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    Osprey Raptor 10 & 14

    Bentgate.com has some great deals on the Raptor packs.
    $50 for the 10 and $55 for the 14 and free shipping over $50. I never heard or ordered from them but their retail store got great reviews. I ordered a 14 so I will let you know!

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    Good deal. I grabbed one off Chainlove for the same price a few weeks back.

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    They're legit, they mainly sell hiking and climbing stuff I believe.

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    Thanks, good find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meSSican View Post
    Bentgate.com has some great deals on the Raptor packs.
    $50 for the 10 and $55 for the 14 and free shipping over $50. I never heard or ordered from them but their retail store got great reviews. I ordered a 14 so I will let you know!

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    thanks for the heads up!
    killer deal!

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    Nice deal!

    I love my Raptor 10

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    Update...
    Backcountry.com has the Raptor 18 for $60 and free shipping. So looks like $5 separates the different sizes.
    Osprey Packs Raptor 18 Hydration Pack - 1100cu in | Backcountry.com

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    Clearing out old stock for room for the new redesign, eh?

    Wonder when the new redesign hits shelves. In time for Black Friday or Christmas deals, getting it down to $75 for the 10/14? Might be worth the extra money. New zipped hip pockets a big plus! Seems like a stronger magnet for the bike valve in front too. Many other welcome changes too.

    Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack: Out Of The Box
    Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack: First Impressions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Clearing out old stock for room for the new redesign, eh?
    Yep, slightly different green next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meSSican View Post
    Update...
    Backcountry.com has the Raptor 18 for $60 and free shipping. So looks like $5 separates the different sizes.
    Osprey Packs Raptor 18 Hydration Pack - 1100cu in | Backcountry.com
    Better deal given the unlimited return policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Clearing out old stock for room for the new redesign, eh?

    Wonder when the new redesign hits shelves. In time for Black Friday or Christmas deals, getting it down to $75 for the 10/14? Might be worth the extra money. New zipped hip pockets a big plus! Seems like a stronger magnet for the bike valve in front too. Many other welcome changes too.

    Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack: Out Of The Box
    Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack: First Impressions
    You just ruined my day . Guess I should have reseached for a newer version coming out before I bought it.

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    Meh, newer design has some nice features, but the clearance model is priced to go on the Xmas list. Thanks for posting!

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    Nice price. I picked up a raptor 14 few months back for $68 shipped thought that was a great deal. This is even better.

    Love the pack.
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    Great packs, I absolutely love mine!
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    I like my year-old Raptor. But there are a few things I find annoying about it, and the new version seems to have addressed almost all of them. So, personally, I'd pay the extra for the new and improved in a heartbeat.

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    Mini-review of last year's model.

    Likes:

    1. Light but amazingly tough. True story: had a bad OTB. ER doc said my back looked like I'd been mauled by a bear ... "but a friendly one." Back of my jersey had a hole big enough to out my fist through. Raptor came out of it with a small, superficial abrasion. Crazy.
    2. No-bounce fit.
    3. Good-enough bite valve flow. Not quite as good as camelbak, but fine.
    4. I like the looks, but that's subjective.


    Dislikes:
    1. Leaky bite-valve. I've been through 3, they all drip steadily during rides after a couple weeks or months.
    2. Small items disappear in the pack. Compartments don't open very wide, and they lack pockets near the top, so all the little stuff gets forgotten at the bottom of the pack.
    3. Bite-valve magnet is very cool, but it's too weak.
    4. The straps that hold the water tube to the shoulder strap are crap.
    5. Insecure hip pockets. I don't really mind this, I use them to carry gu and they're great for that, but it would be nice to be able to trust a cellphone there sometimes.
    6. Zipper and buckles to close the reservoir pouch--why?


    For me, the likes easily outweigh the dislikes. But now the new design seems to keep everything I like while addressing 5 out of the 6 things I don't. (From the blog review linked above it doesn't look like they changed the leaky bite-valve. But Osprey CS is second to none and they've sent me out several free replacement valves, so not a deal-breaker for me given everything else the pack offers.) Go Osprey.

    One last thing. I bought the 14. Almost of my rides are 2.5 hours or less. I wish I'd gotten the 10 instead. The 14 has more space than I need and it's harder to find stuff. But that looks like less of an issue with the new design.

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    I chose the 14 in sm/md which if I researched correctly means it is a 12. Almost all of my rides are 2.5+hrs, but I am all liquid nutrition and don't carry much else with me. The 10 didn't qualify for free shipping...call me a cheapskate. So looking forward to donating my 10 year old camelback that is missing half of the stuff it came with.

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    Update...
    Got my pack in today and its pretty awesome. Got it in the green and it's not a bad color.

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