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Unisex Everyday & Commute

Radial 26

Radial 26
Pack on Body
Lava Red
Radial 26 Front - Lava Red
Radial 26 Back Side - Lava Red
Radial 26 Back - Lava Red
Elastic hipbelt wing
LidLock™ bike helmet attachment
Ventilated stretch yoke and load lifters
Built in high visibility raincover
AirSpeed™ trampoline suspended mesh backsystem
Integrated kickstand keeps pack upright and accessible

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£130.00

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Radial 26

Outstanding. Work hard, but commute harder with the Radial. Featuring an AirSpeed™ trampoline suspended mesh backsystem this pack allows for great breathability when commuting in hot and humid conditions. The ventilated stretch yoke and load lifters on the harness combined with the elastic hipbelt wing mean that the pack is able to move closely with the body, offering extra flexibility and comfort. With an integrated kickstand, the pack stays upright by itself, so you don't have to prop the pack up when accessing your gear or reaching for your phone. This innovation also prevents the pack from tilting over and damaging your gear. The LidLock™ bike helmet attachment means you can store your helmet on the outside of the pack. The padded laptop and tablet sleeve keep your tech safe and the built in high visibility raincover can be deployed when conditions take a turn for the worse.

Key Features

  • Integrated kickstand keeps pack upright and accessible
  • AirSpeed™ ventilated trampoline suspended mesh backpanel
  • Ventilated stretch yoke and load lifters
  • Elastic hipbelt wing
  • LidLock™ bike helmet attachment
  • Integrated & detachable high vis raincover
FULL FEATURE LIST
Weight: 1.37 kg
Maximum Dimensions (cm): 54 (l) x 33 (w) x 30 (d)
Maximum Laptop Sleeve Dimensions (cm): 43 (l) x 25 (w) x 5 (d)
Main Fabric: 420D x 400D Nylon Dobby

Customer Reviews

3.45
Based on 7 reviews
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Michael
Excellent bag for serious commuting
I have been using the Radial 26 for over two months for daily commuting to work. Because of the distance (24km each way,) I need to take extra clothes, toiletries, and towels in addition to a notebook computer, a couple of books, smartphone, keys, wallet, a rain jacket, sunglasses, and other things for the office. All of this adds up to quite a load, nearly 6 kg net. All of it is carried comfortably in the Radial, and it is well organized, too. The computer section at the rear, next to the back, comfortably takes my Surface Book (irregular shape and heavy!) and a couple of books. The main compartment easily accommodates a packing cube and toiletries bag with room to spare, while the front compartment takes all the kinds of small items and includes a plastic key carabiner. The pockets keep things where I need them. The additional top pocket for glasses side zip pocket, and the front mesh pocket keep a few key items at hand without having to dig in one of the large compartments. The keyring in the side pocket is a little gimmicky, but it works, and I actually do use it. It has let me organize a perfect routine. The included rain cover, concealed at the bottom of the pack, is a welcome and comforting addition. The good organization means that I can tell instantly if I have everything I need and can then just pick up the bag and go.

Even with the considerable weight, the pack sits comfortably. The straps are attached to elastic draws, which gives the whole mass a slightly “springy” feeling that is unusual at first and required some fine tuning for me to get the right fit. Having found a good position, I find it sits just right with no back fatigue for the one-hour ride. The Airspeed suspension helps some in hot weather, but it does not perform miracles; the shoulder straps are well ventilated. The waist strap is quite narrow, but then again a bulkier trekking-style strap would be in the way. The Kickstand and LidLock features do just what they are supposed to, and they make the transition from ride to office (unpacking, storage) a breeze.

A lot of people I know use a rack-mounted bag of a prominent German manufacturer. I tried this after several people encouraged me, but the size and weight of the things I need to carry made it hard to pack and find things, and the balance of the bicycle was totally off. The Radial is a much better choice for me, even in hot weather.

This is my fifth Osprey pack, and it is a winner. I recommend it to anyone who has to do serious carrying over a long-distance commute.
Steven
Avoid
I've now had this bag for 6 months and it is not standing the test of time, the mesh pockets have small holes in them and the kickstand is wearing away exposing the metal inside.

