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May 17, 2016

Luggage should make traveling as easy as possible. The Osprey Shuttle is packed with travel-friendly features, but it’s not just the abundance; it’s the fact that they come together really well. First off, there’s no shortage of space – so if you just can’t resist that last-minute souvenir, you’ll find a place for it. And thanks to Osprey’s StraightJacket™ compression system, you can compress or expand the load as needed. Then there’s pocketing and compartments to keep everything from dirty laundry to smaller items organized, along with panel access to the main compartment for easy packing and retrieval of gear..

Read Full Post – Featuring Ozone Convertible 22 – May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016


Surprisingly light, the Ozone Convertible 22″ weighs just 6 lbs 2 oz (including the main bag and detachable daypack). It’s comfortable, something expected from the Osprey stable. And conversion from bag to daypack is easy and intuitive (no head scratching required). So if you’re swapping between tarmac and dirt trails and need the one solid solution, this needs to be on your list.

Read Full Post – Featuring FW16 – January 16, 2016

January 16, 2016

Osprey are known for their innovative packs and have made some big updates to their Sojourn and Meridian Series. Let’s start with the new deployable Highroad suspension that takes cues from their award-winning Anti-Gravity suspension. The shoulder harness and hipbelt easily and quickly deploy when portability is needed while traveling. The wheels are large for easy rolling, yet sit outside the frame of the body for comfort when on your back. What separates the two are the optional sizes, with the Sojourn available in three sizes including an 80L, 60L, and 45L version and the Meridian in a 75L and 60L version. Aside from the organizational offerings and design, the Meridian also includes a detachable daypack…

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Download PDF – Featuring Radial 26 – September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015
There are backpacks you can use on a bike and there are backpacks designed specifically for use on a bike. The Osprey Radial 26 is definitely the latter.
If you’re serious about getting gear from home to work and back home again, daily, on two wheels, you can’t go far wrong with this little gem (probably should call it an ‘emerald’ though due to its bright green color).
The team at Osprey really seem to have drawn up a list of the most important things you need when commuting on your bike, then nailed each and every one of them.. – Featuring SS16 – August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015

The Osprey booth was a little crowded but the hardwood floors and interesting display walls (with perforations) really fit well with the vibe of the company.

The spotlight was definitely on their AG (Anti-Gravity) technology, which has garnered many awards, including one from us. They feature it prominently on their Atmos/Aura series bags and from now, all Atmos/Aura bags will come with AG standard. They are also pushing the AG technology into other packs such as their baby carrier (Poco Plus available Spring ’16) and a daypack. We tried the Atmos on and it honestly felt like there was nothing on you. The hipbelts hug your waist and the bag feels like it’s floating off your back. Apparently, it took the founder ten years to perfect.

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Download PDF – Featuring Aura AG 50 – July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015

It all begins on 1 August 2015. A journey stretching over 800 kilometres (500 miles) from Melbourne to Adelaide. An adventurous soul who will endure Australia’s winter while embracing the country’s vast and sometimes hauntingly barren landscapes. And it’s all being done on foot.

Sarah is in the process of assembling a list of what she’s bringing on her trip – and she needs your expert carry advice! What else should she bring? What should she leave behind? Some amazing travel hacks and tips to make the journey even better? Check out the video…

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Download PDF – Featuring Atmos AG 50 – February 4, 2015

February 4, 2015

We thought we’d kick off the Third Annual Carry Awards with a bang! Best Active Backpack, a regular fan fav, seems to always bring out the best in brands, with performance and innovation the focal point…

Osprey Atmos AG 50: Sometimes there’s an itch that takes awhile to scratch, which was apparently the story with the AG™ (Anti-Gravity) suspension system for Mike Pfotenhauer, the still active founder of Osprey. The AG wraps and warps and bends around you like a Playdo sculptured mesh, with awesome levels of comfort, breathability and movement. This is a substantial innovation, well deserving on any kudos fired into its atmosphere.

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Download PDF – Core77 Interview with Mike Pfotenhauer – June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

Core77 keeps the awesomeness rolling with their lightweight and ultralight backpacking series. Following on from their interview with Mike St. Pierre of Hyperlite Mountain Gear Core77 chatted to the founder of one of the most well-known brands in backpacks, Osprey. Posted below in all its carry goodness is Unpacking “Ultralight” with Mike Pfotenhauer of Osprey Packs by Kat Bauman…

Whether you think ultralight backpacking sounds like hell or vacation, it provides a special dilemma for design minds. Ultralight gear has to be minimal, ergonomic, versatile and very, very light. To get a higher-level industry take on the lightweight challenge I spoke with Mike Pfotenhauer, founder, owner and chief designer of Osprey Packs. Osprey is over four decades old and renowned for innovative, ergonomic and, yes, lightweight pack design. Still independently owned and operated, they’re a leading name in multiple fields of backpacking. When I caught up with Mike he had just gotten back from Southern California – a region he’s required as a Northerner to speak poorly of – where he’d had a nice time hiking around Big Sur. (Don’t tell him I told you.)…

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Download PDF – Featuring Ozone Convertible 22” – February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

Best Carry-On Finalists – The Second Annual Carry Awards


Osprey Ozone Convertible 22″

Being able to swap between wheeling or carrying sounds awesome, but hybrid packs have generally suffered from being too heavy or awkward to bother with. The Ozone finally gets this equation right, through hard work and evolution. Weighing 6lbs (2.75kg) with its added zip-on backpack, this bag is light even when compared to pure wheeled cases. Refined pattern work, just enough features, and a convertible system that doesn’t need a rocket scientist, this is Osprey at their best.

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