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SectionHiker.com – Featuring Exos 58 – January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016
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The Osprey Packs Exos 58 is a lightweight, multi-day backpack that’s excellent for long distance thru-hiking, weekend backpacking and other multi-sport trips. Weighing a mere 2 pounds 10 ounces in a size medium (torso length 18″-21″), the Exos 58 has a rigid but lightweight aluminum frame and a ventilated back panel that will keep you comfortable even when you need to haul extra gear and food. Loaded with capabilities and easy to customize, the Exos 58 is a very well thought out pack that can be used year-round for a wide variety of adventures.

The Osprey Exos 58 is very different from most other ultralight and lightweight backpacks since it’s configured with a floating top lid instead of a dry-bag style roll top. In addition to extra pocket storage (one pocket on top and one inside), the floating lid lets you sandwich extra gear between the lid and the top of the pack’s main compartment so you can carry extra technical equipment or supplies that won’t fit inside your pack. Top lids are a great feature, especially when you travel or hike and backpack in winter and want convenient access to hats, gloves, snacks, and navigation gear.

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OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Kode 32 – January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016
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From Boots to Duct Tape: Everything You Need for Backcountry Skiing

Osprey Kode 32 Pack
An airbag pack is useful in high-consequence terrain, but the system adds extra weight. For regular tours in low-angle areas, the Osprey Kode 32 is a solid option: It’s big enough for everything you need—food, extra layers, and safety tools. It carries well and has a clever diagonal ski carry, which we prefer because it’s quicker to attach than an A-frame carry.

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Carryology.com – Featuring FW16 – January 16, 2016

January 16, 2016
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Osprey are known for their innovative packs and have made some big updates to their Sojourn and Meridian Series. Let’s start with the new deployable Highroad suspension that takes cues from their award-winning Anti-Gravity suspension. The shoulder harness and hipbelt easily and quickly deploy when portability is needed while traveling. The wheels are large for easy rolling, yet sit outside the frame of the body for comfort when on your back. What separates the two are the optional sizes, with the Sojourn available in three sizes including an 80L, 60L, and 45L version and the Meridian in a 75L and 60L version. Aside from the organizational offerings and design, the Meridian also includes a detachable daypack…

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SkiUtah.com – Featuring Kresta Series and Kamber Series – January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016
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It’s freezing outside, the fire feels warm, there’s a pot of tea steeping, and the couch is calling my name. Only one problem, I’m committed to an active lifestyle all year, not just in the warms months. Sure I ski in winter, but overall, I’m like many people who are less active during the freezing months…

Looking for inspiration, I headed to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market last week. Normally walk through the show all googly eyed over the newest alpine and backcountry ski gear, and there certainly was some of that. However I also looked for gear that gave me options to get out with non-skiing friends, or to fill short time-slots when I can’t get on mountain…

Osprey Kresta – Available in three sizes, the Kresta, will be out next season and I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been packing the unisex Kode 32 for my snow adventures for two seasons and love most of its features. Always innovating, Osprey upped its game with the lady’s Kresta, and the guy’s model, the Kamber, by incorporating feedback form Kode users.

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GearPatrol.com – Featuring Kamber Series – January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016
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Rather than just bring you the usual “best products of OR” story that we’ve done in the past, this year we decided to focus instead on the general trends in the industry and point to some important examples from our favorite brands. If you want the five-word overview of Winter Market 2016, it’s “ski touring and fabric innovation.” If you’re in the market for something deeper, read on…

Elsewhere in packs, Osprey renamed and revamped its Kode line of bags (now called the Kamber) with touches including airbag compatibility and red zipper pulls to help you find the necessary equipment in case of emergency…

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SGBToday.com – Featuring FW16 Meridian Series and New Hydration Reservoir – January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016

With hundreds, or was it thousands, of new products to peruse – from the Made in America showcase to Venture Out to ingredient brands and tried-and-true favorites – scouring the goods of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market seems to get more daunting every year. While teal and burgundy overtook orange and gray, zippers got vertical, outerwear got even more techy, and responsible sourcing and recycling became the status quo. Here’s a quick spin around the show floor.

Osprey packs is jumping on the urban travel bandwagon with “one bag to rule them all.” The design is a roller luggage wrapping its arms around a daypack. It’s a redesign of the Meridian, with backpack straps. Also big for Osprey is a new partnership with Hydrapak, which will launch Osprey into the “Hydraulics” bladder market. Yes, all their packs fit a hydration pack, but the new Osprey bladder with backer plate, unique grab cuff, and bite-blast valve is a leap into uncharted ground.

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