Osprey Raises the Bar for Ultralight Luggage with Updated and Expanded Ozone Series

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Cortez, CO – Janaury 16, 2015 – Designed with the modern traveler in mind, Osprey’sOzone series redefined the ultralight travel category. For Fall 2015, Osprey raises the bar once again with increased durability of frame and bag, organizational changes for more efficient packing and new colors and styling. Additionally, the series has been expanded to include all new travel packs, perfect for big adventures to any destination.

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“The Ozone Series continues to be the lightest, fully featured luggage on the market,” said Cassie Tweed, Osprey Design Director. “This season we build on our experience in this space to deliver the next generation of luggage built for today’s traveler – spontaneous, adventurous and efficient.”

Updated Ozone Series – Ultralight travel wheels
The updated Ozone Series features Osprey’s HighRoad LT™ Chassis with ultralight and strong 6001 aluminum frame and base, injection molded high clearance ABS base with foot bar, large wheels with sealed bearings for a smooth roll and an extendible ergonomic 'T' Handle.

Updated Ozone Convertible – ultralight, convertible, travel wheels
The Ozone Convertible series has a built-in suspension system for an easy carry option or it can be stowed quickly for rolling or baggage checks. The suspension features a padded backpanel, hipbelt and adjustable harness. For trips that don’t require backpack style carry, the suspension can be removed for additional packing space. Detachable from the main compartment, the daypack can be removed and filled with the gear you need for the day.

New! Ozone Travel Pack
Shared Features:
• Direct access zippered heat embossed scratch free tablet pocket
• Large access panel zip to main compartment with lockable zippers
• Side stretch mesh pockets
• Low profile top carry handle
• Front panel organization pocket with internal zippered pocket
• Ozone Handle-It™ slot to securely attach to luggage handles
• Ventilated mesh covered die cut foam harness and backpanel
• Main compartment padded laptop sleeve and zippered tablet sleeve

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Ozone Travel Pack 46 ($160)pictured
The Ozone Travel Pack is the savvy traveler’s simple one-piece luggage solution that goes anywhere. This carry-on sized pack features a ventilated mesh harness and backpanel making it both technical on-back luggage as well as an ideal pack to wear around town.
Unique features include:
• Large collapsible zippered lower compartment to separate gear
• Tuck away harness and hipbelt for airport check-in
• Padded hipbelt wings with 40mm webbing hipbelt

Ozone Travel Pack 35 ($130)
The Ozone Travel Pack 35 is ideal for the adventurous travelers who require a larger capacity daypack.
Unique features include:
• Padded hipbelt wings with 25mm webbing hipbelt
• Upper and lower compression straps

In addition to the new Travel Packs, Osprey updates the smaller Ozone Day Pack 24 ($100) and Ozone Courier ($90) featuring Osprey’s Handle-It™ system. The Handle-It™ system utilizes a slot built into the harness of the daypacks and a flip-up tab on the backpanel of the courier to slip over any Osprey luggage handle systems so your shoulders and back are free.

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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