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Osprey Packs Escapist 30 Backpack
Amazon Price: N/A $130.00 (as of December 8, 2016 3:57 am –
As the largest pack in the Escapist series, the Escapist 30 maximizes carrying capacity for day long bike adventures and overnight hut to hut bike packing trips. Comfort features include a Bio-Stretch ventilated harness, mesh hipbelt with ErgoPull closure and an AirScape ventilated backpanel. Internal organizer pockets for bike specific tools, a LidLock helmet attachment, blinker light attachment and reflective detailing round out the Escapist's bicycling oriented features. An internal zipped divider and bottom zip entry make access and organization very convenient.
- Item Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B006UH1DJ4
- Item model number: Escapist-30
Best Commuter Pack Ever
13 people found this helpful.
I ride my bike to work most days and it’s about 10 miles one way. This pack has been absolutely perfect for me to carry. I pack shoes, pants, shirt, socks and undies in it along with my ipad and sometimes a laptop. Perfiect size and really comfortable.
a few small improvements needed (same from Backcountry)
9 people found this helpful.
An absolutely fantastic pack with a few very minor design inconveniences.
3 people found this helpful.
I love Osprey packs in general and the escapist is no exception! Whether I’m day hiking or going on day long bike trips or just packing for a few days, there is always room in this pack. The built in rain cover has saved me on numerous occasions and the partition near the bottom of the pack makes it easy to separate my clean and dirty clothes or to keep my warm layers easily accessible. The lid lock makes carrying my helmet super convenient. I have used it with a 3L osprey hydration bladder and it works great but theres no magnet on the sternum strap like on many other osprey packs. There are however elastic bands on the shoulder straps that you can feed the hose under to keep it out of the way. I have literally packed this thing full of rocks on hiking trips (I am a geology student) and I am constantly surprised by how light the pack feels on my back. The adjustable length of the back is awesome (I’m very tall) and the many compression straps and suspension straps keep the load sitting comfortably on my back. During the school year I use it as my school backpack and it easily holds my books, binders, laptop, notebooks and workout clothes. There isn’t a protective laptop sleeve and I tried using the bladder pouch section to hold my laptop for a while but it was more of a pain than just putting my laptop in with everything else and my laptop has never been damaged while in the big pouch. Also this is a minor detail, but the zippers on this pack are amazing. Due to impatience and poor packing strategies I frequently lift the pack by the zippers and bounce it up and down to settle things down in the pack. Each zipper has a little piece of rope with a finger loop in it that is reenforced with soft plastic. The little plastic U things are super easy to pull really hard on if need be and hold up fantastically.
Best backpack ever
2 people found this helpful.
I love this backpack. It has supplanted every other bag/backpack I have for EDC or bike riding and I now use it for just about everything. I have packed in it for travel, I have packed in it for day hiking, I have packed in it for summer overnight backpacking, and I have packed in it for mountain biking. I absolutely love the adjustability of the pack straps. I have always had a problem with daypacks being too short for my torso (I’m a short guy, but a long torso for my height) so they never quite sat right and became uncomfortable after a half day of hiking. I got the Medium/Large and the adjustable design of the pack straps allows easy adjustment where the straps meet the pack at the top, but once set, they hold rock solid. Took mere minutes to get the right fit and it hasn’t moved since I did it (over a year ago). The bicycle helmet attachment (they call it LidLock) is so simple and effective. Attached rain cover (well tested by me!), blinky light attachment point, pockets on the hipbelt, water bottle pockets, main compartment with a zip in divider, a super large sunglasses/phone compartment, another pocket for notepad, bike tubes, bike tools, etc., and a small mesh shove it pocket are all well designed and extremely functional. Plenty of reflective highlights around the bag. The only thing not glowingly positive I can say about this bag concerns the pocket on the shoulder strap. It is designed for energy gel packets and is too small to fit my energy gel flasks that I already have (nor does it fit a typical smartphone). The pocket is probably great for what it was designed for, but would be better either removed or just slightly enlarged.
Day hike backpack
I absolutely love Osprey backpacks. I got this one to take with me to Utah exploring Bryce Canyon and Zion. I had a group of students with me and this backpack worked great of day hikes carrying not only my lunch but snacks and extra water for the students. This is a great backpack for all day hiking.
Perfect pack for my needs
Have been using this pack for 1.5 years now. I commute to work 10 miles round trip using my bicycle 9 months of the year. It’s worked great for me. Can pack a set of clothes and other odds and ends, no problem. Never bothered to use the rain fly. I just keep a plastic garbage bag in the bottom for keeping clothes dry if riding in the wet. Would like it if they made a larger model.
and just looks good doing it
I’ve had this bag for a while now… maybe a year? I chose the smaller torso one because I’m shorter than my wife, but at 5’8″ I wish I’d gotten the longer version. Other than that, it’s been mostly flawless. The zipper catches strangely sometimes, but I don’t care because they give a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. I don’t need it yet, and don’t know when I will need it, but this backpack is legit. I am a student at UT that bikes regularly. It holds all my stuff, keeps it dry, and just looks good doing it. As an engineering student I appreciate this product. 🙂
Confortable, nice, and really tough.
I have been using this backpack on dayli basis to commute 30Km to work (15km foth and 15km back 5 days a week) and also to move around on weekends. It is almost good as new. By far one of my best buys on the las decade.
All around awesome
One person found this helpful.
I use this bag for about everything. It’s got enough room to put a good amount of gear and there and the ability to lock all of that stuff down so it’s not shifting around on your back. I also have used it to go to work a few times with my laptop, and I always get comments on how sweet it looks.