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Osprey Syncro Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.21
based on 1,261 reviews


We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Syncro - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


89% of the reviewers give the Osprey Syncro a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (80%)
Good (9%)
Average (3%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (6%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Syncro

  • Most of the testers said that it is the perfect pack for cycling and mountian hiking.
  • They said that the bag is extremely lightweight and easy to carry.
  • Some reviewers also mentioned that the pack has good suspension system and is comfortable on their back.
  • Many of the buyers also said that the pack has good ventilation system to help them breath easy while on trials.
  • Most of the buyers complimented the design and fit of the pack.
  • They have also mentioned that the pack is built with great materials for more durability.
  • Many are happy with the spacious compartments and the extra pockets to organize thing properly for hiking.
  • Numerous buyers said that the compression straps help to provide flexible sizing to fit the pack perfectly on their back.
  • A few said the pack comes with a built-in rain cover.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A few of the buyers said that the pack is expensive to buy.
  • A couple of buyers said that the bag is very uncomfortable over their shoulders.
  • A user also said that the pack is difficult to load.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Syncro models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity2-13 l (122-793 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.9-1.7 oz (0.4-0.8 kg)
Length iconLength13-16 in (33-41 cm)
Width9-13 in (23-33 cm)
Height4-26 in (10-66 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Cycling
Hiking
Travel
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Syncro 10

43% choose the Osprey Syncro 10

43 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity8 l (488 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.1 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


Osprey Syncro 15

33% choose the Osprey Syncro 15

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity13 l (793 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.2 oz (0.5 kg)
Length iconLength13 in (33 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height26 in (66 cm)


Osprey Syncro 3

24% choose the Osprey Syncro 3

24 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity2 l (122 cuin)
Weight iconWeight0.9 oz (0.4 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)




Osprey Syncro 10 vs Syncro 15


The two most popular Osprey Syncro models are the Syncro 10 and the Syncro 15, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 76% of the people interested in the Osprey Syncro bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Syncro 10 which is choosen by 43% (1.3 times as many as the 33% that choose the Syncro 15).

Syncro 10Syncro 15
Most popular

The price of the two bags is more or less the same, but check the deals before you buy.

Capacity and Packing

The Syncro 10 has a capacity of 8 l, while the Syncro 15 has a capacity of 13 l.

Syncro 10Syncro 15
Biggest

For a traveller, the 5 L (305 cuin) difference equals around 1 toilet bag, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers and 1 pair of socks.

Packing the Syncro 10
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Syncro 15
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1

If you are an athlete, the 5 L difference equals 1 water bottle and 1 toilet bag.

Packing the Syncro 10
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
towel
1
Extra in the Syncro 15
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 book and 1 packaged meal.

Packing the Syncro 10
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
Extra in the Syncro 15
water_bottle
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1

Check how you can pack the Syncro here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Syncro 10 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Syncro 15.

Syncro 10Syncro 15
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Syncro 10 and the Syncro 15 has the same length (16 in). It's 3 in (8 cm) wider (10 vs. 13 in), while the height of the Syncro 10 is 17 in (43 cm) less than the height of the Syncro 15 (9 vs. 26 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, green and grey. Only the Syncro 15 is available in black.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Syncro features:
  • Raincover included
  • Sternum strap
  • Reflective
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible
  • Stretch mesh
  • Compression straps
  • Zippered top
  • Side pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Hip belt

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 Syncro models (the most popular choice is the Syncro 10).




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
32 l0.9 oz0.45 oz/L
108 l1.1 oz0.14 oz/L
1513 l1.2 oz0.09 oz/L


Osprey Syncro
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Syncro ranks #51 compared with the other Osprey bags.

