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9News.com – New hydration pack means less sloshing and better fit

February 25, 2010

CORTEZ – This week’s Colorado Company to Watch believes it has come up with the perfect hydration backpack.

Osprey Packs says their new Hydraulics line of backpacks, which hit the market this week, do not slosh around or push into your back.

The company’s location in the four corners region of Colorado, means its employees have plenty of opportunities to test out their products during day hikes near Telluride or bike treks in Moab, Utah.

During all this “research,” the company’s staff realized there was a need for a better hydration pack and they set out to design one that resolved all their complaints.

The company worked with water bottle maker Nalgene to build a new kind of reservoir, with the focus of making it fit users better and more comfortably. The water pouch is made from special material that matches the contour of your back. The company’s patented Hydralock system compresses as it empties, which minimizes water sloshing, making the pack more stable.

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The March Issue of Backpacker Features the Manta 25

February 1, 2010

With the hydration series about to hit retail, the review in Backpacker is simply perfect timing, as everyone should prepare for how Osprey is going to change how we hydrate on the trails, to read more click here.

Osprey Hydration Packs Discussed on IRunFar.com

October 25, 2009

The Manta and Raptor packs were mentioned in a post entitled “Summer Gear Heaven”. They highlighted the magnetic nozzle and “LidLock” system found on the new products. To see more, click here.

Osprey Hits in Outdoor USA

September 25, 2009

The magazine pictured Osprey’s booth at Summer OR 2009, and detailed the Manta and Raptor series in the New Products section. To see more, click here.

Rave Reviews for Exos 46

August 17, 2009

DailyHiker.com was impressed with the intuitive design for routing hydration system tubing and said that it is “one of the best ultralight packs on the market today”. To see more, click here.