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February 12th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Decline – Featuring Synchro 3 – March 2016

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February 9th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

SportsOneSource.com: SGB Outdoor – Osprey Launches New Website – February 9, 2016

Osprey Packs launched its new website featuring enhanced, mobile-friendly navigation, improved product information, a vastly improved dealer locator powered by Locally.com

“We believe that this new site will allow our visitors to have a very informative, educational and entertaining experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence,” said Kurt Metternick, Osprey Packs Web Manager. “With rich brand content and a compelling new interface, the new Osprey site offers our customers exactly what they have been asking for.”

Key to the redesign is Osprey’s product presentation highlighting the brand’s robust product offering. Product information will include detailed product descriptions, 360-degree product views with feature call-outs, product videos, carry information as well as product specs. The versatile design allows a customer to deep dive into a specific product or search quickly for key product features.

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February 9th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Packs Launches Completely Redesigned Website with Enhanced Product and Brand Experience – February 9, 2016

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce the launch of their new website featuring enhanced, mobile-friendly navigation, improved product information, a vastly improved dealer locator as well as rich branded content.

“We believe that this new site will allow our visitors to have a very informative, educational and entertaining experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence,” said Kurt Metternick, Osprey Packs Web Manager. “With rich brand content and a compelling new interface, the new Osprey site offers our customers exactly what they have been asking for.”

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February 9th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Launches Completely Redesigned Website with Enhanced Product and Brand Experience – February 9, 2016

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce the launch of their new website featuring enhanced, mobile-friendly navigation, improved product information, a vastly improved dealer locator as well as rich branded content.

“We believe that this new site will allow our visitors to have a very informative, educational and entertaining experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence,” said Kurt Metternick, Osprey Packs Web Manager. “With rich brand content and a compelling new interface, the new Osprey site offers our customers exactly what they have been asking for.”

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January 29th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

PasteMagazine.com – Featuring Meridian Series and Sojourn Series – January 29, 2016

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Last week we reported on a few of the major trends in evidence at the bi-annual Outdoor Retailer convention, the perfect storm of gear madness. Now let us hone in on a few specific products that may change the way you travel in 2016—or at least make it a whole lot easier…

Rolling bags with a hidden backpack harness aren’t new, but they often fall into the quagmire between the two types of bags—not light or agile enough to wear on your back, or not burly enough to roll properly. Osprey aims to change that with two new pack lines. The Meridian packs have a nominal harness zipped into the back panel for situations where you need shoulder straps in a pinch. Say, climbing three flights of stairs to your hotel room. The Sojourn line (pictured), meanwhile, uses the same award-winning Anti-Gravity backpack harness found in their trekking packs to provide some serious support….

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January 27th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Trend Insight – Featuring Flare – January 27, 2016

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January 26th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Backpacker – Featuring Atmos AG – March 2016

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January 25th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

SectionHiker.com – Featuring Exos 58 – January 25, 2016

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The Osprey Packs Exos 58 is a lightweight, multi-day backpack that’s excellent for long distance thru-hiking, weekend backpacking and other multi-sport trips. Weighing a mere 2 pounds 10 ounces in a size medium (torso length 18″-21″), the Exos 58 has a rigid but lightweight aluminum frame and a ventilated back panel that will keep you comfortable even when you need to haul extra gear and food. Loaded with capabilities and easy to customize, the Exos 58 is a very well thought out pack that can be used year-round for a wide variety of adventures.

The Osprey Exos 58 is very different from most other ultralight and lightweight backpacks since it’s configured with a floating top lid instead of a dry-bag style roll top. In addition to extra pocket storage (one pocket on top and one inside), the floating lid lets you sandwich extra gear between the lid and the top of the pack’s main compartment so you can carry extra technical equipment or supplies that won’t fit inside your pack. Top lids are a great feature, especially when you travel or hike and backpack in winter and want convenient access to hats, gloves, snacks, and navigation gear.

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January 20th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

TheGearCaster.com – Featuring Daylite – January 20, 2016

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While apparel gets updated pretty much every season, there wasn’t a ton of new ice climbing hardware on show at Outdoor Retailer this winter. However, a few key pieces stood out that I believe all my fellow vertical loving friends will enjoy.

