

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.


Osprey Raptor vs Osprey Zealot


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36
BEST
Based on 731 reviews
Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.9 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Zealot
Osprey Zealot

3.99

Based on 233 reviews

Capacity: 13 l
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$

  • The Raptor is rated slightly better than the Zealot.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 964 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Raptor is 8% bigger than the biggest Zealot (14 L vs 13 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Raptor is the same weight as the biggest Zealot (both 1.9 oz).

FeatureRaptorZealot
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Media pocket
Reflective
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Tool pouch

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Grey

Only the Raptor is available in these colors:
Black
Red
Green

Only the Zealot is available in these colors:
Orange

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.





Selected Reviews


Single Track World

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.

Posted 12 December 2016 by Wil Barrett - Read full review

Bike Radar

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.

Posted 2 May 2015 by Ric McLaughlin - Read full review

Bike Radar

The Osprey Raptor 10 is well-designed pack that is ideally suited to mountain bike rides lasting 2-4 hours.

Posted 1 April 2014 by Josh Patterson - Read full review

Utah Outside

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.

Posted 23 May 2013 by Jared Hargrave - Read full review

Bike Radar

An excellent pack with some great features but the back system may not be to everyone’s liking.

Posted 7 September 2010 by Russ Burton - Read full review

Bike Radar

Superb pack design and comfort with an excellent bladder to boot.

Posted 27 May 2010 by James Huang - Read full review

4 All Outdoors

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.

Posted 13 May 2010 by Jenn K. - Read full review

Bike Radar

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.

Posted 24 December 2009 by Justin Loretz - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019