As adults, we don’t get too many chances for learning that pushes us outside our comfort zones. But ITS Tactical Muster is certainly one of them..
Below are five things I packed that I’ll definitely be bringing next time, and five things I didn’t pack that I should have. Consider it your packing list for 2016.
Osprey Atmos AG 50
Many of the other attendees came with more tactical-style rucks, but I used the Osprey Atmos to transport everything to and from the event and to carry heavier loads during the Muster. Osprey’s packs are always very well balanced; ideal when it’s packed to the brim. The mesh suspension back panel helped my back stay dry(ish) in the hot Texas sun.
Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today that they have partnered with Hydrapak – the creator of innovative hydration solutions for performance-driven people – to collaboratively design and manufacture Osprey Hydraulics reservoirs. These reservoirs will be used in Osprey’s full line of hydration packs and sold separately beginning with the Spring 2016 collection. The all-new Osprey Hydraulics by Hydrapak system includes two reservoir models – Hydraulics and Hydraulics LT. The new Osprey Hydraulics by Hydrapak is all backed by Osprey’s All Mighty Guarantee – a lifetime guarantee on all Osprey packs, reservoirs, and accessories…
I have always liked the Hydrapak reservoir with their easy to use Slide-Seal Top system, which opens wide and seals tight, and utilizes a whitewater boating wet bag sort of design. The new Hydraulics and Hydraulics LT carry on the same designs and technologies of Hydrapaks existing reservoirs and then add traditions and tweaks from Osprey, including a functional carrying handle and a stiff backing plate. Some new features from the partnership are the Pour Shield, Carry Handle and QuickConnect that resides towards the top of the reservoir…
…Here are some of my favorite discoveries from nine great companies. If you have a business traveler or backpacker on your Christmas list, any of these would make welcome stocking stuffers—or better yet, that into which your stockings get stuffed.
Not surprisingly, Osprey makes some of the most reliable, weatherproof pack organization, from compression sacks and camera cases to removable backpacks and rain covers.
We like: the Ultralight Drysack, a hugely useful waterproof roll-top sack made from 40D silnylon double rip, which is absurdly light given its excellent tear resistance…
If you could travel anywhere for the holidays, where would you go? Would it be domestic or international? With family or solo? Festive or beach-side? And how do you even pack for such a journey? With the help of SPG Amex, we asked six travel pros to share their holiday destination and how they’d stuff that carry-on—with room for sleigh bells or sea shells—for a few days away…
Lee Abbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world – that’s 193 to be exact. Travel icon Arthur Frommer called Lee the “Marco Polo of the 21st Century.” Check out his work here!
Where are you going this year? Being as though it’s the holiday season and I’ve already visited the South Pole, I would like to visit the North Pole! I’m actually going there in April so hopefully Santa is fully rested by then!
And which bag do you choose to get the job done? I have been using my Osprey Meridian carry on for years and I couldn’t imagine using a better carry on!
BicycleRetailer.com – Osprey Packs to Feature Two New Reservoir Models Made by Hydrapak – December 22, 2015
Osprey Packs will offer hydration packs with two new reservoir models designed and manufacturered by Hydrapak. Osprey also will offer the reservoirs separately beginning with its Spring 2016 collection.
The Osprey Hydraulics by Hydrapak system includes two reservoir models – Hydraulics and Hydraulics LT.
The reservoirs feature a carry handle to allow easier bladder handling and filling, a pour shield to allow easy filling and emptying, a top-opening slider, the Hydrapak Blaster Bite Valve, a quick-connect hose and a hose & sternum strap magnet to manage the drinking hose…