Osprey Momentum rucksack

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A rucksack that takes care of all your urban adventure needs. That will be an Osprey creation then! An Osprey Momentum to be exact.

Osprey think of pretty much everything when it comes to rucksacks. The renowned outdoors brand go by the by-line: “Pack your Passion. Go!” and they don’t just mean “Go outdoors in the country”. They have revamped their “urban adventure” pack to offer commuters and outdoors enthusiasts a solution to carrying all those everyday essentials, such as computer, iPad, work clothes and outdoors/sports kit in one thoughtful rucksack.

What Osprey say about the Momentum rucksack

The newly revamped Momentum pack includes a “great new colourway and new features to meet the needs of the commuter and outdoor enthusiast alike”.

There are lots of features including:

  • An AirScapeâ„¢ backpanel for improved airflow and increased ventilation.
  • Two 22 or 30 litre sizes
  • Hydration compatible
  • Large main compartment and separate top zip access laptop and tablet compartment (up to 15.4″)
  • Tight-fitting high visibility raincover
  • Retractable key/pass string so you don’t have to take the pack off your back to access your door key/pass
  • Stretch woven side pockets (Momentum 22) and Zippered side pockets (Momentum 30)
  • Side compression straps
  • Osprey’s LidLockâ„¢ helmet attachment and compression straps
  • Reflective graphics and blinker light patches
  • Available in Atomic Orange or Carbide

Review of the Osprey Momentum rucksack

Osprey momentum rucksack carbide greyI am a keen cyclist and often cycle to meetings. I also travel by train and plane and need to take my iPad with me. I sometimes take my iPad out with me on trail walks so that I have access to a good camera. So the size of the Momentum rucksack is perfect for these kinds of outdoors trips.

I like all the Osprey rucksacks that I own because of the attention to detail. And the Momentum is no different. Osprey designers have thought of everything for the urban adventurer.

There is a place for all the items required during a day’s outing, including laptop or tablet, clothing, paperwork, keys, mobile phone and smaller items such as wallet and bike helmet.  The pockets and stowing areas have neat straps and clips to keep everything in place while you cycle or walk around.

The shoulder straps are also reasonably padded for the size of pack and there is a useful chest strap to keep the pack in place when wearing it. I would have preferred a more robust and padded waist strap (this pack only has a narrow weaved strap) but the 22l is a small pack so it is not a big problem.

The addition of a sturdy carry handle on the top of the pack is really useful for times when you want to hand-carry the pack, rather than having it on your back.

I really like the retractable string for keys. It saves me having to take the pack off when trying to sort a bike lock or keys for the house. It’s these small details that I really admire in Osprey packs.

The look and colour of the pack is also fab. In fact, the Osprey Momentum is really rather gorgeous!

This is a good quality high-end urban style rucksack and while the price tag is high – £80 and £85 for the momentum 22 and 30 respectively – Osprey’s packs are always very long lasting.

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