Osprey Packs was founded in Santa Cruz, Calif., but the company’s been located in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado since 1990. Because of the proximity of the company to (what we consider to be the best) mountains in Colorado, a family of snow-specific technical packs was certain to enter the picture for the small, independently-owned pack company. The Switch series of packs spearheaded our efforts with its introduction three years ago. The Switch Series embodies what many consider to be the perfect mix of features designed around out-of-bounds and in-bounds skiing alike. The Osprey Switch 36, on sale at Osprey retail partners right now, was put to the test by respected gear reviewer Scott Willoughby of the Denver Post, read the review, published on Feb. 2, 09, here.
And, to offer a bit of foreshadowing for Fall, 2009, well-respected blog Feed the Habit, posted an advanced review of the Osprey Kode Series (on sale at Osprey retail partners in August of this year). Check out the Kode in action, thanks to a video produced by our comrades at Osprey EU, here: Kode Series in Action.
We wanted to offer a sneak peak to illustrate the evolution of the Kode Series, this photo courtesy of Jason Mitchell, of Feed the Habit. This was snapped at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, 2009, in January.