Osprey was born in California 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality.
It doesn't matter if you are trekking across the Artic or just taking a ride across town to grab some milk you'll notice the difference between a value rucksack and one that has been designed for comfort and one that feels like you're carrying a bag of bricks. Osprey are really a bag for life...quality, durable and delivery every time.
Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between.
Message from the Osprey Founder and Chief Designer Mike Pfotenhauer:
“My personal philosophy is that I enjoy life more if I’m surrounded by things that I built myself. I understand my surroundings and I connect better with my environment. It was a love of building product, making things for myself and my friends that got me into this business.
I started out by building day packs and backpacks for customers in Santa Cruz. I was fresh out of University and I really enjoyed setting my own hours, building gear and listening to stories about how that gear had travelled to some peaks or around the world.”