There are a lot of toddlers running around the Outside Magazine office these days. Which, naturally, means we’ve field-tested quite a few kid-carrying packs. But since Osprey makes some of our favorite regular packs, and it appears as is the Pock has all the features (and then some) we’ve come to expect on a top-of-the-line pack, we can’t wait to test it out in the field.
Become an efficiency expert. Fill every nook and cranny. Stuff
shoes with socks. Tuck battery chargers and electronic cords into
pockets. Bundle your clothes using crisscrossed layer folds – largest
to smallest. Use packing cubes and stuff sacs to organize and
segregate items. Use Ziploc bags in place of bottles. Pack collapsible
duffels and backpacks within your larger luggage for day use once
you’ve landed – or overflow on the return flight. I carry an Eddie
Bauer small duffle, Osprey Momentum pack, and Eagle Creek Pack-It
Available exclusively at REI in January, Osprey’s deluxe new Poco child carrier offers 3 designs:
Premium: Adjustable torso length (simple to switch the harness to fit mom or dad), adjustable hipbelt, adjustable child’s cockpit (accommodates children up to 45 pounds), shoulder-strap buckles that attach out of a child’s reach, detachable day pack, diaper change pad, hideaway sunshade; $299.
Plus: Same as above without the change pad or the detachable pack; $259.
Basic: Same as the Plus with a little less storage, no adjustment in the hipbelt and no sunshade; $199.
Outdoor Industry News – Outdoor Retailer Upbeat and Setting Records Despite Market Turmoil – August 10th, 2011
At our Thursday and Friday night dinners we toasted our guests and
said that despite the market being down 500 points we have a lot to be
happy for,” said Tom Barney, member of the OIA Board of Directors and
CEO for Osprey Packs, which has added 13 employees this year to
support its growth. “We almost matched our total Spring/Summer 2011
business before the show. We heard more news of store expansions than
we have at any show. We are in growth mode.