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Osprey 50




In 1974, our first stitches were placed and a legacy of meticulous craftsmanship was initiated.

A half-century later, and we’re just as passionate about inspiring your next summit scramble, snow-capped thrill, singletrack lap and sunrise run as we’ve always been.

As we reflect on this milestone, we extend our heartfelt thanks to a community that has made our journey from untrodden trails to well-worn paths extraordinary. Here’s to the boundless opportunities, countless adventures and endless lessons we all have before us.

Here’s to the next 50 years.

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Explore where we came from, how we got here and everyone who has been a part of our journey.

Shown are pictures defining the history of the company Osprey in different years.
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Unceasing Innovation

A half-century later and we’re innovating carry technology, creating meaningful experiences and inspiring adventure with more energy than ever before.


Our Earth Program embraces the inspiration to promote more renewable materials and sustainable processes as we continue to innovate. Earth Program packs help us push that envelope, so we can implement our discoveries, support the market for more sustainable materials and—ultimately—decrease our impact on the environment.



Since becoming bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNER in 2021, the bluesign® SYSTEM  has provided us the necessary tools for the promotion, adoption and implementation of safe chemicals usage and responsible practices throughout our supply chain, focused on resources, people and the environment. We are continually evolving our process and finding ways to keep our high-quality solutions in use for as long as possible.



We set rigorous standards for pack functionality, durability and repairability with the intention of providing products that can be used and loved for lifetimes. Our All Mighty Guarantee™ gives repairable packs a second wind, extending their useful life for years to come and ensuring the original resources invested are put to their greatest use.



Made specially to celebrate the occasion, these limited-release packs feature premium fabrics and showcase our commemorative 50th Anniversary emblem.

Stories from
the field


How I Built This: Mike Pfotenhauer

Hear from founder Mike Pfotenhauer on his journey with Osprey Packs over the years, including how he got started and a few memories from along the way. Listen to the NPR episode of “How I Built This” to hear more from Mike!

An Outdoors for EveryBody

Celeste Thompson, Osprey Ambassador

An Endless Uphill Winter 

Madison Rose Ostergren, Osprey Athlete

The Center Place

Craig Childs, Osprey Ambassador

How I Built This

Mike Pfotenhauer

An Outdoors for EveryBody

Celeste Thompson, Osprey Ambassador

An Endless Uphill Winter 

Madison Rose Ostergren, Osprey Athlete

The Center Place

Craig Childs, Osprey Ambassador


with Us

Come out and demo products, connect with a community that shares a passion for adventure and join us in celebrating five decades of innovation and exploration.

Sea Otter Classic

April 16 - April 23, Monterey, CA

Appalachian Trail Days

May 14 - May 20, Damascus, VA


May 23 - May 27, Telluride, CO

Outside Festival

June 1 - June 2, Denver, CO