Outside Magazine Honors Osprey Packs with “Gear of the Year" Award

Osprey Packs’ Exos 46 lightweight backpack was awarded the prestigious Gear of the Year Award by Outside Magazine, in the April 29th issue of the Outside Gear Guide.
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Cortez, Colo., ¬- Osprey Packs’ Exos 46 lightweight backpack was awarded the prestigious Gear of the Year Award by Outside Magazine, in the April 29th issue of the Outside Gear Guide.

The lightweight Exos 46 (medium frame size weighs 2 pounds 5 ounces) is a groundbreaking design that enables backpackers to go superlight without compromising the Osprey hallmarks of suspension, comfort, durability and adjustability.

The Exos 46 incorporates a ventilated suspension built for comfort that combines a 6061 T6 Aluminum frame with Osprey’s contoured, tensioned-mesh backpanel. The result is a highly specialized, lightweight pack built for day long to multi-week adventures.

The staff of Outside Magazines spent six months field-testing thousands of products, and the Exos 46 was the only lightweight, full-featured backpack to win the award this year.

“Osprey is honored by the recognition received for our new Exos pack series,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award is something that Osprey strives for. This honor shows once again that our product team leads the industry in pack innovation and design”.


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.

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