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SNEWSNet.com –  Featuring Ozone Convertible Series – December 18, 2014

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SNEWSNet.com – Featuring Ozone Convertible Series – December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014
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Leading up to Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015, SNEWS is previewing some of the top trends and new products you’ll see at the trade show and All Mountain Demo in Salt Lake City, Jan. 20-24…

With a detachable daypack that is roughly the size of a medium hydration pack, the  Osprey Ozone Convertible is really two backpacks in one. When combined, it can haul a weekend’s worth of gear. When separted, it serves as a separate bag for base camp and a day trek.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey’s Bi-Annual Community Locals’ Sale Benefits – December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its popular Fall Community Locals’ Sale and Fundraiser raised $3,350 for Four Corners Recycling Initiative, a local non-profit community organization. Combined with the Spring Locals’ Sale, Osprey has donated $7,650 for the year by offering outstanding deals on packs and bags to the Cortez community.

The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for local, community nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully vetted and selected by the company’s volunteer led Green Team…

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey’s Bi-Annual Community Locals’ Sale Benefits – December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Cortez, CO – December 18, 2014Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its popular Fall Community Locals’ Sale and Fundraiser raised $3,350 for Four Corners Recycling Initiative, a local non-profit community organization. Combined with the Spring Locals’ Sale, Osprey has donated $7,650 for the year by offering outstanding deals on packs and bags to the Cortez community.

The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for local, community nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully vetted and selected by the company’s volunteer led Green Team…

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TheManual.com – Featuring: Mutant 38 – December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014
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The first serious storms of this winter season are on the ground (sorry, Buffalo), but that shouldn’t keep you off the trail. Sure, it might be below freezing and your favorite trail is completely iced over and deserted. That means you’ll have the best spots on the mountain all to yourself, that is, if you know how to build your hiking kit up for the winter. A winter summit day gear list can easily start looking like you’re packing for a trek to Everest instead of a quick jaunt in the woods, so we’ve done the serious leg work and helped you pick out the best trekking gear for cold weather trips above the the treeline.

Our favorite four-season pack is the Osprey Mutant 38. Redesigned for this winter, this formidable gear hauler is just as at home hauling ice axes and rope up Rainier as it is navigating the twisting canyons of Zion National Park. Specific alpine climbing features like water and snow shedding outer material, a stowable helmet carry system, A-frame ski carry, and climbing harness compatible suspension make for the perfect formula for bagging peaks in the snow. Using the side compression we’ve dialed it down for light day use, and even hauled ski and camera gear on serious ski-mountaineering routes. To sum it up in a single word, the Mutant is flawless.

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GearJunkie.com – Featuring Kyte 46 – December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014
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I am an outdoorsy girl, and depending on my mood and the activity at hand often fall into one of these templates: The Glamper (yoga-loving adventure dabbler); Everyday Explorer (heads to the mountains on weekends); Hardcore Adventurer (climbs scary peaks, crushes out 8-hour days on a bike). For all these types I offer here below some gift ideas. These are all tested and approved by me and friends, each one a solid pick for the outdoorsy girl in your life...

1. Kyte Osprey Backpack (photo above),  — An all-around amazing pack, the Kyte is suitable for any type of adventurous woman. It’s built for backpacking, climbing, or skiing. Comes in two sizes: The 46-liter for a multi-day trip, or a 36-liter size for an overnight or ultralight thru hiker. I personally love Osprey packs — they fit nicely and have all the necessary pockets and straps without going overboard. Above all, they fit extra small ladies like me.

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BikeRumor.com – Featuring Zealot and Raptor Series – December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014
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I’m not sure that my mom reads Bikerumor.com, but I sure hope she does. The holidays are a fun time to exchange some gifts, but also figure out what to get for others. After all, it’s the thinking of others that really makes me truly happy…

Osprey Packs have figured out how to make an excellent riding pack. Their entire line has proven to work very well, and their guarantee is above all others. If you are going to spend your money on a pack, an Osprey is the way to go. The Zealot and Raptor are my primary ride packs, and even after several years of use, both are still working like new.

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GearJunkie.com – 40 Years of Osprey Backpacks – December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014
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With little fanfare, Osprey Packs ticked off more than four decades of continuous operation this year. What started as a small shop selling custom packs designed and sewn by Mike Pfotenhauer  (photo above) grew over the years into the industry-leading manufacturer of performance packs…

Today, Osprey is still independently-owned, and it makes packs and accessories for backpacking, cycling, hydration, snowsports, climbing, travel, and kids.

Headquartered in Cortez, Colorado, Osprey maintains a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, near the factories where it manufactures. We caught up with Pfotenhauer for a look at 40 years of pack design…

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TheGearCaster.com – Featuring Mutant 38 – December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014
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This weekend’s Bozeman Ice Festival usually marks the official start of ice climbing season, but with the early season cold temps, many climbers have been getting after it for quite some time now. We will post a few different essentials lists pertaining to the sport, but begin here with the hardware required to second a multi-pitch climb or even top rope. Stay tuned for our apparel picks for the season, as well as a look at gear choices for leading.

1. Osprey Mutant 38: Our main backcountry ice climbing pack for the season is the Mutant 38. The minimalist design makes for a lightweight pack (just over 1 kg) and is roomy enough to fit extra layers, your multi-pitch pack, helmet, snacks, crampons, harness, and a rack, with a rope slung under the lid. The ToolLock system on the front of the pack is quick and easy to use, and keeps the sharps from snagging your and your partner’s gear. I personally like to keep all my gear inside the pack, but if you need the extra space, a zippered pocket near the top of the pack stows a removable stretch mesh helmet carry system to secure your helmet to the top…

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PracticalTravelGear.com – Featuring Nebula – December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014
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The Nebula Daypack from Osprey is a good all-around workhorse daypack that can carry just about everything you would need for your days of urban travel, even if you’re a dressed-down digital nomad working from coffee shops. It can hold a laptop, a tablet, all your gadgets, a water bottle, and whatever you want to stuff in the front.

Osprey is known for making quality packs for a wide range of uses, from bike commuting to trail running to backpacking around the world. This Nebula one brings elements from different lines to create that versatile one daypack you can use to move from one activity to another. Not trail running maybe, but you could take this on a one-day hike: it’s got a basic waist strap and sternum strap for extra support…

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