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MensFitness.com – Featuring Volt 75 – May 2013

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MensFitness.com – Featuring Volt 75 – May 2013

May 21, 2013

The Best Camping Gear for Summer 2013
The chance for new extreme challenges has pulled you outdoors, but you know that only your mental gritrock will get you out the other side. That’s true for every outdoor endeavor, and backpacking is no exception. All you need is this essential gear, plus a few pimped-out extras, to keep you exploring everything under the sun, moon, and stars.

Backpack

Weighing in at only 3 lb 12 oz, the Osprey Volt 75 delivers a sick amount of storage for such a light pack, and a unique adjustable torso fits every guy.

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GoGreenTravelGreen.com – Featuring Verve 5 – May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

The true test of a great backpack is not in its performance upon first use, but in how often you reach for it afterward. As a travel gear reviewer who specializes in outdoor gear, I have a lot of backpacks sitting in wait of the next day hike or bike ride. The folks at Osprey were kind enough to send me a Verve 5 to try out. Ever since I reviewed the Osprey Verve women’s hydration pack, this is the backpack I reach for.

The Osprey Verve for Women Review

The Osprey Verve hydration pack for women comes in 5L, 9L, and 13L. With a full-sized hydration bladder, hose, and mouth valve included, this pack is meant to be an all-in-one hydration solution and storage pack for both warm-weather day hikes and bike rides as well as winter sport excursions including skiing, snowshoeing, or cross-country trekking. It also makes a great companion on travel days with plenty of walking or city touring involved. Depending on the size chosen, the Verve can comfortably fit your day’s essentials on top of your water needs.

Verve Hydration Pack Design

I tested the Verve 5L, which I assumed would be very small, but was in fact much roomier than I’d anticipated. (I always recommend trying out packs in a brick-and-mortar store before buying online for this very reason.) While the 5L holds less storage room than some hydration packs, and has a sleek, flatter shape, it more than makes up for its smaller volume with numerous compartments to separate your stuff. In addition to the reservoir pocket, there’s a roomy outer zip pocket with two interior compartments for a cell phone, snack, or gloves. I’ve fit snacks for my family in this pocket, along with a hat and camera. Secondly, there’s a stash pocket to stuff a light jacket, base layer, or thick pair of winter gloves. Lastly, you get a small zip pocket at the top for storing keys, a cell phone, or other small essentials (perhaps sunscreen or chapstick). On the outside are two side mesh water bottle pockets plus a helmet clip to secure a bike helmet.

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VeloSpeak.com – Featuring Contrail 28” – May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

Packing for a trip overseas is always a bit of a struggle for me. I have a small collection of suitcases, all good, but none are very easy to understand. Yes, the idea is to cram everything in, but how to do that so it makes sense, and more importantly, so the clothes stay wrinkle free is the trick. On my recent trip to Frankfurt, I was able to test the Osprey Contrail 28″ suitcase. It is a large wheeled bag with a very clean and simple exterior design. The handle is solid, the wheels stable, and the access to the interior spaces is great. But it’s what’s on the inside that has me loving this bag. Osprey includes the Flightlocker organizer, a system to keep your clothes and accessories contained in a removable pack. At first glance, I was thinking I wouldn’t really be able to figure out what goes where, but on further inspection, I discovered that each compartment is labeled with simple diagrams. One for shirts, one for shoes, one for socks, and so on. I followed the plan, and before I knew it, I had a fully self contained package with all my clothes, including two pairs of shoes, that is easily placed in the suitcase. It was a revelation that packing could be so simple. Upon arriving in Frankfurt, I took the Flightlocker out of the bag, and hung it in the closet using the built in hanging system. This is an exceptional system for packing and organizing a bag. On the back side of the bag, there is another insert that houses your dirty laundry, and keeps it separate from the clean clothes in the main compartment. There is also room for magazines and incidentals on the back. On the sides are pockets deep enough to accommodate a variety of large items. It seems the storage in this bag is endless. The Osprey Contrail 28″ proved its worth on this trip, and will most certainly be with me on my future travels. It is a well designed bag that can easily tackle any adventure that may come your way.

