Californian born and bred. Osprey was created in 1974 with an idea, a needle and thread and a desire to change the way we carry backpacks. Today, a household name across the globe, Osprey leads in the development of backpacks and carry systems for the adventurers, explorers and pioneers.
In 1974 a fresh-faced university graduate in Santa Cruz aimed to solve the issue with unforgettable backpacks of the era. Armed with a sketch and sewing machine, Mike Pfotenhauer unknowingly designed and manufactured the first Osprey pack that revolutionised the way that all backpacks are designed.
In subsequent years, Osprey, leads the industry with innovations such airflow fabrics and women-specific design to dominate the backpack brands in the United States. In order to keep up with increasing demand production shifts to Vietnam and Mike Pfotenhauer moves overseas to oversee the operation personally. Osprey has since won an array of industry awards and continues to lead the charge in backpack development to this day.
Osprey packs are designed for the long haul. Consequently, all Osprey products are covered under their All Mighty Guarantee where as part of their commitment to protecting the environment they strive to repair products rather than replace them. Should you find any defect in either the materials or craftsmanship of your pack Osprey vow to repair or replace it without any charge, within its reasonable lifetime.
Osprey is dedicated to protecting the world we call our home. Protection and conservation are paramount to ensuring areas of natural beauty reamin intact for future generations. They sponsor the Bird Conservation Georgia’s project through The European Outdoor Conservation Association to stop illegal hunting of raptors in Batumi, Lesser Caucasus.
With a powerful environmental message that revolves around a product's construction and lifespan, Osprey strives to produce the best of the best without any offset to the environment.
Osprey. Copied, never equalled.