Osprey Men's Aether 70 Backpack
|Price:||$231.96 - $699.60|
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- Stow-on-the-Go(TM) trekking pole attachment
- External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
- New IsoForm CM(TM) hipbelt balances firmness and cushioning for optimal carry
- LightWire(TM) peripheral frame effectively transfers load to hipbelt
- Front J-zip provides quick access to main compartment
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Osprey Aether 70
The bestselling backpacking series on the market just got even better. Known for its ability to be taken all over the world, from the summit of Everest to a backpack trip through your local wilderness, the fourth generation of Aether builds upon its reputation for combining clean design, custom fit and outstanding load carrying comfort. Amongst a plethora of upgrades, the new IsoForm⁴ CM hipbelt adds stiffness and padding for even better performance with heavy loads. Amazingly, all this comes with no increase in weight.
Lightweight and comfortable, the Aether 70 is a versatile pack with adequate space and organization for weekend or week-long trips lasting 3 to 7 days.
*Please note the Aether 70 size XL comes standard with a large harness and hipbelt.
Attach an AddOn style pack such as the Daylite daypack using the built-in cord loops
Dual Access Side Pocket
Keep water bottles or other gear easily accessible in the side pockets featuring access from the top or side
Dual Ice Axe Loops
Each Aether Series pack features dual ice axe loops and bungee tool tie-offs
External Hydration Compatible
External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
Front Stretch Mesh Pocket
Large stretch mesh front pocket for quickly stashing extra gear
New hipbelt pockets provide secure storage that's easily accessible while hiking. Perfect for digital cameras, GPS, snacks, etc
The compression strap on the side stretch woven pocket can be routed externally or internally to secure your gear
Strong J-zipper on front panel provides quick access to gear in main compartment
The top pocket quickly converts to a lumbar pack with a built-in hipbelt
Sleeping Bag Compartment
Wide-mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider
Sleeping Pad Straps
Every Aether Series pack features removable sleeping pad straps
Zippered top pocket offers storage for smaller items like maps and headlamps
|Aether 60||Aether 70||Aether 85|
|Volume (Size M)||3661 cu/in (60L)||4272 cu/in (70L)||5553 cu/in (85L)|
|Weight (Size M)||4lbs 12oz||4lbs 15oz||5lbs|
|Available Sizes||Small, Medium, Large||Small, Medium, Large, X-Large||Small, Medium, Large, X-Large|
|Trip Duration||2-5 Days||3-7 Days||5-10 Days|
Top Customer Reviews
I am 6'4" about 240 lbs with a wide chest about 48". My torso is about 21"
This review is for the Large size in this pack.
The Large fit my torso perfectly.
I really wish people would start stating their size and the pack size/size of what they're buying more in reviews, it really helps me when another big/tall guy gives me stats, I would think it would help for people of all sizes. What's good for the average size person, really doesn't matter to us big and tall types, and vice verse I would assume. The more info the better, especially on sizing.
I will start by saying I returned this pack. I gave it 4 stars because I didn't want to hurt the rating and I didn't want to give it 5 because I feel you have to actually use the product to rave about it. The 4 stars are because this is obviously a quality pack, Osprey makes great packs, I use the Manta 36 daily.
So why did I return it you ask - Simple, I was between this and the Gregory Baltoro 75 and although it was a close one, the suspension of the Gregory won out. Simply put I felt like the Gregory displaced the majority of the weight of the pack to my hips - I'd say 75% Hips 25% Shoulders.. whereas the Aether was about a %50/50. It was 100% noticeable, especially the more weight I put in the packs to test.
The Aether is a more vertical pack - meaning it's slim and tall. The way the suspension curved it brought the top load into my head, I'm sure I could adjust straps, etc. to change the placement of the top pack, but I found it mildly annoying.Read more ›
Using larger tactical style bags for many years, I decided it might be time to look into an actual backpacking backpack. If you do any research on 60+ liter backpacks for hauling 45+ pounds around the $300 range, you'll typically land at the same four: Osprey Atmos AG, Osprey Aether, Deuter Aircontact, and the Gregory Baltoro. I tried them all and found the following...
The Atmos AG is really designed for a person with a very thin build using it in hot climates. I do not have wide hips as a guy, and it was almost painful to wrap the waistbelt around me because of the tension on the mesh. I have also read that when you are trekking through the snow, it can build up underneath the mesh and before you know it, you have a huge icicle on your back (although since it froze conforming to your body, I suppose it would be a very comfy icicle). This is one of those love it or hate it packs -- I can see how this would be phenomenal if it fits you right in the intended weather conditions, but it was not for me.
Next was the Deuter Aircontact. This is probably the most durable in the pack lineup between the rugged construction and bombproof harness system. Unfortunately, I wasn't a fan of the mesh material used for the padding, the zippers were very difficult to maneuver, and it just wasn't as comfortable as I thought it would be.Read more ›
That being said, this pack is everything I wanted with none of the excess. Tried on multiple packs at a local outdoor retailer before deciding on the Aether. Narrowed my choices down to this one and REI's Crestrail 70. Aether fit me better so that is what I went with. People have complained about the lack of interior organization which has not been an issue for me. The cavernous interior swallows enough gear for (IMO) a weeklong trip. I have a tendency to overpack for weekenders and had plenty of room for my kit including a 10+ year old gargantuan synthetic bag, 3L platy big zip, clothing for temps in the low 20's (many layers since I don't do down), machete, shovel/pick combo tool, Alite monarch chair, 1L nalgene, cook set, stove, among other things. The side and back stretch pockets expand to fit quite a bit. Haven't used hip pockets yet but they did not pose a problem as far as mobility. Detachable lid is a great feature that I thought I would not use. However, keep first aid/survival gear and snacks in there to have on short hikes out of camp. Also store the pack with lid inside.
To sum it all up: if you are looking for a large, customizable pack that is extremely comfortable...GO FOR IT!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My boyfriend loves this bag. We tried on so many different packs before going with this one. He was so happy with his purchase. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Asher
I bought this pack to replace my 10 yr old Arcterryx Khamsin 62. My wife has an Ariel 65 which she likes very well. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Lightweight, lots of storage space and additional storage pockets everywhere. Very durable and travels well.Published 5 days ago by Dena
It's a great pack but the second time I used it the stitching on a seam of the zipper flap unraveled. I sewed it temporarily myself and contacted customer service. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Michael S
I wish it had more pockets, but the comfort/fit/suspension is the reason to buy this. I had a better organized but cheaply constructed Teton Sports Explorer pack. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel K Riffle
love it, love it, love it, best pack i have ever had. love every thing about it.Published 1 month ago by Darrell W.