Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
The Raptor 10 is a medium sized hydration pack that includes a lower compression strap to stabilize the load. This pack is great for a ride lasting up to 3 hours. Unique features include a lower zip compartment for speedy access to the removable roll-up tool pouch.
I have tried other brands like Camelback, Deuter & Gregory and they were okay but I really love my Osprey raptor the best! The pack is super flexible with all the different pockets and chambers. The bladder has a nice big filler opening and the hose is very durable. I like the bite valve setup with the magnet that holds it to the chest strap, makes it super easy to drink while your riding. The shoulder straps and waist belt are very comfortable, they really secure the pack from flopping around. Mine has held up really well for a couple of seasons and shows no signs of wearing out anytime soon. Best thing I can say is that you don't really feel it while your riding it just seems like part of your body!
I have had two previous hydration packs. A Camelback and a Kelty. The Osprey is superior. The bladder is a little heavy but so easy to use and fill. The mouthpiece works well while cycling and goes back to it's magnetic holder easy. The helmet holder works well for the rare time you are using your pack and not wearing your helmet. Shoulder straps are comfortable and secure. Highly recommended.