Just an FYI on the backpacks used in the Amazing Race. I work in the marketing department at Osprey Packs and we don't supply the show or contestants with any packs or discounts,etc.. To the best of my knowledge the contestants are given a certain amount of credit to spend at a major outdoor retailer and they pick their own gear. It is kind of funny to see some of their choices. We love to see Osprey packs on the show but a lot of their choices are probably not the most appropriate for their use. Just didn't want you to think that we were paying to have stuffed packs glorified on the show.