Osprey's New Contrail Helps Travelers Handle Life on the Road

Osprey is expanding its rolling luggage collection for FW12 with the Contrail Series. Combining the rugged build of outdoor gear with clean, cosmopolitan good looks, the Contrail Series offers travelers unparalleled performance and organization.
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Cortez, CO – January 16, 2012 – Osprey Packs, Inc. – a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear – is expanding its rolling luggage collection for Fall 2012 with the Contrail Series. Combining the rugged build of outdoor gear with clean, cosmopolitan good looks, the Contrail Series offers the frequent traveler unparalleled performance and organization.

“The Contrail Series is the complete package, with great looks, incredible durability, innovative organizational features and multiple sizes for every travel need,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “And with our new Handle-It system, there's no more struggling with your luggage and carryon bag while navigating through the airport.“

The collection includes two rollers, the Contrail 22”/46L and Contrail 28”/75L, both of which include the FlightLocker™ and LaundryBag™ -removable components to keep contents organized. The Contrail collection also includes three companion bags – Contrail Day, Contrail Courier and Contrail Tote – that attach to the rollers with Osprey's innovative new Handle-It system.

Compared to traditional sleeve designs of most travel bags, which put the additional weight high on the handle and makes the roller feel heavier and unbalanced, Osprey's Handle-It design keeps the additional load balanced directly over the wheels. The key design component is a stiff panel with an open slot that folds down against the accessory bag backpanel and is held in place by magnets. The companion bag attaches by flipping up the panel and slipping the slot over the extendible handle on the roller.

Contrail Rollers
Standout organizational features include:

• Removable FlightLocker organizer accessory offers a simple, all-in-one packing solution. It speeds packing and unpacking and keeps clothes neat along the journey. The two front pockets are perfect for socks and underwear, while the back pocket is large enough for shoes or t-shirts. Sandwiched between the pockets is a folder for keeping shirts and pants looking good. As a bonus, the FlightLocker easily slips onto a clothes hanger, allowing it to be used for storage at the destination.
• Removable LaundryBag provides separate storage for dirty or wet clothes in the backpanel compartment. It is removable and hangs on a coat hanger for easy access in the hotel room, and it clips back in easily when it's time to go
Other notable shared features include:
• HighRoad™ Chassis provides smooth rolling performance
• Large panel zip with lockable sliders accesses the main compartment
• Upgraded internal compression straps with fabric wings hold clothes securely
• External zip top pocket is ideal for toiletries, liquids or frequently needed items
• Externally accessed zip pocket on front panel keeps small items accessible
• Rear panel magazine pocket and ID card window
• Padded top and side handles provide comfortable carry

Contrail28”/75L - $339
Unique features:
• External zippered side pockets
• Two zippered pockets on inner front panel
Weight (not including removable features): 6 lbs. 
Dimensions: 28 h X 14 w X 12. 
Colors: Black

Contrail22”/46L- $299
Unique features:
• Two zippered pockets on inner front panel
• Two zippered pockets on inner sidewalls
Weight (not including removable features): 5 lbs. 
Dimensions: 22 h X 14 w X 9. 
Colors: Black


Contrail Companion Bags featuring Handle-It design:
Contrail Day- $129
Unique features:
• Spacer mesh padded shoulder straps and backpanel
• Handle-It attachment flap quickly connects to most 6” wide roller handles
• Zippered security pocket hidden under Handle-It flap on backpanel
• Padded sleeve fits laptops to 17”/43cm with direct zip access
• Padded, fleece lined sleeve for tablet and eReader devices
• Wide mouth panel access zip to main compartment with lockable sliders
• Well organized main compartment with document sleeve, zip pocket, and side mesh sleeves
• Two external zippered side pockets with internal spacer mesh sleeves
• External stretch mesh side pockets
Weight: 2 lbs.
Dimensions: 19 h X 13 w X 9 
Colors: Black

Contrail Courier- $119
Unique features:
• Handle-It attachment flap quickly connects to most 6” wide roller handles
• Zippered security pocket hidden under Handle-It flap on backpanel
• Padded sleeve fits laptops to 15.4”/ 39cm
• Padded, fleece lined sleeve for tablet and eReader devices
• Top access zip to main compartment with lockable sliders
• Well organized main compartment with document sleeve, zip pocket, and side mesh sleeves
• Two external zippered side pockets with internal spacer mesh sleeves
• Adjustable shoulder strap with wide spacer mesh covered pad
Weight: 2 lbs. 
Dimensions: 13 h X 16 w X 7. 
Colors: Black

Contrail Tote- $99
Unique features:
• Handle-It attachment flap quickly connects to most 6” wide roller handles
• Zippered security pocket hidden under Handle-It flap on backpanel
• Zippered compartment with fleece tablet/eReader pocket and padded sleeve for laptops to 14” / 35.5cm
• Large zippered compartment with dual mesh pockets and padded bottom
• Main and computer compartments have lockable sliders
• External stretch mesh water bottle pocket
• Fixed, padded straps can be carried over shoulder or in hand
• Padded grab handle on main body facilitates access to contents
Weight: 1 lb. 
Dimensions: 13 h X 18 w X 7. 
Colors: Black

Osprey Packs
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.

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