Osprey Dyna 1.5 Hydration Vest

8.9
8.9 score
[Editors rating (8.9)] = (Garage Gym Ideas - Ultimate Home Gym Design) score (8.9)/10


0
Editor rating: 8.9 / 10
User's rating: based on 0 user ratings
1 star
0%
2 star
0%
3 star
0%
4 star
0%
5 star
0%
Add your Rating
Osprey Dyna 1.5 Hydration VestReview Facts

Hiking and running outdoors, surrounded by mountains and the great outdoors has got to be one of the most satisfying things you can treat yourself to. But, since you will be gone most of the day, a backpack is a necessity, and when you want to build up speed while you run, a huge, robust backpack that weighs a ton can drag you down. Which is why Osprey took it upon themselves to create the perfect minimalistic backpack that can fit everything necessary in it while not being a bother. Read on to discover whether the Osprey Dyna 1.5 Hydration Vest deserves to be strapped on your back!

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Great construction, unlikely to fall apart fast

Super comfy shoulder straps and customizable fit

Stable harness system

1.5L reservoir

Two different sizes

Almost no bounce

Stretch harness pockets

Zippered harness pockets

Trekking pole attachment

Safety whistle

Cons

Buckles are difficult to clip

Zippers get caught up in the mesh

Some pockets are hard to reach without taking the backpack off

Materials

Materials

A good backpack is a durable one that doesn't scratch you or pinch you uncomfortably, and the thing that dictates these aspects is what your backpack is made out of. Most of the Dyna 1.5 is made out of breathable mesh, with soft-irritation panels that give it color. Mesh is a material we are all very familiar with. It's stretchy, soft, and extremely breathable, which matters when you're sweating the whole day. The backpack is reinforced and very well made, so durability will not be an issue. The mesh is present around the ribcage and on your shoulder blades and down to your back, the places where you are most likely to sweat (besides the armpits, but they are free from the hugging backpack). The reservoir is made out of plastic, of course, and it doesn't leak or tear, so don't worry about spillage! The zippers are metal, but this can create a slight issue. Most of the zippers are placed on the soft surface, but there are a few that sit on the mesh. When sweat evaporates from the mesh, a salt residue remains, and that salt can corrode the zippers, so make sure you wipe them down properly after each use!
Comfort

Comfort

You need a vest/backpack which is comfy because stopping to readjust the backpack is the last thing you need when you start running! Luckily, the Dyna 1.5 is quite comfy, as many users reported. The weight of the vest is something that matters as well, and when this vest is empty, it weighs no more than 1.3 pounds, but you won't carry it empty though! Still, the weight shouldn't go over 4 pounds when it's filled up, which is much less than what some regular backpacks weigh. Plus, there are points on the backpack which allow you to adjust the fit to perfection. The vest was made specifically with the body of the woman in mind since the Dyna is made for females, while the Duro is for men. The customizable fit takes off the extra weight from the back and distributes it evenly across your body, making it easier to carry. The compression and stretch material combo make the fit even better. Additionally, the tight fit will prevent any chaffing and rubbing.
Durability

Durability

The material choice for this simple backpack is excellent, which makes this backpack a rather hardy one. There's no way this backpack will fall apart, no matter how much you try! The backpack is also weatherproof, so there's no need to keep it in when it starts to rain. The zippers are well made, and they are unlikely to break or tear, although the zipper mechanism does have some issues, and the zipper chews on the fabric more often than not, preventing the pockets from opening correctly. Besides the zipper, the Dyna 1.5 has zero durability issues!
Features

Features

The Dyna 1.5 comes with a lot of amazing features. Although the backpack is marketed for women, you could easily use the Dyna and the Duro no matter what your gender is, as the appearance and the customizable fit is great for everyone. Of course, the very first feature we should mention is the 1.5L flask, with the QuickConnect feature making things super easy. The straw is bendy and easy to reach. The front panel of the backpack, which sits on your back, has one large pocket that can fit anything from sunglasses to phones and music players. The lower harness pockets are easy to access, making them the right choice for supplements and food. The vertical zipped pockets are actually made for phones specifically, as the sturdy pocket protects your valuables and allows you to use them as fast as possible. The trekking pole attachment is ideal for people who enjoy conquering mountains, and when you're in a pinch you just need to hang them on the system and your hands are free to be used! Osprey even thought about your safety, which the added safety whistle that hangs from the front shows. The front panel has two dual pockets which you can reach after performing basic yoga.
Performance

