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Outdoor Business Update – Osprey Packs Adds Midwest Rep – July 9, 2014

July 9th, 2014

Osprey Packs Inc. has added Motion Representation to its bike market sales team in the Midwest.

Founded in 2012 by industry veteran Dennis Porter, Motion seeks to provide its brands with the best coverage in a territory that spans from Wisconsin to Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Missouri. With three reps on the ground: Dennis Porter, Nick Grigsby and Pat O’Neill, Motion represents numerous strong bike brands including: Pivot Cycles, NiteRider, Louis Garneau, GU, and Motorex.

“Dennis is a true professional who brings years of experience in the bike channel to the table,” said Patrick Piller, Osprey’s bike sales manager. “Osprey’s continued success in this segment will be complimented by Motion Representation’s energy and established connections within the industry. We’re thrilled to add Dennis, Nick and Pat to the Osprey family.”

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BicycleRetailer.com – Osprey adds Motion Representation for Midwest sales – July 8, 2014

July 8th, 2014

Osprey Packs Inc. has brought rep agency Motion Representation onto its bike market sales team for the Midwest.

Founded in 2012 by industry veteran Dennis Porter, Motion seeks coverage for brands in a territory that spans from Wisconsin to Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Missouri. With three reps on the ground—Porter, Nick Grigsby and Pat O’Neill—Motion represents such bike brands as Pivot Cycles, NiteRider, Louis Garneau, Gu and Motorex.

“Dennis is a true professional who brings years of experience in the bike channel to the table,” said Patrick Piller, Osprey’s bike sales manager.

“Osprey’s continued success in this segment will be complemented by Motion Representation’s energy and established connections within the industry. We’re thrilled to add Dennis, Nick and Pat to the Osprey family.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Adds Motion Representation to Bike Sales Force – July 8, 2014

July 8th, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced the addition of Motion Representation rep agency to its bike market sales team in the Midwest.

Founded in 2012 by industry veteran Dennis Porter, Motion seeks to provide its brands with the best coverage in a territory that spans from Wisconsin to Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Missouri. With three reps on the ground: Dennis Porter, Nick Grigsby and Pat O’Neill, Motion represents numerous strong bike brands including: Pivot Cycles, NiteRider, Louis Garneau, GU, and Motorex.

“Dennis is a true professional who brings years of experience in the bike channel to the table,” said Patrick Piller, Osprey’s bike sales manager. “Osprey’s continued success in this segment will be complimented by Motion Representation’s energy and established connections within the industry. We’re thrilled to add Dennis, Nick and Pat to the Osprey family.”

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Singletracks.com – Featuring Raptor 6 Hydration Pack – July 4, 2014

July 4th, 2014

Osprey already had one of the most innovative hydration packs on the market (magnetized hose retention thingy FTW), but rather than coast on past successes, they keep coming up with new tricks.

The Raptor series is Osprey’s compact hydration pack line geared toward cycling, running, and light day hiking. At first glance, it may appear barebones, but they have managed to cram a ton of features into a tight package…

As with all Osprey packs I have encountered, the build quality of the Osprey Raptor 6 is impeccable: no stitches out of place, no blown zippers, no buckle issues. More than just the quality, though, is the thought that obviously went into the design of the pack. The straps are wide enough and padded sufficiently to be comfortable without digging in or being uncomfortably wide. This model lacks the load lifter straps of some of Osprey’s larger models, but I didn’t find that to be an issue given the overall shape and size of my test unit…

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OutsideTelevision.com – Branded: Mike Pfotenhauer of Osprey Packs – July 2, 2014

July 2nd, 2014

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TrailRunner – Featuring Rev 1.5 – July 2014

July 1st, 2014

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Wired – Featuring Synchro 20 – July 2014

July 1st, 2014

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Examiner.com – Featuring Viva 50 – June 26, 2014

June 26th, 2014

The founding of Osprey could be considered the outdoor industry’s version of tech giants rising from humble beginnings in household garages. Osprey founder Mike Pfotenhauer grew up active in the outdoors but became fed up with ill-fitting packs. So at the age of 16, he began sewing his own custom packs, which over the years blossomed into a small retail shop in the front of his Santa Cruz home that crafted custom packs for travelers…

