Osprey Women's Ariel 65 Backpack
|Price:||$217.47 - $444.95|
- Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
- External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
- New IsoForm⁴ CM™ hipbelt balances firmness and cushioning for optimal carry
- LightWire™ peripheral frame effectively transfers load to hipbelt
- Front J-zip provides quick access to main compartment
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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/Ariel 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
Top customer reviews
Unfortunately, all the compression belts, straps, and buckles take away from the versatility of the pack.
The J-zip for access to the main compartment and the front mesh pocket are both great features to have,
however once the pack is buckled in and cinched down, you cannot access either without unbuckling the top two compression straps.
While this may not sound like a big deal, this is not "providing quick access to the main compartment" in my opinion.
Not a fan of the floating lid becoming a lumbar pack.
This feature added more weight from the built-in straps and buckles that tuck up into the lid when not in use as a lumbar pack,
and it also took away from having the normal mesh storage pocket I have come to love under the lid.
The new IsoForm CM hipbelt is really comfortable and I'm sure even more so when custom molded for precise fit.
Not sure how I felt about the external hydration sleeve - because I returned the pack did not get a chance to field test.
It seems like a great feature, however with the heavy floating lid slash lumbar pack, it was difficult to access.
Please don't get me wrong, the pack is awesome and is loaded with all the features that we have come to expect from Osprey,
but this particular pack did not wow me like I hoped it would, and I sadly returned.
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