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Osprey Leads Pack Innovation featuring 3D-Printed Technology with Carbon DLS

Press Release by Osprey

Osprey, the leader in creating top-quality, high-performance packs announced today Osprey UNLTD™, an industry-changing pack series that harnesses rapidly emerging technology and materials previously untapped by the pack industry.

Osprey UNLTD is the manifestation of Osprey’s approach to innovation,” said Rob BonDurant, VP Marketing, Osprey Packs. “In developing Osprey UNLTD, we removed the shackles of commercialisation and production schedules to move beyond traditional manufacturing technologies ushering in a new era of backpack design and the ultimate backpacking experience.”

Osprey UNLTD is the result of a two-year design journey led by Osprey Co-Founder & Director of Innovation, Mike Pfotenhauer and Osprey’s Innovation Team. Key to Osprey UNLTD’s design is Osprey’s usage of Carbon DLS™ 3D technology to engineer the pack’s lumbar. Osprey is the first pack manufacturer to harness Carbon DLS™ technology. The result is Osprey UNLTD’s 3D-Printed Fitscape™ Lumbar which delivers superior ventilation, fine-tuned cushion support, and an anti-slip surface grip to keep loads firmly in place while reducing manufacturing waste.

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“Traditional manufacturing methods teach us that in order to push the boundaries of innovation, product development timelines need to be extended. The development of Osprey UNLTD proved the exact opposite,” said Phil DeSimone, Carbon co-founder, chief product and business development officer. “The entire process using Carbon DLS took about one year with only six months for us to iterate on the design, enabling Osprey to take this innovative product to market faster.”

In addition to the revolutionary 3D-Printed Fitscape™ Lumbar, Osprey UNLTD features an innovative Autolift System that comfortably and efficiently distributes the load while seamlessly including Fit-On-The-Fly® adjustment into the overall structure of the shoulder straps. Osprey UNLTD features state-of-the-art fabrics, including a double rip 210D lightweight main fabric with UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethene) content that is both lightweight and durable. Other notable details include a deluxe rain cover made from premium high tenacity nylon ripstop as well as a custom Airporter Cover with lockable zippers designed to shield and secure the pack during transit.

Osprey UNLTD is available in four styles: Osprey UNLTD AirScape® 68 (men’s and women’s) and Osprey UNLTD Anti-Gravity 64 (men’s and women’s).

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