Better with age

Better with age

As it turns 40, Osprey Packs leads industry in innovation
Iain Berdzar, right, and Don Roberts prepare a shipment of back packs at Osprey.
The original Osprey backpack from 1975 has changed dramatically over the years.
Sam Mix discusses one of the newer models of Osprey Packs. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Mike Pfotenhauer, Marilyn Jones and one unknown person at the Dolores Factory circa 1990.
Mike Pfotenhauer in 1974.
Osprey’s headquarter staff in Cortez.
Osprey is a global enterprise. An estimated 1.5 million units were manufactured from its production facility in Vietnam last year. Those products, including a long line of outdoor packs specifically designed for hikers, skiers and bikers,

Better with age

Iain Berdzar, right, and Don Roberts prepare a shipment of back packs at Osprey.
The original Osprey backpack from 1975 has changed dramatically over the years.
Sam Mix discusses one of the newer models of Osprey Packs. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Mike Pfotenhauer, Marilyn Jones and one unknown person at the Dolores Factory circa 1990.
Mike Pfotenhauer in 1974.
Osprey’s headquarter staff in Cortez.
Osprey is a global enterprise. An estimated 1.5 million units were manufactured from its production facility in Vietnam last year. Those products, including a long line of outdoor packs specifically designed for hikers, skiers and bikers,
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