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Hypebeast – Featuring Osprey Packs – Spring 2015

March 1st, 2015

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BikeRadar.com – Featuring Zealot 15 – February 27, 2015

February 27th, 2015

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Hey there, bike riders. Happy Friday. Take a break from your work and get the weekend started off right with a nice visual dose of bike gear. Here are 10 pieces of the best and most interesting gear that showed up at the BikeRadar offices this week…

Osprey’s Zealot 15 aims to meet the needs of enduro racers and bike park riders. The Zealot can carry body armor, a full-face helmet and has a separate zippered compartment on the bottom of the bag for tool storage — there’s even a removable tool roll for trailside repairs.

The Zealot 15 now features a clamshell-style main compartment that opens wide to allow access to your essentials as well as to the hydration sleeve, so there’s no need to remove the three-liter reservoir when it’s time for a refuel…

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Backpacker.com – Featuring Atmos AG/Aura AG: Editors’ Choice Award Winner – February 25, 2015

February 25th, 2015

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Hauling big loads can be a soul- and spine-crushing experience, but the Atmos’s radical new AG (anti-gravity) suspension system throws conventional pack design out the window with stellar results (see page 36 for more background on how Osprey developed the AG suspension).

Unlike most big packs, there’s no foam padding or plastic framesheet in the backpanel. Instead, nonstretch mesh (with pencil-eraser-size holes) spans a steel perimeter wire throughout the back and continuously through the lumbar and hipbelt. It’s that lumbar and hipbelt contact that’s key: “It wraps gently but firmly around my hips—like a dance partner’s hands—with no gaps or rubbing,” one tester says. With complete contact throughout the entire back of your body, you get no pressure points, excellent airflow, and superior load transfer. You also get good adjustability: The torso has 4 inches of play and the hipbelt extends up to 6 inches…

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Carryology.com – Featuring Atmos AG 50: Winner, Best Active Backpack – February 23, 2015

February 23rd, 2015

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Osprey Atmos AG 50: Some innovations take an aha moment and then it’s job done, proceed directly to go and collect your $200. The other 99% of innovations take a huge amount of work and problem-solving to realise, often stretching over years.

The Atmos is not new to the Osprey range, but the addition of the AntiGravity™ (AG) suspension system certainly is. However, when you speak to the brand they say that their innovative founder Mike Pfotenhauer has been working on this vision for years, trying to find ways to bring this seamless mesh into a real-world system.

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Gearographer.com – Featuring Atmos AG 50 and Exos 48 – February 19, 2015

February 19th, 2015

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As I write this, I am just over a week away from leaving for Africa, where I will be attempting to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of a fund-raising climb led by the good folks at Tusker Trail… Since Kilimanjaro is a non-technical climb, you don’t have to have a great deal of mountaineering experience or gear to attempt it. But on your way up you do pass through five unique climate zones that range from cloud forest to alpine desert to polar conditions on the summit. That means, in order to stay comfortable, you will still need plenty of quality gear to help get you to the top. Here’s what I’ll be taking with me.

I’ll be taking two backpacks with me on the trek. The first will be my trusty Osprey Atmos 50, which will carry much of my gear while in transit, and the other is a lightweight Exos 48—also from Osprey—which will serve as my daypack throughout the climb. Most of the contents of the Atmos will be transferred to a duffel bag to be carried by porters at the start of the trek, while the Exos will hold the personal items that I’ll need with me while trekking each day…

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DoloresStar.com – Osprey Adding Headquarters Jobs – February 18, 2015 -

February 18th, 2015

Osprey Packs announced Feb. 10 its plans to expand the company’s headquarters in Cortez, a move that will create 14 new jobs.

The corporate headquarters, slated to open in the second half of 2015, will offer “a creative work environment for Osprey Team members and allow for continued company growth,” according to a company press release.

The jobs will include increases to the sales, marketing, quality and returns and IT departments, the company said.

