Osprey Tops The Trek’s List of Favorite Packs Once Again

Osprey Named Favorite Brand by Appalachian Trail Long Distance Hikers
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Cortez, Colo. - January 18, 2018 

Osprey 2018

Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, was named the favorite brand by Appalachian Trail long distance hikers surveyed by The Trek. This is the third annual survey and the third time Osprey has come out on top.

In addition to being named favorite pack brand, Osprey’s Exos was named the most popular backpack model/series with Osprey’s Aura and Atmos rounding out the top four.

“Long distance hikers are the ultimate testers of our core products,” said Vince Mazzuca, Senior Marketing Manager. “To have their approval validates the tremendous amount of work that our product team puts into any and every season. I am excited to see how our Spring 2018 line resonates with this audience. Between new product introductions and updates to franchise series products, backpackers have a lot to look forward to this season.”

For Spring 2018, Osprey continues to innovate in the ultralight and superultralight categories. Brand new for the season in the Levity (men’s) and Lumina (women’s). The Levity/Lumina series delivers unmatched comfort, ventilation and load-carrying ability in this category. Key to the pack design is the strategic integration of complimentary high-performing fabrics including lightweight materials with durable outer fabrics to minimize pack weight without sacrificing durability. Built for superultralight base pack weights, these packs offer the most ventilated, comfortable and enjoyable trail experience possible.

In addition, Osprey is expanding on the success of Exos with updates to Exos and the introduction of the women’s specific Eja. Built with a combination of ultralight materials along with the ability to strip weight by removing sleeping pad straps, compression straps and the top lid, the Exos/Eja series is the go-to pack for most thru hikers and weekend ultralighters.

About Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

All Osprey products are backed by the brand's All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.

Osprey Packs can be found online at osprey.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit osprey.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).



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Julie Campagnoli

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