Osprey Hydraulics™ Awarded Gold Design Award at European Show

Osprey Packs’ brand new Osprey Hydraulics™ collection of hydration packs won the highest design achievement, the coveted Gold Award, from the OutDoor European trade fair, held in Friedrichshafen, Germany held July 15-18.
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Cortez, Colo.,- Osprey Packs' brand new Osprey Hydraulicsâ„¢ collection of hydration packs won the highest design achievement, the coveted Gold Award, from the OutDoor European trade fair, held in Friedrichshafen, Germany held July 15-18.

Osprey Hydraulicsâ„¢ comprises the Manta Series, a group of three packs great for day hikes and multi-use activities, and the Raptor Series, four packs made for trail running and mountain biking. The Manta 25 was the recipient of the coveted Gold Award at the OutDoor trade fair.

The jury had this report on the winning Manta 25 hydration pack:
"The problem of integrating the drinking system into the backpack has been solved in an innovative way. The very lightweight design, outstanding fit and good ventilation are what make this backpack stand out from the competition. Osprey Hydraulics is a new line of backpacks with a drinking system. The anatomically formed, easy-to-fill, antimicrobial Nalgene reservoir is fixed in the frame and can be easily inserted even when the reservoir is full. The reservoir is stabilized to prevent it from bulging out and keep it close to the back. The constant pressure also makes it easier to drink when the reservoir is only half full and minimizes any water sloshing from side to side.”

European manufacturers and designers submitted a total of 242 entries in this OutDoor Industry Award competition, from 18 different countries. Sixty-three finalists were chosen, and of those, nine finalists received a Gold Award for special achievement in terms of design and innovation. Osprey Hydraulicsâ„¢ was one of the nine finalists to receive the highest recognition of design excellence: the Gold Award.

Osprey Packs marked its 35th anniversary as the independent leader in pack design with its biggest global launch to date in Osprey Hydraulicsâ„¢ at both the OutDoor Trade Show in Germany and at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City.

ABOUT OSPREY PACKS:
Anchored by the design genius of company founder and head designer Mike Pfotenhauer, OSPREY PACKS has long set the standard for comfortably and efficiently carrying your gear. With our roots in Santa Cruz, California and based in Cortez, Colorado since 1990, this year we celebrate 35 years of independent innovation. Our vision is to inspire and ease your journey. Our team shares a love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors and the environment. We strive to reflect our vision and values in every pack we design and build.



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