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Aaron Teasdale wear Osprey Packs to Glacier Park – June 18, 2011

July 7, 2011

We didn’t know we’d encounter two bears in a matter of hours, but Greg Fortin and I knew we were in for an adventure when we started pedaling away from Glacier Park’s Avalanche Campground parking lot at 8:20 last Friday night. It was an absurdly late time to head into Glacier’s bear-riddled backcountry, but, as a smiling old man once said to me when he saw me bicycle touring in a rainstorm, “You go when you can.”

We only had 48 hours before backcountry permit officials, concerned we’d interfere with road crews plowing record snow off Going To The Sun Road, insisted we be back. The road crews might have been miserable, we weren’t going to let that magnificent, once in a lifetime June snowpack go to waste. We were going to ski. With tent, sleeping bags, skis, and food for two days in our bike trailers, we set off for the mountains.

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Examiner.com – Featuring Verve 4 – June 27, 2011

July 7, 2011

If you: Need some serious hydration, where a bottle just won’t cut it.

Then try: The Cadillac of hydration packs, the Osprey Verve 4 ($64.00) is a ridiculously-comfortable way to tote two liters of water without feeling like a pack mule. Created specifically with a woman’s body in mind, the Verve series not only utilizes mesh panels for breathability and an adjustable harness for comfort, but it also offers quick access to water at all times, thanks to a smartly-designed built-in magnet system in the bite valve and sternum strap.

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Health.com – Featuring Osprey Sirrus 24 – June 2011

July 1, 2011

Health Gear Awards 2011: The Best Fitness Products of the Year

Best daypack

Bye-bye, mid-hike backache! This pack’s mesh panel conforms to your back (so comfy) without causing you to overheat. What’s more, it has pockets for everything from iPod to waterbottle, plus a built-in rain cover. “It’s a really well thought-out design,” Matthews notes.

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