Osprey Refines Ultra-Light Exos Series for Spring 2014

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Cortez, CO – July 22, 2013 – Osprey Packs, Inc. set the standard for ultra-lightweight packs in 2008 with the introduction of the Exos Series, which instantly became a standard on the Appalachian Trail and with ultralight enthusiasts not willing to sacrifice comfort. For Spring 2014, Osprey has refined the series, maximizing its comfort and support with the latest technology. The redesigned Exos combines Osprey’s innovative Superlight AirSpeed™ suspension paired with the new Exoform™ harness and hipbelt which work together to dramatically improve the pack’s comfort and support. Torso-specific sizing and sleek, ergonomic design create a pack that is as comfortable as it is fast and light.

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Trimmed down to its essentials, the new Exos Series is lighter than ever, thanks to the use of updated materials and hardware. As a result, even the largest pack in series tops out at a mere 2.5 pounds. For those who want to lighten the load even further, the lid, key straps and attachment points are all removable.

“The Exos demonstrates beautifully that ’ultra-light’ and ‘suspension’ need not be mutually exclusive,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “For 2014, we’ve applied our latest technologies, particularly around the harness and hipbelt, to create the ultimate ultra-light, ultra-comfortable pack. Its state-of-the-art suspension prevents sore shoulders and hips and helps hikers conserve energy, allowing them to go farther in more comfort.”

Exos Series key features:
• The new removable FlapJacket™ lid deploys to provide main compartment protection from the elements and top-down compression to keep the pack load stable. Features top and under lid zippered pockets.
• Super-light YKK® buckles
• Removable superlight, 7mm side compression straps
• Mesh side pockets with InsideOut™ compression
• Zippered hipbelt pockets
• Cross functional and removable sleeping pad straps
• Integrated FlapJacket™ for weather protected lidless use
• Cord tie-off points
• Front stretch mesh pocket
• Ice tool attachment loop

Exos is available in Basalt Black and Pacific Blue:
Exos 58 - Superlight Backpacking/Thru-hiking $220; Exos 48 - Superlight Backpacking/Thru-hiking $190; Exos 38 - Superlight Backpacking/Day $160

Osprey Packs
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.

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