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Carryology.com – Core77 Interview with Mike Pfotenhauer – June 13, 2014

Core77 keeps the awesomeness rolling with their lightweight and ultralight backpacking series. Following on from their interview with Mike St. Pierre of Hyperlite Mountain Gear Core77 chatted to the founder of one of the most well-known brands in backpacks, Osprey. Posted below in all its carry goodness is Unpacking “Ultralight” with Mike Pfotenhauer of Osprey Packs by Kat Bauman…

Whether you think ultralight backpacking sounds like hell or vacation, it provides a special dilemma for design minds. Ultralight gear has to be minimal, ergonomic, versatile and very, very light. To get a higher-level industry take on the lightweight challenge I spoke with Mike Pfotenhauer, founder, owner and chief designer of Osprey Packs. Osprey is over four decades old and renowned for innovative, ergonomic and, yes, lightweight pack design. Still independently owned and operated, they’re a leading name in multiple fields of backpacking. When I caught up with Mike he had just gotten back from Southern California – a region he’s required as a Northerner to speak poorly of – where he’d had a nice time hiking around Big Sur. (Don’t tell him I told you.)…

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