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BikeRumor.com – Interbike 2011 – Featuring Syncro and Zealot Series – September 23, 2011

October 7, 2011

INTERBIKE 2011: OSPREY PACKS GET SIMPLER, GO BIGGER

While Osprey’s entries into the bike market have all been very well built, it turns out that some riders aren’t looking for quite so much organization (or the weight and complexity that it can bring) in their packs.  For them, Osprey has released the pared-back Syncro 10, 15, and 20.

On the rough & tumble side of things, Osprey’s Zealot is a freeride-oriented pack that is a bit sturdier, is fairly thin (to be comfortable while riding the lifts), and has full clamshell-style access and a cool tool roll that deploys from the bottom of the bag.

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BikeRumor.com – Manta 20 – July 13, 2011

July 19, 2011

With days getting longer, its officially big bag season! That’s right folks, time to pack a lunch, extra clothing, tools, and a handful of spares for some backcountry adventure. At a claimed 20L cargo capacity (M/L size), Osprey’s Manta 20 pack just meets my usual all-day ride carrying requirements. Given my experience with its cycling-specific nephew the Raptor 18, I knew to expect a well-built bag with an excellent reservoir.

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Bike Rumor – Featuring Verve 10 – March 14, 2011

March 17, 2011

OSPREY OFFERS LIMITED EDITION WOMEN’S VERVE HYDRATION PACK TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER

PRESS RELEASE: Osprey has produced a special, limited-edition version of their popular women’s multisport hydration pack, the Verve 10. $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.

The special edition Verve 10 is amethyst with a front pocket screen of the iconic Breast Cancer Fund prayer flags that carry messages of love and healing and help to support breast cancer prevention. As with all Osprey packs, the Verve 10 is free of BPA, PVC/pthalates and triclosan.

“We are committed to the Breast Cancer Fund and their vital work in making the world a healthier and safer place for everyone,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “This season, we are proud to show our continued support of this important organization through these special edition packs designed specifically for women.”

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BikeRumor.com Features Osprey Raptor 18 Hydration Pack – October 18, 2010

November 2, 2010

I’ll be the first to admit having a bag problem. Over the course of a season of mountain biking, I’ll cycle through an embarrassing number of bags in search of the perfect combination of fit, capacity, and features. Though I do have a handful of standbys that I rely heavily on, when word of Osprey’s first mountain bike specific range of packs began popping up last fall, I had to have a look. The Raptor range (6, 10, 14 and 18) has a whole bunch of shared features that makes the bags stand out from the large number of ‘me too’ hydration packs on the market. Excited by the Raptors’ potential and positive early reviews, I managed to get my hands on a Raptor 18 for review.

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