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BikeMag.com – Featuring Zealot 16 – June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013

Thirty-eight years in the trade have clearly taught the designers at Osprey a thing or two about making packs, because the Zealot 16—their 976-cubic-inch dump truck of a hydration pack—is the king of comfort. Go ahead, load the Zealot with 100 ounces of water, body armor, a full-face helmet, tools and any other creature comforts—the one thing you won’t feel is a pain in the back.

Though Osprey packs are no longer hand-made in the U.S.A., its quality control is remarkably stringent: The company’s founder and owner spends months out of every year at the factory in Vietnam to ensure that
design and production standards are kept high.

The results are evident. Consider the clever weight-distributing straps, low-profile reservoir, well-ventilated shoulder harness and ridge-molded back panel. No hot spots or aching shoulders from wearing this pack. The Zealot is also loaded with useful features, including the LidLock helmet clip—which fastens XC helmets to the outside of the pack—a removable, rollout tool pouch, a smart-phone/music-player pocket on the left shoulder strap and a magnet built into the sternum strap that secures the reservoir hose and keeps the bite valve within easy reach. The rigid-framed reservoir was also a breeze to fill and insert into a fully loaded pack.

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BikeMag.com – Featuring Zealot 16 – June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013

Thirty-eight years in the trade have clearly taught the designers at Osprey a thing or two about making packs, because the Zealot 16—their 976-cubic-inch dump truck of a hydration pack—is the king of comfort. Go ahead, load the Zealot with 100 ounces of water, body armor, a full-face helmet, tools and any other creature comforts—the one thing you won’t feel is a pain in the back.

Though Osprey packs are no longer hand-made in the U.S.A., its quality control is remarkably stringent: The company’s founder and owner spends months out of every year at the factory in Vietnam to ensure that

design and production standards are kept high.

The results are evident. Consider the clever weight-distributing straps, low-profile reservoir, well-ventilated shoulder harness and ridge-molded back panel. No hot spots or aching shoulders from wearing this pack. The Zealot is also loaded with useful features, including the LidLock helmet clip—which fastens XC helmets to the outside of the pack—a removable, rollout tool pouch, a smart-phone/music-player pocket on the left shoulder strap and a magnet built into the sternum strap that secures the reservoir hose and keeps the bite valve within easy reach. The rigid-framed reservoir was also a breeze to fill and insert into a fully loaded pack.

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BikeMag.com – Featuring Zealot 16 – April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

After reading Sal Ruibal’s Dirty Words: The Short Arm of the Law, I got to thinking of the contents of my own pack. What I always carry, what I should carry and why I carry what I carry. Here’s what I’m packing right now:

1. Osprey Zealot 16 – This pack is loaded with nice features like its rollout tool pouch, clamshell-style main pocket, rigid-framed reservoir and a chest pocket that’s the perfect size for fitting an iPhone. My only complaint is, sometimes the ends shoulder straps poke into my sides a little bit.

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BikeMag.com – Featuring Verve 10 – March 12, 2011

March 17, 2011

Osprey Women’s Hydration Pack Benefiting Breast Cancer Fund
For each pack sold, Osprey will donate $4 to help save breasts.

Osprey Packs, Inc. has announced a support effort for the Breast Cancer Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to identifying and eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. Osprey has produced a special, limited-edition version of their popular women’s multisport hydration pack, the Verve 10. Four dollars ($4) of the purchase price of each pack will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund, with a minimum of $5000 guaranteed by Osprey. The pack is currently available at select U.S. Osprey dealers and at www.ospreypacks.com.

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