Osprey Karves Out New Snowports Pack Line for Fall/Winter 2011

Osprey Packs, Inc. is introducing a new line of snowplay packs for Fall/Winter 2011. The Karve Series offers sharp styling and practical utility for the rider seeking sidecountry adventure.
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Cortez, CO – January 14, 2011 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is introducing a new line of snowplay packs for Fall/Winter 2011. The Karve Series offers sharp styling and practical utility for the rider seeking sidecountry adventure.

“At Osprey, we enjoy a variety of winter resort, sidecountry and backcountry riding options,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “Karve represents the next generation of winter packs, designed with the sidecountry enthusiast in mind.”

Karve packs are low profile for comfortable lift riding and dynamic skiing. They carry most shovels and probes, offer quick ski and snowboard carry options, plus insulated hydration delivery. The on trend styling features offset zippers and bold ski and snowboard inspired graphics.

Shared features for all Karve backpacks include:
•Thermo-formed backpanel with HDPE plastic frameset
•EVA fixed harness with slide adjustable sternum strap
•Removable Ergopull waiststrap
•Continuous zippered access from hydration reservoir to insulated hose sleeve in shoulder strap
•Diagonal ski carry with retractable cable and removable hypalon reinforced compression patch
•Small zippered pocket for keys, money, lift passes
•External quick access sleeves for shovel handle and probe
•Full foam padded front panel to prevent ski edge wear
•Internal shovel blade storage

Karve 16
Unique features:
•Quick release side compressors
•Snowboard carry
•Zippered front pocket for shovel blade and ski goggles
•16L of cargo space for spare layers, skins, etc.
Colors: Double Black, Redline, Whiteout
MSRP: $99

Karve 11
Unique features:
•11L of cargo space for gear and food
•Zippered front pocket for shovel blade and ski goggles
Colors: Double Black, Redline, Whiteout
MSRP: $89

Karve 6
Unique features:
•Low volume for super low profile
•Shared main compartment for reservoir, shovel blade, etc.
Colors: Double Black, Redline, Whiteout
MSRP: $79


New Kode Series Color
In addition to the introduction of the Karve series, Osprey is adding a new color to their current snow packs, the Kode series. All three Kode styles will now be available in Blue Smoke, in addition to carryover Black.


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 and 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 2010, 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.

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