– Featuring Osprey Hydraulics – March 15, 2013 – Osprey Packs Press
Poco Safety Notices – Featuring Osprey Hydraulics – 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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