Osprey Expands Hydraulics™ Series with Lighter, Streamlined Reservoir


Cortez, CO – July 17, 2013 – Recognizing that less is often more, especially when on the move, Osprey Packs, Inc. is adding to its innovative Hydraulics series with the new Hydraulics LT Reservoir for Spring 2014.

The all-new reservoir features a lighter and simpler feature set compared to the current Hydraulics Reservoir, ideal for fast and light endeavors and pack styles with internal reservoir pockets. Building on the innovations of the Hydraulics Reservoir, the design of Hydraulics LT Reservoir combines excellent reservoir-to-pack integration, superior technical features and the best gender-specific pack-to-body fit and performance on the market.

 “Carrying water should never compromise fit, comfort or stability in a pack,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. ‘We set that standard with the original Hydraulics Reservoir and now, with the introduction of the new Hydraulics LT, our hands-free hydration program takes yet another giant leap.”

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The new Hydraulics LT features a QuickConnect™ detachable hose that allows for easy disconnect of the hose for faster refilling. Additionally, the built-in baffles on the reservoir prevent sloshing while maintaining the reservoir’s shape.

In addition to these unique features, the new reservoir incorporates the innovation that Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir is known for including:
• Flexible ¼” hose for faster water flow
• ¾ turn cap for quick and secure open/close
• Liter markings printed on reservoir body
• Metallocene PE high strength and taste-free film (BPA & PVC-free); anti-microbial formula to prevent bacteria and mold
• Low-profile shape keeps water weight steady and close to the body
• Magnetic bite valve with included sternum strap magnet
• Built-in 180-degree pivot on/off bite valve

Hydraulics LT Reservoir is available in:
• 1.5 Liter - $28
• 2.5 Liter- $30

The Hydraulics LT Reservoir will be sold separately and will also be sold as part of the new Rev Series which debuts Spring 2014. The Rev Series meets the highly technical needs of trail running and endurance racing while also serving as the perfect companion to anyone who appreciates smaller volume, streamlined hydration packs.

Osprey Packs
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.