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January 27th 2014 - Written by: Osprey Packs

#OspreyAt40: Enter the Osprey Packs 40th Anniversary Photo Contest & Celebrate 40 Years of Epic Adventures

 40th Anniversary LogoThis year Osprey Packs is turning 40. That’s 40 amazing years of innovative gear carrying equipment, epic adventures and life-changing journeys.

To celebrate #OspreyAt40, we’re giving away 40 Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Transporter 40 packs to 40 fans who share photos of their favorite adventures with an Osprey Pack.

 

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Enter to win by uploading a photo of your favorite memory with Osprey Packs – we want to see your sunset hikes on local trails, summers backpacking through Europe, rides on your favorite singletrack and trips around the world!

 

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Show us the Osprey Packs that have been part of your journeys and enter to win a Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Transporter 40 to take on your next adventure.

Here’s how to enter #OspreyAt40:

1. Choose a photo that shows you on your favorite Osprey Packs adventure: this can be a day hike, backpacking on the Inca Trail, biking through town, at the beaches in Phi Phi, finishing a great day at Smith Rock, skiing the backcountry – whatever “adventure” means to you.

2. “Like” Osprey Packs on Facebook

3. Upload your photo directly to the Osprey Packs Facebook contest page OR upload to Instagram/Twitter and tag your Instagram/Twitter photo #OspreyAt40 and @OspreyPacks (Instagram/Twitter account must be public and tags must be in the photo caption/comments). You must enter your photo between January 27th – March 7th, 2014.

4. Beginning on January 27th, vote for your favorite photos on the Facebook contest page. During each 10 day period, the first 5 photos to get 40 votes will automatically win a limited edition pack, the remaining 5 winners in each 10 day period will be selected by a panel of judges. We’ll be announcing 10 winners on Day 10, Day 20, Day 30 and Day 40 of the photo contest, for a total of 40 winning photo submissions.

5. Make sure to “like” Osprey Packs on Facebook and/or tag #OspreyAt40 on your Instagram/Twitter photo submission (and follow us on Instagram/Twitter while you’re at it!) for your entry to be valid. These photos should be your own, one entry per person. We’re looking forward to seeing all of your submissions of #OspreyAt40!

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Official rules & regulations: http://tinyurl.com/OPA40rules


July 3rd 2013 - Written by: Fox

Osprey tackles Massive Mountain

Summit of Mount Massive - 14,428 Feet

From our offices in Cortez, Colorado we can see the cool, alpine peaks rising from the dry, high desert landscape.  As the days of summer get warmer, these peaks become more and more inviting as a place to gain some altitude and enjoy cooler temperatures and spectacular vistas.  When our Spring 2014 product samples arrived in early June, we decided it was time to put together a high country trip that would give us the opportunity to do a little product testing.  We settled on Mt. Massive, which happens to be the second highest peak in Colorado at 14,428 feet.  This was a bit of a journey from the office but we decided the trip to Leadville was worth it.  Six of us plus two dogs embarked on the climb and all were able to summit.  We had a great time and put in some quality time with the new packs which performed flawlessly.  Here is a photo tour of our amazing trip:


August 29th 2012 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Mile… Mile & A Half: An Interview With David and Kelly Finlay

The original Colorado home for Osprey is the town of Dolores, Colorado located about 11 miles north of our headquarters in Cortez. It’s a quiet town of about 900 people with what nightlife there is, centered on the local brewpub. As a result, most Dolores residents are connected to the “day” life which primarily involves outdoor activities. I’ve lived here for 13 years and feel blessed that I can mountain bike or ski out my door depending on season, walk my dog next to the river or journey less than an hour for epic and wild desert or mountain adventures. Last summer my neighbors, Dave and Kelly Finlay informed me they were journeying a bit further for their summer adventure—a thru-hike of the Muir Trail. Dave and Kelly are serious backpackers, having hiked the Colorado Trail 4 years prior, so they spent some time with me lining out their Osprey packs to maximize fit and performance for their California adventure.

Upon their return, I enjoyed an incredible slideshow of their journey on the Muir Trail. They also told me that they had hiked most of the trail with a film crew that was making a movie about the trail. As it happened, just about everyone they ended up hiking with was wearing Osprey packs. This certainly got my attention. Here was a film dominated by our product with no intentional product placement and here was a film about an iconic Sierra trail—the mountain range where Ospreys first started hitting the trail in 1974. Now a year later and following countless hours of editing, the film is nearing its completion and in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign. I recently sat down with Dave and Kelly to chat about their thoughts on the adventure and the film.