On the note of the kickstand, this feature makes the bag worse as it takes away the flexibility of the bag meaning you can only use it to store flat items such follders, laptops etc. I dont believe this is 26l as i managed to fit more equipment in my old 2ol bag which cost less than half the price.

You get similar bags with similar features for less than half the price, you are literally paying for the label.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Steven,

I am sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with your Radial 26.

Our Guarantee Department would happily take a look at your pack for you and offer any assistance upon review. Please do not hesitate to contact them here.

Kind regards,

Osprey Customer Service

René
Ultimate bike pack
Hallo, I'm from Denmark I ride my bike every day all year, rain or snow. My problem was I have tried many, no really a'lot of daypack's from 24L - 35L never finding the right one, until Radial 26 this is my ultimate choice when riding my bike every day. I spent a little time adjusting it to fit my back and riding style (really nice btw) and now I don't feel it on my back it just there.

I really like all the rooms, it can stand up, side room for water bottle and the side pocket with the elastic for the key (I think) Thank you for making the ultimate bike pack.
Chris
The best pack for bike commuting
First of all: Please excuse my English, I am German :-)

I'm 32 and in the warmer time (from roughly April to around October) I ride my road bike everyday to and from work - total 40 kms.
As I am some sort of a "digital nomad" I carry around all my tech gear - laptop, tablet, smartphone, powerbank, a plethora of cables, headphones, external hard drive and so on.
Also I carry a spare tube, bike tools and a lock.
In addition I have to carry my normal clothes for the office (thankfully no suit). Something to eat and drink is also in the pack.
You see: A lot to carry.

Before I switched to the Radial 26 I used a Chrome bag. Stylish, yes - but uncomfortable when you ride with it fully packed.
Something odd presses against your back, there is no padding whatsoever... It's just not comfortable. In addition it's just one giant "room" with a tiny zip-pocket on the front. No organisation possible.
I searched long and hard for a backpack which fits my needs. Which is: A lot of space, internal organisation (!), durability.
Enter the Radial 26.

I have this backpack now for approximately 3 months and I am more than happy with it.
The internal organisation is awesome - so many pockets to put stuff in. Everything has its place and I don't have to search for my gear.
The laptop compartment is really nice. Sometimes I forget that I have a laptop in my pack and I place the pack pretty rude on the floor. The laptop is safe inside the Radial and doesn't take damage.
What I really like: The kickstand. I remember when I was young I hated it that the backpacks fell over. Or you had to lean it against a wall/chair/table.
Take off the Radial, place it on the ground and presto - it stands. Really nice feature.
The raincover is also great. It's a matter of seconds to put it over the pack. Like... 10 seconds at the most.

There is one thing I do not like: The position adjustment straps. The are made of elastic material and... I don't know. It gives the pack a little a wobbly feeling.

Overall this is a fantastic pack and worth the money. Highly recommended!


Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Chris,

Thanks very much for your review, we're happy to hear that you're enjoying your new Radial 26!

The stretch yoke and load-lifters on the top of the harness (along with the elasticated section of the hipbelt) are designed to allow the pack to move along with the motion of the body, especially when cycling or moving fast. It also allows the harness and hipbelt to extend and contract along with your breathing, allowing the pack to remain stable and close to the body. If the pack's feeling a little wobbly, it's possible to tighten the yoke which will likely help with the pack's stability.

If you need any further assistance with this please feel free to get in touch by email, our address is care@ospreyeurope.com.

Steven
Good but not worth the price
Ok don't get me wrong this is a great looking and well built bag and there seems to be a compartment for everything. My issue is with value for money as it doesn't seem to live up to the price. The bag is very similar to some of the other bags, in fact i think the design inside some of the other bags were nicer and were priced at £55 not £110.

I think this bag is way overpriced, it's a great product but i think maybe aimed at people who have money to waste. When you compare this to other companies i would say it has a slight edge in design and look but at more than double the price of my last bag i can't help but think i have bought a designer bag.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Steven

Thank you for your feedback. With regards to your comment about value for money, I think it is important to distinguish the differences between the Radial and other Everyday & Commute packs. While organisation plays an important part in this pack, it is an active commute pack that has a number of additional features, including: a raincover, LidLock, the integrated kickstand and Airspeed-inspired ventilated backsystem that ensures the pack can be used in all situations and especially when commuting via bike; these are features that you do not get on such packs as Quasar and Nebula.

