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MensJournal.com – Featuring Reverb 18 – January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

The 18-liter Reverb is sleek and inconspicuous, but it packs a lot into a small frame. There are pockets for avalanche safety gear and goggles, as well as a zip-away hydration sleeve. Plus, you can strap on skis or a snowboard for hikes and still access the main compartment through a big back panel.

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PracticalTravelGear.com – Featuring Kode ABS – January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

If there’s one thing harder than three days of sprinting through a packed convention center for back-to-back meetings, it’s doing all of it with a knee brace. But I powered through to get you a look into the outdoor gear future—Fall 2014, to be exact. Here are a few trends I noticed at the show:

Backcountry packs with ABS. If you’re not a skier, boarder, or otherwise snow freak, this won’t mean much to you. But for the rest, there are a bunch of packs being introduced that use avalanche airbag systems. Some bags come complete with ABS and others, like the new Osprey Kode, come as regular packs with an ability to zip off one portion of the pack, zip on the ABS base unit, and use it when you want. Most of these packs use cartridges or canisters of gas or air…

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Wired.com – Featuring Rev 6 – January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

I have a drinking problem. If I’m running on trails in the woods, water fountains aren’t exactly plentiful. I don’t want to hold onto anything or wear a dorky hip belt, so how do I obey my thirst? Thankfully, I found out about the Osprey Rev 6, a super-lightweight hydration pack made expressly for runners and cyclists. What makes it a no-brainer for trail running in particular is the hip stabilizers: They’re large and pliable enough to wrap around your flanks almost like a shirt, which means zero bouncing. Even better, the re-designed hydration bladder is easier to take apart and clean without spilling water all over yourself.

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Bicycling.com – Featuring Rev 12 – January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

The Rev 12 is a different sort of pack from Osprey. It’s part of a new line designed for adventure racing and ultra-light adventures when you don’t want to be weighed down with extra gear. The pack comes in two sizes and the smaller of the two, which I tested, has 610 cubic inches of storage space and weighs just 0.3 pounds (0.9 pounds with an empty bladder).

What I liked most was the way it contoured to my body. It uses Osprey’s traditional bladder, but has a back panel that is more supple than most. The wide waist belt sat just above my hips and took some of the pack’s weight off my shoulders. The shoulder straps are wide, well ventilated, and incorporate flexible material for a snug fit—Osprey calls it the BioStretch Body Wrap Harness. It works. The Rev also uses two sternum straps, which seems like overkill, but they did a good job keeping the pack settled, even as I bounced down rocky descents…

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Climberism.com – Featuring Mutant 28 – January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

Now that the 2014 Winter Outdoor Retailer is over, I have some time to reflect on a few pieces of new gear introduced this year…

Osprey has redesigned their Mutant pack series this year and made them more for four-season use. The design is pretty simple and stripped down. It has cinch straps on the side so when it’s not completely full you can make it less bulky. Other features include a removable frame; a helmet carrier that tucks away in the top lid; the hip belt can be wrapped around the back of the pack to get it out of the way when it isn’t needed on the 28L or removed from the 38L…

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