Cortez, CO – November 29, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce the Ozone 22 has been granted two awards – National Geographic Adventure’s 2012 Gear of the Year Award and the 2012 Men’s Journal Gear Lab Seal of Approval.
Released in August of 2012, the Osprey Ozone 22 immediately turned heads and set a new standard for ultra-lightweight, wheeled travel luggage by providing 46 liters of organized, usable space at only 4 pounds 7 ounces.
“In recent years, Osprey has spent a great deal of time focusing on how to make lighter, more efficient gear with high tenacity fabrics and minimal framework without compromising performance,” says Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey founder, owner and director of design. “When we turned our eye to our wheeled luggage, we realized we could apply the same design parameters there, allowing travelers to go lighter or carry more cargo without exceeding weight restrictions.”
The Ozone series also includes 18 and 28-liter versions of the lightweight wheeled luggage. For increased efficiency, Osprey will launch accessories for the Ozone series in Spring 2013. These new styles including the Ozone Daypack and Courier, are equipped with Osprey’s innovative Handle-It™ system, which allows you to securely attach the bag to the luggage handle.
Like all Osprey products, the Ozone Series carries the Osprey All Mighty Guarantee, Osprey’s promise to repair any damage or defect in its product regardless of the date of purchase, completely free of charge.
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.