"A good hydration pack for trail-running; fits comfortably and has enough storage."
I use this primarily for trail running. The Osprey Verve 5 pack is slightly heavier than the Camelbak I was previously using, but it still fit well on my back and for the most part was comfortable. I like that it has two straps, so it doesn't bounce at all. The main reason I chose to switch to this Osprey pack was because my Camelbak's tube was chafing my neck, and the Osprey Verve's tube is enclosed in the shoulder strap, so that problem is solved. The only downside is that the Osprey's water bladder has a stiff back, and it bothered my lower back while running. I put in my Camelbak's bladder in instead and it's now much lighter and perfect for me while trail running. There is plenty of room to store everything I need while on a 2-hour trail run, and I love the pocket on the shoulder strap to store my gels/bars so I don't have to stop and take off my pack when I need to refuel. With the exception of the water bladder, I am very pleased with the Osprey Verve 5.
"Great size. Just big enough to carry a few things, but just small enough to not get in the way."
I typically will take this pack with me on bike rides longer than a couple hours so that I not only have water accessible whenever I want but also so that I can store away a few layers and gels or bars. I've also found that if I go on a day hike this pack works great if the weather is going to be pretty consistent throughout the day and don't need to pack extra layers. Definitely happy with this purchase and recommend it to anyone who just likes to carry the essentials on day adventures whether it be a trail run, bike ride, or hike.
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