Osprey started when founder Mike Pfotenhauer developed his first backpack at the age of 16. In 1974 Mike then opened up a retail shop and hand-made backpacks to order for travelers and backpackers who had heard about his superior product.

From its humble beginning, Osprey has now grown into a large scale manufacturing company with distributors across the globe. However Osprey has not stopped making a superior product, and founder Mike Pfotenhauer personally inspects and ensures the quality of every single product design that Osprey produces.

Osprey has an extensive range of packs and all come with a lifetime warranty. The warranty is not limited to the lifetime of the product and the packs are covered even if they were purchased in 1974. Osprey states that if they cannot repair any defect or damaged to your pack, they will happily replace it. What a great provision!