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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey’s Own Sarah Harper Burke Honored with OIWC’s First Ascent Award – January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is proud to announce that Sarah Harper Burke, Osprey Retail Marketing Manager, received Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition First Ascent Award for leadership.

The First Ascent Award recognizes a woman in the industry who demonstrates strong potential for leadership and career advancement as well as a commitment to OIWC and the industry as a whole. Harper Burke received the award last week at OIWC Keynote and Awards Presentation at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City.

“This award is very special to me however this award is much bigger than just me,” said Harper Burke. “It is about the future health of our industry. It is about celebrating women in the workplace. Most of all, this award is about change and building a better, stronger business practice for all of us.”

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey’s Atmos AG and Aura AG Honored with Backpacker Magazine’s 2015 Editors’ Choice Award – January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today that the soon to be released Atmos AG and Aura AG have been named one of Backpacker magazine’s 2015 Editors’ Choice Awards. Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the outdoor industry, given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.

“With all the products that the Backpacker editorial team rigorously tests, it is an honor to be selected as one of this year’s Editors’ Choice winners,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, product designer and owner of Osprey Packs. “Our new Anti-Gravity suspension system is a product of 40 years of Osprey innovation. We are thrilled that Backpacker is recognizing it with this award and bringing it to the attention of their audience of outdoor enthusiasts.”

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Featuring Atmos AG/Aura AG – January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today that the soon to be released Atmos AG and Aura AG have been named one of Backpacker magazine’s 2015 Editors’ Choice Awards. Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the outdoor industry, given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.

“With all the products that the Backpacker editorial team rigorously tests, it is an honor to be selected as one of this year’s Editors’ Choice winners,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, product designer and owner of Osprey Packs. “Our new Anti-Gravity suspension system is a product of 40 years of Osprey innovation. We are thrilled that Backpacker is recognizing it with this award and bringing it to the attention of their audience of outdoor enthusiasts.”

The state-of-the-art Atmos AG (for men) and Aura AG (for women) feature a unique suspended AntiGravity™ back panel system. Seamless mesh across a 3D cavity on the backpanel provides a breathable and flexible contoured fit that allows the wearer to move as if they don’t have a pack on – true anti-gravity realized. Combined with custom fit capability and a full feature set, the Atmos AG and Aura AG set a new standard in ventilated backpacking…

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Featuring Fall/Winter 2015 Ozone Series – January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015

Designed with the modern traveler in mind, Osprey’s Ozone series redefined the ultralight travel category. For Fall 2015, Osprey raises the bar once again with increased durability of frame and bag, organizational changes for more efficient packing and new colors and styling. Additionally, the series has been expanded to include all new travel packs, perfect for big adventures to any destination.

“The Ozone Series continues to be the lightest, fully featured luggage on the market,” said Cassie Tweed, Osprey Design Director. “This season we build on our experience in this space to deliver the next generation of luggage built for today’s traveler – spontaneous, adventurous and efficient.”

Updated Ozone Series – The updated Ozone Series features Osprey’s HighRoad LT™ Chassis with ultralight and strong 6001 aluminum frame and base, injection molded high clearance ABS base with foot bar, large wheels with sealed bearings for a smooth roll and an extendible ergonomic ‘T’ Handle…

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Updates Urban Flap Series for Fall 2015 – January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is introducing all-new design as well as feature updates to its popular Flap Series for Fall 2015.

“Key to the Flap Series redesign is fresh styling including clean, modern design lines, a single flap closure and an all-new performance fabric that has a soft, canvas-like feel,” said Jeff Fox, Senior Marketing Manager, Osprey Packs. “While attractively minimal on the outside, the internal organization of the Flap Series makes them very user-friendly whether commuting or traveling.”

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Streamlines Shuttle Series Gear Haulers for Fall 2015 – January 8, 2015

January 8, 2015

Whether it’s backcountry skiing in British Columbia or trekking in Nepal, reaching these adventures involves dragging bulky gear through airports, train stations, bus stations and ultimately down some gravelly dirt road. To answer those travel adventure needs, Osprey introduces the newly streamlined Shuttle Series for Fall 2015. Versatile, light and stable, these rolling duffels are the benchmark for top tier gear hauling performance.

“We may not all be leading expeditions to the other side of the world but travel for many of us involves a wide range of gear-intensive activities,” said Erik Hamerschlag, Product Line Manager, Osprey Packs. “The updated Shuttle Series offers lightweight but burley rolling duffels that can adapt to the adventure and the gear it carries.”

Key design features include a combination of padded sidewalls and Osprey’s time tested StraightJacket™ to provide security and protection for gear in transit. The StraightJacket system uses a front panel compression strap to produce varying levels of compression to secure the load and add stability even when the pack is not full. Osprey 16″ HighRoad™ Chassis boasts extra large sealed bearing wheels for added stability…

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey’s Bi-Annual Community Locals’ Sale Benefits – December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its popular Fall Community Locals’ Sale and Fundraiser raised $3,350 for Four Corners Recycling Initiative, a local non-profit community organization. Combined with the Spring Locals’ Sale, Osprey has donated $7,650 for the year by offering outstanding deals on packs and bags to the Cortez community.

The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for local, community nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully vetted and selected by the company’s volunteer led Green Team…

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Packs Donates Grants Through IMBA to Support Recreational Mountain Biking – October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today the donation of four cash grants through the IMBA “Let’s Build Trails” Program to support the growth of recreational mountain biking in the United States.

The grant recipients include:
•    Central Illinois Trails Association (Chatham, IL)
•    Team Dirt (Corvallis, OR)
•    South Alabama Mountain Bike Association (Mobile, AL)
•    Southern Kettle Moraine Chapter of IMBA (Whitewater, WI)

“It is very rewarding to work with IMBA in providing trail grants to grass roots mountain bike organizations who are working hard to maintain and improve recreational cycling opportunities in their communities,” said Jeff Fox, Bike Marketing Manager for Osprey.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Packs Soars Into Their 40th Anniversary – July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc. will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City along with continued accolades for the documentary film, “Osprey Packs – Forty Years in the Making”, tracing the history of the brand.

What started out as a small shop selling custom packs designed by Mike Pfotenhauer in Santa Cruz, California has grown, over the past four decades, into the industry-leading manufacturer of top-quality innovative packs sold in over 60 countries. As the head designer, each and every pack, passes through Pfotenhauer’s hands, representing the unbreakable thread that makes Osprey a company like no other.

Today, Osprey is still independently owned with product offerings that have grown to include best-in-class packs and accessories for backpacking, cycling, hydration, snow, climbing, urban/commute, travel and kids. Osprey’s All Mighty Guarantee backs the brand’s unrelenting dedication to superior quality, design and craftsmanship. With this guarantee, Osprey will repair for any reason, free of charge, any damage or defect in their product – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on the pack, they will happily replace it…

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