InsideOutdoor magazine – Osprey Packs Announces Addition of Motion Representation as Rep Agency to Bike Market Sales – Summer 2014
The Osprey Rev 12 is a panel-loading hydration pack designed to be light, versatile, and function as the sole pack for endurance athletes in many sports…
I currently own several other Osprey products, and like all of them: it is obvious that a lot of attention was placed in ensuring that this pack rides comfortably. Since it was designed to span several disciplines (endurance running, hiking, and mountain biking) I wasn’t sure how well it would perform out on the trail.
There are a lot of fine adjustments that can be made to get a snug fit, including two horizontal chest straps, to get a near-perfect fit. I tested this pack in both XC and Enduro conditions, and even went for a hike with it several times. What most surprised me was how little it seemed to weigh, even with the bladder filled to the max and with enough goods for a four-hour ride…
Starting next year, Osprey Packs will run its distribution out of Utah’s Wasatch Front. Company headquarters, including sales, customer service, marketing, finance, quality assurance, returns and other core functions will remain in their current locations in Cortez, Colorado. The move will be completed by mid-2015.
The move puts the backpack brand’s distribution center near a major rail hub, allowing it to switch from truck-based transportation to train, significantly reducing its carbon footprint. The new facility is much larger, and will house stock that is currently spread among seven different facilities in Cortez.
“The decision to relocate our distribution function to a transportation hub such as the Wasatch Front is an exciting and necessary move for Osprey,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “Our dealers and our company will benefit from a single-roof DC surrounded by significant logistics services. Osprey is happy to retain and grow our headquarters in Colorado while welcoming old and new Team Members to Utah, a favorite neighboring state with strong recreational values and the host of the Outdoor Retailer trade show.”
Whether camping in Zion or crisscrossing the globe, the right gear makes the journey easier. Check out these apparel, footwear, and accessory picks for your next summer adventure…
23. Osprey Tempest 9 Pack
Whether hiking or mountain biking, this pack excels. A ridged foam backpanel promotes airflow, and pockets on the shoulders and hipbelt put a camera and snacks within reach.