Technical Glossary

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A

Active Suspension Harness

Elasticated hipbelt and harness which enable the pack to move effectively with the body

Active-Suspension-Harness-Glossary

AirScape™

Type of back panel made from mesh covered foam. Designed to keep the pack stable and close to the body

AirScape-Glossary

AirSpeed™

Type of back panel which suspends the pack away from the body using tensioned mesh, to allow significant airflow

AirSpeed-Glossary

Anti-Gravity™

Type of back system which incorporates a sprung-lumbar section which conforms to the body, allowing excellent load carry

AntiGravity-Glossary

B

Back Panel

The part of the pack which sits along the length of your back

Back-Panel-Glossary

Back System

The of all of the parts of the pack which hold it onto the body, including the back panel, harness and hipbelt

Back-System-Glossary

BioForm™

A heavy-duty custom-mouldable padding for comfort and support of large loads

Bio-Form-Glossary

BioStretch™

A stretchy mesh and foam combination which enables your pack to move with your body

BioStretch-Glossary

Blaster Bite Valve

Drinking valve on our Hydraulics packs which provides easy access to fast flowing water

Bite-Valve-Glossary

C

Compression Straps

Webbing straps which can be tightened to prevent the pack’s load from shifting

Compression-Straps-Glossary

Contact Mesh

A soft, comfortable, highly breathable mesh which feels good against the skin

Contact-Mesh-Glossary

D

Daisychain

Webbing loops through which things can be attached to your pack

Daisychain-Glossary

Die-Cut EVA foam

A type of soft foam which has had ventilation holes cut into it

Die-Cut-Eva-Foam-Glossary

E

Ergo Pull

Hipbelts which tighten from the outside inwards, which is a more natual movement than pulling from the inside outwards

ErgoPull-Glossary

ErgoGrip™

An ergonomically shaped handle designed for grip and comfort

ErgoGrip-Glossary

ExoForm™

An innovative foam padding with high levels of ventilation and comfort

Exoform-Glossary

F

Fit-on-the-Fly™

Padded hipbelt sections which can be extended and positioned to provide maximum comfort

Fit-on-the-Fly-Glossary

FlapJacket™

A protective cover for the top of your pack when it’s being used without a lid

Flapjacket-Glossary

Floating Lid

A lid which is held on with webbing sections, allowing it to be lifted to fit extra gear underneath

Floating-Lid-Glossary

Frame

An internal support which runs around the outside of the backsystem, providing rigidity and helping carry the load

Frame-Glossary

Front Panel Access

Access into the main compartment through a zip on the front or side of the pack

Front-Panel-Access-Glossary

H

Harness

The part of the pack which goes over the shoulders and around the body, holding the backpanel close to your back

Harness-Glossary

Haul Loops

Reinforced loops on the pack through which ropes or karabiners can be attached, allowing you to pull the pack up behind you during mountaineering or climbing trips

Haul-Loops-Glossary

Helmet Carry

A mesh net or similar method of attaching a climbing or snowsports helmet onto the top or front of the pack

Hemlet-Carry-Glossary

HighRoad LT™ Chassis

A similar construction to the standard High-Road chassis, but lighter

HighRoad-Chassis-Glossary

HighRoad™ Chassis

Osprey’s ultra-durable and light-weight frame, used on many of our wheeled luggage packs

HighRoad-LT-Chassis-Glossary

Hipbelt

Straps on the pack which wrap around the wearer’s hips to support and stabilise the pack

Hipbelt-Glossary

Hydration Compatible

This means the pack features a sleeve and hanger for our Hydraulics™ reservoirs and an exit hole for the hose

Hydration-Compatible-Glossary

Hydraulics™

Tough, stiffened water carrying reservoirs, allowing easy hydration on the go

Hydraulics-Glossary

Hydraulics™ LT

Lightweight water carrying reservoirs, allowing easy hydration on the go

Hydraulics-LT-Glossary

I

InsideOut™ Compression

Compression straps which can be routed inside or outside of an external pocket depending on preference

InsideOut-Glossary

IsoForm™

Heat-Moldable foam which adapts to the individual shape of your body, for added comfort and support

IsoForm-Glossary

J

J Zip

A zip shaped like the letter J, allowing access into the front of the pack

J-Zip-Glossary

K

Kangaroo Style Daypack Attachment

A carrying option where the small daypack can be attached to the front of the harness for security or ease of access

Kangaroo-Glossary

Kickstand

A shaped frame technology, allowing the pack to stand up unsupported, allowing easy access

Kickstand-Glossary

L

Lashing Loops

Loops with which the pack can be tied to something, or items can be attached onto the pack

Lashing-Loops-Glossary

LidLock™

A device used to securely attach bike helmets onto the front of a pack, leaving your hands free

LidLock-Glossary

Load Bars

Adjustable foam covered plastic bars which help transfer the weight from the shoulders into the pack’s frame

Load-Bars-Glossary

Load lifters

Webbing strips which help transfer the weight from the shoulders into the pack’s frame

Load-Lifter-Glossary

Lumbar Pad

A foam pad situated in the lower back which adds comfort

Lumbar-Pad-Glossary

P

PackSizer™

Osprey’s mobile app, aimed at providing the best fitting pack possible

Packsizer-Glossary

PowerMesh™

A highly elasticated mesh, capable of stretching to twice it’s original size

Power-Mesh-Glossary

Q

Quick-Connect

A device which allows a Hydraulics hose to split without leaking, enabling faster and easier refilling

QuickConnect-Glossary

QuickLock™

An easy to use method of keeping Osprey wallets securely closed

QuickLock-Glossary

R

Removable Aluminium Stay

A removable shaped aluminium board, designed to help stiffen the backpanel of some packs

Removable-Aluminium-Stay-Glossary

Reverse-Wrap Hipbelt

The ability to store the hipbelt out of the way by wrapping it around the front of the pack

Reverse-Wrap

S

Shove-it Pocket

A front pocket which can be used to quickly store jackets or other items

Shove-It-Glossary

Sleeping Pad Straps

Straps on the bottom of the pack, designed to hold a sleeping mat

Sleeping-Pad-Straps-Glossary

Slide-Seal™

Sliding watertight seal used to close Hydraulics reservoirs

Slide-Seal-Glossary

Splitter™ Hipbelt

Hipbelt technology which allows the padding to be stowed while retaining stability from the webbing. Perfect for use with a harness

Splitter-Hipbelt-Glossary

SR Buckle

Side-Release buckle which are easy to attach and detach

SR-Buckle-Glossary

Sternum Strap

The strap on the harness which runs across the chest, designed to keep the harness in the correct place

Sternum-Strap-Glossary

Sternum Strap Magnet

A magnet set onto the sternum strap which allows easy access to Hydraulics bite valves

Sternum-Strap-Magnet-Glossary

Stow-On-The-Go™

Loops on the pack’s harness and body which allow walking poles to be stowed without removing the pack

Stow-on-the-Go-Glossary

StraightJacket™ Compression

An innovative webbing and buckle combination which allows extra compression of a mostly empty pack

StraightJacket-Glossary

T

Tool Lock

Small bars which pass through the heads of ice axes, holding them securely onto Osprey climbing packs

Tool-Lock-Glossary

ToolWrap™

A small roll designed for easy access to bike tools and spares

Tool-Wrap-Glossary

W

Webbing Guide

A loop of fabric, webbing or cord which helps to keep straps tidy or aligned

Webbing-Hipbelt-Guide

Y

Yoke

The connection point between the two straps on the harness, which helps balance the packs

Yoke-Glossary

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