- Smallish camelback recommendations (e.g. charge) or osprey maybe?
for most of my smallish evening rides these days i dont really need to use my camelback mule as its **** huge and feels like i am moving house every time with it.
So i am after something a bit smaller – enough for a 2-3hr ride. So it doesnt need to have too much space, just enough for some small tools/jacket 20xmars bars etc. and 2l reservoir would be fine.
I saw the camelback charge on CRC here
but i’ve also read good things about osprey packs. Anyone got a recommendation?
cheersPosted 4 years agomrmoMember
I just make do with this for anything up to 3-4 hours. I hate having any weight on my back.Posted 4 years agotinybitsMember
I really like my charge LR, I don’t take a huge amount with me so it’s fine for all day rides for me. I had a rouge before that, which also was good and a smaller back foot print to the charge. I also got given a classic in a secret Santa which I’ve yet to use, but suspect it’ll be mainly in the road bike as my tools and tube are in an under seat pack.Posted 4 years agomissnotaxMember
I really like Osprey packs – they have obviously been designed by someone who mountain bikes and have all the features you didn’t know you needed until they were there 😉
I have switched to a Raven (female specific) 14 and in fact I wouldn’t use anything else now! Highly recommended!Posted 4 years agoJAGSubscriber
I have an Osprey rucksack and I love it. Lot’s of storage and pockets and cleverly thought out. It also holds a 3 litre bladder – although that is very heavy when full 😯
My only complaint is that it is difficult to get properley clean. You can pick off the lumps of mud but it seems to leave a stain behind until you soak it in water. But that may just be the Cotswold mud – it is quite yellow!Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
I have a Camelbak Octane XCT – it actually takes a 3L bladder but it’s really light and compact but still has space for all you need on a ride and two of the pockets are hip ones which makes them really convenient when out riding as you don’t have to take the pack off to get things.Posted 4 years ago
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