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Osprey Shows 2012 Hydration Packs – Lightweight XC, Freeride and Overnight Designs

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Osprey was at the USA Cycling XC Nats showing off next year’s packs.

The Zealot is a freeride pack available in 10 and 16 liter sizes with a 3 liter reservoir. It holds armor and a full face helmet on the outside and allows full access to the main compartment even when fully loaded on the front. A bottom zip pocket holds the included Tool Roll, a removable tool holder with mini mat for working on parts (shown after the break). MSRP is $99 and $129. The larger 16 has side pockets on the waist belt.

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Syncros is a new lightweight pack that’s a little smaller than the Manta and more cycling specific thanks to internal storage and their Airspeed back panel. Available in 10, 15 and 20 liter sizes, MSRP ranges from $99 to $119.



Imported from their European collection, the Escapist is their “hut-to-hut” bike-packing piece that’ll hold enough stuff for an overnight trip. It borrows features from their full backpacking units with bottom entry to the main compartment, side water bottle pockets and lots of volume. MSRP is $129 (20 liter) and $149 (30 liter).

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