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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Launches Online Packfinder – A Tool to Find the Perfect Pack – March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce the all-new, online Packfinder™. This digital tool allows customers to take a step-by-step journey through the decision making process of finding the perfect pack for the intended activity. Announcement of the Packfinder™  follows last month’s news of Osprey’s redesigned, mobile-friendly website.

“We wanted our new Packfinder™ tool to save time and simplify the often complicated search for the perfect pack, regardless of experience or familiarity with our products,” said Kurt Metternick, Osprey Packs Web Manager.

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Named The 2015 REI Vendor Partner of the Year in the Camp/Climb Division – January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that it has been named REI’s 2015 Vendor Partner of the Year in the Camp/Climb division. REI recognized Osprey in 2007 as its overall Vendor Partner of the Year, and in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 as the Camp/Climb division recipient.

“The entire Osprey Team is honored and thrilled to be chosen again as top Vendor Partner in Camp/Climb. 2015 was a challenging year for many vendors and REI merchants. But hard work across all Osprey teams together with strong planning and performance resulted in another excellent year for REI and Osprey. Congratulations to all Vendor Partner of the Year nominees and to REI for a record setting year of results and partnership,” said Osprey CEO, Tom Barney.

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SNEWSNet.com – Featuring FW16 Kresta and Kamber Series – December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015
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Osprey Packs, is pleased to introduce a full range of backcountry ski/snowboard packs for Fall/Winter 2016, including Kresta, the brand’s first ever women’s specific backcountry design. Developed in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado with feedback from professional guides, ski patrollers and dedicated weekend warriors, the women’s Kresta and men’s Kamber packs are obsessively designed to match the passion and needs of both off-piste professionals and recreationalists.

“The introduction of the all new Kresta brings tailored fit and function to women in
the backcountry,” said Cassie Tweed, Director of Design for Osprey Packs. “With the Kresta, a natural companion to the men’s Kamber, our backcountry collection is now both impeccably crafted and holistically complete.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Named Official Partner of the National Park Foundation to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial – November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has been named an official partner of the National Park Foundation to celebrate the National Park Service during its centennial year.

As an official partner, Osprey has pledged a minimum $25,000 donation through the sale of exclusive packs to aid in the National Park Foundation’s mission to protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation. In addition, Osprey will supply the National Park Foundation with Jet 12 kids daypacks and Moki kids hydration packs for use in their Open OutDoors for Kids program focused on underserved youth and getting kids outdoors.

“Osprey is honored to work in partnership with the National Park Foundation during this centennial year and raise money to protect America’s special places, connect people to parks, and inspire the next generation of park stewards,” said Sam Mix, Manager of Corporate Outreach at Osprey Packs. “We are thrilled to be part of this celebration and hope the ‘Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque’ movement inspires national park enthusiasts and stewards for generations to come.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Builds Marketing Team with Senior Marketing Manager and Sales and Marketing Coordinator – November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce two additions to the marketing team. Vince Mazzuca joins the company as Senior Marketing Manager and Jennie Wong as Sales & Marketing Coordinator.

“We’re excited and fortunate to have these two experienced industry experts join our growing communications team,” said Rob BonDurant, Director of Marketing, Osprey Packs.  “In addition to the professional experience each brings, is their equally important cultural connection to the products we make and the sports we support. 2016 will be a exciting year for the Osprey community.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Mike Pfotenhauer Q&A: How to stay true to the outdoors for more than 40 years – October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015

There’s plenty to admire about Mike Pfotenhauer. For 41 years, the founder, owner and chief designer of Osprey Packs had led the way for one of the industry’s top pack sellers. While many of his outdoor-equipment brethren branched out and diluted their brands with the siren songs of apparel and footwear, Pfotenhauer has remained committed to the category, expanding from within, through expertise, constant innovation and sport-specific solutions. We find out how Pfotenhauer has kept things together for a marathon of one of the longest running, independently owned brands in the industry.

Where do you see the state of backpacking as an activity today? How is it evolving?
Backpacking, like other sports, is embracing new technologies in a big way. Gear is getting significantly lighter, better engineered and more painless to carry. Electronics and solar technologies are finding their way into new designs. It’s easier to carry your comfort zone into the wilderness. There’s a trickle down of this tech so that even some of the cheapest gear is better than ever, and more accessible to the masses. Backpacking is a relatively inexpensive way to escape the ever-increasing pressures of a fast, rapidly evolving, modern life.

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Expands Hydraulics™ Series with Skarab and Skimmer Hiking Packs for Spring 2016 – July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015
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Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to introduce the Skarab and Skimmer series for Spring/Summer 2016. These gender specific, hiking hydration packs are equipped with key features in a straightforward design suitable for a range of users from beginner to more seasoned adventurers.

“Comfortable, durable, feature-rich and at a great price point, Skarab/Skimmer will be the first of many Osprey hydration packs for those looking to discover new trails and experiences,” said Erik Hamerschlag, Product Line Manager, Osprey Packs. “Three different volume sizes provide carry options for anything from a quick day hike with only water and the bare essentials to longer hikes with water and the ability to carry everything you need.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Releases Redesigned Fast and Light Viper/Verve Bike Hydration Packs for Spring 2016 – July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015
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Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is redesigning their popular Viper and Verve Series for the Spring/Summer 2016 season, utilizing the Osprey LT Hydraulics™ Reservoir to deliver a lighter, high performance, cycling pack. In addition to the LT reservoir, the series features a streamlined, contemporary design aesthetic as well as an all-new three liter size.

“The Viper and Verve series deliver outstanding functionality in a lightweight, versatile design,” said Cassie Tweed, Director of Design, Osprey Packs. “The introduction of a front, shove-it pocket for the Spring 2016 season increases the range of use for the pack in the larger volumes while the launch of the three liter volume offers a simple solution for riders looking to carry no more than some keys and water.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Featuring Manta AG, Mira AG and Poco AG – July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015
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Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is building on the successful introduction of their Anti-Gravity™ Suspension System and utilizing this ground-breaking technology in their Manta/Mira hydration packs and Poco kids carriers for Spring/Summer 2016. The AG™ System features unique, seamless, suspended mesh that runs from the shoulder blades to the lumbar/hipbelt region to deliver superior load disbursement and balance.

Manta AG™/Mira AG™  –  Premium, ventilated, day hiking, hydration

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Poco AG™ Series

The Poco AG™ Series channels everything Osprey knows about packs into a line of child carriers that are comfortable, supportive, light, well ventilated and supremely easy to adjust to fit both parents and kids. Now with an Anti-Gravity™ system, the Poco AG™ is even more comfortable and ventilated than before…

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