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OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Xenith 88 – May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

With bigger packs, it’s all about suspension and fit. Testers raved about how easy it was to tailor the Xenith to their bodies: the pack comes in three sizes, and you can choose between four shoulder-harness and heat-moldable-hipbelt options. The result is downright clingy—in a good way. “She held on to my hips and didn’t let go,” raved a lonely) tester. Little details like a removable top lid, to save weight on day jaunts out of camp, were smart and svelte additions, as were side zips for easy access, roomy hipbelt pockets, and an external hydration sleeve, so you don’t have to wrestle a bladder into a crammed pack. Add it all up and it somehow doesn’t balloon quite as much as you’d think: despite the huge capacity and full array of features, the Xenith still weighs a few pounds less than some of its competitors. 5.5 lbs.

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OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Xena 85 – May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

The Best Women’s Packs of 2013

There’s a perfect bag for every adventure. These seven options are standouts. (…)

BEST FOR: Serious Backpacking

The Xena—the women’s equivalent of the Gear of the Year-winning Xenith pack—is nearly as big (with enough capacity for weeklong trips) and every bit as awesome (it’s especially good at stabilizing heavy loads). Best part: you can heat-mold the hipbelt to perfectly contour your body. 5 lbs.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Raises Support for Southwest Colorado Nonprofits – May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, raised $3500 for the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center and the Mountain Studies Institute through their Spring Local’s Sale, which was held in Cortez on April 13, 2013.

The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for regional nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully selected by the company’s Green Team.

“The biannual Local’s Sale is a reflection of Osprey’s appreciation for and dedication to the Southwest Colorado regional community, of which we’re proud to be a part,” said Sam Mix, Outdoor Marketing Manager of Osprey. “Thanks to our community, the spring sale was a resounding success. We’re delighted to help support these two local organizations, which are each doing such important work in our corner of the state.”

The Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, located in Cortez, provides a safe, child-friendly environment that eases the emotional trauma experienced by children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Mountain Studies Institute is an independent nonprofit mountain research and education center in Silverton that develops science for addressing environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains.

“We greatly appreciate being a beneficiary of Osprey’s annual sale. The Center relies heavily on contributions from our community, and Osprey’s generosity means a lot to our organization,” said Terry Gorsuch, Four Corners Child Advocacy Center board member.

Said Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director of Mountain Studies Institute, “We are thrilled to know that Osprey and their customers support Mountain Studies Institute’s efforts to develop research and education opportunities for the San Juan Mountains.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Raises Support for Southwest Colorado Nonprofits – May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, raised $3500 for the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center and the Mountain Studies Institute through their Spring Local’s Sale, which was held in Cortez on April 13, 2013.

The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for regional nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully selected by the company’s Green Team.

“The biannual Local’s Sale is a reflection of Osprey’s appreciation for and dedication to the Southwest Colorado regional community, of which we’re proud to be a part,” said Sam Mix, Outdoor Marketing Manager of Osprey. “Thanks to our community, the spring sale was a resounding success. We’re delighted to help support these two local organizations, which are each doing such important work in our corner of the state.”

The Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, located in Cortez, provides a safe, child-friendly environment that eases the emotional trauma experienced by children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Mountain Studies Institute is an independent nonprofit mountain research and education center in Silverton that develops science for addressing environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains.

“We greatly appreciate being a beneficiary of Osprey’s annual sale. The Center relies heavily on contributions from our community, and Osprey’s generosity means a lot to our organization,” said Terry Gorsuch, Four Corners Child Advocacy Center board member.

Said Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director of Mountain Studies Institute, “We are thrilled to know that Osprey and their customers support Mountain Studies Institute’s efforts to develop research and education opportunities for the San Juan Mountains.”

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