The only bath you'll be taking is a dip in the lake at the end of the day.
- Fine-tune your fit with different torso sizes to choose from and a hook-and-loop adjustable shoulder harness that moves over a 3-inch range
- Slide-adjustable sternum strap helps take the load off your shoulders
- Adjustable hip-belt uses dual-density foam for support and spacer mesh for breathability
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment lets you quickly tuck your poles out of the way without stopping to unload
- Stretch front and side pockets give you extra storage and organization options
- Zippered sleeping bag compartment includes divider
- Two ice-axe loops with bungee tie-offs securely hold equipment
- Zippered hip-belt pocket keeps your digital camera and energy gel packs close at hand
- Internal hydration sleeve with clip makes it easy to get your fluids on the trail (reservoir not included)
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Osprey does it again
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Osprey packs are my absolute favorite packs on the market. I gave this as a gift to a friend of mine who needed an awesome pack for short-medium length backpacking trips, and she is now an Osprey lover as well. Their packs are the most comfortable, super lightweight and incredibly durable with great utility. I plan on upgrading my old pack to the Aether this summer.
The sizing charts for all Osprey packs are accurate.
I will be backpacking around south east...
I will be backpacking around south east asia for around 4 months. Ive had troubles finding a backpack as I am quite short and have a small frame. Do you think this bag is suitable? I was also looking into the ariel 65.
I don't know anything about this pack, but I have used the Ariel 65 extensively and found it to be a good pack. For reference, I am 5'4", ~125 lbs. and have it in a small.
Maggie, I've been shopping at EMS and elsewhere for a good pack. Today I decided on the Osprey Aura 65, size Medium. I'm 5'4 and 160#. This is the best fitting pack of the 6 that I tried. I like it better than anything Gregory or Black Diamond offers. Even walking around the store, I felt my back get warm in the others. But not so in this one. The features are just what I want - a place for everything (lots of organization). I like the trekking pole straps on the left side - for when I need to stash them away quickly and don't want to take off the pack. The brain does not detach to become a lumbar pack, but I would never use it that way anyway so I didn't care. Good luck with your search! My suggestion: Go to a store with expert fitters, get measured, and try on a bunch.
a mostly love relationship
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If I could, I'd give this pack 5 stars as I love the way it fits and distributes weight. I like the cushioned hip belt with pockets to fit your camera, chapstick, etc. It also fits a TON of gear, so that's never an issue. The 2 drawback are that the brain doesn't transform into a daypack and that there's no side access into the main compartment. Other than that, love this pack!
This is a great pack with lots of great features! Plently of room for overnight/3day trips. The pack is pretty light and the venting is great! My favorite feature on this pack is the front mesh and two side pockets, they are great for storage! The hip belt is nicely cushioned and have hip pockets for phones, cameras, ect. I used this pack heavly in one season and it still looks in tip top shape.
Am trekking over Pyrenees and across...
Am trekking over Pyrenees and across northern spain for about 5 weeks (800 kms) will this do it?
Depends how much you want to travel, but I really can't recommend a better pack than this in the ~65L range.
would this pack be good for a 6 mo...
would this pack be good for a 6 mo super-lightly-packed trek through SE Asia? Will be carrying laptop, small video camera, essentially 2 of each article of clothing and light gear (mosquito net, etc.)
You could probably fit all of that + a sleeping bag and tent in this, I would shoot for maybe a 40-50 liter pack. You can't go wrong with Osprey or Gregory.
That's awesome, considering I don't even plan on taking a tent (and I'm not travelling alone, so some of the communal stuff can be split). Thanks so much, especially for the super speedy response!
Would this be a good pack for climbing Mt...
Would this be a good pack for climbing Mt Rainier?
If it fits well, yes. But for sure get it fitted before committing to it. The Aura's are now more customizable in their fit (adjustable torso length and hip belt size) and while the backpanel is still removed from the back for ventilation, it is closer to the back now so the center of gravity isn't as displaced as it has been in the past--meaning your balance will be thrown off less...
However, I do think that the Aura is not quite as good as the Ariel 65 for mountaineering. The Ariel is more customizable in fit. It also doesn't have a removed backpanel at all so the center of gravity is that much closer to your back...
They thought of everything with this pack, perfect capacity to be a several day backpacking pack while not making you feel like a mule weighed down. Very comfortable & allows air to your back ***NOTE: the purple is not purple in real life, its more a maroon/texas a&m color