How does this pack compare with the Aura...
How does this pack compare with the Aura 65 Women's backpack the 2011?
2 ways to look at it. Are you interested in lighter 65L or a custom ride 65L? The Ariel can be custom fitted to you so it will for sure have a better carry once it is fit to you. However it is a heavier pack than the Aura.
With less weight comes less adjustability--the Aura cannot be custom fit to your body. That said, if you are all one size--Small torso, Small hipbelt, Small shoulder harness--this pack fits like a dream and carrys very nicely (but still not as nice as the Ariel). However, deviate from that "one size" fit and the Aura will not fit as nicely.
I hope this helps!