Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Size

Osprey syncro 20

(1/2)

It was the perfect size, had just enough room for both active pursuits and commuting necessities (e.g. laptop), and the side pockets fit my Nalgene. Everything on that pack was in a place that my brain expected it to be in, within reach and without fuss

Positive
ChiTownAlli
2 years ago

Zipper

Osprey syncro 20

(1/1)

BUT, they took away the double/two-sided zipper from all of the pockets and while it was a small change, I definitely notice a difference and "fumble" with this pack a lot more. I used to be able to comfortably reach behind me and slip my Nalgene into the side pocket, and now not only can I not do that because of the pocket redesign and sizing, they don't come close to fitting a Nalgene (and carrying/refilling a bladder everywhere isn't practical). The front pocket, since it only has one zipper, flops open and everything falls out. With the two zipper system, I could control the size of the opening

Negative
ChiTownAlli
2 years ago

Commute

Osprey syncro 20

(1/1)

I absolutely love this pack. I recently switched to commuting by bicycle to work every day and I needed a compact pack that could fit a change of clothes, iPad, etc. I have a larger Osprey backpack and am addicted to the "airspeed" mesh backing that keeps the pack from resting directly on your back. Instead there is always a buffer that air can pass through

Positive
DCold
10 years ago

Compartment

Osprey syncro 20

(1/1)

BUT, they took away the double/two-sided zipper from all of the pockets and while it was a small change, I definitely notice a difference and "fumble" with this pack a lot more. I used to be able to comfortably reach behind me and slip my Nalgene into the side pocket, and now not only can I not do that because of the pocket redesign and sizing, they don't come close to fitting a Nalgene (and carrying/refilling a bladder everywhere isn't practical). The front pocket, since it only has one zipper, flops open and everything falls out. With the two zipper system, I could control the size of the opening

Negative
ChiTownAlli
2 years ago