Osprey Backpacks

High in quality and performance, Osprey backpacks and rucksacks are known for their comfort even on multi-day hikes. With excellent durability and weight distribution, Osprey rucksacks are fitted with hydration pockets for water pouches, hip belts and have well ventilated back systems.

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When was Osprey founded?

In 1974

Where was Osprey founded?

Santa Cruz, California

How did Osprey get it's name?

The Osprey is a beautiful bird of prey. Seen across the world, in remote and wild places it was an ideal match for the vision of Osprey's founder who loved to hear stories of the adventurous places his packs had been to.

Who founded Osprey?

Mike Pfotenhauer, fresh out of university with a head full of design ideas and a desire to create products that he would like to use himself, and he felt sure others would too.

Where are Osprey packs made?

Having originally manufactured in the USA, Mike Pfotenhauer decided to relocate his whole manufacturing process to Vietnam. Taking his family with him he lived in the country for four years whilst establishing the factory.

What types of outdoor products do Osprey make?

Unlike many other rucksack manufacturers who have diversified and produce a wide range of outdoor apparel, Osprey has always maintained its focus and remains dedicated to the production of highly developed backpacks and luggage systems. But then there are lots of sports and activities that benefit from specifically developed packs. Everything from mountaineering to cycle commuting with your laptop and change of shoes in its own waterproof compartment.

Breakthrough products

Osprey's anti gravity back system has come to define the art of load bearing without the pain. The fit and accurate adjustment allied with air circulation to keep your back cool has made it a design many others have tried to copy.

What are Osprey's most popular products?

Designing for every lifestyle, Osprey have a large range of packs. The Farpoint range are great for carrying gear to far away destinations as they pack like a suitcase and carry like a backpack. The Atmos and Aether packs boast AG (Anti Gravity) back systems. The Kestrel has been one of our best sellers for several years.

What ethical and environmental practices have Osprey adopted?

Osprey believe that one of the best ways to be considerate of the environment is to design and build products with quality, high grade materials. These will last and so will not need replacing for a long time. Being product not fashion driven also means the Osprey pack you buy today, won't be out of fashion tomorrow.