Osprey Kamber 42/Kresta 40 Named BACKPACKER Magazine Editors’ Choice Gold Award Winner

October 22, 2019

Osprey's backcountry ski/snowboard mountaineering pack received award for sustained years of best-in-class performance

Cortez, CO – October 22, 2019Osprey, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative carry solutions is pleased to announce that the men’s Kamber 42 and women’s Kresta 40, designed for backcountry ski/snowboard mountaineering and hut trips, received BACKPACKER Magazine Editors’ Choice Gold Award. The Editors’ Choice Gold Award is bestowed on products that have sustained years of best-in-class performance.

In the November/December 2019 issue, BACKPACKER editors call Osprey’s Kamber 42/Kresta 40 the “only ski pack we ever want to use” because it’s “proven time and again that its feature set is the most dialed one on the mountain.”

“As a brand, delivering timeless performance is not just our intention, it’s also our guarantee,” said Rob BonDurant, VP of Product, Design and Marketing at Osprey. “We are so honored to receive BACKPACKER Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Gold award. Rather than a celebration of a single product launch or moment in time, the Editors’ Choice Gold Award acknowledges Kamber’s ongoing performance overtime.”

The BACKPACKER Editors’ Choice Awards are a seal of approval that can help put an outdoor company or product on the proverbial map. Each year at the Outdoor Retailer show, retail buyers use the awards announcements as a must-buy shopping list, knowing that their customers will be asking for these products.

In addition to Osprey’s Kamber 42/Kresta 40, this year’s Editors’ Choice Gold Award winners include: Exped DownMat, DPS Alchemist Wailer 100 RP/ Alchemist Yvette 100 RP, and Mountain Hardwear Trango 2.

About Osprey

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

All Osprey products are backed by the brand’s All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.

Osprey Packs can be found online at osprey.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide.  To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit osprey.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).