The Katari is designed for a minimalist approach to activities where hydration and comfort are the sole priorities. A close padded back and slim design provide a comfortable fit for hydration on-the-go and this larger version benefits from a couple of small side pockets.
Liquid Movement. When the name of the game is keeping hydrated, Katari is the ideal pack to carry. Built with a focussed feature-set and performance-based shape, this pack is made to move with you during intense outdoor activities. Housing an integrated 2.5L Hydraulics LT reservoir while retaining a great fit and comfort, these packs help to push your limits.
A small, streamlined design and stable fit keeps your water where you need it, even when your movement speeds up. An innovative, ventilated mesh harness, back-panel and webbing sternum-strap lock the pack down to your back, while the bite-valve is always within reach thanks to the innovative magnetic sternum strap, which can be opened and closed with one hand, while never taking your eyes off the trail. A top scratch-free pocket can store your sunglasses or phone without risk of damage, as well as a separated pouch and clip for your keys. The LED light attachment point and reflective graphics can give you peace of mind in darker conditions.
Osprey's Katari 3 Litre Hydration Pack is designed specifically for hydration. The large drop pocket with the hydration bladder has a simple fastener to keep it secure and gives you the option to use the tube on either your left or right shoulder. The chest strap uses magnets to fasten and to connect to the drink valve and keep it in place. Opening it is a bit fiddly to begin with, especially when you're running or riding.
The pack has a fairly low profile and is quite narrow so it sits really well on your back and you hardly notice it once you're on the go. There are two basic, stretch mesh drop pockets on the sides of the pack for an extra layer or two. There is only one zipped storage pocket, large enough for a phone, wallet, keys or snacks. It comes with an oversized zip for glove friendly use.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear