Since Osprey was founded in 1974, every item designed has passed through the hands of owner and founder Mike Pfotenhauer.
In California, the young entrepreneur opened a retail shop in the front of his house where backpackers and explorers came for custom-fit, made-to-order packs and bags constructed over several days. As the demand for the great-fitting packs increased, Osprey found itself relocating to its current home in Southwest Colorado.
Today, Osprey is a melting pot of diverse personalities, backgrounds and abilities. All sharing the common belief that adventure is open to everyone and found anywhere.