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Interbike 2011: Osprey packs get simpler, go bigger

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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:

Hit the jump for more photos and for pricing…

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.

Coming in 10L, 15L, and 20L flavors (keep in mind that Osprey does seem to count the volume taken up by the included Nalgene/Osprey bladder), a new Syncro will cost $100, $110, or $120.



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12 years ago

Mountain bike-specific packs from a company that actively works to get mountain bikes kicked off public lands through Wilderness expansion? That’s only a little bit hypocritical.

12 years ago

Mike you must be the guy that is so worried about the wilderness that you don’t use fossil fuels at all. Because all of those companies are actualy fighting for trail access.
Osprey is not trying to get bikes removed, they are trying to take back some of the land that would otherwise be given up to development or resource exploration. Any wilderness that is protected is good for us all. If we lose a trail or two now, it is for the benifit of all. It is tough, but on wilerness, we have to look at the whole picture not just our sliver of outdoor experience.

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