  • AirSpeed™ ventilated trampoline suspended mesh backpanel
  • Elastic hipbelt wing
  • Front panel organiser pocket
  • Integrated & detachable high vis raincover
  • Integrated kickstand keeps pack upright and accessible
  • Internal document sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Internal organisation pocket
  • Internal organiser for bike specific tools and spares
  • LED light attachment point
  • LidLock™ bike helmet attachment
  • Padded laptop and tablet sleeve
  • Reflective graphics
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pocket
  • Ventilated stretch yoke and load lifters
  • Zippered panel access
  • Zippered scratch-free side pocket
  • Zippered scratch-free sunglasses and electronics pocket

Reviews (7)

Customer Reviews

3.45
Based on 7 reviews
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Michael
Excellent bag for serious commuting
I have been using the Radial 26 for over two months for daily commuting to work. Because of the distance (24km each way,) I need to take extra clothes, toiletries, and towels in addition to a notebook computer, a couple of books, smartphone, keys, wallet, a rain jacket, sunglasses, and other things for the office. All of this adds up to quite a load, nearly 6 kg net. All of it is carried comfortably in the Radial, and it is well organized, too. The computer section at the rear, next to the back, comfortably takes my Surface Book (irregular shape and heavy!) and a couple of books. The main compartment easily accommodates a packing cube and toiletries bag with room to spare, while the front compartment takes all the kinds of small items and includes a plastic key carabiner. The pockets keep things where I need them. The additional top pocket for glasses side zip pocket, and the front mesh pocket keep a few key items at hand without having to dig in one of the large compartments. The keyring in the side pocket is a little gimmicky, but it works, and I actually do use it. It has let me organize a perfect routine. The included rain cover, concealed at the bottom of the pack, is a welcome and comforting addition. The good organization means that I can tell instantly if I have everything I need and can then just pick up the bag and go.

Even with the considerable weight, the pack sits comfortably. The straps are attached to elastic draws, which gives the whole mass a slightly “springy” feeling that is unusual at first and required some fine tuning for me to get the right fit. Having found a good position, I find it sits just right with no back fatigue for the one-hour ride. The Airspeed suspension helps some in hot weather, but it does not perform miracles; the shoulder straps are well ventilated. The waist strap is quite narrow, but then again a bulkier trekking-style strap would be in the way. The Kickstand and LidLock features do just what they are supposed to, and they make the transition from ride to office (unpacking, storage) a breeze.

A lot of people I know use a rack-mounted bag of a prominent German manufacturer. I tried this after several people encouraged me, but the size and weight of the things I need to carry made it hard to pack and find things, and the balance of the bicycle was totally off. The Radial is a much better choice for me, even in hot weather.

This is my fifth Osprey pack, and it is a winner. I recommend it to anyone who has to do serious carrying over a long-distance commute.
Steven
Avoid
I've now had this bag for 6 months and it is not standing the test of time, the mesh pockets have small holes in them and the kickstand is wearing away exposing the metal inside.

On the note of the kickstand, this feature makes the bag worse as it takes away the flexibility of the bag meaning you can only use it to store flat items such follders, laptops etc. I dont believe this is 26l as i managed to fit more equipment in my old 2ol bag which cost less than half the price.

You get similar bags with similar features for less than half the price, you are literally paying for the label.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Steven,

I am sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with your Radial 26.

Our Guarantee Department would happily take a look at your pack for you and offer any assistance upon review. Please do not hesitate to contact them here.

Kind regards,

Osprey Customer Service

René
Ultimate bike pack
Hallo, I'm from Denmark I ride my bike every day all year, rain or snow. My problem was I have tried many, no really a'lot of daypack's from 24L - 35L never finding the right one, until Radial 26 this is my ultimate choice when riding my bike every day. I spent a little time adjusting it to fit my back and riding style (really nice btw) and now I don't feel it on my back it just there.

