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TetonGravity.com – Featuring Kode 42 – February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015
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I’m always looking for a perfect pack to suit my needs. I’ve had many friends love their Osprey packs, and although I own a very old climbing pack of theirs, I’ve been wanting to give their newer ones a try for some time now. The Kode 42 did not disappoint, and definitely lived up to my expectations.

The size is perfectly fit for my needs of day trips or overnights in the Tetons. The Medium/Large size of the Kode 42 fits perfectly on my back, which is sometimes hard to find for me, being 6’4”. I love the multi pockets on the top, since I usually end up storing a lot of things I’ll need on the fly here in the Tetons, and there is plenty of room to fit my needs and still not squish my lunch…

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

February 25, 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 23, 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 19, 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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HuffingtonPost.com – Featuring Ariel 55 – February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015
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Whether it’s a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they’re always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they’d never leave home without…

A dependable backpack: “My first backpacking trip took me to seven countries with various climates and cultural norms over the course of six months,” says Lauren Kilberg of the blog Double Takes. “My Osprey Ariel 55 backpack never did me wrong and held everything I need — and it’s come with me to over 25 countries since…

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

February 18, 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 17, 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 17, 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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