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Drop weight, not comfort.

The Osprey Aether 60 Backpack provides a high-capacity storage option for adventurers who want to shave weight without sacrificing comfort. The AirScape suspension and IsoForm harness ensure comfort and stability while navigating treacherous terrain.
  • Lightwire alloy peripheral frame features recycled material with weight-reducing cutouts
  • Airscape ribbed foam back panel balances comfort and weight-savings
  • IsoForm CM hip-belt can be custom-molded for a perfect fit
  • InsideOut compression strap routs internally or externally
  • Convertible top pocket deploys as hip pack for day hikes
  • Stretch front and side pockets give you extra storage and organization options
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment lets you quickly tuck your poles out of the way without stopping to unload
  • Dedicated bottom sleeping bag compartment is accessible through a large #10 zipper
  • Top-access hydration compartment is located against the back for easy carrying

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Hey guys, I currently have a 30L pack for...

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Hey guys, I currently have a 30L pack for day hikes, 46L for overnighters and long alpine days, and I need something for weekend backpacking. I'm torn between the Aether 60 and 70 (85 is too big for my needs). Any suggestions on which size would complete the set?

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I would go with the bigger size - 70 liter. Can always cinch it down. Would give you a nice size for long weekends or maybe even a week-long pack.

4 5

Love it, but...

This thing is a beast. Traveled around with it for 2 years and it exceeded my expectations in every way! Well, except for the sternum strap connectors.

Maybe I put them on wrong, but they always seem to come off over time. Which of course is super stressful if you realize that it fell off only after you left the train/bus and it's about leave! Definitely going to call Osprey and get a backup. The bag would be ruined if I couldn't hook up the sternum straps...

Overall, an awesome pack!

2 5

Heavy but tough

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really liked this pack but it was waaay to heavy and I ended up returning it. Just looking at it makes my knees hurt. The weights listed on this site are incorrect by almost a pound, check the manufacturers site. If you need to carry a ton of gear this pack is solid and has tons of great features. For lightweight weekend trips, its overkill. Also my chest strap broke the 4th time I used it. The bag material is super durable though. In general (and depending on your usage), you should consider the 70L for only a few additional ounces. Remove the top lid if its too much space and shave more weight off to get below the 60L base weight.

4 5

Great for shorter trips and traveling.

Pretty good pack over all. It is perfect for traveling or shorter backpacking trips. The detachable lid is a plus. It is very comfortable. I would want something more burly for mountaineering or other really rugged trips.

5 5

Osprey Aether 60 is an Excellent Pack for a 5 day trip

Excellent pack for a 5 day trip. Close to back fit, very stable, and comfortable. Really light but not made of flimsy materials. Fantastic pack!

Generous capacity and like other Osprey packs it's very durable and really high quality materials. Can't go wrong with Osprey since they offer a lifetime warranty/

5 5

Made Backpacking Fun

I love this pack. It's comfortable and fits nicely. It seems airy on the back, but I still sweat in the warmer months. As I have the most gear, I usually end up carrying a heavier pack than my friends. This doesn't seem to matter as there aren't any hot points on my back or sides. Solid pack- Osprey never seems to disappoint.

I am trying to buy a new pack (around...

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I am trying to buy a new pack (around 49-60L) will serve me as a backpacking pack, and as a multi-day mountaineering pack...My top considerations are the black diamond mission, and the Ather 60. Does anyone have a recomendation? Or perhaps other great packs that will work.

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Both are definitely great packs, you can't lose with those options. Another great pack that I would recommend is the Gregory Baltoro 65. I know it's a little bigger than the range you're considering, but it's a super compressible pack with an excellent suspension system.

I definitely suggest hitting your local outdoor stoor and getting fitted if you haven't before. Happy mountaineering!

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I'm really jaded towards Osprey and Arcteryx packs, but all features and comfort considered, the Aether 60 is the one I would go with, especially for your mixed uses. Just remember, pack comfort and function are incredibly subjective, so Thomas is absolutely right, if possible, try them both out before you commit.

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As Phil and Thomas said, if it's at all possible get yourself to a store, get fitted, and try them on. That will probably answer your question better than anyone online could. You might also find a 3rd or 4th option that would be even better for your intended use.

For mountaineering use, keep in mind that you'll have extra gear requirements vs regular backpacking, and different packs have different systems in place for handling that gear (external tool attachment points, ways to handle crampons, floating lids that can accomodate a rope underneath, etc)

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Personally I think you can find a lighter pack. This is essentially a Cadillac with all its features. If you are carrying under 40 lbs its just too much pack IMO.

I am trying to buy a new pack (around...

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I am trying to buy a new pack (around 49-60L) will serve me as a backpacking pack, and as a multi-day mountaineering pack...My top considerations are the black diamond mission, and the Ather 60. Does anyone have a recomendation? Or perhaps other great packs that will work.

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Might want to take a look at Sierra Designs Sorcery 55. It is a might heavy, but is supposed to be wicked durable.

I'm just curious if anyone knows if the...

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I'm just curious if anyone knows if the 3661 cubic inch specification for the Aether 60 includes the pack space generated by the 2 side stretch woven pockets and the large stretch woven pocket on the front of the pack???

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No. It is just in reference to the internal capacity and not to the stretch pockets.

