Having a reliable backpack to carry your belongings when going outside is unquestionably important, and owning an Osprey can certainly elevate your recreational experience. Osprey’s love for the outdoors serves as their inspiration in creating innovative and high performance bags and packs.
They are headquartered in the southwestern town of Cortez, where the nearby San Juan Mountains provide an uncompromising testing environment for all of their products.
Backpacks designed in Cortez
Osprey was originally founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1974 by Mike Pfotenhauer, who became known by backpackers and travelers as a young entrepreneur who creates custom-fitted, made-to-order packs. They moved their operations to Dolores, Colorado in 1990, the time when the demand for outdoor packs became higher.
Productions were expanded to Cortez in 1994, and five years later, the facility was further enlarged to move all of Osprey’s remaining operations in Dolores. The company has also made some facility expansions in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2003.
Since their inception, Osprey has been creating innovative products with really amazing and intuitive features, such as foam pads, zippered panels and compartments, and adjustable harnesses.
Among their many best-selling packs are:
- the Porter 46 (Trekking, Gear Hauling),
- the Farpoint 55 (Travel, Trekking),
- the Nebula Daypack (Urban to Trail),
- the Tropos Daypack (Urban to Trail),
- and the Daylite Daypack (Hiking, Every day, Travel).
Some of their packs, such as the Osprey Waypoint and Sojourn Wheeled Suitcase and Backpack have also received acclaim from various travel blogs.
Osprey’s website offers a customizable online shopping experience, where preferences can be filtered depending on the buyer’s intended activity, trip length, bag volume requirements, color and gender. Buyers can also customize the filters depending on the bag features they would like to have, such as an adjustable torso harnesses, stretch meshes, integrated raincovers, lower compartments, zippered hipbelt pockets, trekking pole attachments, and much more.
High tech innovation
Osprey is known for making custom-fit backpacks that are designed not only to protect your belongings, but also to make your adventure a whole lot comfier. The company employs innovative methods in making their bags, such as the Custom Molding, where belts are molded according to one’s unique anatomy for superior comfort, load control and support, and the Suspension Technology, which helps the user to move freely and naturally when doing strenuous physical activities.
Truly a company like no other, Osprey’s legacy and expertise in designing and making backpacks will surely give you the confidence that no matter what length of travel or outdoor adventure you are planning to do, you can be sure that your body will not suffer.
Address: 800 N Park St, Cortez