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YMMVReviews.com – Featuring Xenith and Xena – August 16, 2012

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YMMVReviews.com – Featuring Xenith and Xena – August 16, 2012

August 16, 2012

In the Spring of 2013 Osprey will be releasing some new packs for those carrying large loads in the backcountry. The Xenith is the men’s version while the Xena is for the women. They will be engineered to carry large loads comfortably with gender-specific needs and fits. They will have a more robust version of the LightWire peripheral frame suspension for ideal load transfer. They will also have the all-new BioForm4 CM hipbelt and harness to provide a supportive and customizable fit. The hip belt is exchangeable for different sizes and can be heat molded for a truly unique fit. The packs will have good pocketing and multi zip access to the main compartment for better organization. Even the zippers have been designed with a curved path for smoother action and relieved stress. The hipbelt will have pockets for storing smaller items, and the lid will have two pockets and be able to be removed to be used as a lumbar pack. The biggest change with the packs is that they will have an external hydration sleeve in the backpanel so you will not need to remove items from your pack to get to the reservoir.

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Aspen Daily News – Featuring Manta 30 – August 16, 2012

August 16, 2012


Its main feature is the water storage bladder, which is trademarked as the “Osprey Hydraulics” system. The trademark is more than just a fancy name for a day pack with a reservoir. It’s designed to conform the reservoir to your back even when it’s full, so much so that you almost forget your carrying 6.5 pounds of water on your back when you rest against a rock or tree.

The reservoir is also designed well enough to warrant a trademark, which is dubbed the HydraForm. With a handle, it is built so that the bag slides in and out of the pack easily, even when it’s full of water, making cleaning and refilling a breeze.

Inside the reservoir, Osprey used the antimicrobial technology called AquaGuard (also trademarked). AquaGuard is a medical company known for using moisture barriers to protect surgical incisions from dangerous bacteria. The clever designers over at Osprey decided to use the same technology that keeps wounds clean to keep bacteria and mold out of your drinking pack. Genius.

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OutdoorGearTV.com – Featuring SS13 Women’s Specific and Xena and Xenith – August 2012

August 15, 2012

We were more than a little impressed with Osprey’s Fall and Spring 2013 line-up. From travel bags to hydration and adjustable packs, Osprey has plenty of great things to look forward to. What stood out to us? Their hip-belts for their larger packs, the Xena and Xenith, are fully adjustable, removable, and can be heat-molded. We’re also impressed at how much they’ve improved on their women-specific packs. The women’s packs have BioForm4 CM Hipbelt which, according to Osprey,  ”provides thoughtful angles varying padding to create a fit specifically for women.” The women’s packs can be adjusted up and down to provide the perfect fit for various sized torsos and Fit-on-the-Fly hip belts. Osprey is definitely leading the charge when it comes to providing the perfect fit to each and every user.

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GoGumption.com – Featuring SS Women’s Specific Packs – August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

In an industry often dominated by and from the male perspective, it’s always refreshing when a company takes time to focus on crafting a product designed specifically for the mountainista. Fresh for Spring 2013, Osprey is introducing five new women- specific packs for Spring 2013. The new styles include: Xena, Viva and Kyte backpacks, and the Raven and Mira hydration packs. The expanded line of women’s specific designs blend function, comfort and style to deliver an exceptional level of fit and function in the field for women.

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TheAdventurePost.com – Featuring Mira – August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

The Mira pack is not only designed to fit a woman’s body, but it’s also constructed to keep you cool. The AirSpeed back panel allows plenty of room for air to flow, and the harness is also ventilated. We also liked that the waist belt isn’t skimpy, so your load will ride comfortably, and there are plenty of pockets where you can stash all sorts of gear. A bonus is the integrated rain cover.

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OnTheSnow.com – Featuring Viper 4 – August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012

This attack pack executes its mission perfectly: efficiently deliver fluids to mountain bikers, skiers and trail runners in a compact unit. The internal Osprey Hydraform reservoir holds two liters of water to help you stay hydrated on longer rides and runs. The water hose emerges from the pack atop the shoulder and wraps around the front of the chest. Strong magnets keep the mouthpiece securely fastened to the chest strap so that you’re not constantly searching for the hose. Viper 4 is long and narrow with a low profile so that it doesn’t impede your movements or bounce around even while you’re bombing down rough trails. Storage is minimal with a small heat-embossed stash pocket and shoulder-strap pocket for essential effects like multi-tools and nutrition. Viper 4 includes an outer bungee lacing system to stow extra layers of clothing and the Osprey LidLock attachment to carry your helmet for transport.

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MountainGetaway.com – Featuring Viper 4 – August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012

This attack pack executes its mission perfectly: efficiently deliver fluids to mountain bikers, skiers and trail runners in a compact unit. The internal Osprey Hydraform reservoir holds two liters of water to help you stay hydrated on longer rides and runs. The water hose emerges from the pack atop the shoulder and wraps around the front of the chest. Strong magnets keep the mouthpiece securely fastened to the chest strap so that you’re not constantly searching for the hose. Viper 4 is long and narrow with a low profile so that it doesn’t impede your movements or bounce around even while you’re bombing down rough trails. Storage is minimal with a small heat-embossed stash pocket and shoulder-strap pocket for essential effects like multi-tools and nutrition. Viper 4 includes an outer bungee lacing system to stow extra layers of clothing and the Osprey LidLock attachment to carry your helmet for transport.

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UtahOutside.com – Featuring SS13 Packs – August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012

The big news is that Osprey is going all-in on women-specific packs. They’ve come up with a new women’s fit series with redesigned shoulder harnesses, a different pack shape, and a new hip belt that are all made to better fit a woman’s unique anatomical frame. Think simple changes like how the sternum strap equalizes pressure across the shoulder harness, or how a pack’s shape can affect a women’s center of gravity and freedom of movement.

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SnowShowMag.com – Featuring SS13 Hydraulics Collection – August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012

As a member of the outdoor industry, I receive a few perks from time to time. I get to see a lot of new gear and technology before it all hits the shelves. Not only that but I also get to test and review a lot of this stuff. But, the twice-a-year Outdoor Retailer Show is more than just backpacks and pocket knives; it’s also about a community of people who all believe in the spirit and power of the outdoors.

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The OR experience involves drinking lots of water in the morning and early afternoon… followed by a trade-show-size beer garden. It never hurts to sample some local beers at the end of the day as some companies order up kegs and invite drinkers to their booths. Good times.

Many companies had hydration products in the spotlight—and not just the usual suspects.

Osprey featured a new hydration reservoir that has a panel that conforms to the user’s back and has a handle for carrying (plus a few more bells and whistles).

In addition to its MSR brand et. al., Cascade Designs had its Platypus products on display: packs, bottles, hydration systems, filtration, store, accessories, and most importantly… wine preservation.

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