Osprey Goes Fast and Light for Spring 2014 with New Women’s Multi-Sport Series and Updated Lightweight Daypacks


Cortez, CO – July 24, 2013Osprey Packs, Inc. a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear is establishing the new norm for fast and light in outdoor pursuits for Spring 2014. This season, Osprey introduces the new women’s specific multisport pack series, Tempest to join the popular Talon Series, which also gets an update. The full-featured ventilated men’s Stratos and women’s Sirrus daypacks are also refined and simplified, making them more versatile and comfortable than ever.

“This season is all about going fast and light,” said Erik Hamerschlag, product line manager, Osprey Packs. “Lightweight and long distance hiking works best with comfortable, thoughtfully featured packs. With Stratos/Sirrus and Talon/Tempest we deliver stylish, yet technical gender-specific daypacks — either with all the bells and whistles or with a more streamlined feature set. Your choice, your adventure.”


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The ever-popular Talon Series has truly become Osprey’s legacy pack and has defined the market category of lightweight, high-performance, multi-sport packs.

For Spring 2014, Osprey is raising the bar even higher by refining the series while taking care to maintain all the features, fit and style that have contributed to Talon’s success. Updates include lighter weight as well as design adjustments to enhance comfort in each volume. Most significantly, and adding to the brand’s wide range of packs built for women, the Talon is now complemented by the Tempest Series.

The innovative mesh-covered, die-cut foam Biostretch™ harness and hipbelt on the Talon/Tempest ensure a comfortable fit while the lightweight and supportive Airscape™ Backpanel features ridge-molded foam with an air chimney for maximum ventilation.


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The third-generation of the Stratos and Sirrus series continue to offer unparalleled design and robust features in a ventilated daypack. For Spring 2014, Osprey has simplified the fit with two torso sizes that match the fit range of Osprey's gender-specific styles. The packs’ styling and materials have been upgraded as well.

As always, comfort is also at the forefront. The Air Speed™ Suspension system includes the LightWire™ alloy frame, which creates low profile air space, optimizing pack balance and ventilation, and a 3-D tensioned, breathable mesh backpanel that ensures supportive fit. The Stratos/Sirrus harness features mesh-covered ventilated die-cut foam and sewn-in spacer mesh.

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.