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So Much Osprey, So Little Time

November 18, 2014

What do you get when a man whose name you can't pronounce (Mike Pfotenhauer) names his small company after an endangered bird? You get a fully recovered species, and a flourishing backpack company. In fact, the World Wildlife Fund is currently launching two new backpack companies, "Hawksbill Turtle" and "White Rhino" in an effort to replicate the former effect. (That's not true, but you can support these beautiful species for real by clicking here.)          "At that time this beautiful bird was an endangered species and I thought, if that bird can survive the next few tough years, so can this new company!" -Mike on the origins of Osprey. Osprey packs are known for their pizzazz (we just like... Continue Reading →

Owls, Sharpies, Oxford Commas, and Moon Boarding

November 05, 2014

Quick Goggle Edumication: Ever feel like your goggles restrict your vision? Spherical lenses are optimal for peripheral vision. (alternatively, cross-species genetics is making huge strides in neck flexibility using the owl genome. Thank you, Spider-man, for opening this door.)   Do you have a separate pair of goggles for night and day riding? New goggle systems provide interchangeable lenses, so you can have the the right lenses for any weather on the mountain, without bulking up your pack. (option 2: you could just go with a clear lens, and use dry erase markers to darken them on bright days.)     Yellow, Rose and Blue are good colors for low light scenarios. Darker black, gold, grey or mirrored lenses let less light through, and... Continue Reading →

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