Flying high in the world of rucksacks and daypacks, Osprey is reaching dizzy heights when it comes to popularity, with hikers,...
Flying high in the world of rucksacks and daypacks, Osprey is reaching dizzy heights when it comes to popularity, with hikers, bikers, commuters and skiers all scrambling for an Osprey pack, and at Simply Hike, we have the best from their outdoor range. Whether it be hiking, backpacking or travel, from award winners to new technologies, take a peek at our selection and you will find something for you.
Life for Osprey began in 1974, from sunny Santa Cruz, California. Founder, Mike Pfotenhauer had a hands on approach to designing his own gear, preferring to trust his own designs, rather than rely on someone else. From this, Osprey grew into a global brand, creating long lasting products packed with features designed to make your life easier. In 2001 their popularity was cemented with the appearance of one of their rucksacks on the cover of Time Magazine. 2 years later, Osprey moved production to Vietnam and Pfotenhauer moved with it to oversee operations and establish the Osprey Vietnam Quality Control and Design Centre.
Winning awards for their designs, Osprey are not shy of success. In 2007 they launched the iconic Talon series, a hiking rucksack and daypack with a lightweight feel over long distance. Recommended by The Great Outdoors magazine, the Talon range has the AirScape back panel providing cool ventilation. On Osprey's 40th birthday, the Talon range was joined by the Tempest, a collection of women's specific backpacks.
From everyday commuting to multi-day hikes, Osprey has your back. With such a successful story behind them, they are a trusted brand, and looking to the future, they have just launched the PackSizer app, the world's first digital pack fitting tool and winner of ISPO Award for Communication of the year in 2015/16. They have also introduced new rucksacks in 2015 and have brought in their ground breaking AntiGravity (AG) back system, to make your backpacking experience even more comfortable.