Osprey Aether 70 Backpack (Dusk Blue, Small)
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- Unique feature: 2/3 length aluminum stay
- IsoForm Harness: Spacer mesh surface with no sewn seams, hook and loop adjustable yoke allows 4"/10cm of fine torso adjustment
- Lightweight Alloy Peripheral Frame Suspension: Ribbed foam backpanel with grip mesh and recycled HDPE framesheet with weight reducing cutouts
- IsoForm CM Hipbelt: Heat moldable foam (using Osprey CM in-store hipbelt ovens) with ErgoPull hipbelt closure
- Volume: 4000cu in/67L Weight: 4lbs 12oz/2.15kg
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|Package Height||4.85 x 14.75 x 25.25 inches|
|Shipping Weight||4.85 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
Top Customer Reviews
I do have a few complaints about the pack (hence the 4/5 review). They're minor, but extremely frustrating issues.
* There are only 4 real compartments (top, main, bottom, outside). This meant that I basically stuffed all of my miscellaneous items into the top compartment, making it difficult to find any one particular thing. Other packs have little zipped side-pockets scattered around, and they would have been appreciated.
* The bottom compartment has a extremely obnoxious zipper. It's hard to explain why it's obnoxious. It works just fine, but even when empty it's frustratingly difficult to open and close. Once I stuffed it with a sleeping bag and some clothes it became a real struggle to get the thing shut again.
* The water bottle pockets on the side are a little small. When the main compartment is fully packed, it takes up enough space that it becomes really tough to get bottles in and out of the side pockets. With a bear canister in the main pocket, it was almost impossible to get 1-liter Nalgene bottles in there. If the pockets were a little larger, they would be much more pleasant.
On the other hand, it has a fair number of things going for it.
* It is well constructed. As I mentioned, I was out on the trail for nearly 26 days with this pack. I threw it around and sat on it many times. It scraped against rocks, trees, and gravel. Despite this abuse, it shows no real damage and I have complete faith that it will last a long, long time.Read more ›
When I buy a piece of gear, I want it to work in every environment I decide to take it to, whether snow and ice, or desert hot & cold.
The Aether 70 was my choice after looking around for a good couple of months.
It isn't an ultralight pack, weighing in at several pounds. Nor does it have the high capacity volume a true expeditionary pack would need.
However, a good mix of equipment and proper packing means that I can take my Aether 70 where I want to go, for as long as my own endurance holds out. The first major trip I took mine on was a 7 day trek through the Emigrant Wilderness in the Sierra Nevadas.
All total, pack weighed in about 55 pounds. This is about the maximum I should be carrying, but going alone, I didn't have a lot of choice. The pack took the weight load just fine. The molded hip belt was comfortable and tight. The weight load was centered and the pack frame "flexed" with me as I twisted and turned, keeping the load where it should be, and not dragging me down.
In 5 years, I've had to replace the hip belt clip (a generic replacement part fit just fine) and that only because I shut the car door on it by accident. No rips, no tears, it has held up to desert and mountains alike.
The spot for a hydration bladder I've never used, but it is a nice selling point.
The side stretch pockets are perfect for a couple of water bottles.
The front stretch pocket is exactly where to stash that poncho or super-light raincoat and pants for bad weather surprises. Enough room for those and the snacks you'll need for the trail. Try not to cover it up by cinching your tent down over it.
Things I would have liked:
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The narrow width is good for getting between crevasses and I never felt over burdened or bulky, I took a medium size which fits well on my 6 foot frame with a 33 inch waist. I read a lot about the build quality in on line reviews and have to agree that the straps and zips seem to be able to with stand a fair bit of stress. I put my own hydration bladder into the back, it's not an Osprey but it fits well and works as well as it does in my other packs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just an awesome pack which fits like a glove. I used this pack Afghanistan and also hiking in the U.S. Read morePublished 22 months ago by jason
This pack is everything I need. I am a 5'4" female adventurer and this pack was a perfect fit for me. It has lots of compartments. Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by idetectstuff
Well built pack. Easy to load...would recommend trying on in store before purchase. Great warranty from Osprey for the life of pack.Published on March 1, 2014 by Tommy Boone
Seams to be a nice size for days hiking. Good frame for comfort and holding in place on back. Nice strong material. I like the color over all the others also. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by Frederick M.
Originally bought this pack for a trip to europe, but it's now gone on a few weekend trips in the sierras and west coast without fail. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Matt Fay
I've had this pack for about 8 months now and have taken it on a number of trips ranging from 2 days to 5 days and it is awesome. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Brett
I've used this pack for 2 overnight trips and am really impressed with it's performance. It's very light and comfortable. It could maybe use a few more smaller pockets. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Brendan Duda
Over a year ago when I decided to randomly take a multi-day trip along the North Country trail... this was the only smart choice I made. Buying an Osprey bag. Read morePublished on April 11, 2013 by Guy "Gibby" Wolgamott