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Grayson's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Grayson's Bio

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


Graysonwrote a review of on March 5, 2015

Great Jacket
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6'
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Got this jacket on sale at Salida Mountain Sports last summer. I've had several months to give it some use, and I have to say, I love my Ama Dablam. This thing heats up quick. I've worn this down into the low teens with just a long sleeve shirt and stayed plenty warm while moving. I love the big fleece pockets, big hood, and high collar. With the exception of a breeze coming down your back (-1 star, it happens a lot), the jacket itself keeps the wind off you. Super comfy. Stylish. I haven't had any rips, even against some nasty branches, but have had a few ember holes I've taped up.

I am 6' and a lanky 165lb and I feel that a medium is just a little big on me, but that lets me layer.

Overall this is a great jacket for around camp in the shoulder months, or when you're high up in the cold. You look good, feel good, and love wearing it.





Graysonwrote 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!