Gear up with backpacks and luggage from Osprey. With a multitude of styles available, it’s easy to see how Osprey has become the go-to for outdoor adventure gear.
But Osprey is more than a gear company. The company has a rich history of doing its part to ensure that everyone has access to the enjoyment of exploring all the great outdoors has to offer.
Founded in the front of its creator’s rental home in 1974, the company began by customizing backpacks. It would later move to Southwest Colorado where it continues its commitment to ensuring outdoor adventures are open to everyone, everywhere.
Today, every design still runs past founder Mike Pfotenhauer and the company staff has grown into a melting pot of diverse cultures, backgrounds and personalities that all come together under the guiding principles of innovation, integrity, quality, respect and stewardship. Its products continue to build on a foundation of custom-fit, utility and comfort.
You probably won’t be surprised, then, to learn that Osprey is about more than great outdoor gear and luggage. It is dedicated to the planet, supporting the conservation of public lands as vital resources on the individual and collective level. It is also working to reduce its own negative impacts on the environment.
Recognizing the need to mitigate the effects of climate change, the company works to reduce its carbon footprint through energy conservation, renewable materials and mitigating waste.
Osprey has partnered with numerous organizations and non-profits with proven abilities in climate change action, as well as reduction of environmental hazards and its afore-mentioned conservation and stewardship of the country’s remaining vulnerable wild frontiers.
Osprey is a supporter of The Conservation Alliance. Since 1989, the organization has used the collective power of its supporting businesses and communities to advocate and fund protection measures of North America’s final wild places.
Osprey’s commitment to sustainability is also reflected in its products. In addition to being manufactured with the most durable materials available, Osprey offers the All Mighty Guarantee. The latter works to reduce the amount of product entering landfills by agreeing to repair any of its products, whether purchased last year or decades ago.
Osprey uses the best materials and implements the safest chemical processes available to ensure protection not only of the environment but of the people all along the supply chain.
The materials used in Osprey’s backpacks and luggage are made with the lowest possible impact on the environment, including recycled materials. A third-party lab is used for auditing to ensure the program continues to improve. Osprey is also committed to continued efforts to reduce its packaging.
Rather than unsafe chemicals, Osprey relies on water repellents and dyes that avoid harmful chemicals. The manufacture of Osprey products is focused on the safest chemicals whenever possible, mindful that only the minimal amounts of chemicals required should be used.
Osprey is aware of the concerns raised over the conditions endured by manufacturing workers. To that end, the company has implemented its world-class factory code of conduct, using a third-party auditing to confirm compliance.
Ready to get your gear on? Launch your next adventure with backpacks and luggage from our line of Osprey products.