Hi, I'm trying to decide between the Aether...

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Hi, I'm trying to decide between the Aether 60 or 70 and sizing. I'm using it for a 3 month trip and will be packing quite a bit in it. My Torso is 19" and hips are at 30". Any advice on which pack and size?

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You can cinch down the pack with the compression straps and such, but you can't cram 70L of stuff into a 60L. The difference in weight isn't too big, and it's the same price. Just my two cents!

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For the extra couple ounces, the 60L is not even worth it. The extra 10L of space will only cost 1-3 more ounces of pack weight with the 70L. If you need to go smaller than 70L, just pop the lid off and the base weight will be below the 60L.

Does this pack have the double draw string...

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Does this pack have the double draw string to close the top access?

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It has one double draw string for closing the top. If you need to see it, search youtube for the pack and you can see for yourself.

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Yes. Also has a buckle strap to compress the contents down before you pull the strap.

5 5

Bomber Pack

Ive used all types and brands of packs - Gregory, Mountain Hardwear, Osprey, Arcteryx, and TNF....and so far, Osprey takes the cake! Ive had this pack for four years now and it is still in amazing shape. I first bought it before going to a search and rescue school. At the school I used it solidly for 9 months which included carrying roughly 40-50 pounds for periods of up to 60 miles...in one day!! NEVER had any hot spots or rubbing in my back or shoulders from the pack...it is amazingly comfortable!!
And as far as durability goes, as I said ive had it for four+ years and it is still going strong...even after having it fall off the back of my motorcycle at 50mph...this thing is BOMBER!!!

5 5

The weekender

Amazing pack. Has enough pockets and straps for everything you desire to attach and or put inside the pack. Padding is great and very comfortable on the trails after miles of hiking. The only downside is the small water pouches on the side. Smaller water bottles are fine in them but larger ones require a bit more effort to get in and out. This is a perfect pack for those who want help lightening their loads. Being a smaller pack it is usually used for weekend trips but can easily be used for longer trips. For longer trips the less space will help you pack only the essentials and light weight items. As for weight of the pack itself, I find it to be a lot lighter than other options of the same volume. Osprey has always made great packs, this is another.

Hey, I am 18 years old female around 140...

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Hey, I am 18 years old female around 140 lbs, 5"6 in height. I am going back packing around Europe for a month. Would this pack work for me or are there others that would be more suitable. I'm hoping to find one with a hip pack and or day pack with it for site seeing. Thanks

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Hey there, this is a great pack, I personally use the Osprey Argon 110 because I like to make sure I have room to pack everything I want/need... if the extra space isn't used you can always cinch it up... I am not sure what you are going to be carrying, but typically a 3500-3900cu in pack falls into the weekend size range... you might consider the Osprey Ariel 75 instead... my experience has always been that I would rather have the space to carry what I want than wishing I did...

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The first issue is that this is a men's pack. Dean is right on suggesting the Ariel 75. Depending on how much you're bringing with you to tromp around Europe, either the Ariel 75 or the Ariel 65 would work for you. The Ariel series is a woman's specific build that will fit you better... I backpacked around Costa Rica for 2 weeks with a 50L pack, so I can see a 65L pack working just fine for you. However, if you downsize to the Ariel 55, you'll not get the top pocket that converts to a fanny pack nor bottom panel access to your gear.

Packs are all about features and tradeoffs--if you want a lighter weight pack, go Ariel 55. If you want a little more space and a full set of features, go Ariel 65. If you want even more space and the same features as the Ariel 65, go Ariel 75.

5 5

So far So good...

So far I love the pack a few short training hikes and then I used it on a climb of Granite peak in MT. Excellent adjustability! easily compresses when not filled. I look forward to many other hikes and climbs with the pack.

5 5

Great fit, even when not full

I needed an in-between pack for short mountain excursions. I love this pack so far 2 weeks into it. lightweight with heavy hauling power. climbing gear, rope, bivy, bag, all fit nicely with plenty of room to spare. The fit was perfect with adjustability. hiked, climbed great over 19 hours, 14000 ft and 25 miles my shoulders were no worse the wear. stayed tight while climbing, boulder hopping and traverses. I look forward to using pack more and more.

Ok my son who will be 13 is going on his...

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Ok my son who will be 13 is going on his first scout hiking trip and we are torn between the Aether 60 and the atmos 65. He is 5'6" and about 125 they have both been recommended to us but which would be better for him. For atleast the next 1-2 years he will only be doing 1 night hikes with it.

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I'd go for the Aether...its got a more substantial frame and interchangeable hip belts for better sizing.

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You could go with either. More versitile with the Aether, though!

Aether 60

Aether 60

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In the Clearwater drainage in the GPNF, WA.

5 5

Plenty of room, nice options.

Have had this for about 2-3 seasons now. Love it. Big enough for all the essentials ( I typically go pretty light on the clothes so I have room to spare. Nice stretchy, tough cram pocket on the front and two on the sides. Fits comfy and light. I had to go to a local shop to have it fitted properly, it seemed as though there were several options as far as torso length and should straps were concerned; all of which were switch-out-able. Tough as nails and built to last. Osprey won't let you down. Best of all, it's well balanced as long as you pack it with the heaviest stuff at the small of your back.

Fully recommend.

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