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RunnersWorld.com – Featuring Rev Solo – May 2014

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RunnersWorld.com – Featuring Rev Solo – May 2014

May 1, 2014

Warm weather, blooming flowers, and green hillsides are calling trail runners everywhere with the promise of spring and summer. Whether you’re in need of an update to your trail running kit or aren’t sure what exactly you need to make your trail running experience more comfortable, here’s the lowdown on the latest apparel and more for the sunnier seasons…
Osprey Rev Solo
This 20-ounce, uniquely shaped bottle from Osprey sits comfortably against your low back without much bounce in this waist pack. A zippered pocket with a clear plastic window allows you to see who’s calling or texting before you take the time to unzip your phone mid-run.

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OutsideOnline.com – Summer Buyer’s Guide – Featuring Exos 38 – May 2014

May 1, 2014

BEST FOR: Lightning-fast backpacking.

THE TEST: The reboot of Osprey’s popular Exos series has larger versions (48 and 58 liters), but this top-loading hauler became the bag of choice for testers who carry only the barest of essentials. The standout design feature was the suspension—a mesh back panel and foam hipbelt that offered ventilation while dispersing weight. “I normally don’t like ventilating systems, but this one let in air without making the pack feel top-heavy,” reported one tester. The ample stuff-it pockets in the back and sides swallowed up the items we wanted handy, and the accessory straps secured trekking poles and a sleeping pad. Going super, super light? Remove the top compartment; an alternate lid flap covers the main body of the pack…

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Wired.com – Featuring Poco Premium – April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

My daughter Lucia, or Lulu, was born to move. She laughs out loud when she’s thrown in the air and crawls around our house at what seems like warp speed (take your eyes off her and she’s gone). It came as no surprise, then, that she also loves to be chauffeured around the foothills and mountains near our house in her Osprey Poco Premium child carrier. She’s happy to sit in the thing for as long as I’m willing to keep hiking. Thankfully the pack carries extremely well, with a thick hip belt that transfers her weight off my back. The sun is intense here in the high desert of New Mexico, so the built-in sun shade is a lifesaver…

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OUtdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Appoints Kenny Ballard as Chief Operating Officer – April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey Packs Operations, IT, Purchasing, Quality and Returns as well as Human Resources.

“Osprey Packs is very excited to welcome Kenny to our company,” said Tom Barney CEO of Osprey Packs. “Filling the COO role completes Osprey’s Executive Team and will help provide Osprey and our customers further critical internal support. Kenny possesses the experience and energy necessary to be successful as our COO and contribute to Osprey’s leadership and future growth.”

Ballard is a well-respected leader in the industry, having served as President of Boulder Outdoor Specialty Group (BOSG) that includes Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack and Wenger camping. Most recently, Ballard headed up Kenny Ballard Consulting which is a multi-channel brand, sales, marketing, product and management consulting firm.

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VTSports.com – Featuring Rev 18 – April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

Osprey’s Rev line of hydration packs is designed specifically for endurance sports, focusing on comfort and accessibility. In order to move with the athlete, Rev packs are intended to fit like a shirt and are pulled on like a vest, with dual sternum straps to adjust first before cinching down the shoulder harness and waist belt.

“Biostretch,” the stretchy mesh fabric in the harness and belt, conforms to the body to keep contents compressed and in the proper position, sitting higher on the back than most packs. Materials in the back panel are also flexible and soft with a mesh cover for breathability.

Baffles inside the 2.5-liter hydration reservoir prevent water from sloshing around inside the hydration compartment. The hose has a quick release connection so there’s no need to remove the bladder from the pack to refill it on the fly and the bite valve connects magnetically to one of the sternum straps to keep it in place.

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