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Hiking.About.com – Featuring Exos 38 – October 2014

October 1, 2014

The 2 lb., 5 oz. Osprey Exos 38 is billed as a “SuperLight” pack, but its 38L (2320 cubic inch) capacity is enough for almost anybody to take overnight, if you’re willing to pack sparingly and strap your tent underneath the pack. It’s also available in 48L and 58L sizes.

Overall, I think the Exos 38 is a great choice for the everyday hiker who wants one really nice pack that can go on either dayhikes or overnight backpacking trips; it’s a good “compromise size” for either use. (Here’s my advice on choosing a backpack size.) The larger packs in the line would be great for long-haul backpackers that want a light pack without giving up the benefits of a stable frame. If you have ultralight tendencies but just can’t bear giving up a pack with an internal frame, this might be the pack line for you…

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About.com – Mountain Biking – Featuring Tempest 9 – May 2014

May 1, 2014

Is there a dirt-lovin’ lady in your life? (Or maybe you are that dirt-lovin’ lady!) I speak from experience when I say she wants to be spoiled with the latest mountain biking gear and accessories. Don’t know where to start? It can be difficult to know just what she needs or wants. That’s where we come in. We’ve put together a list of ideas we think your favorite mountain biking woman will fall in love with…

New this season, Osprey has introduced a women-specific multi-sport pack called the Tempest. Take it with you on your next mountain bike ride, trail run or day hike. Featuring a women’s-specific mesh-covered harness and hipbelt, a ventilated back panel, front slash pocket, helmet attachment, inside panel zippered mesh pocket, two zippered hipbelt pockets, external hydration sleeve (reservoir sold separately), and more.

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About.com – Featuring Raven 10 – October 2013

October 15, 2013

My full-suspension mountain bike frame is too small to fit a water bottle cage. So, every time I ride, I strap a hydration pack to my back. What this means is over time, I’ve amassed an unusually large collection. And, for whatever reason, I’ve found that most of the packs I own fall into one of two categories: room for a bladder and little else, or room for a bladder and anything I could possibly want to bring with me.

That is until I started using the women-specific Osprey Raven 10, which I find to be a happy medium between the two aforementioned categories.

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About.com – Osprey is 2013 Readers’ Choice Award – Favorite Backpack for Backcountry Camping –

April 17, 2013

To truly experience the wilderness, you’ll need to step off the pavement and hike into your next camping destination! And to get there, you will need to pack you’re your camping gear into a backpack. About Camping Readers’ selected Osprey as their favorite backpack for backcountry camping

Osprey makes backpacks in a variety of sizes for men and women and is known for backpack innovation, superior quality, and lightweight construction. Learn more about the 2013 About Camping readers’ favorite camping tent online at Osprey Packs

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About.com – Featuring SS13 Reservoir – October 2012

October 1, 2012

I had a full schedule of meetings going into the second day of North America’s largest bike show. Once there, I took time to learn about some of the latest offerings from the bike industry’s top manufacturers. Here’s a sampling of the newest products hitting shelves in 2013. (…)

Osprey has unveiled a boatload of improvements to its existing hydration reservoir. However, it will thankfully keep the vertically-mounted rigid, handle-like plastic strip that must make grabbing and refilling the bladder unbelievably simple. (I don’t own one, so I’m speculating here.) As observed today, the strip also helps the bladder to maintain its shape when empty. A three-quarter turn cap, faster flow tube and tasteless BPA- and PVC-free film will grace the newly-designed reservoir. A magnetic bite valve that connects to the sternum strap is included as well.

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