Adventure.NationalGeographic.com – Featuring Ozone 22” – October 2012 – Osprey Packs Press
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Adventure.NationalGeographic.com – Featuring Ozone 22” – October 2012

Must-Have Gear: Fall/Winter

Lighter, tougher, and smarter—that’s what characterizes this season’s best equipment. Whether it’s an improvement on nature (such as water-resistant down) or more sophisticated use of electronics (such as a headlamp that anticipates your needs), these 24 items are better attuned to keeping you fresher, safer, and happier in the outdoors.

Whether you’re checking a bag or stuffing it into an overhead compartment, every ounce counts. And most 22-inch rolling bags—the standard compatible with overheads—weigh seven pounds or more. But Osprey’s Ozone 22 tips the scales at slightly more than half that: four pounds, seven ounces. It feels like helium by comparison. But there’s still plenty of organization, with zippered pockets on the front outside and a rear panel perfect for stashing an iPad. And while the styling isn’t exactly inspired, that’s not such a bad thing. Why call attention to a bag so easily carried away?

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