Osprey Packs Named REI Vendor Partner of the Year in the Camp/Travel Division

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Cortez, CO – February 2, 2015 Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that it has been named REI’s 2014 Vendor Partner of the Year in the Camp and Travel division. This is the sixth time Osprey has been honored by REI, having previously won the Camp/Travel division for 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 as well as top honors as the overall category winner in 2007. 

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“It is a great honor to be recognized by REI with this award,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “We have developed an outstanding partnership over the years that continues to grow and contribute to the success of both brands.”

The Vendor Partner of the Year awards program was established by REI in 1993. Each year, companies are nominated by the co-op’s three merchandising divisions – camp/travel, actionsports and outdoorwear – for their efforts to build a strategic and successful relationship focused on meeting member and customer needs, and to bring quality, innovation, outdoor stewardship and performance to the industry. REI retail employees vote on the slate of nominees.

Winners were announced at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015. Eagle’s Nest Outfitters, Inc. (ENO) was presented with the overall annual Vendor Partner of the Year award, while Kühl and Thule were named divisional winners along with Osprey Packs.

Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 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, active everyday 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.

Osprey’s customers identify with the brand in many ways, including the product lifetime All Mighty Guarantee, category leading sales, worldwide distribution, dynamic social media communications and content, a strong commitment to the environment and partnerships with inspiring and interesting organizations. Above all, the brand encourages and maintains a direct line of communication on product performance, durability and functionality, which is then incorporated and reflected in every future Osprey pack. 

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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