New Spring 18
From single day hikes, to lightweight multiday backpacking trips and treks with significant loads, our new and updated Spring 2018 packs will rise to all of your hiking challenges. Introducing the simple yet effective Hikelite, the superlight Exos & Eja and the updated Atmos & Aura AG.
7 Ways to Get Outdoors More in 2018
‘Get outside more’ is one of the most common New Year’s Resolution to make on the 1st of January, and for good reason. The problem with resolutions is that we all have busy lives, trying to balance work, friends and family. Often, by the 1st of February we’ve forgotten all about our promise to ourselves. Here’s a list of our top tips to help you easily keep your outdoor promise.
A Guide to Hiking in Bad Weather
The most important advice for hiking, especially in bad weather, is preparation. From researching the route to packing the correct gear, your preparation will determine whether your trip is enjoyable and successful.
Show your gear some love: Organise & Protect
Osprey packs are designed to be durable, long lasting and faithful companions for both outdoor adventures and everyday use. They’ll work hard to carry and take care of all the gear you need to carry.
Winter City Break: Carry-on Only
Winter travel offers an alternative, and often magical perspective on tourist destinations around the world. Europe itself has a wealth of winter destinations perfect for short getaways, cosy retreats and vibrant festivities but, for the carry-on only break, we’ll need to get creative with what and how we are packing.
#OspreyAdventureProof – Update From Around The World
Read our mid-phase #OspreyAdventureProof update from the participants out on the trail. With over 85,000 km already traveled the Transporter 95s are being put to the test.
Are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for your outdoor obsessed loved one? We’ve created a list of the very best Osprey products to help you get them kitted out for their 2018 adventures.
Wheeled Travel Pack Selector
Wheeled luggage provides comfort and ease of use for long journeys, whether at the airport terminal or on the road. Our wheeled luggage series features a range of travel solutions, such as the stowable backpack harness, removable daypacks and well thought out security and durability. Our wheeled travel guide aims to make your luggage choice easy and personalised to your needs.
We have a great range of packs which are perfect for flight carry-on. Whether wheeled, on the back or carried by hand, there are hand luggage options to suit every journey…
Osprey Recommends: Travel Destinations
Itching to flee the country? Desperate to absorb some cultural delights? Well, we asked our athletes, ambassadors and Osprey team members for their top travel recommendations.
An Introduction to Map Reading with Ordnance Survey
Maps are important for both planning and for undertaking your hiking or backpacking trip. They provide valuable information about routes, elevation and even landmarks to be noticed along the way. We’ve teamed up with OS Maps to provide you with an introduction to map reading.
How to Select the Right Volume For You
Choosing your pack is an important process. It’s going to be your closest companion for many of your outdoor activities and often needs to be versatile to suit your specific needs…
Top Tips for Hiking with the Family
We’re surrounded by technology; at work, at home and in schools. While useful and entertaining, it can lead us to spend a good chunk of our time indoors.
Our new range of highly ventilated 24/Seven packs are equipped with innovative Kickstand technology. This unique feature will keep your pack standing upright and accessible.
Osprey Outreach: Mountain Wilderness
We are very excited to support and fund the Mountain Wilderness project, ‘Cleaning the Alps’, which aims to remove harmful materials and to preserve mountain wilderness areas.
New Fall 17
Rugged expeditions, exotic sandy beaches and the essential day-to-day are the landscapes for our new and updated packs this season.
Your Backpacking Checklist
Packing for a backpacking trip can be a daunting task. Too much gear and you’re likely to feel the weight after the first day. Equally, you need to make sure you have all of your essentials for an enjoyable trip.
The shoulder harness is specifically proportioned and designed with varying padding thickness to create an anatomical fit for a woman’s neck, shoulder and chest…
5 Stunning British Hiking Routes
If you’re looking for a hiking or short backpacking route we’ve selected 5 of the most stunning trails in the UK.
The Backsystem is like the engine of the pack, driving what the pack is designed to do. For this reason, the Backsystem should be a significant consideration when choosing your pack.
How to Pack your Pack
So you’ve made your mind up and you’re off on an adventure. You’ve decided where you’re going and how long you’re going for. You’ve chosen your pack…
How to Clean Your Pack
Your pack can accompany you on countless adventures, trips around the world and during your day to day activities (or even all of these all at once!)…
How to Fit Your Pack
A good fit is the difference between those sore ‘hot spots’ on your shoulders and hips after only a day’s hiking and a comfortable month on the trail…
How to Select Your Pack
So you need a pack. You know the activity you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it. What you don’t know is which pack is right for you…
How to Clean Your Hydraulics™ Reservoir
A hydration reservoir can be an essential piece of kit for a long (or hot!) hiking and backpacking trip. These useful pieces of kit will keep you hydrated all day but, how do you take care of them?
Mollie Hughes, Reaching for New Heights
Mollie Hughes, Osprey Ambassador, is a 26-year-old British climber who aims to become the youngest Briton, the youngest European woman…
An interview with Christof Nettekoven
We caught up with Christof Nettekoven, expedition climber. He talked about his passion for not only classic alpinism but also the rich cultural experiences that can be found on an expedition.
An interview with Anne Wangler
We caught up with Anne Wangler; Free skier, nature lover and self-proclaimed travel addict. She talks about how she first entered the skiing world and how skiing, travel and the outdoor is a way of life.
At Osprey we pride ourselves on heritage, design and innovation. It’s this ethos which has allowed us to win some prestigious awards from some fantastic organisations. Check out some of our proudest achievements with our award winning packs below.
Osprey Outreach: Shamida Ethiopia
We are very proud and excited to be supporting the charity Shamida Ethiopia. People are a huge part of the Osprey Europe ethos. Pack wearing people make adventures. Pack wearing people define design…
The Journey is the Reward
Here at Osprey we try to live and work by one underlying ethos. A method of approaching not only the mountains we climb outside but also the mountains of life. Rob Wylie, Managing Director Osprey Europe, explores this mindset below.
Mike Pfotenhauer on Pack Design
What drives innovation at Osprey? How do the packs move from an idea to reality? Mike Pfotenhauer, Founder and Chief Design at Osprey Packs, talks about his passion for design and the processes he takes when in the studio.