Osprey Packs, Inc. a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear takes a fresh look at wheel-free travel for Fall/Winter 2014 with significant upgrades to their popular Waypoint/Wayfarer, Porter and Transporter Series including gender-specific fits and the incorporation of tablet-friendly windows.
Waypoint and Wayfarer Series – deluxe trekking and backpacking. These deluxe travel packs provide the ultimate in mobility for everything from two-week trekking vacations to year-long around the world forays. Utilizing proven suspension from the Volt and Viva Series, Waypoint comes in one size for men and the new Wayfarer comes in one size for women, each offering excellent adjustability for superior fit.
The new zip away padded harness and hipbelt have direct connection to a LightWire™ peripheral frame that supports the weight that backpacking and traveling for extended periods of time necessitates. A large torso adjustment range ensures a perfect fit and hidden behind this adjustable harness is a secret security zippered pocket to store money, passport or other travel documents.
Key to this season’s redesign is the addition of the fully featured Port Day, a removable daypack with Osprey’s innovative Port™ Window tablet access. This zippered sleeve features touch-sensitive film that allows tablet use without removing it from the daypack.
- Waypoint 80 – Men’s-specific hipbelt and harness $280
- Wayfarer 70 – Women’s-specific hipbelt and harness (pictured) $280
Porter Series – trekking/gear hauler. The Porter Series has set the standard in deluxe duffel design, with its padded sidewalls and suspension for carrying backpack-style. For Fall/Winter 2014, Porter upgrades include the addition of a front panel pocket for laptop, tablet and daily essentials. The series is also expanding with Porter 30, a new 30-liter size that provides excellent versatility for simple travel with style.
- Porter 65 – Equipped with large lower zippered compartment $150
- Porter 46 – Maximum legal carry-on size $130
- Porter 30 – International legal carry-on size $110
Transporter Series – trekking, gear hauler, duffel. Osprey’s uber-functional duffel series gets significant upgrades this season. Volumes have been optimized, adding maximum use for the three bags – from mega-gear haulers to an on-the-go workout bag. Access to the main compartment is easier than ever, thanks to a large U-zip, and organization abounds via well placed pockets. Finally, the main handle now converts to a shoulder harness for easy carrying.
- Transporter 130 $115
- Transporter 95 $100
- Transporter 65 $85
- Transporter 40 $70
Independent, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high quality gear carrying equipment. The collection includes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking and travel pursuits.
The location of company headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, near the rugged San Juan Mountains on the edge of desert canyon country, provides a constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for Osprey products. Osprey also maintains a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, near the factories where they manufacture their products, ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with their suppliers. In 2009, Osprey opened a design office in Mill Valley, California, a hub of design talent and the birthplace of mountain biking. All three of these offices play a crucial role in creating Osprey gear that lasts a lifetime.
To celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2009, Osprey launched the All Mighty Guarantee, an enhancement of a lifetime warranty that was already one of the most robust in the industry. Free of charge, the company will repair any damage or defect in its product – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. Every Osprey product reflects the company’s commitment to protect the wild places its customers love to explore. For more information, visit www.ospreypacks.com.