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The Ariel 75 takes trekking to a whole new comfort level.

The durable Osprey Women’s Ariel 75 Backpack makes your travel into the backcountry a whole lot easier and more comfortable thanks to its lightweight, stellar AirScape suspension fit system, and customizable IsoForm CM hipbelt. The Ariel fits and organizes everything you need for a long adventure in the wilderness, so you’re not left having to choose between taking your down puffy jacket or your sleeping pad.
  • Contoured women’s harness and hipbelt allow for a comfortable and precise fit
  • AirScape suspension harness allows up to four inches of torso adjustments for a just right fit
  • LightWire peripheral frame suspension balances and equally distributes your load for a comfortable trek
  • AddOn compatible (built-in cord loops) allows you to attach a Daylite or Solo daypack
  • A removable top pocket converts to a lumbar pack with built-in hipbelt for short day hikes from camp
  • InsideOut and Red Internal compression straps help secure your gear
  • Removable sleeping pad straps securely attaches your sleeping pad to your pack
  • Dual ice ax loops and bungee tool tie-offs secure your tools; side gear loops

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Hello - on the osprey website (http://ww...

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Hello - on the osprey website (http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/womens/ariel_75_1_1?tab=specifications) , the women's Ariel 75 only comes in XS, S, and M - is the L size listed here really a women's L? Or is it sized equivalent to the Women's M on their site? Thanks!

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Hey Carp,

I believe the discrepancy is due to this being an old version of the pack. BC has the updated version where the stats match that of the Osprey website. I was a little confused myself. They don't make an officlal "large" version however when you start at XS, medium becomes the large. Here is the updated version of the pack. I hope this helps.


5 5

Get me in the Backcountry, STAT!

  • Gender: Female

Weight distributes perfectly [on my hips]. Could go for miles and days.

Get me in the Backcountry, STAT!

Write your question here...I am going to...

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Write your question here...I am going to India for 14 days next summer. It will be hot. I need to carry my clothing and toiletries for short distances. I have a daypack for the sightseeing hikes Which pack should I look at?

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This pack is probably larger than what you would need for a 14 day trip, just using it for short distances. I would get a smaller version of this, like the 65L or maybe less depending on how your packing. But Osprey is definitely a great brand to go with, for multiple reasons, you can get the waist belt molded to your hips for free if you take it into a store like REI. Good luck!

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Not happy ...

I bought this as an expedition pack to climb 7,134m Pik Lenin. It was very uncomfortable under heavy load. While I was excited about the streamlined appearance I think a bulkier waistbelt would take more weight off the shoulders and neck. Preparing for another expedition I was load-carrying with ease 17kg (mainly water) in my Osprey Talon 32 yesterday. I put the same weight into the Ariel tonight and immediately felt the strain on my neck and back. Tomorrow's hike is cancelled and I will go to town and buy a Deuter Aircontact 65. Heavier, with less space, but tried and true comfort for me. I was on Pik Lenin for nearly 3 weeks so played with every possible adjustment and configuration. This bag is probably ok for lighter weights but such a large pack should be designed for heavy loads. A few too many straps and the holes midway on the side pockets preclude using them for small items while the wide belt makes it difficult to attach a camera case or small bag.

5 5

11 month, 11 country backpacking

I will be taking this pack on an 11 month, 11 country backpacking trip around the world! It is PERFECT! It holds all of my gear (clothes, 3 pairs of shoes, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, mess kit, etc.) with EASE! Granted, I made sure all my gear is SUPER lightweight and compact, but dang, this thing holds it all with plenty of room to spare. I love that I can pull all the straps so tight and pack it all down to wear it looks like a 65 pack, but I know that I have the room to use the full 75 if need be. Many of my fellow squadmates got small packs (like the 65) but they have half of their gear hanging off the outside of the pack - ANNOYING! I love that I can fit everything INSIDE. So much safer and easier for traveling from country to country. I've already used it on a few camping trips in the states and it was perfect, can't wait to take it around the world starting in September!

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i'm thinking of getting this one for the world race too! i leave in july 2012. i pray for the best for you and that you are experiencing God's many blessings!

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What about checking-in when traveling on plane. Is it safe? I am going on a business trip followed by a short vacation, so I'm thinking if I should use a backpack.

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I never had a problem checking it on a plane. I worked hard to stay under the weight limit and for protection I got the Rab Expedition Kit Bag off Steep and Cheep, stuffed the pack in there, and locked the zippers together with a combination lock. No airline ever broke the lock (I know that does happen to people) and all my stuff was safe all year! The Rab duffel definitely got a little beat up, but that was it's purpose and it is still in good enough shape for me to continue using it.

So excited for you, k_w5134693! I pray that your trip is going smoothly, the holidays can be tough on the Race, but God will continually bless you for your faithfulness!

Fully loaded and ready for Shasta

Fully loaded and ready for Shasta

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My Ariel 75 loaded with ~45lbs of gear. For the record, I'm 5'2" and I've got a small.

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The material is not waterproof, probably somewhat water resistant but would definitely need a rain cover for sustained rain.

Hi! Im going backpacking in Ireland for...

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Hi! Im going backpacking in Ireland for 19 days this summer! Im looking for a pack that will support this! I love this pack but am worried it may not be big enough! Any suggestions?

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It really depends on the rest of the gear in your pack, as well as your level of experience backpacking. Do you have a tiny down sleeping bag or will you be using a bulky synthetic? Will you be sleeping in hostels, using a tarp, or sharing a 3 person tent between two people? Are you wearing most of what you'll be bringing, or do you like a bunch of extra clothes? Will you be carrying all of your food or will you be getting resupplies? Is this your first time backpacking?

I'm not sure if you mean wilderness backpacking, or traveling with a backpack backpacking, but for wilderness, 75L should generally be tight for up to 10 days of compact food in moderate weather with a lighter three season tent for an intermediate backpacker. If you are just using this for travel, and won't be carrying much food or shelter, 75L will be fine.

Hi. I am 5'0" and need an internal frame...

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Hi. I am 5'0" and need an internal frame pack that will carry enough gear for five days. The more lower back support, the better. Any suggestions?

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This pack should be sufficient for a five day trip and they carry very well. At 5'0" tall you will probably need the Small but to make sure you should be measured. Osprey is known for making comfortable packs and this hip belt is nicely padded and the suspension should work well for you.

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great backpack

comfortable backpack , a little too long for my torso ( i'm 5'3") my head can't really lean back. But over all is super comfortable.

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What size did you buy since you're 5'3"?