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FEATURES of the Osprey Aether 85 Pack
Top pocket converts to lumbar pack with built in belt
External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
Large stretch mesh front pocket for quickly stashing extra gear
Front J-zip provides quick access to main compartment
Wide-mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider
New zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage
Dual access stretch mesh side pockets
Dual side compression straps
Removable sleeping pad straps
Two ice axe loops and handle wraps
Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
StraightJacket compression secures any size load
Men's Isoform4 CM Hipbelt and Harness
LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers load to hipbelt
New Airscape backpanel with smooth spacer mesh lumbar fabric
New IsoForm4 CM hipbelt balances firmness and cushioning for optimal carry
New spacer mesh IsoForm4 harness provides comfortable fit
Single 6061-T6 center stay maintains backpanel shape
SPECIFICATIONS of the Osprey Aether 85 Pack
210D nylon dobby
210D nylon block shadow
75D nylon stretch woven ripstop
500D plain weave nylon oxford
Dimension: (H x W x D): 33 x 14 x 13" / 83 x 36 x 32 cm
"Outstanding pack. Top and front access who could ask for more and with Osprey more is what you get."
Awesome pack. Top and front main compartment access is a must for my upcoming 10 day track at Philmont. Ospreys legendary quality and well thought out design and construction plus light weight make it the best out there.
I wore this pack on my first multi-night backpacking trip. We went out for 6 nights and needed to bring everything with us. Having never packed a pack before, I learned what I could online. That said, I'm not a great packer. Still, the Aether 85 easily handled everything I provided it. I found the top pack very handy for the items I needed during the day like a map, snacks, etc. The lumbar pockets were also great for a quick snack grab. My sleeping bag fit nicely in the bottom zipper as well. The ability to access my gear from the front of the pack rather than just the top was another handy feature. I debated about getting the Xenith, but the subtle differences didn't seem to justify the additional $50. So I went with the Aether and I'm glad I did.
I've only used this pack for handful of wonderful weekends so far but I have to say I love it. Compared to my old ALPS pack it carries the load like a dream. I've literally tossed extra gear in it for a 10 mile hike just to see how it would handle and have been impressed every time. It cinches down nice for trips just too long for day pack and has the staying power for much more. My end goal for a pack this size was and is winter camping which is rapidly approaching fruition here in West Virginia, that will be the true test
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