Got Your Back Giveaway
Enter daily for a chance to win one of three backpacks from Deuter, Osprey, and Columbia.
You invest plenty of “gear” dollars into the best boots, a quick-fire stove, a lightweight tent, and more. But what about the essential item that helps you tote supplies from campsite to campsite—a backpack? A lightweight, comfortable, and roomy pack can help take you anywhere. But, like most gear, well-made packs aren’t cheap.
We’ve got your back. This month, we’re giving away three top-of-the-line backpacks built for Scouting adventures in the GOT YOUR BACK GIVEAWAY. Three randomly selected readers will receive one of these prize packages below:
Second-Place Prize: An Osprey Atmos backpack ($240), known for its high-quality design and comfort. Also a great long-distance pack, this bag boasts easy-to-adjust shoulder and hip straps that are built for an extra comfortable hike.
SNEWS – Outdoor Retailer Planning Guide – Featuring Atmos, Aura and Poco Premium – Summer Market 2011
SNEWS.com and OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Redefines Expectations with Radical Updates to Best Selling Atmos and Aura Series for SS12 – July 27, 2011
Osprey Packs, Inc. – a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear – is updating two of its groundbreaking backpacking lines for Spring 2012. The ATMOS (men’s) and AURA (women’s) Series – which together set the standard for weight, ventilation and comfort in backpacking – are being further refined to deliver enhanced fit and greater comfort on the trail.
“We’ve developed more advanced technologies over the years and are thrilled to integrate them into our popular Atmos and Aura Series,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “For Spring ‘12, our AirSpeed suspension system, interchangeable harnesses and adjustable hipbelt work together to create unrivaled comfort.”
Key to the redesign on both series is Osprey’s radical redesign of the harness and hipbelt systems. All Atmos and Aura packs now have customizable fit, with a torso adjustable, interchangeable harness and an exclusive adjustment system that allows the belt to be custom fitted while in use. Amazingly, Osprey has achieved this with no increase in weight or price.
The results of the long review: Positive! Loves it! To read it, click here.
In an article in the St. Petersburg Times on backpacking and paddling in the Everglades, the newspaper recommended the Atmos 65 pack as an essential part of their “Wilderness Checklist” and said that the pack “has lots of places to store the essentials”. To see more, click here.