While Osprey’s entries into the bike market have all been very well built, it turns out that some riders aren’t looking for quite so much organization (or the weight and complexity that it can bring) in their packs. For them, Osprey has released the pared-back Syncro 10, 15, and 20.
On the rough & tumble side of things, Osprey’s Zealot is a freeride-oriented pack that is a bit sturdier, is fairly thin (to be comfortable while riding the lifts), and has full clamshell-style access and a cool tool roll that deploys from the bottom of the bag:
The Zealot 10’s 3-sided zip gives excellent side access to stuff at the bottom of the bag while the bungee helps to keep things from spilling out when the bag is completely open. The large back panel is designed to accommodate bulky armor and helmets without any trouble. The 10L size runs $130, while the 16L comes in at $150.