I really like all the rooms, it can stand up, side room for water bottle and the side pocket with the elastic for the key (I think) Thank you for making the ultimate bike pack.
Chris
The best pack for bike commuting
First of all: Please excuse my English, I am German :-)

I'm 32 and in the warmer time (from roughly April to around October) I ride my road bike everyday to and from work - total 40 kms.
As I am some sort of a "digital nomad" I carry around all my tech gear - laptop, tablet, smartphone, powerbank, a plethora of cables, headphones, external hard drive and so on.
Also I carry a spare tube, bike tools and a lock.
In addition I have to carry my normal clothes for the office (thankfully no suit). Something to eat and drink is also in the pack.
You see: A lot to carry.

Before I switched to the Radial 26 I used a Chrome bag. Stylish, yes - but uncomfortable when you ride with it fully packed.
Something odd presses against your back, there is no padding whatsoever... It's just not comfortable. In addition it's just one giant "room" with a tiny zip-pocket on the front. No organisation possible.
I searched long and hard for a backpack which fits my needs. Which is: A lot of space, internal organisation (!), durability.
Enter the Radial 26.

I have this backpack now for approximately 3 months and I am more than happy with it.
The internal organisation is awesome - so many pockets to put stuff in. Everything has its place and I don't have to search for my gear.
The laptop compartment is really nice. Sometimes I forget that I have a laptop in my pack and I place the pack pretty rude on the floor. The laptop is safe inside the Radial and doesn't take damage.
What I really like: The kickstand. I remember when I was young I hated it that the backpacks fell over. Or you had to lean it against a wall/chair/table.
Take off the Radial, place it on the ground and presto - it stands. Really nice feature.
The raincover is also great. It's a matter of seconds to put it over the pack. Like... 10 seconds at the most.

There is one thing I do not like: The position adjustment straps. The are made of elastic material and... I don't know. It gives the pack a little a wobbly feeling.

Overall this is a fantastic pack and worth the money. Highly recommended!


Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Chris,

Thanks very much for your review, we're happy to hear that you're enjoying your new Radial 26!

The stretch yoke and load-lifters on the top of the harness (along with the elasticated section of the hipbelt) are designed to allow the pack to move along with the motion of the body, especially when cycling or moving fast. It also allows the harness and hipbelt to extend and contract along with your breathing, allowing the pack to remain stable and close to the body. If the pack's feeling a little wobbly, it's possible to tighten the yoke which will likely help with the pack's stability.

If you need any further assistance with this please feel free to get in touch by email, our address is care@ospreyeurope.com.

Steven
Good but not worth the price
Ok don't get me wrong this is a great looking and well built bag and there seems to be a compartment for everything. My issue is with value for money as it doesn't seem to live up to the price. The bag is very similar to some of the other bags, in fact i think the design inside some of the other bags were nicer and were priced at £55 not £110.

I think this bag is way overpriced, it's a great product but i think maybe aimed at people who have money to waste. When you compare this to other companies i would say it has a slight edge in design and look but at more than double the price of my last bag i can't help but think i have bought a designer bag.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Steven

Thank you for your feedback. With regards to your comment about value for money, I think it is important to distinguish the differences between the Radial and other Everyday & Commute packs. While organisation plays an important part in this pack, it is an active commute pack that has a number of additional features, including: a raincover, LidLock, the integrated kickstand and Airspeed-inspired ventilated backsystem that ensures the pack can be used in all situations and especially when commuting via bike; these are features that you do not get on such packs as Quasar and Nebula.

Features

  • AirSpeed™ ventilated trampoline suspended mesh backpanel
  • Elastic hipbelt wing
  • Front panel organiser pocket
  • Integrated & detachable high vis raincover
  • Integrated kickstand keeps pack upright and accessible
  • Internal document sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Internal organisation pocket
  • Internal organiser for bike specific tools and spares
  • LED light attachment point
  • LidLock™ bike helmet attachment
  • Padded laptop and tablet sleeve
  • Reflective graphics
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pocket
  • Ventilated stretch yoke and load lifters
  • Zippered panel access
  • Zippered scratch-free side pocket
  • Zippered scratch-free sunglasses and electronics pocket

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