Finally, we found out that Osprey does not have enough packs yet! Introducing the Karve, a “sidecountry” pack, which will be available fall 2011. What’s a sidecountry pack you ask? Well, think of the sides of a ski run, where one can get into some powder. The Karve – which will come in 6L, 11L, and 16L sizes for US$79, US$89, and US$99 respectively – has an amazing design. It will carry skis diagonally or a snowboard vertically on the front, it has one zippered insulated shoulder strap (bottom left)for a drink tube, hydration sleeve inside, shovel blade sleeve, shovel handle sleeve, probe sleeve, fleece-lined goggle pocket, electronics pocket (bottom right), and of course a main compartment. The whole pack has a thin profile so it can be worn on a ski lift. And the graphics on the exterior are pretty cool; available in three colors.
Osprey Flies Super-Light With Hornet. Osprey Packs will introduce the ultra-light Hornet Series in spring/summer 2011. These super-lightweight packs have been stripped down to the essentials for ultra runners, adventure racers, peak baggers or anyone who aspires to move quickly with minimal weight. The Hornet series packs are available in 24L, 36L and 42L capacities and weigh from 1 pound 2 ounces to 1 pound 8 ounces (510-680 g).