Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has received Men’s Journal magazine’s 2010 Gear of the Year award for its Raptor 10 mountain biking hydration pack. It is featured in the current Gear of the Year special issue, available on newsstands now. Men’s Journal has a circulation of 700,000.
The Men’s Journal Gear of the Year award recognizes the top 25 pieces of gear for 2010 – the ones that are “innovators and game-changers….gear you don’t just want, but need.” In awarding it the 2010 Gear of the Year award, Men’s Journal gushed: “At 10 liters, the Osprey Raptor 10 fits everything you want for a long ride – food, tools, and a rain shell. Small touches make big differences: an ever useful bungee for locking down a helmet and a stiff-backed hydration bladder that made us wonder why nobody had come up with the idea before.”