Since National Park Week began last weekend, the industry has been abuzz with exciting youth engagement announcements, news of record numbers in parks, and Secretary Jewell’s declaration on the importance of measuring the outdoor economy. The crown jewel of the weeklong public lands celebration? Earth Day.
As an industry that relies so heavily on the health of our planet, our community goes all out on Earth Day. From Gore-Tex’s declaration of love for Mother Earth to Osprey inviting consumers to become outdoor advocates, brands found many ways to show their appreciation for Earth and its natural spaces.
The Osprey bags are a little bit more tech-oriented than the REI packs, with external hydration bladder pouches and a design that provides superior ventilation by lifting the pack off the wearer’s back.
An Upgrade pick for smaller kids
Osprey Jet 12
An external bladder pocket and superior venting between back and bag caters to the serious trekker tyke.
An Upgrade pick for bigger kids
Osprey Jet 18
An external bladder pocket and superior venting between back and bag caters to kids all the way through their teen years.
We’re big fans of Osprey’s hydration packs, but the bladders have never been quite perfect in our eyes. Luckily for us, CamelBak sued them over a patent infringement, motivating them to explore new options, which resulted in the design you see above. Since the bladders are made by Hydrapak (with design elements from Osprey), who offers a lifetime warranty on its bladders, Osprey can now extend it’s generous “All Mighty Guarantee” to every part of its hydration packs.
If you’re taking your little ripper on the trail with you, it’s important to kit them out in gear that will actually work well and fit them properly. Unlike some other kid-specific gear, the Osprey Moki is a full-featured pack cut to the size of a kid, and not a stripped down version of a pack with a kids label on it.
What is the Moki? Consider it a kids sized Osprey Viper hydration pack. It is constructed from a blend of 210D Poly Triple Diamond and 400HD Nylon Packcloth material for maximum durability.
Inside the Moki it comes with a 1.5L hydration bladder with the same wide mouth lid design that all Osprey Hydraulics-series packs have. And like other Osprey bladders, it is internally baffled to provide a flat-to-the-back shape, and equally important the bladder is BPA / PVC free.