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TheManual.com – Featuring Manta 28 – September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

Adventure racing is a multidisciplinary sport where racers navigate through backcountry terrain – often without the benefit of trails – using map and compass, and all manner of transport from stand up paddle boards to mountain bikes… As part of his training, we are documenting the best gear for paddling, running, biking, and recovery, as well as keeping track of all the (mis)adventure along the way.

Osprey Manta 28
As all day hiking packs go, this is our favorite. Twenty-eight liters is the Goldilocks of pack sizing for a long adventure race. This pack has gotten us through all day training sessions as well as multiple long distance races. We’ve carried full trail running, rappeling, and mountain biking gear loads comfortably in all conditions. The harness has a raised “trampoline” back panel that allows for extra venting. Extra organization keeps every bit of gear in its place so if disaster strikes you’re not rooting around for our first aid kit or spare bike tubes. Did we mention it’s comfortable?

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Carryology.com – Featuring Atmos AG 50: Winner, Best Active Backpack – February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015

Osprey Atmos AG 50: Some innovations take an aha moment and then it’s job done, proceed directly to go and collect your $200. The other 99% of innovations take a huge amount of work and problem-solving to realise, often stretching over years.

The Atmos is not new to the Osprey range, but the addition of the AntiGravity™ (AG) suspension system certainly is. However, when you speak to the brand they say that their innovative founder Mike Pfotenhauer has been working on this vision for years, trying to find ways to bring this seamless mesh into a real-world system.

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MountainBike.About.com – Featuring Raven and Raptor Series – December 2014

December 1, 2014

Get the mountain biker in your life something they won’t want to return…

2.  Osprey Raven & Raptor Hydration Packs
The Raven series is the sister to Osprey’s Raptor assortment of premium mountain biking hydration packs. Sized and tailored for a woman’s body, the Raven builds on the reputation for outstanding fit and stability established with the Raptor line. Highly detailed and uniquely designed, these packs will turn a lot of heads while tearing up the trail. Key features include the AirScape™ backpanel, BioStretch™ harness as well as a full hipbelt to keep the pack stable and transfer the weight effectively…

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SeattleBackpackersMagazine.com – Featuring Kode 38 – March 26, 2013

April 17, 2013

The Osprey Kode 38 is the largest pack in the Kode series and in their ski mountaineering category as well. What’s nice about the Osprey Kode 38 backpack is it features an avalanche gear compartment that is top loading with several pockets to organize your probe, shovel handle, and other miscellaneous gear that you do not mind getting wet.

Overall, this pack is very comfortable to carry when fully loaded. The Kode has seven pockets total and is built with very heavy-duty yet lightweight material. The main compartments are quite big; I could easily fit a day’s worth of ski touring gear such as an inflatable 3/4 length Thermarest, stove, fuel, and 1L Olicamp pot, an emergency shelter, crampons, food, ultralight down jacket, gloves, a small first aid kit, shovel, probe, helmet, goggles, and 70oz of water in my pack for all day tours.

With a compact sleeping bag and a floor-less shelter, this pack could double as an overnight pack as well but you would be traveling very light.

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GunTradeWorld.com – Featuring Osprey Hydraulics – March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

Convenience is another critical feature. “Anyone who has struggled trying to get a full bladder
back into a pack will recognize the differences in the way hydraulic reservoirs are designed,”
reports Erik Hamerschlag, product line manager at Osprey Packs Inc. “Consumers are looking for
a design that maintains the shape effectively and is easy to handle getting in and out of the
pack’s hydration sleeve.”

In the field, small details matter. Hydration hoses that dangle or flop around can be a real
nuisance to a hunter. Most new designs offer a way to store the hose and bite value out of the
way. Osprey, for example, uses magnets on the bite valve and pack harness to secure the
system effectively.

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