Osprey releases new Zealot and Syncro packs for cycling, mountain biking and hiking

Osprey are expanding their collection of backpacks with two new additions: the Zealot and the Syncro, both part of the Osprey Hydraulics range. Coming with Osprey’s AriScape and AirSpeed suspensions, those packs are full of features.

The Zealot is the smaller of the two, available in 10 and 16 liters for a weight of around 800g and 900g respectively. They are not what you call ultra light but that may be because of all the “bells and whistles” Osprey put on those. The specs read like a wish list: AirSpeed suspended backpanel for ventilation, light attachment, large front compression pocket, full face helmet and vented helmet attachment, small top pocket for gadgets and at the bottom a special tool pocket coming with its own tool pouch for easy access.

Osprey Zealot backpack


The Syncro comes in three sizes: 10, 15 and 20 liters with weights of 700g, 750g and 850g respectively. It shares most of its smaller brother features except the backpanel being of the AirSpeed variety (which we tested in the Osprey Exos 34 review) and trades the tool pocket for an integrated rain cover.

Osprey Syncro backpack