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Bicycling.com – Featuring Verve 7 – April 2011

May 3, 2011
This women’s specific pack features smart designs for female cyclists, including a harness curved to fit a woman’s body, a sternum strap that won’t squish your chest, and an extremely roomy profile. It’s also packed with more pockets than a pair of cargo shorts. The rear panel pocket opens gapingly wide to store tubes, tools, extra layers and maybe a Subway sandwich. There’s a handy harness pocket for your Gu. A top, fabric-lined pocket holds your iPod and shades. Other smart features include a lidlock to hold your helmet; a loop for a blinky light, and a magnetic bite valve “clip” on the chest strap for easy access and to keep the hose in place and out of the way. Available in Lava or Seasquall, it’s pretty too.

SNEWS – Osprey Packs Announces new Product Line Manager Erik Hamerschlag – April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

Cortez, CO – April 27, 2011 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs, announced today that Erik Hamerschlag has been named their new product line manager, effective immediately. He is rejoining Osprey, where he held several leadership positions from 1994 through 2001, after nine years with Mountain Hardwear, Inc.

During his first tenure with Osprey, Hamerschlag was instrumental in establishing the brand as an innovative technical pack company. He joined Osprey in 1994 as business manager and over the next seven years helped guide it through a tremendous growth period in which sales more than doubled and the employee count grew by over fifty percent. He became marketing manager in 1996, and served as CEO from 1999 through 2001.

After leaving Osprey, Hamerschlag spent nine years with Mountain Hardwear as product manager, guiding product strategy and managing design and development processes for a diverse range of products, including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, gloves and gaiters.

As Osprey product line manager, Hamerschlag is responsible for collaborating with the company’s highly creative design team to identify market opportunities and create innovative, successful products. He will be based out of Osprey’s design studio in Mill Valley, California, with several trips per year to the Osprey headquarters in Cortez, Co and the company’s product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Outdoor Industry Association – Osprey Packs Announces new Product Line Manager Erik Hamerschlag – April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs, announced today that Erik Hamerschlag has been named their new product line manager, effective immediately. He is rejoining Osprey, where he held several leadership positions from 1994 through 2001, after nine years with Mountain Hardwear, Inc.

During his first tenure with Osprey, Hamerschlag was instrumental in establishing the brand as an innovative technical pack company. He joined Osprey in 1994 as business manager and over the next seven years helped guide it through a tremendous growth period in which sales more than doubled and the employee count grew by over fifty percent. He became marketing manager in 1996, and served as CEO from 1999 through 2001.

After leaving Osprey, Hamerschlag spent nine years with Mountain Hardwear as product manager, guiding product strategy and managing design and development processes for a diverse range of products, including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, gloves and gaiters.

As Osprey product line manager, Hamerschlag is responsible for collaborating with the company’s highly creative design team to identify market opportunities and create innovative, successful products. He will be based out of Osprey’s design studio in Mill Valley, California, with several trips per year to the Osprey headquarters in Cortez, Co and the company’s product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

OutsideOnline.com – The Gear Guy – Featuring Kestral 38 – April 13, 2011

April 27, 2011

I am looking for a solid pack that is large enough for a bivy, a 32- to 45-degree down sleeping bag, an inflatable pad, and food for a night stay. But I also want to minimalistic. There are so many choices. Any suggestions? What should I be looking for?

A great example would be the Osprey Kestrel 38 ($139). It has 2,300 cubic inches of capacity, plus adequate external stowage for poles, a jacket, that sort of thing. It’s a simple top-loader with a fixed flap/pocket, so you can’t over-fill it much. But you should be fine. And its suspension will take pretty substantial loads, as it has an internal steel frame that gives it structure and transfers weight to the hip belt.

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