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    Osprey Helps Travelers Handle Life on the Road with New Contrail Series for Fall 2012

    Osprey Packs, Inc. – a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear – is expanding its rolling luggage collection for Fall 2012 with the Contrail Series. Combining the rugged build of outdoor gear with clean, cosmopolitan good looks, the Contrail Series offers the frequent traveler unparalleled performance and organization.

    “The Contrail Series is the complete package, with great looks, incredible durability, innovative organizational features and multiple sizes for every travel need,” said Gareth Martins, marketing director of Osprey. “And with our new Handle-It system, there’s no more struggling with your luggage and carryon bag while navigating through the airport. “

    The collection includes two rollers, the Contrail 22”/46L and Contrail 28”/75L, both of which include the FlightLocker™ and  LaundryBag™ -removable components to keep contents organized. The Contrail collection also includes three companion bags – Contrail Day, Contrail Courier and Contrail Tote – that attach to the rollers with Osprey’s innovative new Handle-It system.

    Compared to traditional sleeve designs of most travel bags, which put the additional weight high on the handle and makes the roller feel heavier and unbalanced, Osprey’s Handle-It design keeps the additional load balanced directly over the wheels. The key design component is a stiff panel with an open slot that folds down against the accessory bag backpanel and is held in place by magnets. The companion bag attaches by flipping up the panel and slipping the slot over the extendible handle on the roller.

    Contrail Rollers

    • Standout organizational features include:
    • Removable FlightLocker organizer accessory offers a simple, all-in-one packing solution. It speeds packing and unpacking and keeps clothes neat along the journey. The two front pockets are perfect for socks and underwear, while the back pocket is large enough for shoes or t-shirts. Sandwiched between the pockets is a folder for keeping shirts and pants looking good. As a bonus, the FlightLocker easily slips onto a clothes hanger, allowing it to be used for storage at the destination.
    • Removable LaundryBag provides separate storage for dirty or wet clothes in the backpanel compartment. It is removable and hangs on a coat hanger for easy access in the hotel room, and it clips back in easily when it’s time to go
    • Other notable shared features include:
    • HighRoad Chassis provides smooth rolling performance
    • Large panel zip with lockable sliders accesses the main compartment
    •  Upgraded internal compression straps with fabric wings hold clothes securely
    •  External zip top pocket is ideal for toiletries, liquids or frequently needed items
    • Externally accessed zip pocket on front panel keeps small items accessible
    • Rear panel magazine pocket and ID card window
    • Padded top and side handles provide comfortable carry

    Contrail 28”/75L – $339

    • Unique features:
    • External zippered side pockets
    • Two zippered pockets on inner front panel
    • Weight (not including removable features): 6 lbs. 
Dimensions: 28 h X 14 w X 12
    • Contrail 22”/46L- $299   
    • Unique features:
    • Two zippered pockets on inner front panel
    • Two zippered pockets on inner sidewalls
    • Weight (not including removable features): 5 lbs.
 Dimensions: 22 h X 14 w X 9

    Contrail Companion Bags featuring Handle-It design:

    Contrail Day- $129
    Unique features:

    • Spacer mesh padded shoulder straps and backpanel
    • Handle-It attachment flap quickly connects to most 6” wide roller handles
    • Zippered security pocket hidden under Handle-It flap on backpanel
    • Padded sleeve fits laptops to 17”/43cm with direct zip access
    • Padded, fleece lined sleeve for tablet and eReader devices
    • Wide mouth panel access zip to main compartment with lockable sliders
    • Well organized main compartment with document sleeve, zip pocket, and side mesh sleeves
    • Two external zippered side pockets with internal spacer mesh sleeves
    • External stretch mesh side pockets
    • Weight: 2 lbs.
 Dimensions: 19 h X 13 w X 9

    Contrail Courier- $119
    Unique features:

    • Handle-It attachment flap quickly connects to most 6” wide roller handles
    • Zippered security pocket hidden under Handle-It flap on backpanel
    • Padded sleeve fits laptops to 15.4”/ 39cm
    • Padded, fleece lined sleeve for tablet and eReader devices
    • Top access zip to main compartment with lockable sliders
    • Well organized main compartment with document sleeve, zip pocket, and side mesh sleeves
    • Two external zippered side pockets with internal spacer mesh sleeves
    • Adjustable shoulder strap with wide spacer mesh covered pad
    • Weight: 2 lbs
. Dimensions: 13 h X 16 w X 7

    Contrail Tote- $99
    Unique features:

    • Handle-It attachment flap quickly connects to most 6” wide roller handles
    • Zippered security pocket hidden under Handle-It flap on backpanel
    • Zippered compartment with fleece tablet/eReader pocket and padded sleeve for laptops to 14” / 35.5cm
    • Large zippered compartment with dual mesh pockets and padded bottom
    • Main and computer compartments have lockable sliders
    • External stretch mesh water bottle pocket
    • Fixed, padded straps can be carried over shoulder or in hand
    • Padded grab handle on main body facilitates access to contents
    • Weight: 1 lb.
 Dimensions: 13 h X 18 w X 7

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