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ODRMag.com – Osprey Packs Founder Feted with ‘Outdoor Oscar’ – July 23, 2015

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ODRMag.com – Osprey Packs Founder Feted with ‘Outdoor Oscar’ – July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

Mike Pfotenhauer, founder and head designer of Osprey Packs, was named the 2015 Celebrity of the Year at the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. In receiving what is nicknamed the Outdoor Oscar, Pfotenhauer becomes the tenth industry leader to be recognized for his or her special contribution to the outdoor industry.

Although Osprey has introduced several new concepts since it’s founding in 1974, the one for which Pfotenhauer was honored was the AntiGravity 3D suspended mesh back system with fully ventilated hip belt. At the 2014 OutDoor show, retailers called it the most important invention of the year.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Packs’ Mike Pfotenhauer Named 2015 OutDoor Celebrity of the Year – July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear is proud to announce that Mike Pfotenhauer, the brand’s founder and designer, was named 2015 Celebrity of the Year at last week’s OutDoor trade in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Pfotenhauer is the tenth recipient of this annual award, known as the Outdoor Oscar®. The coveted award celebrates an individual, who has made a special contribution to the outdoor industry.

“Mike is one of the most highly talented pack designers,” said award presenter Frank Wacker of Outdoor magazine. “Thanks to his vision, Osprey has gone from being a small high-end outfit to one of the most influential backpack brands in the world – a very impressive achievement.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs’ Mike Pfotenhauer Named 2015 OutDoor Celebrity of the Year – July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear is proud to announce that Mike Pfotenhauer, the brand’s founder and designer, was named 2015 Celebrity of the Year at last week’s OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Pfotenhauer is the tenth recipient of this annual award, known as the Outdoor Oscar®. The coveted award celebrates an individual, who has made a special contribution to the outdoor industry.

“Mike is one of the most highly talented pack designers,” said award presenter Frank Wacker of Outdoor magazine. “Thanks to his vision, Osprey has gone from being a small high-end outfit to one of the most influential backpack brands in the world – a very impressive achievement.”

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Trailspace.com – Featuring Atmos AG 65 – July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015
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Combined with Osprey’s modern features like the removable lid, the “Stow-On-The-Go” trekking pole system, and the “Fit-On-The-Fly” hip belt, this pack can satisfy both the seasoned veteran and the beginning backpacker!

Ridge-runners, weekend hikers, and lightweight thru-hikers can all make the most of the versatile Atmos 65 AG backpack. With a truly revolutionary “anti-gravity” (hence the “AG”) design, this ventilated backpack conforms to the wearer’s back, successfully transferring almost all of the pack’s weight to the lower body.

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OutdoorGearLab.com – Featuring Volt 75 – July 19, 2015

July 19, 2015
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The Osprey Volt 75 is our new OutdoorGearLab Best Buy Award winner because it is a comfortable and supportive pack that fits most folks well, is lighter than most of the packs in our review, and is only $200. The Volt is a fairly simple design but still has all the features that most users want in a backpacking pack. The Volt is the perfect pack for those getting into backpacking yet will also keep veterans happy who appreciate it’s simplicity or are on a budget. Because of the Volts durability, price and excellent adjustment range we also think the Volt is the perfect pack for growing kids and parents who don’t want to buy a new pack every couple years…

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PasteMagazine.com – Featuring Osprey Packs – July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015
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Yes, outdoor and travel gear ain’t cheap. And while the old adage of getting what you pay for rings true for high-quality, performance-oriented products, a handful of innovative companies do more than just charge a fair price and deliver the goods. They’ve also integrated some refreshing altruism into their identity, looking to keeping the world we love to explore sustainable. Here are seven of the best.

Colorado-based Osprey’s affection for the outdoors is self-evident; it’s literally written into most of their larger packs in the form of a label listing the principles of leave-no-trace backpacking and hiking. And that commitment extends to other aspects of their production, from an HQ that runs on 100 percent renewable energy to making packs entirely constructed of recycled material to corporate philanthropy with sustainability, social, and environmentally focused partners.

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MountainOnline.com – Featuring Atmos AG 50 – July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015
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Time Tested Gear: Osprey Atmos AG 50 Backpack

Field Test: Typically, when I haul 40 pounds in a lightweight, 50-liter backpack, I get sore shoulders and hips. But with the Atmos, Osprey extends its suspended mesh back panel to every area where the pack touches the body from shoulders to hips. The design spreads pressure over a larger area. Adjustable torso and hip belt customize fit.

Why It’s Timeless: After a three-day trip, I was pain-free.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Athlete Majka Burhardt Announces 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium to Build Community Driven Conservation – July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015

Osprey Packs is pleased to announce that Osprey sponsored climber, Majka Burhardt, is traveling to Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique to lead the 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium this month. The twelve-day symposium is the brainchild of Burhardt and fellow professional climber Kate Rutherford. The goal is to bring together an international group of university students, scientists, conservation leaders and professional adventurers to launch a conversation on “disruptive” conservation, a new model for building community-driven conservation in some of the world’s most remote and biologically diverse places in the world.

“Osprey supports community-driven environmental education, outreach and dialogue both here and abroad,” said Rob BonDurant, Director of Marketing, Osprey Packs. “Who better than Majka and Kate, two world-class climbers and environmental stewards to inspire and empower our future generation of conservation leaders.”

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