“This is an exciting time for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs.

“We just concluded our 40th anniversary year, where we enjoyed double-digit sales growth and started several important initiatives, including expanding to our new distribution facility in Ogden and a further commitment to Cortez as our world headquarters,” he said…

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Gearographer.com – Featuring Osprey Packs – February 17, 2015

February 17th, 2015

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The outdoor industry has always been a blend of passion and business: people who love their sport and the places they ply it in, who also have to make a living in an increasingly competitive world. Here are some companies that have done well and done good at the same time…

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The Colorado-based pack maker goes beyond things like employee volunteer days and bike commute programs to venture in a world many outdoor companies fear to venture: conservation policy. In addition to supporting organizations like The Conservation Alliance, Osprey’s marketing director trekked to Capitol Hill to help lobby congress for the passage of the 2009 Omnibus Public Lands Bill, a massive package of wilderness and wild and scenic river designations that Barack Obama signed into law in March 2009.

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TheManual.com – Featuring Kode 42 – February 17, 2015

February 17th, 2015

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The idea of skiing pristine backcountry snow has slowly grown from a small community of Rock Mountain extreme skiers and climbers to a powerful group of professional riders, weekend warriors, and vacationers…The fat bike revolution opens up more terrain not only to skiers and boarders, but winter adventurers in general… We decided to see what all the hype was about – and escape the balmy sixty degree temperatures of Salt Lake City – and packed our gear up to pedal to powder at 10,000 feet in Utah’s Wasatch Range. Read on for a look at the best snow biking gear this season.

Osprey Kode 42
Osprey has been building serious mountain packs since 1974. Their Kode series are dedicated backcountry skiing gear haulers for any conditions, and the Kode 42 is the largest and most versatile of the bunch. Designed for big mountain skiers to carry climbing and avalanche safety gear, this pack is the perfect hauler for all your winter needs. It will carry skis or board as well as maintains space for helmets, rope, and has dual access from the top or back panel with gear organizers to keep your essentials dry and within reach…

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CortezJournal.com – Osprey Expanding Headquarters – February 16, 2015

February 16th, 2015

Osprey Packs announced Feb. 10 its plans to expand the company’s headquarters in Cortez, a move that will create 14 new jobs.

The expanded corporate headquarters, slated to open in the second half of 2015, will offer “a creative work environment for Osprey Team members and allow for continued company growth,” according to a company press release.

Fourteen positions will be added to Osprey’s Cortez headquarters including increases to the sales, marketing, quality and returns and IT departments, the company said in a news release…

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SeattleBackpackersMagazine.com – Featuring Tempest 30 – Editors’ Choice Award Winner – February 13, 2015

February 13th, 2015

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This year, we sent one of our gear testers on a quest to find and test the best daypacks around. From the top of Mailbox Peak to the streets of Seattle, these packs have been loaded, hauled, and beaten up, all in the service of finding out what they’re really made of. In the 2015 daypack comparison review, you’ll get all of the beta on the Osprey Tempest 30, the Cotopaxi Inca 26L and the Kelty Redtail 22 – and you’ll see the first ever Seattle Backpackers Magazine Editors’ Choice Award given out. Here you have it…

Osprey consistently makes some of the very best packs on the market, and this year is no exception. The Tempest 30 is a women’s specific pack that uses BioStretch technology to create an individualized fit for every user. The pack’s dynamic adjustment system along with its technical features and comfortable fit make this daypack our Editors’ Choice Award Winner.

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BicycleRetailer.com – Osprey Expands Colorado Headquarters, Prepares Utah Distribution Center – February 13, 2015

February 13th, 2015

Osprey Packs, Inc.. plans to expand its headquarters in Cortez, Colo., as the company also is completing its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah, which will open in mid-April with a staff of 23.

