Osprey Expands Ultra-Light Ozone with New Convertible Styles for FW13

Osprey is expanding its ultra-lightweight Ozone Series of travel wheels and accessories with the introduction of the Ozone Convertible for Fall/Winter 2013.

Cortez, CO – January 21, 2013 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is expanding its ultra-lightweight Ozone Series of travel wheels and accessories with the introduction of the Ozone Convertible for Fall/Winter 2013.

The new Ozone Convertible, available in 22” and 28” styles, features an integrated zip-off daypack as well as an optional zip-stow, removable shoulder harness and hipbelt. Weighing just over 6 pounds (for the Ozone Convertible 22”), this daypack/roller duo is an ideal solution for ultra-light travelers.

“The Ozone series has quickly set a new standard for ultra-lightweight, wheeled luggage,” said Erik Hamerschlag, product line manager of Osprey. “For the latest Ozone introductions, we leveraged our expertise building lightweight packs and strategically stripped out excess materials, while still retaining the strength, quality and performance people expect from Osprey.”

The new Ozone Convertible features superb internal organization with zippered sidewall pockets, a large j-zip opening, a mesh front flap pocket and main compartment compression straps. A built-in, torso-adjustable suspension system is featured for backpack carrying option with straps and a belt that can be easily stowed for rolling and check-in.

Other notable features include:

• High Road LT™ chassis for light, strong and smooth rolling

• Ergonomically-designed extendable handle

• Lightweight construction with strategic reinforcement at key wear points

• Large panel zip access to main compartment with lockable sliders

• Two external compression straps to secure load and protect zippers

• External zip top pocket that is ideal for toiletries, liquids or frequently needed items

• Three large internal zip pockets to keep gear organized

• Low profile padded carry handles on top and sides

A zip-off daypack can be used separately or in coordination with the wheeled convertible pack. The 15L daypack includes internal organization and padded laptop and tablet sleeves.

The Ozone Convertible is available in Light Green and Light Blue:

• Ozone Convertible 28”/70L- $329

o Pounds/Ounces: 6/9

• Ozone Convertible 22”/50L - $299

o Pounds/Ounces: 6/2

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 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.