Cortez, CO – July 15, 2013 – Staying hydrated and fueled is key for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes who want to cover long distances quickly. For Spring 2014, Osprey’s new Rev Series, meets the highly technical needs of trail running and endurance racing while also serving as the perfect companion to anyone who appreciates smaller volume, streamlined hydration packs.
Several new technologies come together in the Rev Series to create packs that are stable, comfortable and easily accessed without being removed. The new Biostretch™ body wrap harness and belt are designed to move with the wearer, providing a fit that is more like a shirt than a traditional backpack. The Rev Series also includes the brand’s new Hydraulics LT Reservoir, which has built in baffles to significantly reduce barreling and sloshing. Together, these features keep the load balanced without bouncing, rubbing or chafing.
Other thoughtful features include the weather protective DigiFlip™ media pocket, which drops down for quick access to your touch screen. The expandable bottle harness pocket accommodates a standard size squeeze bottle or additional food storage without limiting access to the external stretch mesh pockets.
“Endurance and trail fitness activities are continuing to grow in popularity – not just for the ultra-athlete, but also for people looking for the next outdoor challenge. Providing lightweight, hands-free hydration options that carry all the essentials for long distance movement is integral to our newest category of innovation,” said Cassie Tweed, product designer at Osprey.
Added Tweed, “Rev is perfect for the efficient traveler who doesn’t want to stop. And, thanks to the series’ intentional design that keeps gear and water easily accessible, they don’t have to.”
The Rev Series includes six sizes to meet the needs of every athlete, from the casual trail runner to the ultra-marathoner.
Rev Series Shared Features*
• Reverse Spacer Mesh Backpanel: breathable mesh wrap to deliver soft, irritation-free contact surface
• Hydration compartment with Hydraulics LT Reservoir
• Reflective graphics
• Stabilization wings
• Stash pocket
• Front panel bungee compression and storage
• Drop down DigiFlip media pocket with mesh front pocket
*Excludes Rev Solo
Rev is available in Cirrus Grey, Flash Green and Bolt Blue in six styles: Rev 24 ($130), Rev 18 ($120), Rev 12 ($110), Rev 6 ($100), Rev 1.5 ($70), Rev Solo ($40).
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.