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In 2008, Osprey Packs changed the paradigm for kid’s backpacks bringing adult custom fit, function and features to a pack line for young people. For Spring/Summer 2015, Osprey introduces their first-ever youth hydration packs series with HydraJet and Moki as well the complete redesign of the Ace Series of technical backpacks and Jet Series of daypacks.
“Inspiring young people to experience and enjoy the outdoors is a core value at Osprey and a comfortable performance pack can really make a difference,” says Erik Hamerschlag, Product Line Manager at Osprey. “We have always believed that kids deserve the same level of pack fit and function as adults and so we are excited to introduce our latest custom fit and hydration technologies to the youth market.”
Osprey’s new hydration series features Osprey’s popular 1.5 liter Hydraulics™ LT reservoir providing stable water and gear carrying for kids on the go – from hiking to biking. The reservoir is lightweight, taste-free as well as BPA and PVC-free, utilizing tough Metallocene PE film with anti-microbial formula to prevent bacteria and mold. Equipped with a magnetic bite valve, the reservoir gives kids quick, drip-free access to water on the trail.
• HydraJet – Kids Hiking Hydration The HydraJet provides trail dedicated features and function in a youth sized daypack. MSRP: $70
• Moki – Kids Biking Hydration Drawing on Osprey’s popular Viper and Verve hydration packs, Moki is a streamlined hydration pack for young riders. MSRP: $50
KID’S BACKPACKING & HIKING
Ace Series – Kids Backpacking with Custom Fit Designed for young backpacking enthusiasts, ages 10 through 17, the completely redesigned Ace Series features Osprey’s ultra-adjustable torso and hipbelt that allows the pack to grow with the user to provide years of value and comfort. Inspired by the design of Osprey’s popular Volt and Viva series, the upper backpanel and harness slides up and down up to 5 inches along the peripheral LightWire™ frame for optimum load transfer and a fine-tuned fit for growing bodies. Notable design features include: AirScape™ backpanel, spacermesh harness and Fit-On-the-Fly™ adjustable hipbelt.
• Ace 75 (Ages 12-17) Overnight Backpacking MSRP: $180
• Ace 50 (Ages 11-16) Overnight Backpacking MSRP: $160
• Ace 38 (Ages 10-14) Overnight Backpacking MSRP: $140
Jet Series – Kids Hiking These kid-sized daypacks provide trail-dedicated features and function, including Osprey’s AirScape™ backpanel, an edgeless harness for comfort as well as a built-in reservoir sleeve.
- Jet 18 – Day hiking MSRP: $60
- Jet 12 – Day hiking MSRP: $50
Independent, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, and still 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, active everyday and travel pursuits.
The location of company headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, near the rugged San Juan Mountains 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 2009, 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.
Osprey’s customers identify with the brand in many ways, including the product lifetime All Mighty Guarantee, category leading sales, worldwide distribution, dynamic social media communications and content, a strong commitment to the environment and partnerships with inspiring and interesting organizations. Above all, the brand encourages and maintains a direct line of communication on product performance, durability and functionality, which is then incorporated and reflected in every future Osprey pack.
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.