CORTEZ – This week’s Colorado Company to Watch believes it has come up with the perfect hydration backpack.
Osprey Packs says their new Hydraulics line of backpacks, which hit the market this week, do not slosh around or push into your back.
The company’s location in the four corners region of Colorado, means its employees have plenty of opportunities to test out their products during day hikes near Telluride or bike treks in Moab, Utah.
During all this “research,” the company’s staff realized there was a need for a better hydration pack and they set out to design one that resolved all their complaints.
The company worked with water bottle maker Nalgene to build a new kind of reservoir, with the focus of making it fit users better and more comfortably. The water pouch is made from special material that matches the contour of your back. The company’s patented Hydralock system compresses as it empties, which minimizes water sloshing, making the pack more stable.