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Osprey gets into bike packing bags and backpacks

Published October 24, 2023

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs is broadening its technical cycling pack range with a new family of bikepacking gear, including hydration backpacks and bike-mounted bags.

The expanded cycling line will launch with the upcoming spring 2024 collection release.

The new bikepacking line includes three on-body backpacks and five bike-mounted frame bags. The comapny said its new Escapist on-body packs have gender-neutral fits and come in three volumes: the Escapist 20 ($140.00), Escapist 25 ($160.00) and Escapist 30 ($180.00). The packs feature hipbelt pockets, fast-access stash pockets in reachable side positions, and internal organization, pouches and entry points.

The Escapist packs are designed with cycle-specific functions in mind, including a dropped-lumbar to center weight on the sit bones and a split upper back panel that the company said allows for both an aggressive riding posture and on-body comfort. Other bike-friendly details include: lidlock helmet attachments, blinky light attachment, extra-high visibility raincovers, webbing keepers and glove-compatible buckles. The load lifters can also be cranked down to create highly capable hiking packs. The Escapist on-body packs are carry bluesign sustainable product designations. The pack bodies use bluesign-approved 100% recycled 210D nylon and a PFAS-free DWR treatment. A bluesign-approved 100% recycled 500D high-tenacity nylon bottom offers added protection and performance.

The Escapist on-bike frame packs were designed as a modular bikepacking system. The system includes the Escapist Handlebar Bag ($120.00) and Escapist Saddle Bag ($120.00), two-piece designs with custom mounting holsters and covered air purge holes that allow pressure to vent out with increased compression and stability, supporting high-capacity carry. The Escapist Frame Bag, offered in three sizes (S $80.00, M $85.00, L $90.00), accommodates varied bike frames and gear requirements.

The waterproof frame bags also feature glove-friendly double-ended zippers for easy access to layers and gear.

Rounding out the on-bike packs are the Escapist Wedge Bag ($60.00) and the Escapist Top Tube Bag ($45.00). The Wedge Bag can be mounted forward or backward to wide-ranging bike geometries. The top tube bag has three mounting points for stability between stem and frame. Easy access features include a cable port, to allow riders to run power to a GPS or other handlebar-mounted device.

In spring 2024, Osprey will also introduce its Extended Fit (EF) program to the bike category, offering its popular Raptor | Raven 14 mountain bike pack with extended hip belts to fit up to 70-inch hips. Raptor | Raven 14 EF ($175) will maintain bike-specific winged shoulder harnesses and airmesh wrap hip belts, LidLock helmet attachments, and included tool rolls for extra organization. The packs will also come with the updated Osprey Hydraulics LT 2.5L reservoir and sternum strap magnetic bite valve attachment. The pack bodies use bluesign-approved 100% recycled 210D nylon and DWR treatments made without PFAS to enhance durability and water resistance.


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