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ABC10Up.com – Groundbreaking Technology Revolutionizes Backpacks – May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

With summertime just around the corner, many U.P. residents will be heading outdoors to spend some time admiring Mother Nature.

For those people who intend to spend their days living out of a backpack, it’s important to have the right ‘pack’ on your ‘back.’ Backpacks come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and prices. In the end, the most important thing to do when buying a backpack is making sure that it fits your body properly.

“We have a special way to measure everyone that comes in to give them the proper size and then we can start looking at different Osprey products,” said Luke Olson of Osprey Packs. “We do have a product for everyone, but the most important thing that we emphasize is how the backpack fits. We want to make sure that it’s properly fit for every person that walks out the door.”

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ABC10Up.com – Backpack Expert Travels to the U.P. – May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

This year to help with their big sale, Down Wind Sports brought in an expert who deals specifically with backpacks. The store was able to get an employee from Osprey to Marquette for the weekend.
Osprey has backpacks for every kind of outdoor adventure.

“This is a perfect opportunity to get all of your questions answered,” said Bill Thompson, Co-Owner of Down Wind Sports. “Osprey Backpacks makes some killer packs. They’re custom moldable, so they’re one of the few companies in the industry that does that.”

“Down Wind is one of our favorite retailers,” said Luke Olson, the Midwest sales representative for Osprey. “When we heard about their yearly sale that goes on, we decided to come out and team up wit them. Obviously we are showcasing our products, our backpacks, but these weekends are more about education for us. Educating the customer, answering all of their questions, giving them that expert pack fit that really allows them to enjoy their time out on the trail.”

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