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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Expands Hydraulics™ Series with Lighter, Streamlined Reservoir – July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

Recognizing that less is often more, especially when on the move, Osprey Packs, Inc. is adding to its innovative Hydraulics series with the new Hydraulics LT Reservoir for Spring 2014.

The all-new reservoir features a lighter and simpler feature set compared to the current Hydraulics Reservoir, ideal for fast and light endeavors and pack styles with internal reservoir pockets. Building on the innovations of the Hydraulics Reservoir, the design of Hydraulics LT Reservoir combines excellent reservoir-to-pack integration, superior technical features and the best gender-specific pack-to-body fit and performance on the market.

“Carrying water should never compromise fit, comfort or stability in a pack,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey.  ‘We set that standard with the original Hydraulics Reservoir and now, with the introduction of the new Hydraulics LT, our hands-free hydration program takes yet another giant leap.”

The new Hydraulics LT features a QuickConnect™ detachable hose that allows for easy disconnect of the hose for faster refilling. Additionally, the built-in baffles on the reservoir prevent sloshing while maintaining the reservoir’s shape.

In addition to these unique features, the new reservoir incorporates the innovation that Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir is known for including:
•    Flexible ¼” hose for faster water flow
•    ¾ turn cap for quick and secure open/close
•    Liter markings printed on reservoir body
•    Metallocene PE high strength and taste-free film (BPA & PVC-free); anti-microbial formula to prevent bacteria and mold
•    Low-profile shape keeps water weight steady and close to the body
•    Magnetic bite valve with included sternum strap magnet
•    Built-in 180-degree pivot on/off bite valve

Hydraulics LT Reservoir is available in:
•    1.5 Liter – $28
•    2.5 Liter- $30

The Hydraulics LT Reservoir will be sold separately and will also be sold as part of the new Rev Series which debuts Spring 2014. The Rev Series meets the highly technical needs of trail running and endurance racing while also serving as the perfect companion to anyone who appreciates smaller volume, streamlined hydration packs.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Expands Hydraulics™ Series with Lighter, Streamlined Reservoir – July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

Recognizing that less is often more, especially when on the move, Osprey Packs, Inc. is adding to its innovative Hydraulics series with the new Hydraulics LT Reservoir for Spring 2014.

The all-new reservoir features a lighter and simpler feature set compared to the current Hydraulics Reservoir, ideal for fast and light endeavors and pack styles with internal reservoir pockets. Building on the innovations of the Hydraulics Reservoir, the design of Hydraulics LT Reservoir combines excellent reservoir-to-pack integration, superior technical features and the best gender-specific pack-to-body fit and performance on the market.

“Carrying water should never compromise fit, comfort or stability in a pack,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey.  ‘We set that standard with the original Hydraulics Reservoir and now, with the introduction of the new Hydraulics LT, our hands-free hydration program takes yet another giant leap.”

The new Hydraulics LT features a QuickConnect™ detachable hose that allows for easy disconnect of the hose for faster refilling. Additionally, the built-in baffles on the reservoir prevent sloshing while maintaining the reservoir’s shape.

In addition to these unique features, the new reservoir incorporates the innovation that Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir is known for including:

  • Flexible ¼” hose for faster water flow
  • ¾ turn cap for quick and secure open/close
  • Liter markings printed on reservoir body
  • Metallocene PE high strength and taste-free film (BPA & PVC-free); anti-microbial formula to prevent bacteria and mold
  • Low-profile shape keeps water weight steady and close to the body
  • Magnetic bite valve with included sternum strap magnet
  • Built-in 180-degree pivot on/off bite valve

Hydraulics LT Reservoir is available in: 1.5 Liter – $28 and 2.5 Liter- $30

The Hydraulics LT Reservoir will be sold separately and will also be sold as part of the new Rev Series which debuts Spring 2014. The Rev Series meets the highly technical needs of trail running and endurance racing while also serving as the perfect companion to anyone who appreciates smaller volume, streamlined hydration packs.

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OdrMag.com – Osprey Holds Athlete Summit to Solidify Brand – June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013

Osprey packs held its first-ever Athlete Summit, bringing together Osprey sponsored athletes from a variety of sports to inspire and build the brand. Over two days, the team participated in marketing, product and sales meetings as well as brainstorming sessions to provide input and insight. Based on the success of the inaugural Athlete Summit, Osprey plans on hosting follow up summits in the future to grow athlete relationships and support brand initiatives.

Athletes attending the two-day meeting at Osprey headquarters in Cortez, CO included: climber Beth Rodden, mountain athlete Ben Clark, mountain biker Macky Franklin, skier Alison Gannett, climber Timmy O’Neill, adventure racer Payge McMahon, skier and climber Evan Stevens, climber Majka Burhardt, skier Sven Brunso, climber Jasmin Caton and mountain biking phenoms Jake and Nye Yackle.

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Athletes Flock to Cortez for Team Summit – June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

Cortez, CO — Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, held its first-ever Athlete Summit this May, bringing together Osprey sponsored, professional athletes from a variety of sports to inspire and build the brand.

