Osprey Duro 15 Running Packpack

Osprey Duro 15 is the perfect trail running pack for the athlete who wants plenty of room and hydration on the go.

Like most Osprey products, the Duro 15 was crafted with care. Every detail has a purpose, and there are plenty of features to take advantage of while on a longer run. After thorough testing, we found that the Osprey Duo 15 is not only durable but is made to sit comfortably on the body. A secure fit makes it possible to run trails that may cause a bit more bounce on a run.

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Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Beautiful construction
  • Lots of features and details
  • Comes with accessories
  • Durable
  • Very roomy
  • Fits well
  • Cons
    • A little bulky compared to other options
    • Key Features
      Use
      The Osprey Duro 15 is a trail running pack designed with runners in mind. It features a hydration reservoir of 2.5L so you won't need to buy it separately. The bag features a separate sleeve for its hydration component, so you can easily slip the bladder in and out without having to unpack the main part of the bag.

      The bag also has a large front stretch pocket with compression straps to keep your things locked down. The bag's hip straps also have pockets for extra storage room. The main compartment is accessed via dual-zipper design and the bag features a ton of smart details including a spot to put trekking poles.

      Most of the pockets are located so that they're quick and easy to access. Overall, the bag has a good amount of room for long run or race supplies. Did we mention there are tons of pockets? Mesh stretch ones, big pockets designated for food items, side pockets, and more. The vest-style bag ensures runners have plenty of storage room, access to hydration, and can get at essential items quickly without unstrapping and removing the pack. The Osprey Duro 15 works as a running pack but also works equally well as a daypack for hiking.
      Breathability
      The Osprey Duro 15 features a mesh backside which encourages proper ventilation. Reviewers had no issues with sweat build up on their backs when wearing this bag and found it provided enough ventilation for their needs. Runners also had no issues with chafing or uncomfortable rubbing thanks to easy to adjust straps.
      Comfort
      The Osprey Duro 15 is designed to prevent uncomfortable and annoying bounce. Reviewers found that the bag was most definitely comfortable to wear and had a secure fit. Some users did note that the exception was when the water reservoir was filled to the brim. When the bladder was full, the bag had more of a tendency to bounce.

      Overall, reviewers found the Osprey Duro 15 fit well when properly adjusted, though. At the back of the bag, runners will find padding for added comfort. There are also plenty of straps to keep the bag in place. Additionally, there are straps to secure your stuff and keep it from bouncing around inside the bag and straps to secure the bag on your body.

      The bag design is unisex and some female runners did find it disappointing that there was no gender-specific sizing. For the most part, though, the bag fit both males and females correctly, according to reviews.
      Size
      The Osprey Duro 15 is a roomy bag with an included water reservoir of 2.5L. Its capacity is either 13L or 15L, depending on the size you choose. The bag is available in S/M or M/L. The 15L pack weighs 1.687lbs and the 13L one weighs 1.543lbs.

      The Osprey Duro 15 has a whole lot of room for your stuff, with pockets galore. If you're a runner that likes to be organized, this pack is for you. The pockets are generously sized and within easy reach. The straps are adjustable, too, so you can ensure a snug fit that's right for your body.

      The pack is not super heavy, which is the whole point since it's intended for running. But, it's not the lightest running specific pack out there. It's a good choice for those who want extra room to carry supplies, though. All the features definitely add a bit of weight but runners found the bag was still a good size for their needs.
      Durability
      The Osprey Duro 15's main compartment is made of Ripstop Nylon and the rest of the bag is noticeably well-made. Each component of the pack has been thought out carefully. Osprey has put a lot of attention to detail into this bag. A lighter fabric is used with this running bag to keep the weight down but lighter doesn't mean flimsier. The bag still holds up with regular use.
      Accessories
      The Osprey Duro 15 can accommodate a 2.5L reservoir and thankfully, comes packaged with it. A magnet ensures the drinking tube for the hydration bladder doesn't flop around as you run. The Osprey Duro 15 can also be used with compatible Osprey Duro soft flasks, and two are included with the pack. The bag also features a whistle that's attached to the zipper pull, which is a nice bonus safety item.
      Style
      The Osprey Duro 15 is available in either grey or green. The bag is beautifully designed and features bright color accents. It's clear the pack was carefully construction and that style was just as important as ensuring the bag was functional and comfortable.
      Price
      The Osprey Duro 15 is a pretty pricey piece of running gear. But, as with most Osprey brand packs, the price reflects the quality of what you're buying. You don't just get a bag that will last you for years, you get a bag with tons of features that can be used for a variety of activities. It was built to meet the needs of trail runners, but there's no reason you need to reverse it exclusively for that kind of use.
      Key Features
      - 2.5L hydration bladder (included)
      - 2 soft flasks (included)
      - Zipper pull whistle (included)
      - Hydration tube magnet
      - Separate hydration sleeve
      - Multiple pockets
      - Vest-style construction with quick access front pockets
      - Mesh back for ventilation
      - Unisex
      - Total capacity: 13L or 15L
      - Available in S/M or M/L
      - Adjustable fit
      - Ripstop Nylon construction
      Bottom Line
      The Osprey Duro 15 is a quality piece of running gear that's suitable for a variety of situations and needs. Are you a run commuter looking for some space to carry your work clothes as you head to work each morning? Are you a trail runner who wants a bag that can hold up even in rugged conditions? Or maybe you're a runner who just prefers getting your hydration from a backpack.

      The Osprey Duro 15 is a durable, beautifully constructed bag, with a bevy of features that will probably take you more than a little while to discover. It's well worth the investment and with a solid construction, it's bound it stay part of your gear horde long after you've brought it home.
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      By Steph Coelho
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      Pablo Hernandez
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      Best offer on: Jul. 27. 2021

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