Comfort will only get you so far, of course, which is why the Ariel 65 also offers a ton of storage options. The large main compartment holds most of your clothes and gear, while the adjustable stretch-woven front pocket and dual-access side pockets fit smaller items and accessories. You can carry even more stuff via the loops and attachment points, which include Add-Ons attachment loops for a smaller daypack, a Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment, and dual ice axe loops with bungee tool tie-offs. Finally, the pack includes a top pocket that converts into a lumbar pack, making it easy to go on short day hikes.
Other features include a hydration sleeve that holds 3-liter and smaller hydration reservoirs, three horizontal StraightJacket compression straps, a red internal compression strap, wide-mouth sleeping bag access with a removable divider, removable sleeping bag straps, and J-zipper front panel access. The Ariel 65 is available in seaside and salsa colors in small, medium, and large sizes.
The pack includes Add-Ons loops for attaching a smaller daypack.
- Dimensions: 14.6 x 33.5 x 13.4 inches (W x H x D)
- Small: 3,800 cubic inches (62 liters); 4 pounds 11 ounces
- Medium: 4,200 cubic inches (65 liters); 4 pounds 14 ounces
- Large: 4,800 cubic inches (68 liters); 5 pounds 2 ounces
Things at Osprey move full circle, starting with the people, then the product, and then back to the people for the full lifetime of the product. Headquartered in Cortez, Colorado, in the southwest part of the state, the company is nestled at the corner of the rugged San Juan Mountains and on the edge of vast sandstone canyon country. This landscape provides the Osprey staff with constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for the company's packs. The remainder of the company--including Osprey founder and head designer Mike Pfotenhauer--resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In HCM City, surrounded by heat, endless bustle, and vibrant energy, Osprey designs and builds its packs to exacting standards. Living in HCM City provides many benefits, including the ability to create face-to-face relationships with the factories that build its packs, ensure fair labor standards, and soak up the design inspiration of a cosmopolitan city.