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MomentumMag.com – Featuring Osprey Packs – November 18, 2015

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MomentumMag.com – Featuring Osprey Packs – November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015

Okay, let’s be clear, the single most important piece of gear you need for riding in the rain is a good set of lights. Everything else is secondary. Beyond that, I would definitely get a good waterproof jacket and some warm, waterproof gloves, and install some fenders so you don’t turn your spinal column into a dirt road. Everything else follows by point of preference on whichever body part you’d most like to keep dry.

It’s all well and good if you arrive at your destination dry, but the enthusiasm will be short-lived when you realize you’ve put your laptop through nature’s wash cycle. So whether your preference is panniers, backpacks, or messenger bags, finding one that’s waterproof is key.

Ortlieb, Vaude, Detours, Banjo Bros, Altura, Green Guru, Novara, Chrome Industries, Thule, Rickshaw, Timbuk2, Two Wheel Gear, and Swift Industries all make waterproof panniers, and you can similarly find waterproof backpacks and messenger bags at Osprey and Mission Workshop, as well as most of the brands listed above.

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GearPatrol.com – Featuring Atmos AG 65 – November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015
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Mile by mile, minor issues with pack fit can grow into a bent back, sore shoulder and chafed hips — not to mention a general feeling of misery. The best pack is the one that you don’t notice you’re wearing, and Osprey’s Atmos AG fits the bill.

The AG’s main draw is its innovative suspension system. The Anti-Gravity suspension system is a mesh panel that goes from the hip to the top of the back panel, a design that we found creates the feeling of someone hugging you rather than leaning on you. The panel contours to the shape of the wearer and helps reduce the tiny shifts in pack weight that destroy backs on long hikes. The better fit also increases hikers’ mobility and reduces perspiration. When we tested it on a loop around Mitten Ridge in Sedona, we found that the AG 65’s suspension made a big difference in performance and comfort.

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GearPatrol.com – Featuring Poco Plus – November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015
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Congratulations. Your first child was just born. Now, before you even finish that cigar, let’s get one thing straight: your whole life just changed, your routine is now scrapped, everything from when (if) you sleep to how to see the world to how you drive, has now just changed. Thankfully, there is gear to help ease this transition — from big to small, and everything in-between, including the child-carrying, non-bjorning, Osprey Poco.

The Poco comes in three trims, base, plus and premium. I chose the plus because it had all the things I needed and nothing more. The base doesn’t have a sunshade, side mesh pockets or the on-the-fly adjustable waist straps, and the premium was a little too much, offering a zip-on/zip-off daypack and changing pad (I’m not an extreme enough hiker to need either of those).

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SportsOneSource.com – SGB Outdoor – Osprey Packs Named Official Partner of the National Park Foundation – November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015

Osprey Packs 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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