Osprey Men's Argon 85 Backpack

Osprey Men's Argon 85 Backpack is rated 4.7576 out of 5 by 33.
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Product Description Item No.   10041834

The Osprey Men's Argon 85 Backpack is a backcountry pack that can carry a variety of backpacking gear with ease. It's a proven fact (or at least a universally accepted truth) that no one enjoys a chafing pack, and this pack sports custom-fit IsoForm harnesses and hipbelt to eliminate any chafing. Nobody likes dehydration, either, which is why this hydration-compatible bag can accommodate your reservoir with dual exit ports. Keep your back ventilated with the AirScape backpanel venting. ReCurve rods and dual density foam support your load, and internal and external compression components keep it stable.

DECENT FEATURES of the Osprey Men's Argon 85 Backpack

  • Convertible top pocket/lumbar pack with Airscape lumbar pad
  • Red internal load compression strap
  • Removable Aqua Source Recurve hydration sleeve
  • Vertical zip access into main body
  • Three horizontal compression straps
  • Stretch woven dual access side pocket
  • Zippered fabric side pocket
  • Stretch woven front pocket with welded vents
  • Laser-cut Addons attachment slots
  • Straight Jacket compression
  • Side gear loops and straps
  • Ice tool loops with bungee tool tie-offs
  • Wide mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Front panel zippered pocket
Bio Form A/X Harness
  • Dual-density foam with softer contours in neck and armpit region
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable yoke
Recurve Suspension
  • 7075 -T6 aluminum Recurve Rods
  • HDPE framesheet with dual 2024-AL and 2/3 length stays anchored into hipbelt
  • Airscape back panel with 10mm ridged foam and central air chimney
Bio Form CM A/X Hipbelt
  • Heat moldable foam using Osprey CM in-store hipbelt ovens
  • Internal seams

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Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.

Men's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Small S / M Medium M / L Large X-Large
Aether 60 + Atmos - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" -
Aether 70, 85 - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" 22 - 25"
Manta 20 18 - 21" - - - - - -
Raptor + Viper 15 - 21" - - - - - -
Stratos + Manta 28, 36 - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - -
Talon + Kestrel - - 16 - 20" - 19 - 23" - -
Volt 17 - 22" - - - - - -
Waypoint - - - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" -
Xenith - - - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23" 22 - 25"
Women's Packs
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small XS / S Small S / M Medium Large
Ariel 65 - 14 - 17" - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" 20 - 23"
Aura - - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" 20 - 23"
Mira 18 14 - 18" - - - - - -
Raven + Verve 14 - 18" - - - - - -
Sirrus + Mira 26, 34 - - 15 - 18" - 17 - 20" - -
Tempest + Kyte - - 13 - 17" - 16 - 20" - -
Viva 14 - 19" - - - - - -
Waypoint - - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Xena + Aerial 55, 75 - 14 - 17" - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Unisex Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Small S / M Medium M / L Large
Exos, Variant + Mutant - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" - 20 - 23"
Kode + Farpoint - - 15 - 19" 18 - 21" - -
Rev Available in S / M and M / L. Select the size that matches your typical apparel size.
Reverb 14 - 18" - - - - -
Zealot + Syncro - - 16 - 19" - 18 - 21" -
Kid Carriers + Kids' Packs
PACK SIZE One Size Age / Weight
Ace 14 - 20" 12 - 16 years old
Jib 13 - 19" 10 - 14 years old
Poco 15 1/2 - 21 1/2" Holds up to 48.5 lbs (child, gear and pack combined)
PACK SIZE One Size X-Small Small S / M Medium M / L Large X-Large
Standard Fixed Hipbelts 25 - 50" 24 - 45" 24 - 25" 26 - 45" 27 - 48" 28 - 50" 29 - 55" -
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- < 28" 27 - 31" - 30 - 34" - 33 - 37" > 36"
Xena + Ariel
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- < 28" 27 - 31" - 30 - 34" - > 33" -
Xenith + Aether
Interchangeable Hipbelts
- - < 31" - 30 - 34" - 33 - 37" > 36"

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.

• 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.

