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Osprey Syncro 15

In hot temps, this pack kept us coolest, thanks to max airflow across the back.

Brand: Osprey Gear Reviews

Model: Syncro 15

Overall Score: 4 / 5



Specs

Weight

1lbs. 10oz.

Hydration

V-shaped “baffles” inside the 2.5-liter reservoir minimize slosh. A hose quick-release at shoulder level allows for easier refilling and keeps working parts outside the bag; if there’s a leak, you’ll catch it fast. A shoulder strap magnet keeps the hose in place, but the bladder constantly slipped off the rudimentary hook meant to hold it.

Comfort

A trampoline-style, mesh backpanel supports loads up to 15 pounds with minimal sway. The yoke-like shoulder straps distribute weight evenly across the back.

Packing

Two front pockets keep gear well organized. A bungee on the front accommodates a helmet and a polyester-lined pocket holds glasses without scratching. Bonus: an integrated rain cover.

Ventilation

The trampoline-style suspension provides excellent air circulation, and plentiful slots in the foam and mesh shoulder straps enhance airflow.