The reservoir design sandwiches an anatomically shaped molded plastic sheet between a layer of nylon fabric and the reservoir back. This forces the reservoir to conform to the back s complex shape, even when full. The result is a more precise, stable and comfortable fit. Additionally, this reservoir has a rigid handle/spine that stabilizes the load of the water while also serving as a more convenient design to slide the reservoir into the pack
New MPEfilm provides taste-free qualities of polyethylene with the added benefit of extra strength over typical PE films. The M in MPE stands for metallocene, a special catalyst used in the manufacture of the PE resin. It forms a PE that is more consistent and even in structure, resulting in greater strength and resiliency, making it ideal for reservoirs. This added durability allows it to handle hot water. It is BPA & PVC free, of course.
New HydroStatic backer plate creates a wider and lower profile. A traditional reservoir barrels out and forms a straight tube when filled, interfering with a pack s ability to fit the body. The HydroStatic plate shapes the reservoir to ensure pack fit is preserved for optimal stability and comfort.When we first endeavored to bring a hydration reservoir to market, we knew it had to be groundbreaking in all respects carrying water should never compromise fit, comfort or stability in a pack. The Osprey Hydraulics reservoir is now entirely designed and manufactured by Osprey, carrying forward key innovations while offering major improvement to many features.
Flexible 1/4"/6.35mm hose for faster water flow
3/4 turn cap for quick and secure open/close
Liter markings printed on reservoir body
Metallocene PE high-strength and taste-free film (BPA & PVC free) Anti-microbial formula to prevent bacteria and mold
Low-profile shape keeps water weight steady and close to the body
Magnetic bite valve with included sternum strap magnemt
Built-in 180 degree pivot on-off bite valve
Included QuickConnect™ allows easy disconnect of the hose for faster refilling
Welded chevron baffles prevent sloshing and maintains shape
Osprey aim to not only provide the highest performing and longest lasting technical carry solutions on the market, but to also be the industry hard goods leader in upstream and downstream sustainability. From raw material and chemistry benchmarks to progressive factory code of conduct agreements and partnerships that minimize the amount of product going to landfill, Osprey's team is looking at every aspect of their business and those businesses connected to them to ensure they leave as little trace possible.
OSPREY'S THREE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY
From water repellents to dyes, Osprey's adopted the bluesign® Restricted Substances List, which promotes using the safest chemistry for our environment and theirr customers.
Osprey use the highest-quality materials with the lowest environmental impact in our products, including bluesign®-approved and recycled materials, and they submit these materials to third-party labs for auditing. They've also reduced their packaging.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Osprey's implemented a world-class factory code of conduct and use third-party auditing to confirm compliance. They repair and replace packs free of charge and they've implemented programs to extend their products' end of use.