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SNEWS – Osprey Athletes Top Elevation Outdoors’ Best of Colorado List – September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012

Best Colorado Outdoor (female) Personality winner Alison Gannett is a World Champion Extreme Free Skier, an accomplished mountain biker, surfer and inspirational speaker. An Osprey athlete since the late 90’s, Gannett is a global cooling consultant helping companies and individuals find cost-effective and meaningful solutions to reduce climate change impacts.

Longtime Osprey Athlete Timmy O’Neill was named Best Colorado Outdoor (male) Personality. O’Neill’s resume includes climber, comedian, slackliner, lecturer, drummer and coffee drinker. This year, O’Neil was named executive director of Paradox Sports, an organization helping disabled individuals enjoy life to the fullest through climbing, biking, surfing and paddling.

“It is fantastic to see Elevation Outdoors and its readers recognize Alison and Timmy,” said Osprey’s Director of Marketing Gareth Martins. “We are huge fans of Alison and Timmy with great respect for them as both athletes and activists. We can’t wait to see where this season will take them!”

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SNEWS – Outside Names Osprey as one of America’s Best Places to Work in 2012 – August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

“Osprey has been an independently owned and operated company from the get go, and we take pride in doing things differently. We strive to make this work-life balance a priority for our employees and to give back to our community,” said Erik Wegner, Osprey director of human resources. “We’re so proud to be recognized for these efforts for the fifth year in a row.”

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SNEWSnet.com – Featuring Athlete Beth Rodden for Osprey – March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs, announced today the addition of renowned climber Beth Rodden to its roster of 2012 sponsored athletes.

“Osprey is proud to welcome a person of Beth’s caliber and accomplishments to the Osprey family of athletes,” said Gareth Martins, director of marketing for Osprey Packs. “She is a truly exceptional climber and human being and we look forward to utilizing her skills as an athletic ambassador and working with her in 2012 and beyond.”

One of the most accomplished female climbers in the world, Beth has free climbed three routes on El Capitan, more than any other woman. She has also established some of the hardest traditional climbs and sport climbs in the world by a woman, including free climbing the Nose on Yosemite’s El Capitan and the first ascent of Yosemite’s Meltdown. She was the youngest woman to climb a 5.14a, and is one of the only women in the world to have red-pointed a 5.14c/8c traditional climb.

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SNewsNet.com – Featuring Osprey’s Ozone Series and Farpoint 40 – February 27th, 2012

February 27, 2012

At Winter Market, Osprey debuted its new Ozone Series of lightweight travel rollers with three models — an 18-inch, 36-liter (MSRP $199); 22-inch, 46-liter(MSRP $229); 28-inch, 80-liter (MSRP $249) — which weigh four to five pounds, compared to the typical 8 to 10 pounds, Martins said. “We’re using a lot of the same lightweight and durable materials that we use in our packs,” he said. That includes 210-denier nylon fabrics and aluminum frames.

Travelers aren’t only packing lighter, but also smaller,so they can avoid airline bag fees and bring everything as carry-ons, vendors said. To help ensure carry-on compliance,both Briggs & Riley and Osprey are introducing additional smaller versions of some of their more popular travel packs and luggage. Osprey adds the Farpoint 40 (MSRP $149) to its travel pack line.

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SNewsNet.com – Featuring Erik Hamerschlag, Product Manager at Osprey – February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

Erik Hamerschlag, product manager at Osprey, said his company spends a lot of time looking at color, because it’s an important business decision. “It’s not a scientific thing and it’s not pure art either,” Hamerschlag said. “There are business concerns about risky/fun colors versus safe/salable colors and open questions about what particular users are looking for.”

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SNEWSnet.com – Osprey’s New Contrail Helps Travelers Handle Life on the Road – January 16th, 2012

January 16, 2012

Cortez, CO – January 16, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc. – a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear – is expanding its rolling luggage collection for Fall 2012 with the Contrail Series. Combining the rugged build of outdoor gear with clean, cosmopolitan good looks, the Contrail Series offers the frequent traveler unparalleled performance and organization.

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SNEWSnet.com – Osprey Lightens the Load with New Ultra-Light Ozone Series for FW12 – January 11th, 2012

January 11, 2012

Cortez, CO – January 11, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc. – a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear – is redefining what lightweight means in luggage. Channeling the brand’s experience in building lightweight packs and luggage, the Ozone Series roller bags, debuting in Fall 2012, are the lightest, fully featured roller bags on the market.

“As a backpack company we understand the importance of lightweight and we carry this guiding principal into our luggage design,” said Osprey founder, Mike Pfotenhauer. “With Ozone, we are building on our existing lightweight luggage assortment to deliver ultra-light design without compromising durability or features. With a minimalist but robust body and a lighter, redesigned chassis, these ultra-light rollers will set the standard for lightweight performance luggage.”

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SNEWS – Osprey on Outside’s “Best Places to Work” List for Fourth Year – August 10, 2011

September 3, 2011

Cortez, CO – August 10, 2011 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, today was named to Outside magazine’s fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Osprey was ranked number 29 out of 50 selected companies, and is one of only five companies to be chosen every year of the award. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands on August 16, 2011.

“These 50 companies are successful precisely because they support a proper work-life balance,” says Michael Roberts, executive editor of Outside. “Happy workers that feel part of an active community are guaranteed to be more engaged and productive. And the companies on our list are offering amazing benefits: organic cafeterias, on-site fitness classes, reimbursements for gym memberships and ski passes, opportunities for on-the-clock community service, and much more.”

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