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SNEWS – Osprey Packs Promotes 
Courtney Hart to Marketing Coordinator – December 13, 2010

December 21, 2010

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has announced the promotion of Courtney Hart to the position of Marketing Coordinator.

In her new role, Hart will be assisting the Osprey marketing department in all aspects of the company’s marketing, public relations, collateral and communications and events. She will also be involved in all other efforts dedicated to growing brand awareness and the promotion of the Osprey mission and strategy.

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SNEWS – Osprey Packs Gains Two New Product Designers – October 15, 2010

October 26, 2010

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has hired two new product designers, Cassie Tweed and Hut Cheng. Ms. Tweed joined the design team in September and is based in Osprey’s new Mill Valley, California product design office, while Ms. Cheng will be based in Osprey’s Vietnam product development studio starting in November.

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SNEWS – Osprey Achieves 100 Percent Participation in 2010 Bike to Work Challenge – July 6, 2010

July 5, 2010

As part of the Bike to Work Day celebration, Osprey encouraged its employees to pledge to ride to work at least once per week from June 24 to September 1, 2010, for a total of 20 trips back and forth to work. Thus far, 25 of the 29 Bike to Work riders have taken the pledge. Upon successful completion, they will be eligible for a cadre of prizes and incentives.

Offered Bike to Work incentive to Montezuma County employees

This year, Osprey wanted to motivate other Montezuma County businesses to participate in Bike to Work Day as well. To do so, they offered participating local employees a one-time pro deal discount of 50 percent off up to three packs and two accessories. The Cortez Journal took them up on their challenge, with 10 employees taking part.

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SNEWS – Featuring the Manta 30 – May 17 2010

May 17, 2010

The team at Osprey has always thought about pack design a little differently than most. And when they set about to create what they felt was the perfect hydration pack, the thought process was no different. To them, it was not about simply creating a better hydration pack, because a poor reservoir design would defeat the system. They also felt that simply designing a better reservoir wasn’t enough either, because if the pack wasn’t
ideally matched, it too would create an imperfect marriage. So, Osprey founder and chief mad scientist Mike Pfotenhauer worked with his design team to conjure up a new hydration pack system, with the pack and reservoir fully integrated. They call it the Hydraulics line of packs.  Eager to test what Osprey claims to be “the most innovative and best-designed hydration packs,” we ordered a Mantra 30 hydration pack, and from February through May 2010 our tester wore it backcountry skiing, mountain biking, during a 24-hour adventure race, and day hiking.

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SNEWS – Osprey on Best Places to Work List

April 5, 2010

Cortez, CO – April 5, 2010 – 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 third annual “Best Places to Work” list. Osprey was ranked number 12 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 May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 13, 2010.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association (outdoorindustry.org) and Best Companies Group (bestcompaniesgroup.com). The year-long 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 the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees’ enjoyment of active endeavors, and environmental and social involvement.

“Having happy, fulfilled employees with company paid time to get outdoors and give back to the community is just as important to us as having stellar products,” said Gareth Martins, Marketing Director of Osprey. “We try very hard to bring work-life balance into the workplace, and we’re honored to get this recognition once again from Outside.”

“These 50 companies come from a vast array of industries but they’re all following the same enlightened path,” said Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. “They’re successful businesses in a challenging economy precisely because they support a proper work-life balance. They know that benefits like on-site gyms and fitness classes, reimbursements for ski passes and sports racing fees, and support for community service efforts during work hours make their employees happier and thus more productive.”

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Osprey Packs Names Graphic Designer to Marketing Team

March 22, 2010

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has hired Andy Patchin for their newly created position of graphic designer. He will be responsible for the design and creation of the company’s marketing materials, including their branding direction, design concepts, catalogs, product graphics, owner manuals and in-store product presentation.

Patchin will be based in Osprey’s new Mill Valley, California product design office, where he will interact directly with the product creation process, further strengthening the close collaboration between Osprey’s product and marketing departments.

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Osprey Exos 46 Pack Compared In SNEWS

June 24, 2009

The Summer 2009 issue of SNEWS has a chart comparing the prices of various outdoor products from back in the 1980’s and their current prices, and the Exos 46 pack was compared to the Ariel pack from 1984. To see more, click here.