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

June 30, 2013

The Zealot 16 is Osprey’s first foray into the gravity orientated hydration pack realm. The fully featured 16 liter capacity pack is comfortable, tough and carries loads competently, with a nicely padded and well ventilated back panel. Osprey has been making packs since 1974, and although they’re headquartered in Cortez Colorado, their manufacturing takes place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Osprey Zealot 16

The Zealot 16 is made with tough and durable 210D Nylon Nailhead, 500D and 1000D nylon fabrics, and utilizes their molded foam AirScape back panel, BioStretch ventilated harness and a 40mm straight ErgoPull hip belt with padded hip wings. It has their brilliant LidLock helmet clip and blinker light attachment patch. The pack has a 16 liter capacity, and includes their 100 oz (3 L) Hydraform reservoir and a roll-out tool pouch. The pack comes in two colors, Pitch Black and Octane Blue, and two sizes, Small/Medium and Medium/Large, weighs in at 920 grams and retails for $149. In addition, they have a Zealot 10, which has a 10 liter capacity and retails for $129.

The large main compartment is accompanied by a padded front compression pocket, a top stash pocket, two stretch mesh side pockets, two hip pockets, and a mesh and zippered harness pocket. The main compartment is cavernous, and the useful back panel opening makes it easy to access items. I do wish there was some internal zippered pockets, slots and pouches for better organization of items in the main area, since things can get lost in the vastness of the compartment. The hydration reservoir fits into a separate pocket or sleeve on the rear of the main compartment, which isolates it for easier insertion while the pack is still fully loaded, and it has an elastic compression cord system to hold it tightly in place to prevent unwanted movement. The hip pockets worked for a gel packs, cameras, and phones, although it was a tight fit jamming an iPhone in there.

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MTBR.com – Featuring Pixel, Pixel Port, Beta and Radial – April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

Osprey Packs has some very interesting products coming this fall including messenger bags, back packs and bags with specific slots for your iPad or tablet computer.

In this video, Jeff Fox gives us a quick rundown of the Pixel, Pixel Port, Beta and the Radial.

Portal Series – made for Urban commuting
1.) “Pixel”

  • Side zip (store laptop in side)
  • Storage pockets in front
  • Power house (separate removable compartment that fits in the bottom to hold cords and chargers)

2.) “Pixel Port” – smaller, lighter weight pack

  • Operate the tablet right through the TPU plastic, you don’t have to remove it to use it

3.) “Beta” – a courier style bag

  • Nice comfortable back panel
  • Nice strap
  • Lots of room for a laptop and accessories

4.) “Radial” back pack – great for commuters in warmer climates

  • Air speed back panel provides better air flow between your back and the pack.
  • U-lock holder
  • Lid lock
  • Laptop compartment

The Pixel, Pixel Port, Beta and Radial will all be available mid-August 2013

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MTBR – Osprey Challenges Local Montezuma County, CO Businesses to Bike to Work on June 23

June 25, 2010

Now in its fifteenth year, Colorado Bike to Work Day is aimed at getting people to leave their cars at home and bike to work. It is the highlight of Colorado Bike Month, which celebrates bicycling for transportation, fun and health.

“At Osprey, we celebrate Bike to Work Day every year to encourage our employees to get out of their cars and on their bikes. It’s been a wildly successful event, with upwards of 90 percent of our team members biking to work. This year, we want to set an example for other businesses as well,” said Gareth Martins, director of marketing at Osprey. “While cycling in the fresh air is reward enough, we’re excited to give people extra incentive with our discount offer. By biking to work on June 23, you can feel good about yourself and your carbon footprint and score a great deal on our gear.”

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