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PNMag.com – Featuring Poco AG – June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

My husband and I first bonded while hiking together. We now have a little one, but we still love to get outside to hit the trails as often as we can. We were delighted to put the new Osprey Poco AG child carrier to the test. The child carrier is designed to safely transport your child while keeping your back, shoulders and hips from aching; we found that it more than delivered.

As anyone who has gone on a hike knows, carrying anything on your back matters. Osprey has been making hiking packs for 40 years, so they have a great deal of expertise in how to design and build packs that conform to a hiker’s body and appropriately distributes a variety of weight. This explains the anti-gravity technology featured in the Poco AG—a seamless, suspended mesh that runs from the shoulder to the hip to disperse your load. The carrier is supportive, but it still manages to be light, weighing in at around 7 pounds.

The pack is supportive and easy to adjust—both my husband and I were able to wear the pack comfortably. I stress this point because, if a family goes out hiking, it can be important to trade off on carrying a heavy child (up to 48.5 pounds). It is essential for us both to be able to fit the pack to our individual body types, and the Poco makes this a breeze.

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GrindTV.com – Featuring Mira AG 34 – June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

I think I just fell in love. Osprey’s premium women’s daypack, the Mira AG, is fit, beautiful and clever as hell.
Osprey’s Mira AG 34  is equipped for all of the above. It comes with a 2.5-liter reservoir, which fits into its own dedicated pocket and has enough space in its eight other compartments for layers and headlamps aplenty.
The 34-liter pack also claims to be able to hold 10 to 30 pounds comfortably. I loaded mine up with 20 pounds of provisions and thanks to Osprey’s AG (Anti-Gravity) suspension, my shoulders were spared the hardship that some other packs inflict when busting with supplies of questionable utility.

BikeRumor.com – Featuring Hydraulics 1.5L and Viper 9 – June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

Next up in our Every Day Carry series is Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz. The 2013 EWS and 2015 European Enduro overall winner split his carry up for us, showing what he brings during a race and some of the extras he brings along on training and fun rides…

This is his race pack, built around the Alpinestars Paragon Vest. The vest incorporates back protection and a sleeve for the Osprey water reservoir, plus pockets for the snacks, mini pump, tool, tire lever and a few spare parts. He only fills the 1.5L bladder with 0.75L to 1L depending where the feed stations are located…

For fun, training rides, the story’s a bit different. Here’s what Jey says about his every day carry bags:

“I don’t like to go with a bag that is too big and have much volume. My choice goes for an Osprey viper 9L bag.”

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OutsideOnline.com – Featuring Stratos 24 – June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

Here’s what I used to support an 850-mile backcountry mountain bike trip across Arizona…

As noted, the Osprey Stratos 24 is beefier than I’d normally choose, but it was the ideal choice and carried my bicycle, gear, and enough water and food to get me across the Grand Canyon admirably well for its diminutive size. Other than food and fluid, the pack load was minimal: clothes I might need of a day in external pockets (including a Gore Bike Wear ONE jacket, arm and knee warmers, an Assos Rain Cap, and a beanie), a Lezyne CRV 20, lube, and rag in one hip-belt pocket, and my iPhone (for the camera) in the other. I also ran a Spot Tracker Gen III at all times so my family could keep tabs on me…

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