It’s the end of 2015, and as is our annual tradition a time to look back at the best gear we tested this year. Of the hundreds of products GearJunkie staff and team athletes reviewed and put through the paces these items stood out as some of the best…
Osprey Atmos AG Backpack
The “AG” stands for anti-gravity, and the Osprey Atmos AG does seem to include some magic in its meshy support system. The back panel and harness suspend the pack away from a wearer’s body, adding comfort and breathability. For modest loads, it’s the most comfortable backpack we tested this year.
The city of Cortez and Osprey Packs have agreed to a deal that provides the global backpack company with land for new headquarters if it adds 45 full-time jobs by 2021.
The contract was unanimously approved by the Cortez City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 8, after months of negotiations, said City Manager Shane Hale.
The plan includes transferring a $225,000, four-acre tract of land on the northwest corner of East Empire Street and Mildred Road to Osprey, and discounting the purchase price by $5,000 for every new employee the company hires. The agreement requires that each new hire receive an annual salary of nearly $34,000.
When you’re traveling, knowing where your luggage is at all times—and never having to wait at the baggage carousel—can make your journeys a lot less stressful. But not all carry-on bags are created equal, so we put dozens of them to the test this year and picked our favorites. With a wide variety of size, style, color, and price, these winners include options for every type of traveler.
Osprey Ozone 22-Inch
The Tester: Michael Alan Connelly, Editor, Fodors.com
The Review: Osprey’s redesigned Ozone line looks so much better than it used to, but it still has the same great features. The main sell here is the lightweight aspect—this one only weighs 4.37 lbs. That fact alone made it a joy to test out on a bus trip to Maryland over a long summer weekend. There’s plenty of space inside the bag to fit a week’s worth of clothing; the internal and external compression straps make it easy to pack a lot…
Friday we covered our stocking stuffers, and yesterday we took a look at some gifts that would go well under the tree.
We’ll wrap up our gift suggestions today with some bigger items that will look good in the garage.
Osprey Raven 10
The Raven combines great features with a women’s specific fit to make an amazingly functional hydration pack.
Osprey Shuttle 32
I’ve used the Osprey Shuttle 32 for nearly five years and dragged it through too many airports, bus stations, and train terminals to count. I’ve also thrown it into the back of far too many trucks to count, and the Shuttle 32 has proven to be very durable, light weight, and basically perfect. It’s the bag I always use on our 3-4 week southern hemisphere ski review trips, and we don’t exactly pack light on those trips.
OutdoorGearLab.com – Featuring Aura AG 50 – Editors’ Choice, Ariel 55 and Viva 50 – December 10, 2015
The Osprey Aura AG 50 is the best women’s pack we have used. We awarded it as the Editor’s Choice for its outstanding versatility with varying weight loads and objectives, comfort through three seasons, including hot summer temperatures, and the Anti-Gravity (AG) suspension that is supportive and far more breathable than any other pack in our review. AG incorporates a continuous mesh panel across the back and hip belt. It is tightly suspended away from the main body of the pack to create space for airflow and an exceptional suspension. This pack surpasses our expectations for comfort on the trail. It has a feminine design that is simple yet functional…
From tech to tomes to (tasteful) bird-themed trinkets, here’s what to get everyone on your list.
26. Osprey Transporter 95 Duffel Bag
First of all, it has an osprey on it. More importantly, it’s a versatile, hardy bag that converts from a duffel into a backpack—and is comfortable to carry whichever way you prefer. It’s made of ripstop nylon, has a 95-liter capacity, and makes any bulky gear easy to transport.
Osprey Packs, is pleased to introduce a full range of backcountry ski/snowboard packs for Fall/Winter 2016, including Kresta, the brand’s first ever women’s specific backcountry design. Developed in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado with feedback from professional guides, ski patrollers and dedicated weekend warriors, the women’s Kresta and men’s Kamber packs are obsessively designed to match the passion and needs of both off-piste professionals and recreationalists.
“The introduction of the all new Kresta brings tailored fit and function to women in the backcountry,” said Cassie Tweed, Director of Design for Osprey Packs. “With the Kresta, a natural companion to the men’s Kamber, our backcountry collection is now both impeccably crafted and holistically complete.”
• New Gender Specific Fit
• Avalanche Safety Kit Pocket – A quick-access extended J-zipper with an extra-large opening provides access to avalanche safety gear secure inside the pack. An easy to find third zipper pull allows rapid access if helmet, skis or snowboard are being carried on the pack. The large pockets accommodate large shovel blades, and the dual center sleeves secure extra-long probes and shovel handles…
Buying gifts for campers is easy; there are just so many options. However, if you don’t know camping, it’s easy to stumble into sub-par picks. These quality gifts will make any camper happy.
Youth-Size Packs — Osprey Kids’ Line
Designed to have the same fit and features as adult packs, Osprey offers models for your little hikers aged 5 years and up. Our fleet of mini gear junkies has put the Moki and Ace models to the test with great results and smiles on the trails.