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May 17th 2012 - Written by: Jenae McCarroll

Life at Elevation: Navigating the Cordillera Blanca Range with 20

I have been a part of a variety of backpacking experiences. Time and again, it is assured the group will bond in a unique way. The backcountry strips us of traditional interactions, of blinking lights and honking horns. Give it 48 hours… then, you start adjusting to the efficient method of packing, and hoisting your pack, making a pillow out of your down jacket and remembering to look up, and around to the mountains and streams, instead of simply the feet that are transporting you there.


April 6th 2012 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Friday Round Up: A Family Affair

We see a lot of great photos throughout the week. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each week and highlighting one each Friday on our blog to inspire our weekend adventures. We call it the Osprey Round Up.

Do you remember your first backpacking trip? Whether you were 2 years old or 20, I’m betting it had a lasting impression—it definitely did for us. We believe that the more people, especially children, that we can get outside, the more people we will have protecting our remaining wild places. That’s why we love seeing families out on the trail. And if they happen to be wearing all Osprey Packs, well that’s an added bonus.

Loving this shot from Jason Boblitt on Facebook:

Osprey Packs Evolution. Summer backpack trip in Utah. The All Powerful Silhouette on the left.

Here’s to hitting the trail with your family and friends this weekend. Happy Friday!


March 30th 2012 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Friday Round Up: Canyonlands National Park

We see a lot of great photos throughout the week. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each week and highlighting one each Friday on our blog to inspire our weekend adventures. We call it the Osprey Round Up.

We are fortunate to have Canyonlands National Park right in our backyard… so when David Taus posted this spring photo from Canyonlands National Park on our Facebook page, we knew we had to share. And we know the feeling of anticipation and excitement that comes with a trip to the canyons.

The Needles. My favorite and oldest Osprey Packs (the big green silhouette from ’97!) One Alpacka Raft. One beaten up copy of Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire. Volker Neumann, Tim O’Shea, Peter Hoagland, Nick Novelli. Three weeks away.

Have a great time, David and friends! Happy Friday!


March 21st 2012 - Written by: chris horton

Prototype Testing Osprey Packs

One of the many benefits of our location here in Cortez, Colorado is year-round biking, hiking and backpacking. I can drive an hour and a half to test ski packs in Telluride or drive two hours and find myself in the canyons of southern Utah for a day hike or extended backpacking trip. The weekend before last, Osprey held a product testing trip. Eight sales reps from each region of the US were hosted by our CEO, Sales Director, Product Line Manager and myself.

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March 5th 2012 - Written by: Osprey Packs

REI Infographic: How To Choose & Use a Backpack

How many pieces of bacon can you fit in your backpack? Yeah, we’ve always wondered that too… with March in full swing, we’re definitely starting to think about our spring and summer backpacking trips, and we’re loving REI’s fun, new infographic on the subject.

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January 25th 2012 - Written by: Osprey Packs

What Are YOU Wearing Today? Osprey Atmos Series

Our Atmos Series for men provides ventilated custom fit for any backpacking endeavor. While friends and co-workers can be great at coordinating their day’s apparel, it may not be appropriate for the adventure at hand… like climbing to the top of a summit in Baja. Our Boys In Tutus are notorious for this. Luckily they chose the right packs, the Osprey Atmos Series.

The series that redefined expectations about weight, ventilation and comfort in backpacking just did it again. New in 2012, our radically updated AirSpeed™ suspension now provides customized fit, with fully adjustable torso length, interchangeable harnesses and adjustable hipbelt fit. It all adds up to an even better fit and greater comfort on the trail.

VIDEO via Red Reel


July 22nd 2011 - Written by: Osprey Packs

Friday Round-Up: Ode to GORP on the Trail

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. It’s July and if you’re anything like us you can’t wait to hit the trail this weekend, so in honor of getting some facetime with nature, we’re dedicating this whole month to posts about hiking and backpacking! Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

Almonds, raisins, peanuts, chocolate chips, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, dried chilis, Swedish fish… that might not sound like the tastiest combination when chilling at home (or maybe it does… we don’t judge), but is sure tastes like heaven after a brutal hike. That’s right, GORP, or trail mix, whatever you call it, is definitely one of the best-loved snacks when we hit the trail. We love the stuff all the time, but somehow it tastes better (doesn’t everything when you’re outside?) and we can devour handfuls in a single sitting when we’re out backpacking. In honor of this fabulous concoction, we’ve rounded up a few tasty recipes from our friends over at Backpacker Magazine…
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