March 2nd 2014 - Written by: Kelsy

50 Shades of Osprey


Osprey Athlete Payge McMahon is an adventure athlete, ‘rockin’ yogi’ and journalist who travels the world inspiring others to get outdoors, try new things and start checking off that bucket list.

In 2007, at the age of 33, my life changed forever. I bought my first Osprey Pack, an orange Stratos 24.  I loved it. It took me to places I never imagined. (more…)

October 11th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Travel Tuesday: Iceland Wants To Be Your Friend

Iceland. Just the name inspires visions of toasty wool sweaters, steaming geothermal pools and those mind-blowing Northern Lights.

Well, after stumbling across this video over on Huffington Post today, we also realized just how adorable and awesome Icelandic people can be. Their Tumblr blog is definitely worth a visit. In this video by Inspired by Iceland, locals invite us to come and visit their island and their homes — offering to take us kayaking, play a concert in our hotel room and even to teach us how to knit those cozy Icelandic sweaters. To top it off, the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson invites us to his home: “We will give you delicious pancakes.”

Iceland, we love you. And we definitely want to come and visit.

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PHOTO via Iceland On Tumblr

March 28th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Lane Love: Iceland

Sometimes the best bike lane isn’t a lane at all. Kaldidalur, Iceland.

Have a lane that you love? Send us a photo! You can post it to our Facebook page, shoot us an email at blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com or upload to our Flickr group and we might just feature it here on our weekly photo feature, Lane Love.

Image: Hello I Am Bruce

May 27th 2010 - Written by: Kelsy

Skiing Summit to Sea in Iceland

I think I see Greeland

I’m here at Klængshóll Lodge in Iceland with photographer Grant Gunderson for 2 weeks of ski touring and we’re skiing some big peaks with with the help of Artic Heli Skiing. The snow is great and the evening light is amazing. The mountains here are much larger and rugged than we expected, and the geography of this place makes for a color skiers only dream of — with vertical folds in nearly every peak. Add the maritime snowpack, which bonds to the rock, and and we’ve got a perfect canvas for skiers to paint.



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