The expanded headquarters in Cortez, in Southwestern Colorado, will open the second half of this year. The company will add 14 new positions at headquarters this year, including increases to the sales, marketing, quality & returns and IT departments. Additionally, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, the founders of Osprey Packs, recently relocated back to Cortez from California.

“This is an exciting time for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, the CEO of Osprey Packs. “We just concluded our 40th anniversary year where we enjoyed double-digit sales growth and started several important initiatives, including expanding to our new distribution facility in Ogden and a further commitment to Cortez as our world headquarters. 2015 will surely be a year of opportunity and growth for the brand. Opening a new distribution center allows us to better serve our customers but our primary home remains in Southwest Colorado around our Cortez main offices.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Expands Headquarters in SW Colorado as Wasatch Front Distribution Center Prepares to Open – February 11, 2015

February 11th, 2015

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today the expansion of the company’s headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, as the brand readies for the opening of its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah.

The expanded corporate headquarters in Cortez, slated to open through the second half of 2015, will offer a creative work environment for Osprey Team Members and allow for continued company growth. Fourteen new positions will be added to Osprey’s Cortez headquarters in 2015 including increases to the Sales, Marketing, Quality & Returns and IT departments. Additionally, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, founders of Osprey Packs, recently relocated back to Cortez from California to be closer to the company at the brand’s headquarters.

“This is an exciting time for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “We just concluded our 40th anniversary year where we enjoyed double digit sales growth and started several important initiatives, including expanding to our new distribution facility in Ogden and a further commitment to Cortez as our world headquarters. 2015 will surely be a year of opportunity and growth for the brand. Opening a new Distribution Center allows us to better serve our customers but our primary home remains in Southwest Colorado around our Cortez main offices.”

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Packs Expands Headquarters in SW Colorado as Wasatch Front Distribution Center Prepares to Open – February 11, 2015

February 11th, 2015

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today the expansion of the company’s headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, as the brand readies for the opening of its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah.

The expanded corporate headquarters in Cortez, slated to open through the second half of 2015, will offer a creative work environment for Osprey Team Members and allow for continued company growth. Fourteen new positions will be added to Osprey’s Cortez headquarters in 2015 including increases to the Sales, Marketing, Quality & Returns and IT departments. Additionally, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, founders of Osprey Packs, recently relocated back to Cortez from California to be closer to the company at the brand’s headquarters.

“This is an exciting time for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “We just concluded our 40th anniversary year where we enjoyed double digit sales growth and started several important initiatives, including expanding to our new distribution facility in Ogden and a further commitment to Cortez as our world headquarters. 2015 will surely be a year of opportunity and growth for the brand. Opening a new Distribution Center allows us to better serve our customers but our primary home remains in Southwest Colorado around our Cortez main offices.”

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ODRMag.com – Bigger Headquarters, New Distribution Center on Tap for Osprey – February 11, 2015

February 11th, 2015

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Osprey is expanding its headquarters in Cortez, Colo., along with getting ready to officially open its new distribution center in Ogden, Utah. Fourteen new positions will be added to the Cortez location this year, including increases to sales, marketing, quality assurance and the IT department. Founders Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren recently relocated from California to Colorado to be closer to the brand headquarters…

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WomensAdventureMagazine.com – Featuring Kode ABS Compatible 22+10 – February 10, 2015

February 10th, 2015

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You’ve topped out after huffing uphill for three hours, and biting wind is needling through your base layer. You rummage through your pack, looking for a jacket and snack, and realize you forgot your shell…

This is not a good backcountry strategy. To be safe and efficient, you need to dial in your packing so you can easily access the right gear at the right time. Bring only what you need, including emergency supplies, and nothing more. A heavy pack saps precious energy…

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Osprey’s Kode ABS® Compatible 22+10 is a fully functioning backcountry ski pack, and can unzip to accommodate an ABS™ Vario Base Unit with airbags (sold separately). At 22 liters, it’s perfect for day trips, and it expands to 32 liters for outings that require more gear.

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