Athletes attending the two-day meeting at Osprey headquarters in Cortez, CO included: climber Beth Rodden, mountain athlete Ben Clark, mountain biker Macky Franklin, skier Alison Gannett, climber Timmy O’Neill, adventure racer Payge McMahon, skier and climber Evan Stevens, climber Majka Burhardt, skier Sven Brunso, climber Jasmin Caton and mountain biking phenoms Jake and Nye Yackle.

“It was wonderful to gather our diverse lineup of athletes at Osprey headquarters,” said Osprey’s Director of Marketing Gareth Martins. “Their energy and enthusiasm was contagious. We are very lucky to have such engaged ambassadors for our brand.”

Over two days, the team participated in marketing, product and sales meetings as well as brainstorming sessions to provide input and insight. The athletes took time to tour Osprey headquarters, signing posters and meeting Osprey employees throughout the warehouse and customer service departments. The group also tried their hand at bowling and Frisbee golf. Fortunately for Osprey, they all agreed to stick with their own sports.

Throughout the Athlete Summit, the team participated in an Instagram Scavenger Hunt, competing to accomplish specific tasks and documenting them on Instagram for their fans and followers. The scavenger hunt images can be viewed here. Winners Macky Franklin and Payge McMahon donated their prize money to a non-profit of their choosing. Macky selected Field Institute of Taos while Payge chose Paradox Sports.

Based on the success of the inaugural Athlete Summit, Osprey plans on hosting follow up summits in the future to grow athlete relationships and support brand initiatives.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Athletes Flock to Cortez for Team Summit – June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, held its first-ever Athlete Summit this May, bringing together Osprey sponsored, professional athletes from a variety of sports to inspire and build the brand.

Athletes attending the two-day meeting at Osprey headquarters in Cortez, CO included: climber Beth Rodden, mountain athlete Ben Clark, mountain biker Macky Franklin, skier Alison Gannett, climber Timmy O’Neill, adventure racer Payge McMahon, skier and climber Evan Stevens, climber Majka Burhardt, skier Sven Brunso, climber Jasmin Caton and mountain biking phenoms Jake and Nye Yackle.

“It was wonderful to gather our diverse lineup of athletes at Osprey headquarters,” said Osprey’s Director of Marketing Gareth Martins. “Their energy and enthusiasm was contagious. We are very lucky to have such engaged ambassadors for our brand.”

Over two days, the team participated in marketing, product and sales meetings as well as brainstorming sessions to provide input and insight. The athletes took time to tour Osprey headquarters, signing posters and meeting Osprey employees throughout the warehouse and customer service departments. The group also tried their hand at bowling and Frisbee golf. Fortunately for Osprey, they all agreed to stick with their own sports.

Throughout the Athlete Summit, the team participated in an Instagram Scavenger Hunt, competing to accomplish specific tasks and documenting them on Instagram for their fans and followers. The scavenger hunt images can be viewed here. Winners Macky Franklin and Payge McMahon donated their prize money to a non-profit of their choosing. Macky selected Field Institute of Taos while Payge chose Paradox Sports.

Based on the success of the inaugural Athlete Summit, Osprey plans on hosting follow up summits in the future to grow athlete relationships and support brand initiatives.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Raises Support for Southwest Colorado Nonprofits – May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, raised $3500 for the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center and the Mountain Studies Institute through their Spring Local’s Sale, which was held in Cortez on April 13, 2013.

The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for regional nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully selected by the company’s Green Team.

“The biannual Local’s Sale is a reflection of Osprey’s appreciation for and dedication to the Southwest Colorado regional community, of which we’re proud to be a part,” said Sam Mix, Outdoor Marketing Manager of Osprey. “Thanks to our community, the spring sale was a resounding success. We’re delighted to help support these two local organizations, which are each doing such important work in our corner of the state.”

The Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, located in Cortez, provides a safe, child-friendly environment that eases the emotional trauma experienced by children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Mountain Studies Institute is an independent nonprofit mountain research and education center in Silverton that develops science for addressing environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains.

“We greatly appreciate being a beneficiary of Osprey’s annual sale. The Center relies heavily on contributions from our community, and Osprey’s generosity means a lot to our organization,” said Terry Gorsuch, Four Corners Child Advocacy Center board member.

Said Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director of Mountain Studies Institute, “We are thrilled to know that Osprey and their customers support Mountain Studies Institute’s efforts to develop research and education opportunities for the San Juan Mountains.”

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Raises Support for Southwest Colorado Nonprofits – May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, raised $3500 for the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center and the Mountain Studies Institute through their Spring Local’s Sale, which was held in Cortez on April 13, 2013.

The much-anticipated Local’s Sale is Osprey’s biannual fundraiser for regional nonprofits. Osprey donates a percentage of all proceeds from the one-day special sale to organizations carefully selected by the company’s Green Team.