Osprey has recently launched the new Viva line of women’s packs. The goal of this line is to provide adventurous ladies with a lightweight, affordable fitted pack. Although the line doesn’t contain all of the bells and whistles of, say, a $400 pack, the Viva products haven’t shaved off what counts—comfort, durability and plenty of room to stash all of the necessary food and gear to hit the backcountry, in style and comfort…

…The 50-liter pack (3,051 cubic inches) weighs in at 3 lbs., 9 oz.—may not be the lightest pack on the market but it’s still lightweight enough to help prevent your back from seizing up in pain during a trek into the backcountry…

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CortezJournal.com -Osprey keeping HQ, expanding into Utah – June 22, 2014

June 22nd, 2014

Osprey Packs will be expanding its local headquarters and relocating its distribution center to Utah in 2015, the company announced last week.

“The decision to relocate our distribution function to a transportation hub, such as the Wasatch Front, is an exciting and necessary move for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs, in a written statement. The Wasatch Front is the metropolitan area of Utah, which includes Salt Lake City.

The company has been growing rapidly in recent years and in 2006 the started adding supplemental warehouse space in and around Cortez, said Barney.

The company plans for the new consolidated distribution center, which will be staffed by 20 people, to open by mid-2015. Some staff members will be relocating from Colorado, and some will be hired in Utah…

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ASPEN – Featuring Tempest 20 – Summer 2014

June 21st, 2014

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SingleTracks.com – Featuring Rev 12 – June 20, 2014

June 20th, 2014

The Osprey Rev 12 is a panel-loading hydration pack designed to be light, versatile, and function as the sole pack for endurance athletes in many sports…

I currently own several other Osprey products, and like all of them: it is obvious that a lot of attention was placed in ensuring that this pack rides comfortably. Since it was designed to span several disciplines (endurance running, hiking, and mountain biking) I wasn’t sure how well it would perform out on the trail.

There are a lot of fine adjustments that can be made to get a snug fit, including two horizontal chest straps, to get a near-perfect fit. I tested this pack in both XC and Enduro conditions, and even went for a hike with it several times. What most surprised me was how little it seemed to weigh, even with the bladder filled to the max and with enough goods for a four-hour ride…

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ODRMag.com – Osprey Packs Moving Distribution from Colorado to Utah – June 20, 2014

June 20th, 2014

Starting next year, Osprey Packs will run its distribution out of Utah’s Wasatch Front. Company headquarters, including sales, customer service, marketing, finance, quality assurance, returns and other core functions will remain in their current locations in Cortez, Colorado. The move will be completed by mid-2015.

The move puts the backpack brand’s distribution center near a major rail hub, allowing it to switch from truck-based transportation to train, significantly reducing its carbon footprint. The new facility is much larger, and will house stock that is currently spread among seven different facilities in Cortez.

“The decision to relocate our distribution function to a transportation hub such as the Wasatch Front is an exciting and necessary move for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “Our dealers and our company will benefit from a single-roof DC surrounded by significant logistics services. Osprey is happy to retain and grow our headquarters in Colorado while welcoming old and new Team Members to Utah, a favorite neighboring state with strong recreational values and the host of the Outdoor Retailer trade show.”

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SGI Weekly Intelligence – Featuring Osprey Packs New Distribution Center – June 16, 2014

June 16th, 2014

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Outdoor Sports Guide and SportsGuideMag.com – Featuring Tempest 9 – Summer 2014

June 13th, 2014

Whether camping in Zion or crisscrossing the globe, the right gear makes the journey easier. Check out these apparel, footwear, and accessory picks for your next summer adventure…

23. Osprey Tempest 9 Pack
Whether hiking or mountain biking, this pack excels. A ridged foam backpanel promotes airflow, and pockets on the shoulders and hipbelt put a camera and snacks within reach.

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Road Bike Action – Featuring Rev 6 – July 2014

June 13th, 2014

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