Osprey FW13 Packs Make it Easy to Carry and Use Avi Gear

Opsrey's new F13 Reverb Series offers sharp styling and practical utility for riders seeking sidecountry adventure, while the redesigned Kode Series incorporates the feedback of backcountry professionals and athletes to improve upon an stellar design

Cortez, CO – January 10, 2013 – Osprey Packs, Inc. has long set the standard for features, functionality and fit in snowplay packs. The new Fall/Winter 2013 Reverb Series offers sharp styling and practical utility for riders seeking sidecountry adventure, while the redesigned Kode Series incorporates the feedback of backcountry professionals and athletes to improve upon an already stellar design. Osprey designed both series to enable the user to carry and use the tools needed for safe backcountry, sidecountry and lift-served snowplay.

“With our headquarters at the foot of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, we are huge users of sidecountry and backcountry packs,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey.” We understand that snow riders require packs that not only fit great but also incorporate features and functionality specific to the sport. The new Reverb and redesigned Kode are logically organized and extremely functional to help and never hinder all facets of snow safety and travel.”

REVERB – Lift accessed/sidecountry riding

The Reverb Series delivers sleek design lines and practical utility for sidecountry adventure. The packs are low profile for comfortable lift seating and dynamic riding. They offer quick ski and snowboard carry options, insulated hydration delivery and are designed to carry most shovels and probes. The Reverb 18 features a front panel pocket with organization for avalanche safety gear. Secure external storage sleeves are built-in for larger probes and shovel handles. The Reverb 10 has probes and handle sleeves as well as a blade sleeve in the backpanel compartment for secure carry and quick access.

Shared Features:

• Quick diagonal ski carry

• Vertical & horizontal snowboard carry

• Rear panel access to main compartment

• Insulated reservoir hose sleeve

• Small zippered pocket for keys, money, lift passes

• Goggle pocket

• Quick access avalanche safety kit pocket with shovel handle & probe sleeves

• Full foam padded front panel to prevent ski edge wear

In addition to the shared features, the Reverb 18 features backpanel entry to the main dry compartment which allows access to gear when carrying skis or a snowboard, and keeps the backpanel, harness and hipbelt out of the snow. A zippered protective sleeve for a hydration reservoir with an external drain provides further organization.

Reverb is available in Berg Blue, Black and Pink Fury:

• Reverb 18- $99

o Pounds/Ounces: 2/1 (one size)

• Reverb 10- $89

o Pounds/Ounces: 1/14 (one size)

KODE – Backcountry Snowplay

The redesigned Kode Series incorporates the feedback of backcountry professionals, athletes and recreationalists, as well as Osprey’s own experience and evaluation. Optimizing volumes to easily fit tools, each style is designed to improve access and organization to aid in emergency situations.

With A-frame and diagonal carrying options for skiers and vertical and horizontal carrying options for snowboarders, the Kode is designed with versatility in the backcountry in mind. Avalanche safety equipment can be quickly accessed via an extended J-zipper with an extra-large opening. A third zipper pull allows rapid access if a helmet, skis or snowboard are being carried on the pack. An insulated reservoir hose sleeve on the shoulder and designated helmet stowage options are ideal for hikes and backcountry skinning.

Shared features:

• Diagonal and A-frame ski carry

• Vertical front panel and horizontal backpanel snowboard carry

• Helmet carry

• Glove friendly buckles and zipper pulls

• Wet/dry gear division

• Backpanel entry into dry pocket

• Extra large front panel J-zip access to avalanche safety kit pocket with shovel handle & probe sleeves

• Reinforced wear points to protect pack from metal edge abrasion

• Scratch-free goggle pocket

• Insulated shoulder harness hydration tube sleeve

• Zippered fabric hipbelt pockets

• Ice tool loop

Kode is available in Nitro Green, Hoodoo Red and Black

• Kode 42- $169

o Pounds/Ounces: 3/8 (S/M), 3/11 (M/L)

• Kode 32- $149

o Pounds/Ounces: 3/0 (S/M), 3/3 (M/L)

• Kode 22- $129

o Pounds/Ounces: 2/12 (S/M), 2/14 (M/L)

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.