“The biannual Local’s Sale is a reflection of Osprey’s appreciation for and dedication to the Southwest Colorado regional community, of which we’re proud to be a part,” said Sam Mix, Outdoor Marketing Manager of Osprey. “Thanks to our community, the spring sale was a resounding success. We’re delighted to help support these two local organizations, which are each doing such important work in our corner of the state.”

The Four Corners Child Advocacy Center, located in Cortez, provides a safe, child-friendly environment that eases the emotional trauma experienced by children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Mountain Studies Institute is an independent nonprofit mountain research and education center in Silverton that develops science for addressing environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains.

“We greatly appreciate being a beneficiary of Osprey’s annual sale. The Center relies heavily on contributions from our community, and Osprey’s generosity means a lot to our organization,” said Terry Gorsuch, Four Corners Child Advocacy Center board member.

Said Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director of Mountain Studies Institute, “We are thrilled to know that Osprey and their customers support Mountain Studies Institute’s efforts to develop research and education opportunities for the San Juan Mountains.”

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Receives Gear of the Year Award from Outside Magazine – April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has received Outside magazine’s 2013 Gear of the Year award for the Xenith 88. The Xenith 88, Osprey’s new, deluxe, custom fit backpack, is featured in the current Outside Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands today.

Outside’s Gear of the Year Award is given the very best in adventure gear. Each winning product has gone through a rigorous testing process by Outside and deemed to be the best in its category. The winners are all featured in the annual summer Buyer’s Guide, which reaches more than 1.3 million frequent gear purchasers.

“We tested a lot of great big haulers this year,” said Outside’s Executive Editor Sam Moulton. “But the Xenith 88 was hands-down the best of the bunch. You get a bevy of user-friendly features in an impressively lightweight and breathable package, but what really sold us was the customizable fit: the heat-moldable hipbelt and shoulder harness allow you to truly shape the pack to fit your body.”

As stated in the issue: “With bigger packs, it’s all about suspension and fit. Testers raved about how easy it was to tailor the Xenith to their bodies: the pack comes in three sizes, and you can choose between four shoulder-harness and heat-moldable-hipbelt options. The result is downright clingy – in a good way…Despite the huge capacity and full array of features, the Xenith still weights a few pounds less than some of its competitors.”

“The Outside Buyer’s Guide is a renowned and highly-anticpated resource for outdoor enthusiasts, and we’re excited and gratified to be recognized with a 2013 Gear of the Year award,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs founder and head designer. “The Xenith pulled together many of the best features and design elements embodied in proven styles like our Aether and Ariel. With the addition of innovative fabrics, new materials technology, and near custom-fit engineering, we created a pack that can painlessly haul big loads mile after mile.”

The Xenith 88, which retails for $349, provides deluxe features, optimal organization and gear access for extended or weeklong backpacking trip while providing comfort and superb carrying ability. It features the LightWire™ peripheral frame suspension for optimal load transfer, and the innovative BioForm4 CM™ hipbelt and harness, which provide a supportive and highly customizable fit. Specially trained staff at CM™ certified dealers use an Osprey oven to custom mold the hipbelt for each individual customer to deliver a precise, personalized fit, superior comfort, load control and long-lasting support. In addition, the Xenith 88 features a super-convenient new way to carry a reservoir. The external hydration sleeve in the backpanel simplifies refilling and protects the pack’s contents from spills.

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Receives Gear of the Year Award from Outside Magazine – April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has received Outside magazine’s 2013 Gear of the Year award for the Xenith 88. The Xenith 88, Osprey’s new, deluxe, custom fit backpack, is featured in the current Outside Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands today.

Outside’s Gear of the Year Award is given the very best in adventure gear. Each winning product has gone through a rigorous testing process by Outside and deemed to be the best in its category. The winners are all featured in the annual summer Buyer’s Guide, which reaches more than 1.3 million frequent gear purchasers.

“We tested a lot of great big haulers this year,” said Outside’s Executive Editor Sam Moulton. “But the Xenith 88 was hands-down the best of the bunch. You get a bevy of user-friendly features in an impressively lightweight and breathable package, but what really sold us was the customizable fit: the heat-moldable hipbelt and shoulder harness allow you to truly shape the pack to fit your body.”

As stated in the issue: “With bigger packs, it’s all about suspension and fit. Testers raved about how easy it was to tailor the Xenith to their bodies: the pack comes in three sizes, and you can choose between four shoulder-harness and heat-moldable-hipbelt options. The result is downright clingy – in a good way…Despite the huge capacity and full array of features, the Xenith still weights a few pounds less than some of its competitors.”

“The Outside Buyer’s Guide is a renowned and highly-anticpated resource for outdoor enthusiasts, and we’re excited and gratified to be recognized with a 2013 Gear of the Year award,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs founder and head designer. “The Xenith pulled together many of the best features and design elements embodied in proven styles like our Aether and Ariel. With the addition of innovative fabrics, new materials technology, and near custom-fit engineering, we created a pack that can painlessly haul big loads mile after mile.”

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