Osprey Aether 85 Pack

Osprey Aether 85 Pack is rated 4.6897 out of 5 by 29.
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Product Description Item No.   10092231

Carry all of your gear in comfort with the Osprey Aether 85 Pack, a backpack that can withstand heavy loads and long excursions. Custom molded and sized hipbelt and shoulder straps ensure comfort, and Straight Jacket compression straps keep the weight balanced. There's a reason these packs have been around for over eight years, and it probably has something to do with their durability, their versatility, and the confidence the users have in their Aether pack. Do your back a favor with this pack. Your back would give you a great big hug to thank you, but that is sort of impossible and could get complicated.

FEATURES of the Osprey Aether 85 Pack

  • Top pocket converts to lumbar pack with built-in belt
  • Front J-zip provides quick access to main compartment
  • Dual side compression straps
  • Dual access stretch mesh side pockets
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage
  • External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
  • Large stretch-mesh front pocket for quickly stashing extra gear
  • Re-enforced cord loops to attach an Osprey Daylite daypack or Crampon Pocket
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Straight Jacket compression secures any size load
  • Wide-mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider
  • Two ice axe loops and handle wraps
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Men's Isoform4 CM hipbelt and harness
Suspension
  • Single 6061-T6 center stay maintains backpanel shape
  • 3.5mm LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers load to hipbelt
  • Spacer mesh IsoForm4 harness provides comfortable fit
  • AirScape backpanel with smooth spacer mesh lumbar fabric
  • IsoForm4 CM hipbelt balances firmness and cushioning for optimal carry

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Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Product Technology: Osprey Airscape, Osprey Custom Molding
Gender: Mens
Osprey Airscape

Osprey Airscape
Osprey's AirScape™ mesh covered ridge foam backpanels set a new standard in the industry. With its ability to keep the weight close, provide cushion, allow ventilation and add load carry is quite a list of needs from this unassuming backpanel. It successfully accomplished all of that in a way that allows it to be used in the large gear hauling packs and lightweight day hiking packs.

Osprey Custom Molding

Osprey Custom Molding
When the loads get heavy, a supportive and effective hipbelt can support that weight. Osprey custom heat molds their hipbelt to you, eliminating hotspots, chaffing and bruising. This combines the best of a stiff, load bearing hipbelt with the cushioned comfort you need most when trekking with all your gear.


Men's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large S / M M / L
Xenith - - - 18 - 21 20 - 23 22 - 25 - -
Aether (*excludes 60L) - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 22 - 25 - -
Volt 17 - 22 - - - - - - -
Atmos AG - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 - - -
Stratos, Manta AG (36L, 28L), Skarab (32L, 24L) - - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Kestrel, Talon, Kamber - - - - - - 16 - 20 19 - 23
Volt - - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Manta AG (20L), Skarab (18L), Raptor, Viper 17 - 21 - - - - - - -
Waypoint 17 - 22 - - - - - - -
Unisex Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large S / M M / L
Exos, Variant - - 16 - 19 18 - 21 20 - 23 - -
Escapist (*excludes 18L) - - - - - 16 - 20 19 - 23
Daylite 15 - 22 - - - - - -
Mutant, Radial, Farpoint - - - - - 15 - 19 18 - 22
Kamber Abs - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 22
Rev Available in S / M and M / L. Select the size that matches your typical apparel size.
Zealot 15 - 21 - - - - - -
Syncro - - - - - 16 - 19 18 - 21
Women's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small Medium Large XS / S S / M
Xena, Aura AG - 14 - 17 16 - 19 18 - 21 - - -
Ariel (*excludes 75 / 55L) - 14 - 17 16 - 18 18 - 21 20 - 22* - -
Viva, Wayfarer 14 - 19 - - - - - -
Sirrus - - - - - 15 - 18 16 - 20
Kyte, Tempest, Kresta - - - - - 13 - 17 16 - 20
Mira AG (34L, 26L), Skimmer (30L, 22L) - 15 - 18 17 - 20 - - - -
Mira AG (18L) 15 - 18 - - - - - -
Skimmer (16L) 15 - 19 - - - - - -
Raven, Verve 14 - 18 - - - - - -
Kid Carriers + Kids' Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Age
Ace 75 14 - 19 11 - 18
Ace 50 13 - 18 8 - 14
Ace 38 11 - 15 6 - 11
Jet 18 13 - 17 8 +
Jet 12 11 - 15 5 +
Hydrajet 11 - 15 5 +
Moki 11 - 16 5 +
OSPREY MEASUREMENT GUIDE

Please note that the info provided above refers to the torso size each pack will fit, and NOT any dimensions of the pack. Below are some steps for how to get your torso length. You should probably have someone help take this measurement for you so it is accurate. And they might accidentally touch your butt.

HOW TO MEASURE TORSO LENGTH:
• Start at the iliac crest, which is the top of the hipbones on the side of your body. These act like a shelf for supporting a pack hipbelt.
• From this level on your spine, measure to the C7 vertebrae, the knobby bone at the base of your neck when you put your head down.
• Make sure you keep your back as straight as possible while measuring.
• This torso measurement determines what size Osprey pack you should carry. Refer to the size charts above to find your ideal size.
• If you are in between sizes, it is ideal to try them both on before ordering.

