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Meridian 22 Wins Outside Gear of the Year!

April 20, 2006

Osprey’s wheeled-converible pack, the Meridian 22, is the winner of the Gear of the Year Award for the Luggage category in the 2006 Outside Buyer’s Guide. Here’s what the writer had to say about the Meridian:

“Wheel it, shoulder it, sit on it, kick it–Osprey’s Meridian 22 adeptly adjusts to any adventure and absorbs every road-inflicted insult. It relieves you of attachment anxiety, since it’s carry-on legit, but magically stows everything you need for an around-the-world journey.”

Osprey’s Aether 70 and Stratos 24 were also included in this years’ Buyer’s Guide, with the Aether garnering a “Killer Value” award.

Check out all of the Osprey coverage in the 2006 Outside Buyer’s Guide here.

Official Osprey Press Release (Coming Soon…)

Atmos 50 Featured in the L.A. Times

April 20, 2006

The Atmos 50 was touted as the “Air-Conditioned Weekender” pack in the April 3, 2006 edition of the Los Angeles Times. The article, which reviewed four “lightweight” packs, touched on the Atmos’ venting backpanel and listed a slew of Atmos features. The review also mentioned the new Aura packs. It can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.

Aether 70 Featured Backpacker Magazine

April 20, 2006

Osprey’s Aether 70 received a rating of 4.7 in the May issue of Backpacker Magazine, the highest of any pack int he review. Once again the testers called on Osprey’s superior fit, describing the Aether as “the ideal pack for hikers who have trouble finding the perfect fit.” Check it out here.

Osprey Athlete Podcasts from the Aleutian Megatraverse

April 20, 2006

Osprey Packs is currently sponsoring Alaskan adventurers Joe Stock, Andrew Wexler and Dylan Taylor as they attempt to complete the first ski traverse of Alaska’s Tordrillo and Neacola Mountains. Joe and his team have sent Osprey a series of audio reports on their progress. To learn more about the trip and listen to the team’s reports, see the links below:

Official Osprey Press Release

Aleutian Megatraverse Podcasts:
April 7, 2006
April 9, 2006
April 10, 2006
April 11, 2006
April 12, 2006
April 13, 2006
April 16, 2006

Aether 70 Featured in UK Magazine Trail

April 20, 2006

The Osprey Aether 70 is featured in the April issue of British outdoor magazine Trail. The Aether garnered nearly two full pages of coverage and the editors called the pack “a superb sack for a variety of trips including trekking, backpacking, weekend trips and day walks.” Check it out here.

Exposure 36 and Stratos 34 Featured on Backpacking Light

March 27, 2006

Both the Osprey Exposure 36 and Stratos 34 were recently reviewed in the online magazine Backpacking Light. Links to the articles are below. BackpackingLight is a subscription-based site, so if you don’t have an account, click on “PDF” to read the article.

Osprey Exposure 36 (PDF)
“The Osprey Exposure 36 has a strong combination of features for alpine climbing, ice climbing and backcountry skiing. At 3 pounds, it is lighter than most packs with these features and has a fair price ($129) for a pack with such an extensive feature set.”

Osprey Stratos 34 (PDF)
“The Stratos 34 AirCore frame with tensioned mesh backpanel is an innovative design that really works to provide a form-fitting backpanel with plenty of ventilation.”