– Featuring Tempest 20 – November 7, 2014 – Osprey Packs Press
Poco Safety Notices – Featuring Tempest 20 – November 7, 2014


It seems to me that the world of backpacks can be an especially overwhelming one at times. Upon entering a gear store you are typically confronted with a wall of packs differing in color, size and price. In all honesty, there have been several occasions when I’ve just resorted to choosing the cutest looking pack in my price range hoping it would match my needs…

After some asking around and research, I decided to go with the Osprey Tempest series (men’s series is named the Talon.) … The Tempest 20 has smart organization, and its light weight and adjustable suspension make it stand out from the competition. I’ve stuffed it full for hikes up fourteeners, day hikes to waterfalls in Havasupai canyon and jaunts into the desert on fall weekends. On one cold day hike, I easily stuffed my rain gear, a puffy, an extra fleece, lunch and snacks, a fleece for my dog and 3 liters of water with room to spare…

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