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BikeMag.com – Featuring Syncro 15 – October 19, 2015

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BikeMag.com – Featuring Syncro 15 – October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015

Two weeks of riding Vermont’s Kingdom Trails for our 2016 Bible of Bike Tests are coming to a close, but along the way, each of us editors have developed a yen for certain pieces of kit. Here are a few of our picks:

Osprey Syncro 15 pack
I like that the 15-liter Syncro has more space than it would appear to have at first glance. It also packs on a bunch of conveniently accessible pockets. The back of the Osprey has a mesh panel that lifts the pack away from your back, creating something like an inch of space for air to flow between your back and the pack. Features include a 2.5-liter reservoir, an integrated rain cover, a tool organizer, a scratch-free stash pocket and half-shell helmet carry capacity.

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GearInstitute.com – Featuring Tom Barney and Potential Trade Deal – October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

New Trade Deal Possible Boon for Outdoor Gear Companies
Colorado Public Radio reports on the potential impact of a new, 12-nation trade deal struck earlier this month—the specific details of which are still under wraps. In the meantime, though, CPR spoke with the Boulder-based Outdoor Industry Association and executives at Colorado-based companies like Voormi and Osprey to gauge the likely impact of the trade deal…

Osprey Takes Flight
Osprey Packs, which has called Cortez, Colorado home since 1987, moved its manufacturing to southeast Asia in 2003. CEO Tom Barney said the move allowed them to grow into an industry leader that still has a large presence in southwest Colorado.

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SportsOneSource.com: SGB Outdoor – Osprey Packs Renews Support of Medicines Global Youth Programs – October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015

Osprey Packs has renewed its support of Medicines Global Outdoor Youth Ambassador (MGOYA) programs that will enhance kids’ participation in the Friends of Joshua Tree’s Climb Smart 2015 event this weekend.

MGOYA programs work in collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Police Department, in providing unique educational enrichment combined with wilderness experience programs for Los Angeles youth.

For the ninth year in a row, Medicines Global will take 15 urban youth from Southern California to learn to climb with world-renowned climbers at Climb Smart 2015. The Outdoor Youth Ambassadors will camp, and rock climb for three days, from October 16-18. They will have a chance to meet with National Park Rangers who will explain the importance of National Parks.

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SNEWSNet.com – Mike Pfotenhauer Q&A: How to stay true to the outdoors for more than 40 years – October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015

There’s plenty to admire about Mike Pfotenhauer. For 41 years, the founder, owner and chief designer of Osprey Packs had led the way for one of the industry’s top pack sellers. While many of his outdoor-equipment brethren branched out and diluted their brands with the siren songs of apparel and footwear, Pfotenhauer has remained committed to the category, expanding from within, through expertise, constant innovation and sport-specific solutions. We find out how Pfotenhauer has kept things together for a marathon of one of the longest running, independently owned brands in the industry.

Where do you see the state of backpacking as an activity today? How is it evolving?
Backpacking, like other sports, is embracing new technologies in a big way. Gear is getting significantly lighter, better engineered and more painless to carry. Electronics and solar technologies are finding their way into new designs. It’s easier to carry your comfort zone into the wilderness. There’s a trickle down of this tech so that even some of the cheapest gear is better than ever, and more accessible to the masses. Backpacking is a relatively inexpensive way to escape the ever-increasing pressures of a fast, rapidly evolving, modern life.

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IndefinitelyWild.Gizmodo.com – Featuring Rev 12, Stratos 24, Stratos 36 and Sirrus 36 – October 7, 2015

October 7, 2015

What You’ll Need To Bring
Depending on if you are doing a day hike or an overnight, your gear list will change. For the day hike, we each had a small pack, Valerie was wearing the 12 liter Osprey Rev 12, and I had the Osprey Stratos 24.

On the overnight, we had a “his and hers” set of Osprey Stratos 36 and Sirrus 36 packs which had just enough room for all our overnight gear. They are a little heavy compared to other similarly sized packs at just under 3 pounds but super comfortable to wear all day long.

I completely love the support and feel of the Osprey Airspeed frame, so much so that we own 5 Osprey packs.

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Uproxx.com – Featuring: Atmos AG 65, Aura AG 65 and Hydraulics™ Reservoir 3 Liter – October 3, 2015

October 3, 2015

You can’t go backpacking without a backpack. And since it’ll hold every single one of your precious supplies, you’ll want to choose a high quality, comfortable one.

For a top of the line backpack, check out Osprey — a company that does one thing and does it well: making backpacks and rugged travel luggage. For my recent backpacking trip, I used the Osprey Atmos AG 65 (which comes in a 50 liter and 65 liter capacity, as well as a women’s version, the Aura AG). The pack features pockets and compression straps in all the right places, but the real reason to use this pack is its signature Anti-Gravity suspension system which perfectly distributes the pack’s weight and contours to your body. I knew I found the right pack as soon as I put it on, and my choice was confirmed during my trip when I meet a park ranger, a guy who backpacks miles and miles as part of his job, wearing the exact same pack as me.

And don’t forget, you’ll also need to pick up a hydration reservoir (the blue bag seen above), like the Osprey Hydraculis Reservoir 3 Liter.

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TheBigOutside.com – Featuring Exos 58 – October 2015

October 1, 2015

I was just getting ready to get the Osprey Atmos 65 backpack for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Osprey and REI say a large is 3 lbs. 10 oz. Your review of the 2015 Atmos 65 said a medium would be 4 lbs. 6 oz. Really? Why the significant extra weight?

…It’s a good thru-hiker pack, though I’d also suggest you take a good look at the Osprey Exos 58 for thru-hiking if your gear is light and compact. I used the Exos 58 on a four-day, 86-mile backpacking trip in Yosemite, carrying up to 25 pounds, and on a weeklong hut trek in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. (My friend, Todd, is carrying the first generation of the Exos 58 on the Pacific Crest Trail at Glen Aulin in Yosemite National Park in the lead photo, above.) I’ve liked that pack a lot since the first version of it came out in 2008.

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