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Osprey Announces New Styles And Updates For Spring 2021

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Blazing the trail for those in search of a customizable, perfect-fitting pack, the Osprey Aether/Ariel Pack is ideal for a week on the trail, a gear-intensive weekend or a big adventure. Photo courtesy of Osprey.

Osprey Spring Launches 

Outdoor enthusiasts all know and love Cortez, Colorado’s Osprey. They make some of the best-selling, most well known backpacking packs on the market. They just launched their spring collection and we couldn’t be more excited to share with you some of Osprey’s new launches! This gear gives you the perfect excuse to get away from working from home and get outside. Enjoy that fresh spring air with some fresh gear from an allstar brand. 

Aether/Ariel Redesign 

The Aether/Ariel backpacking packs blaze the trail for those in search of a customizable, perfect-fitting pack. Photo courtesy of Osprey.

The Aether/Ariel backpacking packs are part of what put Osprey on the map. These packs are best-sellers and this year got an eco-friendly makeover. Now they put to use new and improved sustainable fabrics and construction methods to create an even more sustainable pack. Not only are they more sustainable, but they are equipped with an upgraded, innovative back panel design and customized fit system. Backpacking has never been more comfortable than with the new and improved Aether and Ariel packs! Both packs are available in standard and plus sizes. The Aether and Ariel backpacks are essentially the same, Aether is for men and Ariel is made for women. Here are just some of the cool highlights of the upgraded packs: 

  • Removable top lid converts to DayLid daypack, for your daily hiking needs
  • Includes a raincover that is made with bluesign®-approved materials 
  • An easily accessible slot to stow your trekking poles when you’re not using them
  • Dual ice axe loops with bungee tie-offs to easily store your ice axe when not in use 
  • Large dual-access stretch mesh side pockets that fit water bottles

The Aether and Ariel packs come in different sizes to fit your needs. You can get a pack that fits 55L, 60, 65, 70, 85, and 100, depending on how much storage you need in your pack. 

Talon/Tempest Updates 

The Osprey Talon Pro/Tempest Pro offers upgraded durability and weight savings. Photo courtesy of Osprey.

The Talon and Tempest packs are the go-to daypacks for Osprey users. If you’re going on a day hike and you don’t want to bring along your big pack, the Talon and the Tempest make for a great substitute. These have long been a favorite pack for outdoor enthusiasts, but this year Osprey gave these staples an upgrade. 

The Talon and Tempest packs have long been suitable for any day’s agenda, whether that be mountain biking, hiking, or skiing. The versatile pack has a close-to-body AirScape® backpanel and a continuous-wrap harness and hip belt that moves with you, allowing you to forget that you’re even carrying a pack. It basically becomes part of you. This spring, Osprey updated the back panel to fit even closer and to allow for more ventilation, while still supplying that lightweight fit. They also released new sizes, now you can get the Talon/Tempest in 24, 26, and they even released a size for Juniors, perfect for bringing your kids along! Like the Aether and Ariel Packs, the different names of the pack only mean that one is for women and one is for men. The Talon is built for men while the Tempest is built for women.

Seral and Savu Bike Lumbar Packs

Riders looking for a low-profile lumbar pack with integrated hydration need look no further than the Seral/Savu. Photo courtesy of Osprey.

Osprey, being kind of the outdoor packs, has to have one specifically made for mountain bikers, of course. While you can definitely use the Talon or Tempest packs while out biking, some people just don’t want something that big weighing them down. If you don’t need the extra space, then the Seral and Savu Bike Lumbar Packs are a great solution. 

These packs are made with a specific angle that makes the hip belt and compression straps perfectly lie against the hips when you are riding your bike. The ErgoPull cross-body waist strap contours over the hipbone, so it is completely comfortable. There is a compartment in the pack that is dedicated to a hydration pouch, where you can store water, perfect for short and medium rides. The hose used to drink the water attaches to the bite valve with a strong magnet, to ensure easy access while you are on your ride. 

The updated features include a few new sizes, the Seral 4L with a 1.5L reservoir and Savu 2L, equipped with a bottle carry. The new design boasts improvement to hipbelt wrap and compression geometry that will create a better fit and stabilize the gear. The biggest improvement to the Seral design is an improved hose management system. It has a stronger magnet that increases the stable attachment point closer to the front of the waist belt, making it easier to get water. 

Osprey has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Their improvements to these products showcase that commitment. Each of these products has increased their use of certified bluesign® sustainable materials.