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Bicycle Retailer Online – Osprey Hiring Picks Up – June 1, 2010

June 23, 2010

Osprey Packs, an outdoor company, is bolstering its personnel as it makes an aggressive push into the bike market with the launch of new hydration packs (see story page 8).

“We’re looking to hire 10 or 11 new people,” said John Pieper, sales director for Osprey Packs. “A lot of that is growth into the bike market.”

The company recently hired a bike sales manager and is in the process of hiring a bike marketing manager. “We’re committing pretty heavily to this,” Pieper added.

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DirtRagMag.com – Featuring The Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack – June 14, 2010

June 23, 2010

The Raptor 14 is a great long haul pack for an all day adventure on your favorite single track.  Stretch woven side pockets with InsideOut™ compression provide versatile gear carry options, while a large zippered front pocket with dedicated compartments for bike tools keeps essentials handy. 3-liter HydraForm™ Reservoir Included. Colors available: Silt Gray, Spruce Green, Sand Gold.


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The Cyclist – Featuring Raptor – May 26, 2010

June 8, 2010

If you asked the endurance racing crowd or if you surveyed the bikepacking group, the folks that spend hours and days crossing remote sections of the countryside, as to what backpack/hydration pack was a favorite among them, the Osprey Talon 22 would be at the top of the list.  It is lauded for its comfort, design, and construction.  In the world of hiking, multi-sport and mountaineering, Osprey is well known.  It turns out that Osprey has been making packs for some time now and in 2009, celebrated 35 years in the business.

Now, in addition to more types of packs than you can imagine, they have added a new line of hydration packs under the Hydraulic banner. Called the Raptor series, they are pointed directly at mountain bikers although they could apply to a multi-sport application.

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Backpacker Online – Featuring the Aether70 – April 2010

June 7, 2010

When Osprey told us it was updating its stellar Aether and Ariel series, we worried it was fixing something that wasn’t broken. But one tester comment is all it took for us to stop fretting: “I carried the previous Aether on Denali in 2005, and, believe me, this new model handles bulkier gear and hauls even more weight, up to 60 pounds, without an ounce hanging on my shoulders.”

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BreatheMag Online – Sponsor 2010 Breast Cancer Climb – May 6, 2010

June 6, 2010
Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has announced their sponsorship of the 2010 Climb Against the Odds, the Breast Cancer Fund’s annual mountaineering expedition for breast cancer prevention.
From June 13 to 19, 2010, a team of 26 women and men who have been touched by cancer will attempt to summit the 14,179-foot Mount Shasta, located in Northern California. As a corporate sponsor, Osprey outfits each team member with an Ariel (women’s) or Aether (men’s) backpack.

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Backpacker – Featuring the Manta 25 Daypack – May 2010

May 28, 2010

This smartly designed daypack carries well, protects itself from rainstorms, and makes sure you stay properly hydrated.

This daypack combines an ultracomfortable carry, a smart, hydration system that’s easy to fill and drink from, and a smattering of features that will set you up for a smooth dayhike, no matter what you carry or what weather you encounter.

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Adventure World Magazine Online – Featuring the Raptor 10 – May 22, 2010

May 28, 2010

With focused attention on providing quality backpacks that match the unique body sizes/shapes and an effective suspension system to minimize the stresses of carrying gear through adventurous lifestyles, Osprey has emerged on the forefront in the outdoor industry for their products. It was just a matter of time before they would come out with their own version of the hydration system, and after testing it for the past few weeks, I can safely say they have placed the bar extremely high.

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OutdoorInformer.com – Featuring The Raptor 14 – March 1, 2010

May 22, 2010

The main attraction in West Virginia’s Valley Falls State Park is the rushing water over the sandstone ledges of the Tygart Valley River forming several waterfalls. The park also boasts exhilarating singletrack mountain biking along its 18-miles of trails.  A mountain bike ride through Valley Falls State Park will dehydrate a biker quickly, and a hydration pack such as the Osprey Raptor 14 is designed for longer mountain bike rides. The Osprey Raptor 14 along with the other hydration packs in the Raptor series will be available at retailers in mid February of 2010.


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