Osprey’s Sprint Series Youth Packs Hit Stores Everywhere

Osprey Packs introduced a new collection of youth backpacks this spring, the Sprint Series, and they are now available in retail stores in North America and worldwide.

Osprey Packs, Inc., an independent pack company located in the high desert and mountains of Southwestern Colorado, introduced a new collection of youth backpacks this spring, the Sprint Series, and they are now available in retail stores in North America and worldwide.

The Sprint Series brings Osprey's legacy of deluxe custom fit to youth backpacks, and was designed with the understanding that a child's body dimensions, proportions, and biomechanical properties are markedly different than those of an adult. These packs provide the best carry of any youth packs on the market by combining ergonomically correct fit, technical features tailor-made for youth, and Osprey's signature design, quality, customization and durability.

“We've already seen great demand for these packs from our customers. These are high quality packs with sharp pricing. They have a large range of adjustment, so they essentially grow with the child, providing years of value,” said Gareth Martins, director of Marketing for Osprey. “The Sprint Series brings custom fit and comfort to young hikers – an essential for making the outdoor experience enjoyable. We hope these packs will help parents share their love and reverence for the outdoors with their children.”

Osprey understands the importance of distinguishing the dimensional, proportional and biomechanical difference between children and adults, and engaged Spine Colorado as an independent contractor to design and test the Sprint Series packs. Based in Durango, Colo., Spine Colorado currently acts as a regional center of excellence for back and neck problems, and receives the most complex cases of back and neck pain from across the state of Colorado.

The Sprint Series is comprised of three pack sizes best suited for children between the ages of eight and 16. Each pack offers five inches of torso adjustability. Some key features of the Ace 48 (2900 cubic inches), the Jib 35 (2100 cubic inches) and the Imp 23 (1400 cubic inches) include: an aluminum frame with rigid foam framesheet, Osprey's AirScape ventilated foam backpanel, perforated EVA harness with mesh outer, size adjustable foam hipbelt with spacer mesh outer, a built-in rain cover and hydration compatibility.

The Ace 48, Jib 35 and Imp 23 are available in the colors Blue Yonder and Cherry Shake and retail for $149, $129 and $99 respectively. Check them out on Osprey's website at http://ospreypacks.com/Packs/SprintSeriesYouth/.

About Osprey Packs

From its humble beginnings building custom backpacks and sleeping bags in Santa Cruz California, to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Their mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment. Osprey defines success when it meets the demanding expectation of its most discerning customers. Based in Cortez, Colorado, Osprey has over thirty-five years of pack-making experience.