When you want to carry water on your back-and almost nothing else-the Katari 3 has you covered. Low profile but high quality, you'll reach for this pack before your next quick pedal (or ski, or hike) and hardly notice it's there. An airmesh-covered backpanel and rolled soft-edge shoulders deliver excellent ventilation, comfort, and stability, while allowing for full range of motion. A dedicated external sleeve holds an included 2.5-liter reservoir and stretch mesh side pockets let you grab bars, gloves, and other small essentials on the go. Clip your tail light on the bottom loop to quell any concerns about making it out of the trail before the sun makes its way to the horizon.
LOW-PROFILE CARRY When carrying water and a few essentials are all that's needed, the Katari/Kitsuma provides a lightweight option that rides close to your back for stability on any trail.
RESERVOIR INCLUDED An Osprey Hydraulics® LT 1.5L or 2.5L reservoir keeps you hydrated all day long and stores in an external hydration compartment to protect pack contents from accidental spills.
RIDE STABILITY Our rolled, soft-edged harness contours to the upper shoulders to keep the pack close to your body and provide stability.
Features: Low-profile design with AirScape backpanel and rolled, soft-edged harness for maximum comfort Dedicated hydration compartment with included Osprey Hydraulics® LT 2.5L reservoir by Hydrapak Magnetic sternum strap bite valve attachment Zippered, scratch-free heat-embossed slash pocket Blinker light attachment Dual stretch mesh side pockets
Carry Information: AIRSCAPE SUSPENSION Atilon foam framesheet allows dynamic body movement and distributes load across entire backpanel AIRSCAPE BACKPANEL Ridged airmesh-covered foam with center air channel for excellent ventilation BIOSTRETCH HARNESS Lightweight, ridged airmesh harness provides ventilated comfort Rolled, soft-edged harness designed to contour the shoulder providing comfort and stability
Specifications: VOLUME DIMENSIONS WEIGHT O/S 183 IN3 / 3 L 16.1H X 7.5W X 5.9D IN. 0.73 LBS. FABRIC MAIN 100D Nylon Mini Diamond Shadow ACCENT Not Applicable BOTTOM 600D Polyester
This is my first hiking/biking backpack with a water bladder and it just came in today. I haven't used it yet but it feels comfortable and light. The only problem I have with it is that it does not have little strap holders to hold and keep the loose ends of the ropes/strap in place. It's really irritating having it flop around. Also, for the bottom buckle belt, I suggest making it a choice for the consumers in which they can remove it or not because somedays you just want to feel like there's nothing there holding you back. Please add little strap holders to put away the annoying loose strings. Patagonia has it on the chest strap and I think that it was really helpful since it looks more presentable and stable.
I like the bag and as the previous review I have no prob getting the reservoir in the bad and my magnet holds fine. I also wear the pack over my GoPro chesty and its still comfortable. It's not perfect but good luck finding perfect anyway.
The bag was generally good quality, however the new magnet designs do not hold the hose to the bag. The plastic covering the magnets makes it much weaker than my old Osprey bag. Returned for this reason. Also, would be nice if the reservoir had the hard backing as a standard. Since the bag is so small, putting anything in it makes it hard to slide the reservoir back in after filling.