Hiker Jam talks to founders of outdoor businesses, noteworthy hikers, shares lightweight tips and tricks from the trail, new gear and more. Hosted by Chris Cage of Greenbelly Meals.
#1: Building Osprey Packs with Mike Pfotenhauer
Today I sit down with Mike Pfotenhauer, founder of the iconic pack company company, Osprey Packs.
Osprey Packs has been and continues to be responsible for making some of the best packs on the market. From handmaking packs out of a small retail shop in Santa Cruz in 1974 to operating one of the largest pack manufacturers in the world, Mike has a lot of backpacking insight to share.
Mike talks about how the company grew, how they test and optimize their gear, his thoughts on ultralight backpacking, observations on the growth of the backpacking space in general, and struggles the company has had to overcome.
Hosted by Chris Cage with Greenbelly Meals.