Rucksack: Osprey Circuit
28th Jul 2009
A simple bag designed for use by your average commuter or student, with laptop, files and the like, the Circuit doubles incredibly well as a regular day bag for a family with a coupel of kids. Basically it has pickets galore, but manages to have them without looking overly complicated. Can’t think of a better multi-use day-pack that I have ever seen. Not really suitable for anything more technical than walking if you were to venture out in it, but that isn’t what it’s designed for. Well done to Osprey for sticking to the design-brief rather than trying to make a master of all trades, jack of none. Weighs 1.08Kg and holds 32Kg.
What’s potentially of more interest than the above glowing comments, is the fact that the pack is part-made from recycled materials. It is part of the ReSource series of products Osprey have brought out n an attempt to demonstrate their environmental credentials. See below for details on this series. This pack is 55% recycled. Nice one.
What Osprey say about it:
Recycled Materials Deluxe Daypack
If you prefer a daypack for your everyday needs, then the Circuit is what you are looking for. It fits most 17” laptops with ease and a plethora of organizational compartments and pockets will keep you going. Listen to your MP3 player with the built-in music port while carrying your gear in comfort with the deluxe harness and removable webbing hipbelt.
Colors available: Redwood, Panda, Glacier, Rainforest
Stretch Woven Front Pocket
The stretch woven front pocket on the Circuit and Cypher is made from 55% recycled materials.
Side Fabric Pockets
The Circuit and Cypher feature zipped fabric side pockets
All ReSource daypacks feature an electronics pocket on the harness.
The ReSource Series is our first pack series built almost entirely from recycled materials. Each style includes the exact percentage of recycled materials by content. ReSource represents the next logical green step in our commitment to true sustainability.
At Osprey, ReSource represents the next logical green step in our commitment to being the leader in innovative design and quality.
What is recycled PET fabric?
It’s what the ReSource series packs are made from!! Recycled Pet is made from ground up water and soda bottles – the same ones we drink from everyday. PET is the acronym for Polyethylene Terephthalate, a thermoplastic polyester resin. The introduction of recycled Pet as a pack fabric provides a key component of the ReSource Series.
- 100% recycled PET fabric
- Minimum 70% total recycled materials by content
- 100% Recycled mesh pockets
- 60% recycled content spacer mesh
- 55% recycled stretch woven pockets
- 100% recycled binding tape
- 100% recycled webbing
- Recycled buckles – reground from buckle scrap
- 100% recycled fabric zipper pulls
(Non recycled foams, threads, zippers, piping and hypalon)
Reviewed by Matt Heason on behalf of planetFear