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SNEWSNet.com – Organize and Protect Your Gear with Osprey’s All-New Accessory Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 – July 24, 2014

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SNEWSNet.com – Organize and Protect Your Gear with Osprey’s All-New Accessory Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 – July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

For Spring/Summer 2015, Osprey Packs is expanding their accessory line, providing a complete solution for everything adventurers need to organize and protect their pack. The new accessories range from in-pack options such as dry sacks and organizers to on-pack ones, including add-on pockets and camera cases.

“With the trend towards smaller packs, organization is key,” says Cassie Tweed, Design Director at Osprey Packs. “With Osprey’s new accessories, our consumers now have a complete, quality solution to optimize their Osprey packs and luggage.”…

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Organize and Protect Your Gear with Osprey’s All-New Accessory Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 – July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

For Spring/Summer 2015, Osprey Packs is expanding their accessory line, providing a complete solution for everything adventurers need to organize and protect their pack. The new accessories range from in-pack options such as dry sacks and organizers to on-pack ones, including add-on pockets and camera cases.

“With the trend towards smaller packs, organization is key,” says Cassie Tweed, Design Director at Osprey Packs. “With Osprey’s new accessories, our consumers now have a complete, quality solution to optimize their Osprey packs and luggage…

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 Wins Gold at OutDoor Show in Freidrichshafen – July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Industry News

Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 Wins Gold at OutDoor Show in Freidrichshafen

For Immediate Release

Julie Atherton
JAM Media Collective
julie@jamcollective.net
415-839-7546

Cortez, CO, Jul 23, 2014 –

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that Atmos AG 65, the fourth generation of the brand’s game-changing ventilated pack, was awarded the OutDoor Gold Industry Award this month in Freidrichshafen, Germany.

Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 was recognized for its high degree of innovation, design, quality and functionality. “At first sight, Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 made us curious as a jury,” said a statement released by the expert panel of judges. “The promising initial impression is confirmed when you put it on your back. The full-contact carry system literally covers the back and hips, but still allows good ventilation even when heavily loaded. With this carry system, Osprey has embarked on an interesting new approach, which requires no foam pads.”

The innovative new Atmos AG 65 has a unique suspended AntiGravity™ back-system and the world’s first fully ventilated hipbelt. Seamless mesh across a 3D cavity on the backpanel provides a breathable and flexible contoured fit that allows the wearer to move as if they don’t have a pack on – true anti-gravity realized. An adjustable Biostretch™/ExoForm™ harness and Fit-on-the-Fly™ mesh hipbelt give great pack stability and reduce roll. Like all Osprey products, the Atmos AG 65 is built to last with Osprey’s unique attention to detail and use of high-quality materials. The pack sets a new standard with a host of extra features including Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment, integrated raincover and a FlapJacket™ top cover for lidless use.

“It is a great honor to receive the OutDoor Gold Industry Award this year as we celebrate our fortieth anniversary of designing innovative, high quality packs,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, founder and head designer for Osprey Packs. “The first generation Atmos was a game changer in the ventilated pack category and this latest design with anti-gravity technology is a significant technological advancement that allows the wearer to truly move as if they don’t have a pack on. We are thrilled that Atmos AG not only piqued the judges’ interest but impressed them when they had an opportunity to try it on.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 Wins Gold at OutDoor Show in Freidrichshafen – July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that Atmos AG 65, the fourth generation of the brand’s game-changing ventilated pack, was awarded the OutDoor Gold Industry Award this month in Freidrichshafen, Germany.

Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 was recognized for its high degree of innovation, design, quality and functionality. “At first sight, Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 made us curious as a jury,” said a statement released by the expert panel of judges. “The promising initial impression is confirmed when you put it on your back. The full-contact carry system literally covers the back and hips, but still allows good ventilation even when heavily loaded. With this carry system, Osprey has embarked on an interesting new approach, which requires no foam pads.”

The innovative new Atmos AG 65 has a unique suspended AntiGravity™ back-system and the world’s first fully ventilated hipbelt. Seamless mesh across a 3D cavity on the backpanel provides a breathable and flexible contoured fit that allows the wearer to move as if they don’t have a pack on – true anti-gravity realized. An adjustable Biostretch™/ExoForm™ harness and Fit-on-the-Fly™ mesh hipbelt give great pack stability and reduce roll. Like all Osprey products, the Atmos AG 65 is built to last with Osprey’s unique attention to detail and use of high-quality materials. The pack sets a new standard with a host of extra features including Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment, integrated raincover and a FlapJacket™ top cover for lidless use.

“It is a great honor to receive the OutDoor Gold Industry Award this year as we celebrate our fortieth anniversary of designing innovative, high quality packs,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, founder and head designer for Osprey Packs. “The first generation Atmos was a game changer in the ventilated pack category and this latest design with anti-gravity technology is a significant technological advancement that allows the wearer to truly move as if they don’t have a pack on. We are thrilled that Atmos AG not only piqued the judges’ interest but impressed them when they had an opportunity to try it on.”