HOW TO MEASURE HIPBELT SIZE:
• Measure around your hips at your iliac crest, NOT your waist.
• A properly fitted hipbelt rides centered over the hipbones and needs to be very snug.
• The padded portion should wrap well around your hips, leaving a gap of 3 to 6 inches between the tips of the both hip pads when securely tightened.
• Refer to the Hipbelts size chart above to help determine your ideal Osprey pack size, but again, your torso length is what should determine your pack size, NOT the hipbelt.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable bag Great for backpacking
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pack - almost perfect + Very comfortable, even though I had the honours of carrying the tent and all rubbish so I was on 27kg if you include the 3 litres of water I would typically carry. + Very large rain cover - big enough to go over anything extra on the outside of the pack too. The cover is stored in the lid. + Great build quality. We had to lower the bags twice and all scrapes and bashings have not shown up. The buckle never popped on the waist band either. + The lid has a HUGE storage area (under the rain cover) and I was very impressed. Also, with two clips and rethreading one piece of tape one can remove it entirely. There is then a strap which converts it into a "moon bag" of sorts. I removed mine each night and kept it as a "grab bag" in case we had to run away in the night as we had security issues. + Mesh external pocket on the outside of the bag is handy for storing jackets and whatever else. + The j-zip is handy for gaining access into the bag too. + A pocket per side on the hip belt is big enough for a cell phone, pepper spray, compass, that sort of stuff. Decent size. + Light weight. - The side pockets are a joke. You can barely squeeze anything into them. They should have allowed more material there. And I'm not sure why they have that dual hole system. I'd rather have had a deep single pocket either side. Would work for small water bottles, very small ones... I used them to shove in gaiters when not in use. Possibly the only feature I'm not impressed with. - There is an external hydration pocket between your back and the bag. Looks impressive and neat and clever. However once loaded I think you could maybe fit a litre in there. I could be wrong. I certainly had zero chance of getting the three litre in. One could say put in the bladder then load the bag, however filling up then becomes a pain. I will get a one litre and try it in the future, so perhaps it's an awesome feature and it's just me. Rate it 5 stars though!
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I would have purchased long ago This has quickly become my favorite possession. Everything about it is great. The fit, the padding, the suspension, the ability to hold all my other junk, the look, the front loading zipper, and the way it makes my pack feel 20 pounds lighter. I used to be a fan of TNF. I really liked their older packs until I bought one last year. No idea what happened over there, but it caused me to buy this. Money well spent. ,, If I were to find a "flaw", it would be the lack of a clip for the bottom z compression straps. Also could use another pocket or two, but...... whatever. This is high quality, and if you are looking to upgrade, this is money well spent.
Date published: 2010-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pack I've ever owned!!! Can't say enough positive things about this pack. I've owned many packs...NorthFace, Gregory, etc...but none have compared to this one! Plenty of room, plenty of bells & whistles. The comfort of this pack is what is amazing. I took my sons on a week long trip to Isle Royale last month and I had this thing packed, weighing in at just under 50 lbs and felt as though I was cheating...seriously...absolutely incredible pack. The harness/belt/straps make the feel of this pack seem next to nothing. I'll be buying another as a Christmas present for my son. Osprey nailed it and so did the Partridge Creek Moosejaw staff....THANK YOU!!!
Date published: 2011-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a solid choice for long backpacking trips but could be lighter I've taken this pack on several 5-8 day backpacking+/-climbing trips, and it has always had capacity to spare. Despite being exposed to crazy rain and snow, I've not noticed any frank leakage. It rests quite comfortably on my back even with up to 14 kg in it. The internal load compression strap has proven quite useful; it has made others jealous. The belts tend to run large; fortunately, the Moosejaw people are awesome, so they allowed me to get a small belt with my medium pack (At the time, I was 70 kg and 178 cm.). This pack does have some unnecessary extras, so I will likely replace it with an ultralight pack in the near future. We’ve had a good run....
Date published: 2011-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first born will be named after this product. I think Aether would be a strong name, like this pack. I love it, Osprey outdid themselves. I first fell in love with this pack after seeing the duffle style zipper on the front. And my heart will forever be sold after i used that front opening on the trail. I bought the large, i'm a big man. And sometimes getting your hip belt tight enough can be tough. the ergo pulls on this pack make it easy. A guy at my local outdoor shop, (Moosejaw in Ann Arbor 300 miles away) Called this pack the cadilac of backpacks and he was right. it has alot of nice features, but it's incredibly simple, which is great for essentialist hikers like me.
Date published: 2011-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They made it better??? I bought the older version of this pack to replace a pack that was just outright cumbersome. This pack is amazing, it feels empty when properly adjusted. I thought the airscape backpanel seemed silly, but it does keep the air flowing to your back to keep the bodily condensation down. There aren't a ton of pockets to speak of, but it's fine the bare minimum is what I prefer. The removable lumbar pack is a bit of a waste of what could have been a cool idea. Everything on the pack just seems to be designed with simplicity & comfort in mind. I just can't believe Osprey improved upon something I thought was already perfect. I guess the colours are better now too.
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low weight, great carry, very versatile. Perfect alpine or extended trip back pack. All you need! This is the perfect pack. Just big enough for winter gear but light enough for summit bids in one unit. Compresses way down. I was worried how well it would carry but did fine in the whites loaded with a VE 25 and winter gear. It's no frills hip belt is awsome. I almost went argon but tried this first. 5lb killer is what it is. I loaded it on a training hike with 70 lbs and it hauled it all day with little discomfort. Its got all the right stuff. I will be getting a ariel 75 for my woman as well. I would really try this before you drop 400 on a heavier pack. I will be taking this to Rainier this summer.
Date published: 2010-04-05
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