Channel your inner bird.
Equipped with Osprey's Anti-Gravity technology, the Aether AG 70 Backpack will take your mind off the steep, rocky trail and let it soar along the high, exposed ridges and lush alpine meadows you encounter when you're on the trail. The newly reworked back panel is specifically designed to make the pack feel lighter than it actually is through a suspended panel of lightweight mesh that has a barely-there feel when the pack is weighed down with a week's worth of gear. Being the second largest pack in Osprey's Aether line, this 70-liter option is ideal for everything from quick weekend backpacking trips, week-long treks through wilderness areas, and remote summit attempts in rarely visited corners of remote mountain ranges.
The Aether has been a staple in Osprey's impressive lineup of packs for quite a few years now, so it's no surprise that the AG 70 has an impressive pedigree behind its design. The pack's tried-and-true LightWire frame has been the backbone behind Osprey's packs for years and provides crucial support while keeping weight to a minimum. The adjustable shoulder harness and hip belt allow the fit of the pack to be dialed in to fit your frame size—although, it's worth a mention that the pack is available in four different sizes to fit different torso lengths. When the allure of remote summits draw you into the backcountry, detach the top lid, which converts into a full-featured daypack, and load it up with all the water, snacks, and extra layers you need to get up and down your objective safely.
- A full-featured pack for week-long treks and thru-hikes
- Lightweight and breathable suspended Anti-Gravity suspension
- IsoForm5 harness and CM waist belt support heavy loads
- Top and J-zip front panel grant access to main compartment
- Convertible top lid doubles as a small summit pack
- Integrated FlapJacket lid cover allows for lidless use
- External hydration reservoir sleeve (reservoir not included)
- Front, side, top, and waist belt pockets stow additional gear
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- Q & A
Custom Fit AG - FINALLY
I've been using an Atmos AG 65 for a few years, and it's great. But Osprey sizing for the hip belt has a 36" waist in a Large hip belt, but I wear a medium torso, so I have been extending the Fit-on-the-Fly hip belt out a few inches on the Atmos, and it works well. Now, however, I can get an AG feel with a better fitting hip belt because it's interchangeable on the Aether AG. The foam hip belt is custom moldable like before for added comfort.
The AG feel on the Aether isn't quite as good as with the Atmos because there is a foam hip belt and not suspended mesh, but the load carrying is better than the Atmos, which tops out around 40-45 lbs (comfortably). I can do upwards of 55-60 lbs in the new Aether. Though who really wants to do that?
Lastly, the new Daylid is ingenious. I never used the top lid to waist pack feature on packs, but the Daylid is a trick new way of converting that top lid to a really usable daypack. Just unzip, clip in the hidden shoulder straps and BOOM, you have a summit pack that can hold hydration, and has an ice axe loop and keeper. Very nice!
Overall, you loose a little of that great AG floaty feel with a foam hip belt, but in return you can get a more custom fit and better load carry out of the new Aether AG. Combine that with a truly usable summit pack and this is a great update to an old favorite.
Osprey Aether AG product tour!
Enjoy the cool new features on the newly released Aether AG from Osprey. Osprey does it again!