New Bikepacking Collections From Osprey

Osprey Packs expands its technical cycling pack range with the Escapist collection, and Extended Fit sizes in its Raptor | Raven series.

The eight-style Escapist collection marks Osprey‘s entry into the bikepacking category, catering to bikepackers, gravel and singletrack riders who use their bikes to explore the world. The expanded cycling line will launch with the upcoming spring 2024 collection release.

Featuring three on-body backpacks and five bike-mounted frame bags, the comprehensive Escapist system enables riders to build their kit to suit individual preferences, while allowing them to carry more in variable conditions.

The Escapist on-body packs have gender-neutral fits and come in three volumes to scale with different-sized missions and activity-specific needs: the Escapist 20, Escapist 25 and Escapist 30. The packs feature expansive hipbelt pockets, fast-access stash pockets in reachable side positions, and significant internal organization, pouches and entry points for streamlined, efficient carry.

Osprey Packs expands its technical cycling pack range with the Escapist collection, and Extended Fit sizes in its Raptor | Raven series.

Leaning into the element, the Escapist packs are designed with cycle-specific functionality in mind, including a cleverly designed dropped lumbar to centre weight on the sit-bones and a split upper back panel that allows for both an aggressive riding posture and on-body comfort.

Other bike-friendly details include LidLock helmet attachments, blinky light attachments, extra-high visibility rain covers, webbing keepers and glove-compatible buckles. The load lifters can also be cranked down to create highly capable hiking packs.

In addition to rider-focused features, the Escapist on-body packs are sustainably designed and carry bluesign Product designations. The pack bodies use bluesign approved 100% recycled 210D nylon and a PFAS-free DWR treatment to enhance durability and water resistance. A bluesign approved 100% recycled 500D high-tenacity nylon bottom offers added protection and performance.

The Escapist on-bike frame packs are thoughtfully designed as a modular bikepacking system, and are customisable for any rider and adventure. The five-style assortment is designed to fit a wide array of bike geometries and applications. The on-bike packs feature 100% recycled 210D high-tenacity nylon with double ripstop construction and a TPU laminate coating to shed the elements. RF welded seams and waterproof zippers increase water-resistant protection.

Osprey Packs expands its technical cycling pack range with the Escapist collection, and Extended Fit sizes in its Raptor | Raven series.

Key on-bike styles include the Escapist Handlebar Bag and Escapist Saddle Bag, two-piece designs with custom mounting holsters and innovative 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, accommodates varied bike frames and gear requirements. These 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 and the Escapist Top Tube Bag. The wedge bag is cleverly designed with variable angles and can be mounted forward or backwards to wide-ranging bike geometries. The top tube bag has three secure mounting points for stability between the stem and frame, while easy access features, like a cable port, allow riders to run power to a GPS or other handlebar-mounted device.

Osprey Packs expands its technical cycling pack range with the Escapist collection, and Extended Fit sizes in its Raptor | Raven series.

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. The Raptor | Raven 14 EF will maintain notable features, including 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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