To celebrate International Women’s Day I’m giving away an Osprey Tempest rucksack designed to perfectly fit female bodies and ideal for everyday adventures.
WIN AN OSPREY TEMPEST BACKPACK
Not all backpacks are created equal. And they shouldn’t be – men and women have completely different body shapes, and a standard unisex trekking rucksack can end up being pretty uncomfortable, especially over long distances. Enter Osprey, who have been designing female-specific rucksacks for 25 years. Their 41 women’s backpacks come in all sizes but have all been designed with narrower shoulders, shorter back lengths and better fitting hip belts than unisex models.
I’ve been a big fan of Osprey’s female-specific designs for years, and recently took their women’s fit Ariel AG 65 on a six-week trek in the Himalayas. Before I bought my Ariel I read up on read up on how Osprey design their rucksacks to fit the female form, but it’s also instantly noticeable when you put a women’s Osprey model on – the shoulder straps sit in the right places, the hip belt fits perfectly and the weight is evenly distributed across your shoulders and back. I loved that I could adjust the back of my Ariel to get the perfect fit, and I carted my camping kit plus heavy food and water around the Himalayas for over a month with no problems.
If you’re after a backpack for daily use, the iconic Osprey Tempest is the perfect all-rounder. It holds 20 litres of kit, ideal for day hikes, and is sleek and lightweight but still teeming with smart features, including an ergonomically shaped hip belt, plentiful pockets and an adjustable back.
Win an Osprey Tempect rucksack
To enter to win an Osprey Tempest 90 litre rucksack, worth £90, simply comment below and tell me your must-pack backpack essential for adventures. For your entry to be counted twice, like The Girl Outdoors on Instagram and let me know that you’ve done so in the comments. I’ll be announcing a winner on the 8th April 2019.