• 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 3 out of 5 by from Almost I used this pack for several years and then sold it (at a good price) on ebay. In a nutshell, this is a nice pack for lighter to moderate loads, but as I still tend to pack heavy I decided to go back to my Gregory Robson Pro, which is a pack (like the Gregory Denali and the Arcteryx Bora packs) meant for heavier loads. The build quality of the Argon is very good, the pack is light with some nice features, and I was tempted to keep it for shorter trips. While I like the bag itself. the suspension and hipbelt were not quite up to the tasks I planned for it. My advice is to consider it if it fits you and you don't carry "traditional" loads.
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HUGE! Ridiculous amount of features. LOVE this pack! When I was originally looking at this pack I was concerned that it may be too big. I wanted a pack that I could do a week or two at a time with but also something that I could take for a 2-3 night trip also. This pack will shrink down to a smaller pack for the shorter trips no problem via compression straps. The only down side is that I do have the extra space available and I have to resist the urge to overload it for shorter trips. The hipbelt is freaking awesome. I have never worn a more comfortable pack. My buddies are jealous. lol The side pockets are great for reaching for a snack or a trail map without having to stop and take the pack off.
Date published: 2010-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This pack kicks arse and takes names I recently purchased this pack after finally retiring my Lowe Alpine 90+15 that i'd used for years. While I liked my previous pack it can't hold a candle to the Osprey. The large gaping hold that is the main compartment just keeps taking stuff and then the compression straps center it all nicely to provide a well balanced, comfortable trek. Initially, the hip belt was a bit uncomfortable but by the end of the second day I barely noticed it was there.,,,,The one downfall as other have mentioned is the water bottle pocket. The angle at which it is positioned on the pack makes it difficult to get the bottle out while moving.,,,,
Date published: 2009-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing bag... don't be fooled though This is an amazing pack with LOADS of room, you probably won't need the 110 unless you bringing a fridge with you. The hip belt is amazing, when its not heat molded but when you do its even better. I ordered the blue and thought the color was a little different. This is not a begginers pack though, unless your hiking with it full the straps can look tangled and confusing. The metal part in the bag that you can bend is good and ad because you can mess the up. The lumbar pack is HUGE, I can fit all of my climbing gear harness, shoes chalk and grigri/atc into it. overall this is an amazing bag, but only if you know what your doing.
Date published: 2008-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent comfort balance and construction This pack is supremely comfortable and has fabulous balance, especially if you pay heed to Osprey's packing advice and keep the dense part of the load in close to your back in the middle of the pack. It feels much smaller in use than I expected for such a large pack.,,,,Plenty of room for your bear cannister, in addition to all of your other kit.,,,,The ventilation on this thing is amazing, although the side profile is deeper than more conventional packs because of the bowed suspension which gets the thing off of your back.,,,,Overall, a very well designed and executed tool. You get what you pay for.
Date published: 2009-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If I had lots of dollars, I would buy you one. I like this bag. Thats right, I said it. There is so much room in this bag. I went out into the woods planning on roughing it but after i pulled out my tent, bag, pad, pajamas, radio, television, air conditioner, convection oven, refrigerator, oh and Mini Mag flash light. i realized i dint have enough room for my flipflops. You have no idea how rough you have it when you dont have your flipflops. Even packed to the gills, this bag was very comfortable to carry. also I have a bit of a problem with stayinig on the beaten path so Ill also vouch for its duribilty. it held up strong through thick brush and very angry sticks and twigs. And the best thing about this bag, the face your girlf
Date published: 2008-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 700 straps, eats gear and clothes and food, and makes your butt look good. Have used this for a few casual trips so far, and it has really impressed. I am taking it on a 3-month stint in Italy, farming and hiking as much as possible. This thing eats EVERYthing I have tried to put in it. I put a huge, cotton (non-compressible) sleeping bag, and it just swallowed it. Got it out of the box, and put 3 comforters, 4 blankets, and a pillow in it, just to see how it looked full. It wasn't full. Seriously though, compresses great, and if you don't have a lot of stuff in it, it has another buckle all the way across the pack to compress a minimal load. I love it.
Date published: 2009-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid build from Osprey This is the BEST back pack I've ever worn since my release from the service in 1971. I've tried them all or just about all. With 58 years on me now and a recent dislocated left shoulder and a minor bone spir on my right heal I am limited to 45 pounds and this pack will carry much more. The best part is that with a light load one can carry bulky cloths for the weather and not sacrifice space. Plus on short trips you can compress it to eliminate exess bulk.Recomend this brand and style to anyone serious about back packing. Many thanks once again. Happy Packin
Date published: 2009-03-11
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