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ActionHub.com – Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 Wins Gold at OutDoor Show in Freidrichshafen – July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that Atmos AG 65, the fourth generation of the brand’s gamechanging ventilated pack, was awarded the OutDoor Gold Industry Award this month in Freidrichshafen, Germany.

Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 was recognized for its high degree of innovation, design, quality and functionality. “At first sight, Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 made us curious as a jury,” said a statement released by the expert panel of judges. “The promising initial impression is confirmed when you put it on your back. The full-contact carry system literally covers the back and hips, but still allows good ventilation even when heavily loaded. With this carry system, Osprey has embarked on an interesting new approach, which requires no foam pads.”

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HCN.org – Gear Companies Go Local – July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

…The allure of living where you play has long drawn outdoor businesses to the rural West, and an anti-establishment, entrepreneurial spirit – combined with a lack of jobs – may be why so many gear companies begin here. There are other benefits, too: Sometimes small towns come equipped with an eager, low-cost workforce, like the skilled Navajo workers who once sewed Osprey Packs in Cortez, Colorado, or the tight-knit group that made sandals “with love” at the Chaco factory a few hours north in Paonia (HCN‘s hometown).

Five hours southwest in the town of Cortez, Osprey Packs has managed to compete globally while remaining locally rooted. Mike Pfotenhauer moved the company from California to Colorado in the early ’90s, but by 2003 it had outgrown those digs, and Pfotenhauer began outsourcing manufacturing to Vietnam. The company’s design hub is now in Marin County, California – which offers a larger creative pool – and it’ll soon move distribution to Salt Lake City to be on the national railroad network and reduce Osprey’s carbon footprint…

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TheBigOutside.com – Featuring Exos 58 – July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

When Osprey introduced the Exos pack series in 2008, it immediately became a leader—and helped redefine how we think about backpacking. It showed us that a backpack weighing under three pounds can serve the needs of everyone from weekenders to longer-distance backpackers and thru-hikers, and it gave ultralighters an option to the minimalist rucksacks that fill that category (which are “minimalist” both in weight and comfort). Success is a tough act to follow, and revising a popular product is risky. As a longtime fan of the original Exos packs, I took the new Exos 58 out on a seven-day, hut-to-hut trek on the Alta Via 2 through Italy’s Dolomites and concluded that Osprey has taken something that was very good and made it lighter and better.

The secret sauce in the top-loading Exos—the reason it carries up to about 30 pounds comfortably while itself tipping the scales at a pound or two less than many competitors—is the perimeter frame made of 6065 aluminum with a stabilizing cross strut. (Picture a somewhat squared-off figure eight.) The frame has only the slightest flex to it along both its vertical and horizontal axes—compared to, say, a plastic framesheet found in many packs that will flex much more—and the frame’s curved shape transfers much of the pack weight onto your hips, where you want it.

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SeattleBackpackersMagazine.com – Featuring Exos 48 – July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

With the new rendition of the Osprey Exos 48, Osprey must have been putting some serious investment into their Research and Development.  Out of the box, there is a combined “Wow!  That looks amazing” which goes hand-in-hand with “Good Grief! What is that and what have they done?”  The colors and graphic lines are slick, but we all know that after a few good weeks on our shoulders and hips, the colors fade, the dust gathers and all we want to know is how it rides.

This iteration of Exos is sporting Osprey’s new ExoForm™ padding on the shoulder straps and the hip belt as well.  It looks like a light, swiss-cheese version of closed-cell foam padding, but in reality it is much more breathable. It actually seems like it is dense, woven mesh because it has more flexibility to it…

The weight of the Osprey Exos 48 clocked in right where Osprey indicates, between 2 pounds, 5 ounces and 2 pounds, 6 ounces. It certainly doesn’t feel bulky when empty.  On top of that, you can actually REDUCE your weight by eliminating the top cap (which has both interior and exterior storage).  And if you are worried about your rain exposure by removing the cap, Osprey has an integrated FlapJacket™ that will help provide that extra barrier…

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Trailspace.com – Featuring Mira 34 – July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014

I love the mesh back panel, which is like the one on my Osprey Aura 65, for keeping me cool on the long day hikes in town. This is a great pack designed for women that feels great….

The first thing that surprised me on this pack was the size I needed. I got this pack before I got my Aura and was unsure of my Osprey sizing. I got some help at my local store in getting fitted. I ended up with the XS/S.

Once all of the straps were adjusted and hooked together, this pack felt great. I’m heavy chested and the shoulder straps didn’t bother me as some models do. The hips straps really allowed the weight to be held easily. The whole pack was very easy to adjust…

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