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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Porter 30 – December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

The Osprey Porter 30 is the smallest in the Porter series, and the sizing felt just right for carry-on. The easy-to-access large panel compartment held all of the clothes needed for a two week trip overseas (not including climbing gear) and even when it was packed full it still fit under the seat on all plane rides…. The straps tuck into the pack when not in use and the StraightJacket compression cinches down nicely. Not having to deal with excessive straps on a travel bag is one of the Porter’s best features…

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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Atmoos AG 65 and Aura AG 65 – August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014

Salt Lake City holds the world’s largest outdoor industry gathering each August and January, it’s called the Outdoor Retailer Market. This year they had an impressive 1,595 exhibitors occupying 545,684 square feet. With over 27,000 attendees, it sometimes feels like navigating a street market in Bangkok rather than a trade show. We spent a few days learning about the newest product innovations said to hit the market in the upcoming year. Here’s a few new products that stood out to us…

The Osprey Atmos and Aura 65 will soon be getting new suspension. It’s called AntiGravity (AG) suspension. Its one of those innovations that makes you say, “How come nobody else thought of that?” Osprey’s Fit-on-the-Fly hip belt and adjustable back panel will not be changing, but the new AG back panel is promised to have an even better fit and reduce hotspots because the mesh is constructed from one piece. We look forward to testing it out.

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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Talon 6 – April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014

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It’s a fine line between having everything you want in a lumbar pack, and having too much. I think Osprey nailed it with the Talon 6. It has two large pockets on top which can easily hold some traction spikes, a light wind breaker, a bar or two, phone, keys, etc. There are two more hip belt pockets for easy access to smaller things, like gel packs.

I found that I couldn’t really find one position that I liked for the duration of my longer runs. Going downhill I wanted it to be nice and snug, and uphill I wanted a little extra slack so I could use core muscles for breathing. The Talon 6 is very easy to adjust…

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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Raptor 14 – December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013


For such a little pack, this thing sure is packed full of innovative features that make me say “wow”. The direct access zipper for the hydration bladder, the roll out tool pouch, and the magnetic clip for the hydration tube are just a few, but the pack as a whole is very solid, comfortable, and breathable. Its a perfect pack to bring on a day of biking.

OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Ozone Series – July 20, 2013

July 20, 2013

The Ozone series comes in 80 liter, 46 liter and 36 liter sizes, as well as a day pack and courier. Besides the color, right away the first thing I noticed was how extremely light-weight this piece of luggage is. It weighs in at only 4 lbs 15 oz, and still has quite a few great features. It’s easy to maneuver and has plenty of pockets to keep everything organized. The green color makes spotting your bag on the luggage carousel easy and I was really impressed at just how much this bag could hold.

Concerns: Traveling is tough on suitcases and nearly every piece of luggage I’ve owned has eventually been damaged. After the second time traveling with the Ozone it had a couple very small punctures and a small tear. I have concerns that this light-weight bag may not be able to handle the abuse. The Ozone series might be a better choice for carry-on, because you have more control over what happens to your luggage.

For a look at the pack’s features please watch the video.

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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Raptor 14 – June 2013

June 4, 2013
Osprey never ceases to amaze me. This little pack is full of innovative features, provides a stable fit and only weights in at 1 lb 10 oz. One of the first things I noticed about this bag was the direct access zip. It’s such a quick and simple way to load and secure a hydration system, and to top it off, they’ve added a magnetic clip to the bite valve to ensure it’s right where you want it. One of my favorite features ended up being the roll out tool pouch that zips into the bottom of the pack. Anybody that owns a bike knows that they break down, and it’s really nice to not have to dig through your pack to get tools. The tool pouch is even detachable, so you can just lay it next to your bike while you’re doing the repairs. The shoulder straps and hip belts are thin, and provide just enough support without making you feel sweaty. The Hydraulics 3 Liter Reservoir that came with this bag has a nice rigid back, a handle for easy filling, and a nice wide bite valve to suck down a ton of water. While it was difficult to clean, it features an antimicrobial formula to fend off mold and bacteria, and I never had an issue with performance during testing. This pack could also be compatible with other hydration systems of your choice.

OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Portal Series and Ozone Series – January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013

2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Highlights

Get ready folks, Fall 13 is lookin’ good! For three days the OGTV crew charged from booth to booth, looking at the latest gear. We shared many of the highlights over on our Facebook page, but we saved some of the most interesting pieces we saw for our 2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Highlights. (…)

Osprey launches the Portal series. Use those tablets and iPads without taking it out of your pack. These packs are clean and simple on the outside, but on the inside they’re loaded with features. Padded protection for you laptop, organizing panels, and a scratch-free pocket for your portable device.

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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring Sirrus 36 – October 2, 2012

October 2, 2012

This technical pack is perfect for day hikes and light over-night trips. Osprey does an exceptional job mastering women’s specific fit and the Sirrus is no exception. Some of the highlights of this pack are the integrated rainfly, Airspeed Suspension back panel, and the many pockets. The small issue is the amount of long compression straps, the straps themselves are handy, but when they aren’t in use or when your traveling it would be nice to be able to hide them. I highly recommend this pack, but be sure to try it on first!

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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring SS13 Women’s Specific and Xena and Xenith – August 2012

August 15, 2012

We were more than a little impressed with Osprey’s Fall and Spring 2013 line-up. From travel bags to hydration and adjustable packs, Osprey has plenty of great things to look forward to. What stood out to us? Their hip-belts for their larger packs, the Xena and Xenith, are fully adjustable, removable, and can be heat-molded. We’re also impressed at how much they’ve improved on their women-specific packs. The women’s packs have BioForm4 CM Hipbelt which, according to Osprey,  ”provides thoughtful angles varying padding to create a fit specifically for women.” The women’s packs can be adjusted up and down to provide the perfect fit for various sized torsos and Fit-on-the-Fly hip belts. Osprey is definitely leading the charge when it comes to providing the perfect fit to each and every user.

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