Osprey Daylite Pack: Updated for Fall ’16, the no-frills Daylite makes the perfect multi-pitch pack. The panel loading main compartment offers 16L of storage space for your belay jacket, gloves, snacks, and thermos with a small organizer pocket to safely store your car keys and phone. The spacer mesh shoulder straps aren’t restrictive when swinging your tools and the integrated handle makes a great anchor attachment point when hanging out at the belay station.

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January 20th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Kode 32 – January 20, 2016

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From Boots to Duct Tape: Everything You Need for Backcountry Skiing

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An airbag pack is useful in high-consequence terrain, but the system adds extra weight. For regular tours in low-angle areas, the Osprey Kode 32 is a solid option: It’s big enough for everything you need—food, extra layers, and safety tools. It carries well and has a clever diagonal ski carry, which we prefer because it’s quicker to attach than an A-frame carry.

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January 18th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

SGB Weekly – Featuring FW16 Meridian Series and New Hydration Reservoir – January 18, 2016

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January 16th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Carryology.com – Featuring FW16 – January 16, 2016

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Osprey are known for their innovative packs and have made some big updates to their Sojourn and Meridian Series. Let’s start with the new deployable Highroad suspension that takes cues from their award-winning Anti-Gravity suspension. The shoulder harness and hipbelt easily and quickly deploy when portability is needed while traveling. The wheels are large for easy rolling, yet sit outside the frame of the body for comfort when on your back. What separates the two are the optional sizes, with the Sojourn available in three sizes including an 80L, 60L, and 45L version and the Meridian in a 75L and 60L version. Aside from the organizational offerings and design, the Meridian also includes a detachable daypack…

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January 15th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

SkiUtah.com – Featuring Kresta Series and Kamber Series – January 15, 2016

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It’s freezing outside, the fire feels warm, there’s a pot of tea steeping, and the couch is calling my name. Only one problem, I’m committed to an active lifestyle all year, not just in the warms months. Sure I ski in winter, but overall, I’m like many people who are less active during the freezing months…

Looking for inspiration, I headed to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market last week. Normally walk through the show all googly eyed over the newest alpine and backcountry ski gear, and there certainly was some of that. However I also looked for gear that gave me options to get out with non-skiing friends, or to fill short time-slots when I can’t get on mountain…

Osprey Kresta – Available in three sizes, the Kresta, will be out next season and I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been packing the unisex Kode 32 for my snow adventures for two seasons and love most of its features. Always innovating, Osprey upped its game with the lady’s Kresta, and the guy’s model, the Kamber, by incorporating feedback form Kode users.

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January 15th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

GearPatrol.com – Featuring Kamber Series – January 15, 2016

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Rather than just bring you the usual “best products of OR” story that we’ve done in the past, this year we decided to focus instead on the general trends in the industry and point to some important examples from our favorite brands. If you want the five-word overview of Winter Market 2016, it’s “ski touring and fabric innovation.” If you’re in the market for something deeper, read on…

Elsewhere in packs, Osprey renamed and revamped its Kode line of bags (now called the Kamber) with touches including airbag compatibility and red zipper pulls to help you find the necessary equipment in case of emergency…

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January 15th 2016 - Written by: Osprey Packs

SGBToday.com – Featuring FW16 Meridian Series and New Hydration Reservoir – January 15, 2016

With hundreds, or was it thousands, of new products to peruse – from the Made in America showcase to Venture Out to ingredient brands and tried-and-true favorites – scouring the goods of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market seems to get more daunting every year. While teal and burgundy overtook orange and gray, zippers got vertical, outerwear got even more techy, and responsible sourcing and recycling became the status quo. Here’s a quick spin around the show floor.

Osprey packs is jumping on the urban travel bandwagon with “one bag to rule them all.” The design is a roller luggage wrapping its arms around a daypack. It’s a redesign of the Meridian, with backpack straps. Also big for Osprey is a new partnership with Hydrapak, which will launch Osprey into the “Hydraulics” bladder market. Yes, all their packs fit a hydration pack, but the new Osprey bladder with backer plate, unique grab cuff, and bite-blast valve is a leap into uncharted ground.

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