CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Osprey Packs has received Men’s Journal magazine’s 2010 Gear of the Year award for its Raptor 10 mountain biking hydration pack. It is featured in the current Gear of the Year special issue, available on newsstands now.
The Men’s Journal Gear of the Year award recognizes the top 25 pieces of gear for 2010—the ones that are “innovators and game-changers….gear you don’t just want, but need.”
In awarding it the 2010 Gear of the Year award, Men’s Journal stated: “At 10 liters, the Osprey Raptor 10 fits everything you want for a long ride—food, tools, and a rain shell. Small touches make big differences: an ever useful bungee for locking down a helmet and a stiff-backed hydration bladder that made us wonder why nobody had come up with the idea before.”
Said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey, "Faced with plenty of competition, we worked hard to push the limits of hydration pack innovation, and we’re excited and gratified to get this great recognition from Men’s Journal.”