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 September and we’re living it up for all we’re worth this month to take advantage of these last days of summer. What is crucial to living it up in style? A really great playlist… so we’re dedicating this month to music. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!
One of our favorite late summer events is Telluride Blues and Brews, a festival just a hop, skip and a boogie north of us here at Osprey HQ. We’re psyched to be a returning sponsor of the event and even more psyched to head to the festival in a couple of weeks to throw down with some incredible musicians.
In anticipation of the festival, we’ve decided to giveaway a festival pass along with some sweet Osprey travel gear! All you have to do, is answer a few trivia questions…
Conservation Alliance Sale
WHAT: Tons of Conservation Alliance member companies have sweet gear up for sale, with part or all of the proceeds benefiting the Alliance. At the Osprey booth, you’ll find our hot, new hydration packs — the Viper + Verve 7s — up for grabs. $25 will get you a sweet new pack and all proceeds will benefit the Conservation Alliance. You can check out the full list of offerings over on the Conservation Alliance site.
WHERE: All over!
Help Save Elephants! And Win Gear!
WHAT: Elephants are being killed by poachers at a rate of 10 percent per year. With just 470,000 elephants left in the world, it means that in just a few years we might lose our wild elephant populations. So, this winter, the Epicocity Project is embarking on a forensic biology expedition to the remote jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo with the goal of saving wild elephants from the illegal ivory trade.
Take Action right here at OR!
1. Become a Fan of the Elephant Ivory Project on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/elephantivoryproject
2. Donate to the cause! Every little bit helps, and every single dollar goes directly to our cause — whether it’s $5 or $50.
WHERE: Swing by the Osprey booth # 5010 and drop off your donation and a business card in the box:
WHEN: If you need some extra incentives to take action, we’ve got some sweet gear up for grabs. On Day 3, August 5, we’ll pick 3 lucky people to win two awesome prize packages, including two Osprey Packs Raptor 6 Hydration Packs, a tent from Sierra Designs, a SPOT Messenger unite, Mountain Khakis, an Adventure Medical Kits First Aid Kit and some snacks from AlpineAire! So c’mon! Save some elephants today!
Great Gear Giveaway
At the show, you can answer Leave No Trace-related questions to get entered in the Great Gear Giveaway — and your chance to win some great gear! Subaru, Backpacker and Leave No Trace will be giving away product Day 1 through Day 3 at 4pm each day. Osprey’s thrown 1 Veer recycled shoulder bag and 1 Manta 20 hydration pack into the mix!
Keep It Wild: Take Action for Conservation!
WHAT: We all know that if we want to get wild, we’ve got to protect our playground. So visit eight member company booths to take action on behalf of a Conservation Alliance grantee. Take action at all eight booths, have your Keep It Wild passport stamped and be entered to win a fabulous prize package! We’ll be hosting the good folks from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance! Click here for details.
WHERE: All over!
WHEN: All day Wednesday, August 4th
The Uphill Challenge
WHAT: Take part in this true test of athletic ability, lung power, gusto and fortitude! Every half-hour, M.C. Elinor Fish, Trail Runner’s managing editor, kicks off another duel between two athletes on treadmills set at a 10-percent incline. The athlete covering the most mileage in 15 minutes is declared the winner of each pairing. At 4:15 p.m., the male and female athletes logging the day’s greatest distance will be declared the 2010 King and Queen of the Mountains! We’ve got Helix daypacks up for grabs for all participants!
WHERE: The Salt Palace
WHEN: All day Wednesday, August 4
Thursday August 5
American Alpine Club Happy Hour
WHERE: Osprey Packs Booth # 5010
WHEN: Thursday, August 5, 4:30pm – 6pm