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Osprey gear and staff reviews plus product news
  • Osprey Rook review

    Two trips out, a very wet and windy day, on the Quantocks and a more amenable day on Dartmoor. This gave contrasting conditions to test out the new ‘Rook’ rucksack from Osprey. First impressions, with a fairly straightforward ‘top loader’ style of design, was a sack with enough key...
  • Osprey Kestrel Review

    An opportunity to test the Kestrel 38 fell perfectly with my up and coming training sessions with Ten Tors and DofE groups.  The need for a good day sack that has enough room for additional ‘leader’ gear plus the usual personal stuff had been on my mind.  I usually use...
  • Osprey Renn Review

    Osprey's Rook/Renn series is the brand new, budget friendly offering. Both women's and men's versions are available in 50 and 65 litre capacities and are designed for backpacking and adventure travel. I recently spent some time walking the Malvern Hills and took my pack on a long day hike...
  • Pablo's trip to the Alps with the Osprey Kestrel 38

    I was given the opportunity to test the Osprey Kestrel 38 and took it on a week long trip to Chamonix in the French Alps. I was going to be hiking and skiing so it was perfect for this. The landscape was beautiful and have summarised that in photos below...
  • Braam's Snowdon Adventure with the Osprey Kestrel 38

    I have been looking to add to my back pack range for a while with the Kestrel 38 and Talon 33 the main contenders.  I was offered to test the Kestrel 38 for a weekend in Snowdonia and I jumped at the chance. The Kestrel have a number of features...
  • Nick's climbing adventurers with the Osprey Mutant 22

    Being a committed climber for over 15 years and working for an outdoor independent retailer for the same time means that there is very little that I don't have in my gear store! However, a dedicated multi pitch climbing sac was one thing that was missing from my armoury...
  • Osprey Hikelite Review

    James, an outdoor achiever, from our Taunton store has put the Osprey Hikelite through it's paces and provided a full review. Hikelite Features The Osprey HiteLite 18 is a light weight multi-use rucksack which features a trampoline back system. It draws several design and layout ques from the Osprey Daylite...
  • Osprey Poco AG Child Carrier

      Matt from our Taunton store has a young family and enjoys walks around the South West coast. He has tested the Osprey Poco AG carrier and can recommend the extra features are well worth the investment. Long hikes or a city stroll I think the best way to sum...
  • Osprey Tempest 9 Product Review

      This women's lightweight day pack is an iconic pack suitable for hiking or commuting. Alice from Taunton has reviewed the rucksack and uses it on her daily commute. Tempest 9 “Stylish yet functional” I chose Osprey’s Tempest 9 because it’s stylish yet functional. It’s also super lightweight; only 0.61kg...

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