Freefly Packable Duffle Matador vs Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Pack

  • Great for urban travel
  • Highly compressible
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Packable into a small pouch for easy storage
  • Durable and water resistant
  • Great for bike commuters
  • Highly ventilated and dynamic suspension system
  • Organization that make it ideal for urban environments
  • Panniers are not needed with this pack
  • Reflective hits and a high visibility rain cover inside

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Zipper

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Transit30 2.0 Packable Duffel Review | Pack Hacker
We’re not huge fans, but it works. We also think Matador may have missed an opportunity to have the bag compress into the quick-grab pocket, instead of having a separate compression pouch. The separate pouch works well on the backpacks, but in this case you’re just stuffing a duffel full of gear, so it would be nice to have that out of the way
NegativeNegative
5 months ago
packhacker.com
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Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Pack
Best pack I have used in years
I ride more than 350miles per week. I got this pack with at least 25lbs+ on my back for more than 20+ hrs per week. I have spent years camping, backpacking, hiking, climbing, and mountaineering....not to brag but to share experience level. This pack is fantastic. I often feel a breeze on my back. Le...
5/5
James K. Jeffries Jr.
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Comfort

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Freefly 16 Review: Six-Month Check-In
Where we left off, I was thoroughly impressed how easily this ultralight packable pack integrated itself into my daily routine. Whenever my girlfriend and I would leave the house, we’d grab it with a couple of 32 oz Yetis and some snacks. Having spent 6 months with it, I could not be happier
PositivePositive
5 months ago
hatchetsupply.com
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Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Pack
Not just a bike commuter pack...
...although it is in fact excellent for bike commutes. So far the pack has been worth every penny for multiple activities (hiking, commuting, and bike commuting) and in multiple weather conditions (sun, wet, and rain).
During rainy conditions it does live up to its claim of being waterproof. The...
5/5
Luke
2 years ago
rei.com
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Strap

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Matador Freefly 16 Review: Six-Month Check-In
Where we left off, I was thoroughly impressed how easily this ultralight packable pack integrated itself into my daily routine. Whenever my girlfriend and I would leave the house, we’d grab it with a couple of 32 oz Yetis and some snacks. Having spent 6 months with it, I could not be happier
PositivePositive
5 months ago
hatchetsupply.com
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Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Pack
Osprey Radial Review | Pack Hacker
The LidLock helmet attachment and dedicated U-lock pocket are particularly nice-to-have features, plus the bag’s integrated kickstand is a great benefit to day-to-day quality of life. However, the expansion does compromise the Radial’s handling, and the lack of strap keepers is something we wish to be remedied in a future version, including on the METRON and the Tropos.
PositivePositive
6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Size

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love the bag not the pouch
I had their other duffle which I could always compress into it's compression sack.
This mesh one is just about half the size of the bag. I even emailed customer support to find the trick to getting it compact to fit in. If they would have made the mesh compression sack just a inch wider it would be ...
1/5
Robert W on Mar 20
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Pack
Osprey Radial Review | Pack Hacker
The LidLock helmet attachment and dedicated U-lock pocket are particularly nice-to-have features, plus the bag’s integrated kickstand is a great benefit to day-to-day quality of life. However, the expansion does compromise the Radial’s handling, and the lack of strap keepers is something we wish to be remedied in a future version, including on the METRON and the Tropos.
PositivePositive
6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Carry-on

Freefly Packable Duffle Matador
Love my new duffel
This bag was so useful on my last flight. It fits easily in my luggage and has plenty of room to bring back extra stuff. Matador always delivers on the quality goods.
5/5
Lydia on Nov 05
53 years ago
matadorup.com
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Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Pack
Not just a bike commuter pack...
...although it is in fact excellent for bike commutes. So far the pack has been worth every penny for multiple activities (hiking, commuting, and bike commuting) and in multiple weather conditions (sun, wet, and rain).
During rainy conditions it does live up to its claim of being waterproof. The...
5/5
Luke
2 years ago
rei.com
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