Made for performance
Every single material that is selected as part of the pack design is part of our philosophy. The materials used, the features chosen, have to meet the needs of these environments and support our users every step of the way.
Designed for Adventure
Tested By Adventurers
A significant phase in our design process is prototype testing. As well as utilising decades of pack expertise we also turn to our sponsored athletes out in the field. These dedicated professionals rely on their equipment in some of the harshest and most challenging environments, pushing themselves and our packs to their limit. The materials used, the features chosen, have to meet the needs of these environments and support our athletes every step of the way. Every single material that is selected as part of the pack design is part of this philosophy.
Hipbelt & harness
The harness and hipbelt are the main straps on the pack, which hold it onto your body and help to transfer the load into the leg muscles.
The backpanel is the contact point between the pack and your back. It will help to structure and support the load of the pack, and often provides comfort and ventilation.
The body of the pack is where the contents sit. Often featured with multiple pockets, zip or drawcord access points and compression straps, the body of the pack is designed to be easy to use and organise.
210D Nylon Crosshatch
70D x 100D Nylon Mini Shadow Brick
100D x 630D Nylon Dobby
420D High-Tenacity Nylon
Nanofly™ 210D Nylon x 200D UHMWPE
840D Nylon TPU Double-Coated
210D Nylon Honey Comb Contrast Thread
40D Sil-Nylon Ripstop
1000D Ballistic Nylon
The buckles and clips on Osprey packs are designed to be easy to use, while remaining tough enough to withstand the punishment of challenging outdoor environments. Most buckles are made from ABS plastic or aircraft-grade aluminium.
Osprey webbing is designed with high tensile strength and abrasion resistance, as well as being easy-gliding through ladder locks. Osprey webbing is usually made of nylon, and is often double-stitched for extra strength.
The technical glossary is the go-to location for all of Osprey’s pack terminology. Unsure of a specific feature, material or term? The technical glossary will be able to help.EXPLORE