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Grayson's Passions

Sport Climbing

Grayson's Bio

Texas native, frequenter of the great outdoors, Fightin' Texas Aggie


Grayson wrote a review of on October 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought one of the last 2012 version packs just under a year ago. With it I have been on 3 multiday trips, dealing with snow, desert, and summit ascents. I love this pack. 70L is *plenty* to fit your multiday gear in. If you are a light packer, it allows you to cinch down the extra space nice and tight. The adjustability is second to none; giving you control over the weight distribution and comfort. It is not one of the lightest packs, but it can take a beating. You don't have to worry about rips or tears, especially with Osprey's lifetime warranty.

While I do not own the 2013 version (not yet), I have tried it on and can say it's definitely more comfortable than the previous model. I had a similar experience with another reviewer here, Johan, in not getting fitted correctly, which definitely adds some discomfort and frustration. But the new isoform belts and shoulder straps feel great, I am looking forward to upgrading to the current model.

The Aether is a great pack for anything from weekend to multiday or extended trips. You can't go wrong with this pack!





Grayson wrote a review of on May 1, 2013

4 5

As many have said, these are good starter shoes. I bought these is size 9.5 US (recommended from sizing chart). When I first tried them I thought no way these will ever fit. After some breaking in they fit very nicely and I feel comfortable and in control on the wall with them. They are a huge step up from rental shoes for a fair price (especially if on sale at backcountry). I would recommend for novice/recreational climbers.