The Stratos 32 is featured in the June 2006 issue of Outside in the Hike section of their Summer Gear Review. Check it out here:
Osprey’s wheeled-converible pack, the Meridian 22, is the winner of the Gear of the Year Award for the Luggage category in the 2006 Outside Buyer’s Guide. Here’s what the writer had to say about the Meridian:
“Wheel it, shoulder it, sit on it, kick it–Osprey’s Meridian 22 adeptly adjusts to any adventure and absorbs every road-inflicted insult. It relieves you of attachment anxiety, since it’s carry-on legit, but magically stows everything you need for an around-the-world journey.”
Check out all of the Osprey coverage in the 2006 Outside Buyer’s Guide here.
Official Osprey Press Release (Coming Soon…)
The Atmos 50 was touted as the “Air-Conditioned Weekender” pack in the April 3, 2006 edition of the Los Angeles Times. The article, which reviewed four “lightweight” packs, touched on the Atmos’ venting backpanel and listed a slew of Atmos features. The review also mentioned the new Aura packs. It can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.
The Osprey Aether 70 and Meridian 22 are featured in the May issue of the Canadian magazine Explore. Tested for their “Best Gear 2006” issue, the reviewers called on key features on both packs, saying of the Meridian: “The Meridian does it all, and in our experience, does it all well.” Check it out here.
Osprey Packs is currently sponsoring Alaskan adventurers Joe Stock, Andrew Wexler and Dylan Taylor as they attempt to complete the first ski traverse of Alaska’s Tordrillo and Neacola Mountains. Joe and his team have sent Osprey a series of audio reports on their progress. To learn more about the trip and listen to the team’s reports, see the links below:
Both the Osprey Exposure 36 and Stratos 34 were recently reviewed in the online magazine Backpacking Light. Links to the articles are below. BackpackingLight is a subscription-based site, so if you don’t have an account, click on “PDF” to read the article.
Osprey Exposure 36 (PDF)
“The Osprey Exposure 36 has a strong combination of features for alpine climbing, ice climbing and backcountry skiing. At 3 pounds, it is lighter than most packs with these features and has a fair price ($129) for a pack with such an extensive feature set.”