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OutdoorLife.Answers.com – Featuring Viper 13 – October 2013

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OutdoorLife.Answers.com – Featuring Viper 13 – October 2013

October 1, 2013

Selecting the right backpack for your outdoor adventures can be a tricky affair. You want something that is comfortable to wear and provides plenty of storage, but isn’t so large and cumbersome that it hinders your movements on the trail. A good pack should be designed to be versatile enough that it can be used in a variety of activities and durable enough to withstand the punishment that comes along with regular use in demanding conditions.

The Viper 13 hydration pack from Osprey fits that description nicely. It is a well designed and built backpack with features that will appeal to hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers alike. It also happens to be a very affordable option for those who want just a single pack for use in all of their outdoor endeavors.

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SingleTrackWorld.com – Featuring Rev Series and Radial Series – September 27, 2013

September 27, 2013

Given their reputation for quality and accompanying lifetime guarantee, it’s no surprise that Osprey’s hydration packs have traditionally run to the ‘substantial’ end of things. Function and durability have long been good and the packs have held up very well, but the Colorado company hasn’t always had much to offer the fast and light crowd.

For 2014, this changes with the introduction of the Rev series. Coming in 1.5L, 6L, 12L, and 24L capacities, the Rev packs make use of what Osprey are calling the “Biostretch” harness and body (as opposed to waist) belt. The design is intended to hold the packs’ content against the rider’s back while allowing the pack to move with the rider. A pared-back and baffled Hydraulics LT reservoir does away with much of the Hydraulics model’s structure, contributing to significant weight savings. As an added bonus, the reservoir’s disconnect has been moved to the top of the bag, reducing the likelihood of spillage when removing the hose.

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Liftopia.com – Featuring Kode Series – September 26, 2013

September 26, 2013

Osprey Kode Snow Packs – Osprey’s backcountry snow packs have been updated based on feedback from athletes and professionals. Each size is designed to meet a specific need, from lift access to mountaineering. Basic features include multiple ways to carry ski and boards, helmet and non-scratch goggle stow, ice tool carry, and glove friendly buckles and pulls. Additional features are customized to each pack’s function.

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MTBR.com – Featuring Rev 1.5, Rev 6 and Rev 12 – September 26, 2013

September 26, 2013

Highlighted here is the new Rev series of packs from Osprey from the Spring 2014 collection. The Rev packs will be available in 3 sizes – 1.5 liter, 6 liter and 12 liter.

The Rev 1.5 pack is lightweight and made for short, quick rides and it is also handy as a race pack or for those rides where you don’t need to carry a lot of stuff. It comes with a redesigned, simple, lightweight reservoir that holds 1.5 liters. Basic storage compartments for keys and other small items. The 1.5 list size uses a body belt system as opposed to the typical full length pack with a hip belt. The straps are shorter than a full size pack, but are wide for comfort. The double sternum strap holds the pack in place. the digi flip pocket on the left strap allows the phone to be carried safely, but still remains easily accessible right through the clear plastic. The MSRP for the Rev 1.5 is $70.

The Rev 6 (6 liter size) comes with a 2.5 liter reservoir and features more storage space than the 1.5. The MSRP for the Rev 6 is $100.

The Rev 12 (12 liter size) has a belt that comes around your rib cage with zippered pockets on the belt section. It has more storage capacity and is made for longer rides when you need to store more gear and accessories. The MSRP for the Rev 6 is $110.

As part of the Sping 2014 collection from Osprey, all 3 packs in the Rev series will be available in February of 2014.

Our Take:
Osprey is a well known and loved brand. When it comes to light weight packs, they are one of the best. It’s great to see them innovating and light weight, minimalist packs are perfect for those quick after work rides.

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Velojoy.com – Featuring Portal Series – September 2013

September 20, 2013

Urbanites who like to keep their technology accessible, especially while on the go by bicycle, will find a lot to like in the new Portal Series bags from Osprey Packs.

They come with a padded, touch-sensitive windowed sleeve (below) that allows protected use of a tablet computer without removing it from the bag.  So there’s none of the usual rummaging when pausing to view directions, check text messages or snap selfies for Instagram. Additional assets to keep tech-savvy cyclists squared away include a separate laptop sleeve (fits up to 15 in.), document sleeves, organizer panel to keep smaller items secure, a scratch-free sunglasses pocket and a low-profile padded grab handle.

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Urbanvelo.org – Featuring Radial 34 – September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013

The market for commuter backpacks is saturated to say the least, but few companies have dedicated as much energy and effort to the almighty backpack as Osprey. Founded in 1974, Osprey has built their reputation by making premium backpacks for serious backpackers…

I’ve been using an Osprey Talon backpack for a number of years, and I’m confident in their product’s materials, design and durability. I’ve yet to find a need for their All Mighty Guarantee, which seems to be one of the best in the outdoor industry, but it’s refreshing to know that my pack is covered for life.

In recent years Osprey has ventured further into the bike market, and the Radial series represents their take on the ultimate commuter backpack. It offers 30+ liters of cargo capacity (including a padded laptop compartment), an incredible array of organizational capabilities, and a number of features that are seldom seen all in one pack.

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GearJunkie.com – Featuring Rev Series – September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

Neo-Bike Packs — Osprey’s Rev Series of lightweight hydration packs looks to be something different. The made-for-biking line uses a unique harness setup the brand touts “provides a fit that is more like a shirt than a traditional backpack.” Media pockets give access to a touchscreen device through a TPU shield. They come to market in January for $110.

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Examiner.com – Featuring Ozone 22 – September 15, 2013

September 15, 2013

At only 6 pounds 2 ounces, the Ozone convertible 22″ represents the latest offering from Osprey Packs, Inc. This extremely lightweight piece of luggage is the maximum carry-on size and can easily be hoisted into overhead racks on board trains and planes. The nylon fabric may look lightweight but it’s quite sturdy and can sustain the rigors of travel without ripping.

The Ozone convertible’s high road LT™ chassis and ergonomically-designed extendable handle enable one to wheel it around airline terminals and urban pavements with ease. Also, padded handles allow one to carry this piece of luggage should one chose to do so. For those instances when using wheels or carrying one’s luggage is not optimal, an adjustable/removable harness and a modified/removable straight ErgoPull™ hipbelt allows travelers to carry the convertible as a large backpack. An optional zip-off daypack that includes a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and internal organization can be attached to the convertible and then removed for use as a daypack.

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