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HeckticTravels.com – Featuring Sojourn 25”/60L – July 10, 2014

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HeckticTravels.com – Featuring Sojourn 25”/60L – July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

It’s about time my travel bag caught up with my travel style…For some reason, it took me awhile to realize that changes in the way we travel could be reflected in the way we pack. And now that I’ve made the switch to enjoy one of mankind’s most vital inventions – the lovely wheel – I will never go back…

Osprey offered to send me their 60L Sojourn bag, and I was skeptical of so many things. How heavy would it be? Would it withstand constant use? What about those inevitable times when I will need to carry it some distance?

I need not worry for one second. Because in the six months of having it, I have rejoiced in every single moment of use. Every single time Pete and I have packed and are ready to head out the door, my back thanks me for not putting it through repetitive and unnecessary strain. And, there are many other things about the bag that I am very happy with…

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Outdoor Business Update – Osprey Packs Adds Midwest Rep – July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

Osprey Packs Inc. has added Motion Representation to its bike market sales team in the Midwest.

Founded in 2012 by industry veteran Dennis Porter, Motion seeks to provide its brands with the best coverage in a territory that spans from Wisconsin to Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Missouri. With three reps on the ground: Dennis Porter, Nick Grigsby and Pat O’Neill, Motion represents numerous strong bike brands including: Pivot Cycles, NiteRider, Louis Garneau, GU, and Motorex.

“Dennis is a true professional who brings years of experience in the bike channel to the table,” said Patrick Piller, Osprey’s bike sales manager. “Osprey’s continued success in this segment will be complimented by Motion Representation’s energy and established connections within the industry. We’re thrilled to add Dennis, Nick and Pat to the Osprey family.”

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Wired.com – Featuring Syncro 20 – July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

The plan was austere and elegant. I would ride a mountain bike pulling a trailer on a 77-mile loop around the Mojave National Preserve at the height of spring. Wildflowers would blanket my route, and the three-day expedition would merge two loves—riding and camping—into my first bike-packing epic.

Other essentials I was bringing: 30 spare bike parts and tools recommended by an expert bike-packer friend, a minimalist tarp shelter, a superlight sleeping bag, a 5.5-gallon water container, high-powered lights, a camera, and food. All of this had to fit on a Bob Ibex Plus trailer or in a 20-liter Osprey hydration pack with a pocket for everything…

Dawn was bright and cool. I rode 15 miles up and down washboard roads, past leafless trees and giant boulders that looked karate-chopped by Zeus. As I rode, I groped for the Osprey hydro-pack’s bladder nozzle magnetically secured to my chest strap and steadily sipped from it as if on an oral-drip IV.

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BicycleRetailer.com – Osprey adds Motion Representation for Midwest sales – July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

Osprey Packs Inc. has brought rep agency Motion Representation onto its bike market sales team for the Midwest.

Founded in 2012 by industry veteran Dennis Porter, Motion seeks coverage for brands in a territory that spans from Wisconsin to Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Missouri. With three reps on the ground—Porter, Nick Grigsby and Pat O’Neill—Motion represents such bike brands as Pivot Cycles, NiteRider, Louis Garneau, Gu and Motorex.

“Dennis is a true professional who brings years of experience in the bike channel to the table,” said Patrick Piller, Osprey’s bike sales manager.

“Osprey’s continued success in this segment will be complemented by Motion Representation’s energy and established connections within the industry. We’re thrilled to add Dennis, Nick and Pat to the Osprey family.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Packs Adds Motion Representation to Bike Sales Force – July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced the addition of Motion Representation rep agency to its bike market sales team in the Midwest.

Founded in 2012 by industry veteran Dennis Porter, Motion seeks to provide its brands with the best coverage in a territory that spans from Wisconsin to Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Missouri. With three reps on the ground: Dennis Porter, Nick Grigsby and Pat O’Neill, Motion represents numerous strong bike brands including: Pivot Cycles, NiteRider, Louis Garneau, GU, and Motorex.

“Dennis is a true professional who brings years of experience in the bike channel to the table,” said Patrick Piller, Osprey’s bike sales manager. “Osprey’s continued success in this segment will be complimented by Motion Representation’s energy and established connections within the industry. We’re thrilled to add Dennis, Nick and Pat to the Osprey family.”

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Singletracks.com – Featuring Raptor 6 Hydration Pack – July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014

Osprey already had one of the most innovative hydration packs on the market (magnetized hose retention thingy FTW), but rather than coast on past successes, they keep coming up with new tricks.

The Raptor series is Osprey’s compact hydration pack line geared toward cycling, running, and light day hiking. At first glance, it may appear barebones, but they have managed to cram a ton of features into a tight package…

As with all Osprey packs I have encountered, the build quality of the Osprey Raptor 6 is impeccable: no stitches out of place, no blown zippers, no buckle issues. More than just the quality, though, is the thought that obviously went into the design of the pack. The straps are wide enough and padded sufficiently to be comfortable without digging in or being uncomfortably wide. This model lacks the load lifter straps of some of Osprey’s larger models, but I didn’t find that to be an issue given the overall shape and size of my test unit…

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