When it comes to backpacks, Osprey products would always come first to my mind. I was looking for a pack that not only provide hydration but must also be practical enough to secure all my essentials when i am out on the trail. The new addition to the Osprey family, Rev series kinda suit my requirements which is tailored for endurance sports and long distance running. I will have the Rev6 test review on my next post.
Overall, rev 6 comes with 1.5 litres hydration bladder and can occupy up to maximum 6 litres of space which is just enough for your gears and essentials. It has 2 large and 1 small compartments and plenty of harness pockets to fill it up with energy bars, gels etc. Comes in 3 colours cirrus grey, flash green and bolt blue. The bolt blue looks a bit plain to me.
The main feature of this pack is the digiflip media compartment located on the left harness where you are able to access your phone/ipod while on the go. Very convenient. The other feature that I love is the front panel bungee cord, which could be an easy access to your jacket or windbreaker.
The pack fits high on the upper part of your back, when strapped, it totally minimises any excess movement. The harness resembles ‘running vest’ rather than the typical backpack harness. I also love the built in magnetic clip to firmly place your magnetic bite valve.
On the downside though, the harness is a bit too tight (or too short maybe?) for me to fit it in. But once you wear and firmly strap it, it hugs you comfortably. For a guy with a small shoulder built like me, maybe fine.
In Malaysia, the Rev6 retails around RM380. Enjoy the photos..