If the dad in your life is anything like mine, he loves a good backpack. One for hiking, one for fly fishing, one for disc golf, and then there’s always a need for the small simple one for back and forth to work. The Revo daypack by Osprey has a sleek design, and is perfect for the basic necessities. It has great storage potential and is made of 70 percent recycled materials. And, as always with Osprey, they stand behind their gear — forever. Talk about giving consumers confidence! ($49)
I’ve been using the Manta on day hikes and more recently while paddling my kayak. I am so impressed with the fit and function of this pack. I have been consciously trying to drink more water, and the Manta has been a great help while active. The ease of use is the biggest factor. I can easily fill it before heading out. I have used it numerous times, and have not noticed any ‘plastic’ or off taste. The reservoir is made by Nalgene, and is BPA and PVC free. The the AquaGuard anti-microbial formula is designed to prevent bacteria and mold from developing. This appears to be working because the reservoir has not developed any mold, and the water still tastes fine. Keeping the water clean and tasting good is the easiest way to keep me drinking it.
Now in its fifteenth year, Colorado Bike to Work Day is aimed at getting people to leave their cars at home and bike to work. It is the highlight of Colorado Bike Month, which celebrates bicycling for transportation, fun and health.
“At Osprey, we celebrate Bike to Work Day every year to encourage our employees to get out of their cars and on their bikes. It’s been a wildly successful event, with upwards of 90 percent of our team members biking to work. This year, we want to set an example for other businesses as well,” said Gareth Martins, director of marketing at Osprey. “While cycling in the fresh air is reward enough, we’re excited to give people extra incentive with our discount offer. By biking to work on June 23, you can feel good about yourself and your carbon footprint and score a great deal on our gear.”
When Osprey asked if we wanted to take a look at their new packs, I thought we’d get a few of their hydration packs, (and we did in fact get one, the review of that is forthcoming) but the package also included the new Flapjack, a backpack-style laptop bag that’s the bee’s-knees.
With a padded laptop sleeve (here seen holding my iPad and a magazine—we like to rock both old-school and new-school media in the Hugger East Cost HQ) the Osprey Flapjack has been finding itself on a lot of my rides to town.Read full post
Cortez, Colo. ( June 16, 2010) – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is throwing down the gauntlet to all businesses in Southwestern Colorado’s Montezuma County and challenging them to join them in the Colorado Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 23.
For extra motivation, Osprey is offering participating local employees a one-time pro deal discount of 50 percent off up to three packs and two accessories. Furthermore, if a company with 10 or more employees achieves 100 percent participation, Osprey will treat them to a celebratory lunch.
Undoubtedly riding off the success of their Flap series of casual daypacks (which we are in the process of road testing), Osprey is introducing the 24/7 Series for the FW 2010 season. The Colorado based manufacturer is most well known for their epic technical packs, but have found a niche in travel bags, and now, the urban-inspired day pack market.
All 24/7 packs get the usual urban features like laptop and tunes pockets, removable waist belts, and more grab handles. But what you also get is Osprey’s attention to detail, giving much better than average straps and back systems.
Osprey Packs, an outdoor company, is bolstering its personnel as it makes an aggressive push into the bike market with the launch of new hydration packs (see story page 8).
“We’re looking to hire 10 or 11 new people,” said John Pieper, sales director for Osprey Packs. “A lot of that is growth into the bike market.”
The company recently hired a bike sales manager and is in the process of hiring a bike marketing manager. “We’re committing pretty heavily to this,” Pieper added.