Osprey Syncro 12 Preview
As a cycling parent there’s a whole lot of other duties to be carried out before you can ride and the Osprey Syncro 12 looks like it could be a useful addition. Sometimes you need a do-it-all kind of bag, something that can handle the daily commute, trips to the park and family rides.
One of the niggles with any bag, especially in warmer weather, is the joy of a sweaty back. Carting around spare clothes, snacks etc, on a family trek means you always end up with one. So anything that offers a respite would be appreciated.
Osprey say the Syncro 12 is “leaner, lighter and faster than ever before”.
The Syncro 12 uses Osprey’s AirSpeed™ backsystem, LightWire™ frame and a ventilated performance-fit BioStretch™ harness to increase airflow. These three combine mesh panels and a lightweight frame to keep the pack off your back and allow air to circulate.
Like all Osprey packs it comes with plenty of storage options. There’s room for a hydration bladder, a rain cover, side pockets that can carry spare bottles and a large central pocket. The front pocket has internal pockets to hold small items, even loops for a small pump and a separate glasses pocket.
On the outside there’s Osprey’s helmet lock, loops for a light, reflective trim and straps to cinch everything down. Shoulder, chest and waist straps are all adjustable. The main shoulder straps are lightweight and constructed with plenty of mesh to keep things cool.
The middle option of three bags – the others are the 5 and the 20 – the Syncro 12 is designed to keep you cool while out and about.
Made from a fabric called 100D Nylon Honeycomb, the Osprey Syncro 12 weighs in at 800 grammes and it’s dimensions are 46L /27W / 23D centimetres.
With a summer of family trips on the horizon I can see the Syncro 12 getting a lot of use. A bag that is lightweight and won’t make me hot and uncomfortable? Sounds like just what is needed.