Performance

Users report that the backpack performs very well under many different conditions. The fit is excellent, the backpack is very comfy, thanks to the stretchy material that accommodates your body. One may wonder whether the bottles will bounce around too much, especially when they are filled with water. When you're walking fast or running at a moderate race, the bottles should only lightly wiggle, while kicking up the pace makes the bottles bounce, but nothing that should cause any issues. The storage space is very convenient, as the small Dyna 1.5 can fit much more than what it looks like it could. And, most of your items are accessible without you having to take the backpack off! The rear side pockets might be a little trickier to reach, as you would probably need to slow down to reach around all the way there. The Hydraulics flask is soft and light, even when filled to the brim. There's a QuickConnect mechanism present so you don't waste precious time trying to hook it together. The buckles are very sturdy, but they are a bit difficult to clip on. The plastic parts need to be aligned perfectly, and if you're wearing gloves to fight off the cold, do not be surprised if you struggle! The trekking pole attachment is a welcomed addition, but it's a bit fiddly too, and you will need to take the backpack off if you desire to use them.
Style

Style

The Dyna 1.5 is a minimalistic backpack that is sure to fit your style. Although it is a bit more rugged compared to other backpacks made for running, users do report that they like the sleek and athletic looks it has. The colors available for this backpack are blended greatly, and they either match your style or make it pop. There's a purple-gray combo available, called a purple storm, and a teal and pink one interestingly named reef teal.
Size

Size

Sizing might be a huge issue for a lot of people, and Osprey has thought of that. As we mentioned above, the Dyna is made specifically for women. If you want to determine which size is right for you, you will need to grab that handy tape measure and get down to business! You should measure your circumference around the widest part of your torso, which rests just under your armpits. You need to be precise with your measurements, and if you are by any chance between sizes, the recommendation is to go for the bigger number. The Dyna 1.5 comes in two sizes: XS/S, which fits circumferences between 31-37", and S/M, which fits 35-41". Now you see why this might be an issue! Osprey does offer you the choices, but we believe that the options should expand to larger sizes.
Value

Value

Backpacks are usually rather affordable, save for some super large exceptions. The Dyna 1.5 costs about 80-100 dollars, which might be a little bit pricier than what we're used to, but considering what the Dyna brings to the table, the price should be no issue, The small backpack can hold a lot of valuables, and it does offer you a refreshing drink whenever you need one without you having to purchase an extra flask or bottle! This backpack is also very likely to last a long time, so think of this as a one-time investment.
Brand

Brand

Osprey is actually a company which has existed for a long time. Believe it or not, Osprey was founded way back in 1974, making it one of the older sports brands! It was founded by Mike Pfotenhauer. Every item which Osprey produces goes through his hands, and it undergoes rigorous scrutiny, so the room for error is minimal! The stitches are detailed and precise, and the pockets of the custom-fitted models are actually hand-stitched. You can expect excellent customer service from this brand, as Mike builds meaningful relationships with his valued customers!
The Final Word

The Final Word

The Osprey Dyna 1.5 is a worthy companion to any female fitness enthusiast. It's a great looking small backpack that can fit many treasures in its small pockets. Your options are bountiful, with three pockets on the front panel, and an extra four on the harness! They are all zipped to provide absolute safety to whatever you are carrying. The reservoir which gives the DFyna its name can hold up to 1.5 liters of water, which is just the right amount of refreshing drinks to have when you go running or trekking. The mesh allows your skin to breathe, while the open design creates extra airflow. The fit is completely customizable, plus the backpacks come in two different sizes. And the Dyna is sure to last the mile! With that being said, there are some slight issues this backpack has, like the potential for the zippers to get caught up in the mesh, the sightly difficult to reach side panel pockets and the buckles which are difficult to clip. The Dyna 1.5 is very affordable, and we do believe that at the end of the day, this backpack should be the one to hug you while you enjoy the outdoors!