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BlueRidgeOutdoors.com – Featuring Rev 1.5 – January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015
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While the calendar still shows that it is January, this winter has not thrown a lot of cold weather punches at us, save a few days that have reminded us that spring is not here yet. Winter will inevitably return, and when it does, you will want to be prepared to get out and enjoy all it has to offer…

Osprey Rev 1.5 Pack – Osprey is synonymous with comfortable packs. When it began making hydration packs, I was an early-adopter. Since then, hydration packs have continued to evolve and become more activity-specific. Osprey has led the charge, and continued its innovative ways with the release of the Rev series. The Rev series has two adjustable chest straps in addition to the waist strap, which allow the user to achieve a snug, personalized fit. This feature combined with the breathable back panel are critical components to a well-made hydration pack as they ensure that the pack will stay secure and dry, which prevent uncomfortable occurrences of back chafe. Ouch!

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BlueRidgeOutdoors.com – Featuring Exos 58 – November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014
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Peak Gear Awards: The gear that changed our time outdoors in 2014

There’s nowhere like the Blue Ridge region for gear testing — heat, rain, mud, tough rooted trails, steep winding roads, and rugged peaks dominate the landscape. We asked top outdoor adventurers who regularly use and abuse gear for their top picks—gear that changed their lives, or at least their perspective…

1. Osprey Exos 58

Osprey set a new standard for ultra-lightweight packs in 2008 with the introduction of the Exos Series, which became a standard on the Appalachian Trail and with ultralight enthusiasts still in search of comfort; and the company redesigned the series this year integrating Osprey’s Superlight AirSpeed suspension system and new Exoform harness and hipbelt. It is a minimalist pack still packed with features that make long trips enjoyable.

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