Osprey Athletes Top Elevation Outdoors’ Best of Colorado List

Osprey Packs is pleased to announce two of its veteran athletes have been named Best Outdoor Personalities by Elevation Outdoors in its annual Best of Colorado poll.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Cortez, COSeptember 26, 2012 Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce two of its veteran athletes have been named Best Outdoor Personalities by Elevation Outdoors in its annual Best of Colorado poll.

Elevation Outdoors Magazine is a Colorado-based guide to the Rocky Mountain outdoor lifestyle, celebrating the best in outdoor sports, trends, gear, music and the mountain scene. Each year, Elevation Outdoors readers are asked to vote on their favorites from the Centennial State in the Best of Colorado.

Best Colorado Outdoor (female) Personality winner Alison Gannett is a World Champion Extreme Free Skier, an accomplished mountain biker, surfer and inspirational speaker. An Osprey athlete since the late 90’s, Gannett is a global cooling consultant helping companies and individuals find cost-effective and meaningful solutions to reduce climate change impacts.

Longtime Osprey Athlete Timmy O’Neill was named Best Colorado Outdoor (male) Personality. O’Neill’s resume includes climber, comedian, slackliner, lecturer, drummer and coffee drinker. This year, O’Neil was named executive director of Paradox Sports, an organization helping disabled individuals enjoy life to the fullest through climbing, biking, surfing and paddling.

“It is fantastic to see Elevation Outdoors and its readers recognize Alison and Timmy,” said Osprey’s Director of Marketing Gareth Martins. “We are huge fans of Alison and Timmy with great respect for them as both athletes and activists. We can’t wait to see where this season will take them!”

Osprey Athlete Kim Havell was listed as a runner up in the Best Colorado Outdoor Personality category.

Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and 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 and 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 2010, 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.

###

Related

Renowned Climber Beth Rodden Joins the Osprey 
Family of Athletes

Cortez, CO – March 26, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs, announced today the addition of renowned climber Beth Rodden to its roster of 2012 sponsored athletes. “Osprey is proud to welcome a person of Beth’s caliber ...read more

Osprey Marks its Biggest Colorado Bike to Work Day

Cortez, CO – July 17, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced its biggest Colorado Bike to Work event to date. On June 27th the Osprey team, based in Cortez, Colorado, had ...read more

Osprey’s Fall Locals’ Sale Benefits Local Colorado Non-Profits

Cortez, CO – December 5, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its most successful Fall Locals’ Sale to date; raising more than $5,100 for local charities ...read more

Outside Names Osprey as one of America’s Best Places to Work in 2012

Cortez, CO – August 2, 2012 – Osprey Packs Inc, a leader in creating top quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, today was named to Outside Magazine’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Osprey was ranked No. 76 out of 100 ...read more

Osprey on Outside's "Best Places to Work" List for Fourth Year

Cortez, CO – August 10, 2011 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, today was named to Outside magazine's fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list. Osprey was ranked number 29 ...read more

Osprey Achieves 100 Percent Participation in 2010 Bike to Work Challen

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, had their best Colorado Bike to Work Day in the company's history, with all 29 employees biking to and from work on Wednesday, June 23.In total, ...read more

Osprey Packs Among Top 50 “Colorado Companies to Watch”

Cortez, Colo.,- Osprey Packs was named as a Colorado Companies to Watch award winner this past week. With over 250 applicants in the inaugural year of this awards program, Osprey Packs was distinguished along with 49 other companies as being named to the inaugural class of ...read more

Osprey’s Ultra-Lightweight Ozone 22 Earns Top Honors

Cortez, CO – November 29, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce the Ozone 22 has been granted two awards – National Geographic Adventure’s 2012 Gear of the ...read more

Osprey Packs Supports Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds

Cortez, CO – February 26, 2013 –Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Breast Cancer Fund’sClimb Against the Odds as the team prepares to summit ...read more