49Osprey Talia
4.22
Osprey Talia
50Osprey Jet
4.21
Osprey Jet
51Osprey Syncro
4.21
Osprey Syncro
52Osprey Sojourn
4.20
Osprey Sojourn
53Osprey Axis
4.20
Osprey Axis

vs All Bags

The Osprey Syncro ranks #644 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

642Camelbak Scout
4.21
Camelbak Scout
643Osprey Syncro
4.21
Osprey Syncro
644Deuter Pico
4.21
Deuter Pico
645Mystery Ranch Kletterwerks
4.21
Mystery Ranch Kletterwerks
646Platypus Tokul
4.21
Platypus Tokul



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Syncro vs 7 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Syncro vs Camelbak MULE


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21

Based on 1,261 reviews
Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Camelbak MULE
Camelbak MULE

4.25
BEST
Based on 320 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Syncro is rated about the same as the MULE.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,581 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Syncro is 55% heavier than the biggest MULE (1.7 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureSyncroMULE
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Black
Red

Only the Syncro is available in these colors:
Grey
Green

Only the MULE is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Syncro vs Osprey Escapist


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21

Based on 1,261 reviews
Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 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 Syncro is rated somewhat worse than the Escapist.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,191 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Syncro is 131% smaller than the biggest Escapist (13 L vs 30 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Syncro is 29% lighter than the biggest Escapist (1.7 oz vs 2.2 oz).

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

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

Only the Syncro is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Syncro vs Osprey Manta


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21

Based on 1,261 reviews
Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 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 Syncro is rated a little bit worse than the Manta.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,721 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Syncro is 162% smaller than the biggest Manta (13 L vs 34 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Syncro is 47% lighter than the biggest Manta (1.7 oz vs 2.5 oz).

FeatureSyncroManta
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Zippered top

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

Only the Syncro is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Syncro vs Osprey Raptor


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21

Based on 1,261 reviews
Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Raptor
Osprey Raptor

4.36
BEST
Based on 731 reviews

Capacity: 10-14 l
Weight: 1.7-1.85 oz
Price: $$

  • The Syncro is rated a little bit worse than the Raptor.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,992 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Syncro is 8% smaller than the biggest Raptor (13 L vs 14 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Syncro is 9% lighter than the biggest Raptor (1.7 oz vs 1.85 oz).

FeatureSyncroRaptor
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:
Grey
Green
Blue
Black
Red




Osprey Syncro vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21

Based on 1,261 reviews
Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47
BEST
Based on 1,732 reviews

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

  • The Syncro is rated a bit worse than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,993 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Syncro is 238% smaller than the biggest Talon (13 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Syncro is 41% lighter than the biggest Talon (1.7 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureSyncroTalon
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Raincover included
Reflective
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Waterproof
Zippered top

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

Only the Syncro is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Talon is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Syncro vs Osprey Viper


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21

Based on 1,261 reviews
Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Viper
Osprey Viper

4.25
BEST
Based on 625 reviews

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

  • The Syncro is rated about the same as the Viper.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,886 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Syncro is the same size as the biggest Viper (both 13 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Syncro is 31% heavier than the biggest Viper (1.7 oz vs 1.3 oz).

FeatureSyncroViper
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Green
Black
Red

Only the Syncro is available in these colors:
Grey
Blue

Only the Viper is available in these colors:
Orange




Osprey Syncro vs Osprey Zealot


Osprey Syncro
Osprey Syncro

4.21
BEST
Based on 1,261 reviews
Capacity: 2-13 l
Weight: 0.9-1.7 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Zealot
Osprey Zealot

3.99

Based on 233 reviews

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

  • The Syncro is rated a little bit better than the Zealot.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,494 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Syncro is the same size as the biggest Zealot (both 13 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Syncro is 12% lighter than the biggest Zealot (1.7 oz vs 1.9 oz).

FeatureSyncroZealot
Compression straps
Helmet carry
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Media pocket
Raincover included
Reflective
Side pockets
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Tool pouch
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue

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

Only the Zealot is available in these colors:
Orange







Selected Reviews


Bike Radar

The Syncro 10 is a good choice for anyone looking for a hydration pack, with its great quality and well thought out features. The rigidity may be an annoyance for some, but overall it’s a very trailworthy option.

Posted 5 April 2012 by Zach White - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019