Osprey Hits the Streets with Expanded Commuter Offering for FW13

For Fall/Winter 2013, Osprey expands their line of active everyday, commute packs with the introduction of the deluxe, ventilated Radial and the flap style Spin as well as significant updates to the popular Momentum.

Cortez, CO – January 16, 2013 – For nearly four decades, Osprey Packs has been a leader in design innovation, creating backpacks unrivaled in their ability to comfortably carry gear. For Fall/Winter 2013, the brand expands their line of active everyday, commute packs with the introduction of the deluxe, ventilated Radial and the flap style Spin as well as significant updates to the popular Momentum.

Although these technical packs are designed to handle the rigors of bike commuting, they are a perfect fit for active everyday use.

“Commuting is increasingly becoming an active endeavor with cycling at the epicenter,” said Jeff Fox, bike marketing manager of Osprey. “It’s exciting to offer new packs designed specifically with the commuter’s needs in mind. The technology and innovation we put into Radial, Spin and Momentum series will no doubt encourage folks to pursue active locomotion as they navigate the daily grind.”

Shared Features:

• Built-in, snug fitting high visibility raincover

• LidLock™ Helmet clip

• Separate padded laptop sleeve and tablet sleeve

• Reflective details on the front panel

• Blinker light attachment

• Front panel pocket with organizer

New: Radial Series: Deluxe Ventilated Daily Commute

The Radial Series provides ventilated comfort for the active commuter with Osprey’s signature AirSpeed™ backpanel. The Radial series also features a panel loader design, a large main compartment with internal document sleeve, mesh organization pocket as well as separate, top zip access to the laptop and tablet compartments. Additional organizational pockets include a front panel U-lock stretch pocket, stretch woven side pockets and a zippered, front panel, stash pocket with key clip.

Radial is available in Black and Mantis Green:

• Radial 34- $169

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

• Radial 26- $159

o Pounds/Ounces: 2/7 (S/M), 2/9 (M/L)

New: Spin Series: Flap Style Daily Commute with Quick Access Hook Closure

The Spin Series offers popular flap styling with an innovative, quick access, hook closure. The reverse spacer mesh AirScape™ backpanel guarantees a comfortable carry while thoughtful organization keeps everything in its place. Organizational features include a large, main compartment with laptop, tablet and document sleeves as well as a secure U-lock pocket and top stash pocket. For cool weather commute days or those days when you need to carry extra gear, the side expansion zip adds an additional 4 liters in capacity.

Spin is available in Black and Hophead Red:

• Spin 32 - $149

o Pounds/Ounces: 2/6 (one size)

• Spin 22- $139

o Pounds/Ounces: 2/0 (one size)

Updated: Momentum – Daily Commute

This season, the Momentum Series gets an update with improved organization, performance and comfort. Equipped with Osprey’s AirScape backpanel, these packs feature a panel loader design as well as a separate, top zip access to laptop and tablet compartments. The roomy main compartment is outfitted with an internal document sleeve and mesh organizational pockets plus the Momentum 32 features a front panel U-lock stretch pocket.

Momentum is available in Carbide Grey and Atomic Orange:

• Momentum 30 - $139

o Pounds/Ounces: 2/5 (one size)

• Momentum 22- $129

o Pounds/Ounces: 1/15 (one size)

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.