Takes trekking to a whole new comfort and support level.
Solve your backpacking discomfort and hot spot issues with the Osprey Women's Ariel 75 Backpack. Designed specifically to fit a woman's body, the lightweight Ariel 75 has more than enough room to carry your gear for a week-long trip into Glacier or Yosemite National Park. Its AirScape back panel provides comfort and durability during intense hikes up steep terrain during warm weather, while its customizable IsoForm CM hip-belt supplies optimal load carry, support, and comfort.
- Women's IsoForm CM hip belt balances firmness and cushioning for optimal carry while the IsoForm harness provides a women-specific, comfortable fit
- LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers load weight to the hip belt while the Airscape back panel features a smooth spacer mesh lumbar fabric for breathability and comfort
- Single 6061-T6 center stay maintains back panel shape
- Women-specific pack design features a narrow pack shape with added depth in the right places
- Women-specific shoulder harness consists of thoughtful angle changes and varying padding thickness to create an anatomical fit for a woman's neck, shoulders, and chest while a sternum strap equalizes the pressure across the shoulder harness
- Women-specific hip-belt takes into account that a women's hips are more conically shaped with a larger difference between the waist and hip measurements so you have a more comfortable load transfer and optimal support
- Ariel 75 comfortably carries a maximum weight of 60 pounds for long weekend trips or week-long backpacking adventures
- Large top opening lets you effectively pack your gear while a front J-zip provides quick access to the main compartment during your hike
- Wide-mouth compartment with divider stashes your sleeping bag and supplies easy access to it when you set up camp
- Top pocket converts to a lumbar pack with a built-in belt for convenience when you take short day hikes away from camp (built-in belt stores behind the fabric lumbar pad when not in use)
- Strong, durable fabric offers you a solid pack for years to come
- External hydration sleeve in back panel simplifies refilling and protects pack from spills
- Large stretch mesh front pocket for quickly stashing extra gear, dual access stretch mesh side pockets for your water bottle or flask, and zippered hip-belt pockets provide secure storage for your camera or energy goo
- Dual-side compression straps, removable sleeping pad straps, two ice axe loops annd handle wraps, and Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment for convenience
- StraightJacket compression technology secures any size load
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Even Better in 2013
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought an Ariel 75 in 2012 and I see that Osprey has addressed 2 of the 3 complaints I have about my pack with their 2013 update.
1. My pack has an internal hydration sleeve which makes refilling the reservoir a pain - External hydration on the 2013.
2. My pack doesn't have the snazzy 2013 hipbelt pockets. I have to choose pants/shorts carefully in order to have access to my cell phone while hiking. Not that I'm taking lots of calls while hiking, I use it as a camera and GPS.
3. The top pocket is a daypack - love the IDEA loathe the execution. Look, they're calling it a lumbar pack but we all know it's a fanny pack *shudder* no one likes a fanny pack. It would be a lot more handy if the hydration sleeve and the daypack were married together - maybe in the next version.
I know I began with a list of complaints but I LOVE THIS PACK. The hipbelt is gloriously comfy and I could wax on about it for a long while. I'm 5' and currently 130lbs but I've used this pack at 175lbs and it's comfortable at both weights (size Small).
The hardware on Osprey packs is always impressive; everything from the buckles to the zipper pulls feels high-quality. The stretchy fabric Osprey uses on the front & side pockets is amazingly tough and stretchy - you can cram those pockets full.
I have a second (discontinued) Osprey pack from 2005 that still looks brand new despite heavy use. I can't say enough good things about the brand. The Ariel 75 is a well-considered, full-featured pack that seems to have gotten better with age.
Can u get the different size in hip belt...
Can u get the different size in hip belt to rest of pack?
Backcountry usually won't do this, but the manufacturer usually will do a trade after you've bought the bag (but before you've used it!).
Just give osprey a call and ask them: they are at 866-284-7830.