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ElevationOutdoors.com – Featuring Pixel Port – Fall 2013

October 14, 2013

Ok, so you have that fancy waterproof case for your iPhone, but what about your iPad, Mr. Mustachioed Fixie Man? Never fear, Osprey’s latest series of commuter bags include a clear protective window that allows you to view and operate that fancy toy while it is still safely inside the pack. The Pixel is also an impressive bag without that bit of tech flair—a comfortable, durable hauler that’s just as at home on a college campus as it is on a day hike.

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TheGearCaster.com – Featuring Cyber Port – October 13, 2013

October 13, 2013

If you are searching for a sophisticated commuter pack that will go equally well in the boardroom as on the bike, look no further than the new Cyber Port from Osprey. The super sleek and minimalist exterior hides a wealth of high tech organization that will keep you connected on your daily commute.

The padded front zip concealment panel opens up to expose a touchscreen compatible TPU film window pocket for storing your iPad. This enables you to check email while riding the subway or catch up on your latest TV shows, all without removing your tablet from the pouch. For those of you who bike commute, Osprey Europe has cleverly developed a free app that turns your tablet screen into a blinky bike light as you ride. Sadly it looks to be only available in Android at the moment.

The main zippered compartment houses a padded laptop pouch for all you technology double dippers and an organizer sleeve for your papers, pens, keys, and other small objects. There is even an additional tablet pocket in case you don’t want to store it out front. A small, water-resistant zip pocket at the top of the commuter pack is lined with scratch-free fabric for safe storage of your phone and sunglasses.

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TheActiveTimes.com – Featuring Viper 13 – October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013

One of the common traits of all my favorite pieces of gear is versatility. I like gear that can be used for multiple purposes and activities. Versatile gear gives you more chances to use the item and it can save you some cash since you don’t have to purchase multiple pieces of gear to cover all of the things you want to do. This is especially true with a good backpack that is designed from the ground up to be used in multisport endeavors, which is exactly what Osprey had in mind when they designed the Viper 13 hydration pack.

As the name implies, the Viper 13 features 13-liters of storage, which is an excellent size for day hike, long trail run or a mountain bike ride. The pack weighs just 1 pound, 6 ounces (.62 kg) but features Osprey’s trademark high quality construction which makes it feel like it is tough enough to take any abuse you can throw at it. That is much appreciated when you start putting the Viper through its paces on the trail.

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Singletracks.com – Featuring Verve Hydration Pack – October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

In one week in Park City we took on two different rides of 4+ hours, and having a pack that would hold 3 liters of water, several snacks, a rain jacket, and more, was crucial. The Osprey Verve was up to the task. The padded mesh shoulder straps kept the pack comfortable during even the longest ride, and being able to adjust those straps meant that during rocky downhills the pack stayed firmly in place.

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TheAdventureBlog.com – Featuring Viper 13 – October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

One of the common traits of all my favorite pieces of gear is versatility. I like gear that can be used for multiple purposes and activities. Versatile gear gives you more chances to use the item and it can save you some cash since you don’t have to purchase multiple pieces of gear to cover all of the things you want to do. This is especially true with a good backpack that is designed from the ground up to be used in multisport endeavors, which is exactly what Osprey had in mind when they designed the Viper 13 hydration pack.

As the name implies, the Viper 13 features 13-liters of storage, which is an excellent size for day hike, long trail run or a mountain bike ride. The pack weighs just 1 pound, 6 ounces (.62 kg) but features Osprey’s trademark high quality construction which makes it feel like it is tough enough to take any abuse you can throw at it. That is much appreciated when you start putting the Viper through its paces on the trail.

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Examiner.com – Featuring Radial 26 – October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013

Us bike commuters are a passionate breed, especially here in Minneapolis. We have 92 miles (and counting) of on-street bikeways, 85 miles (and counting) of off-street bikeways and in the winter, most bike paths get plowed before the streets.

Osprey gets this passion loud and clear and consistently dedicate a great deal of energy and effort to ensure us bike commuters have the most comfortable and functional medium in which to carry our change of clothes, grooming essentials, MP3 player, phone, laptop (sometimes), keys, lunch and bike lock.

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SingleTrackWorld.com – Featuring Raptor 6 – October 2013

October 1, 2013

Though it may be the smallest of Osprey’s Raptor series of mountain bike packs, the Colorado brand’s 6L offering is no under-built race day pack.

Designed with half- to two-hour rides in mind, the recently-updated Raptor is easily one of the most solidly made packs in its size range. Unusual for its capacity, the Raptor 6 is built around a large 3L Hydraulics reservoir. With a built-in panel on the back and full-length handle on the front, the polyethylene bladder has enough structure to maintain its wide, flat shape regardless of fill- keeping sloshing to a minimum, reducing ‘sausaging,’ and making shoving the bladder into an already full bag pleasantly easy. Though no bite valve is completely immune to drips, Osprey’s swiveling tip is among the best longevity-wise. A magnet embedded in the bite valve mates to another in the sternum strap, allowing the rider to tuck it out of the way when unneeded.

Working outward, the Raptor 6′s large main compartment has organizing pockets for two pumpshaped items and a third for tools, tubes, and the like. Along with a couple of pumps (or a pump and hand saw), there is plenty of room for a well-equipped tool kit, a tube, a mini sealant bottle, a lightweight jacket, and some snacks- all without straining the zipper. A removable tool organizer is even included to organize mini tools and spares. A soft ‘phone and wallet’ pocket at the top of the bag as is Osprey’s clever elasticated helmet holder. The solidly-built grab/hang loop telegraphs Osprey’s built to last approach.

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TheActiveTimes.com – Featuring Viper 13 – October 2013

October 1, 2013

Get out! But as you bolt for safety into the less populated hinterland—after all, fewer people means fewer zombies—you’re going to want to carry your survival gear in a pack that has enough space for the bare essentials, but is light and comfortable enough not to impede you while running to safety. The Viper 13 has (you guessed it) 13 liters of storage and a separate pouch for a 3-liter hydration bladder.

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