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Osprey Ariel 65 Pack - Women's - 2012 Closeout

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Heading into the backcountry? The Osprey women's Ariel 65 pack offers a lightweight mountaineering design, streamlined profile and custom moldable hipbelt that lets you port your gear comfortably.

  • Women's custom-moldable hipbelt features dual-density foam that contours to your body (check your REI store for a custom hipbelt molding oven)
  • Hipbelt closure provides extra leverage in cinching, drawing tension along top and bottom—not through the center—to relieve hipbone pressure
  • Women's dual-density foam harness with spacer mesh promotes airflow and wicks away moisture during warm weather and intense activity
  • HDPE framesheet and 2/3-length aluminum stay provides stiff, lightweight structure to support heavy loads; nubbed foam back panel shields your back from bulky or pointy items
  • Peripheral rods running down the sidewall actively transfers the load from back to hips
  • Top pocket can be removed and converted into a lumbar pack; hipbelt on pack can be removed and slid onto lumbar pack for comfortable carrying
  • Externally accessible bottom compartment with wide mouth and divider accommodates all types of sleeping bags
  • Dual-entry side pockets keep essentials easily accessible, and a stretch-woven front pocket with welded vent accepts Osprey AddOns™ (not included)
  • 3 horizontal straps let you securely compress the contents; internal compression strap stabilizes the load
  • Side gear straps, ice axe tool loops, cord loop attachment slots, sleeping pad straps and trekking pole attachment point accommodate all your alpine gear
  • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir sleeve and dual drink tube exit ports for on-the-go hydration (reservoir not included)
  • Osprey Ariel 65 pack shaves weight yet remains tough with a 210-denier double-ripstop nylon and 420-denier nylon packcloth body and 500-denier plain-weave oxford nylon bottom
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Osprey Ariel 65 Pack - Women's - 2012 Closeout Specs
Best use
Lightweight backpack
59 / 62 / 65 / 68 liter
3,600 / 3,800 / 4,000 / 4,800 cubic inches
4 lbs. 8 oz. / 4 lbs. 11 oz. / 4 lbs. 14 oz. / 5 lbs. 2 oz.
2.09 / 2.12 / 2.22 / 2.33 kilograms
<16 / 16 - 18.5 / 18 - 20.5 / 20+ inches
<28 / 27 - 31 / 30 - 34 / 33 - 37 inches
210D double-ripstop nylon/420D nylon packcloth/500D plain weave oxford nylon
HDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frame
2/3-length aluminum stay
Top / Panel
4 + main compartment
Frame type
Backpack style
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Weight - metric
Adjustable torso
Fits torso
Fits waist/hips
Frame material
Number of stays
Suspended mesh back panel
Pack loading
Pack access
Number of exterior pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Raincover included

Osprey Ariel 65 Pack - Women's - 2012 Closeout

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Rated4out of5byfromOsprey 65I used this to hike into Mount Whitney and in Yosemite. It worked well for a 2-3 day adventure. I was really happy with the performance of the pack.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated3out of5byfromToo big for short peopleI was looking for just the right pack for a long backpacking trip to South America. This pack had great potential, 65L would hold more than I need. I love the back breathability with Osprey and the comfortable hip belt. My complaint came in how tall this looked on my back. Granted I'm only 5' tall and have a short torso, but the top came up higher than my head and it felt wobbly as I walked. I felt my movement was controlled by the pack, if I lean forward it took me down and every step felt unsteady side to side. Perhaps taller people will have better luck.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated4out of5byfromGreat Middle GroundI bought this pack as I prepared to leave my ultralight ways behind, bringing newbies (including kids) into the backwoods as the leader of a family backpacking group, and it serves the purpose well. I'm carrying more than twice the weight I'm accustomed to, but the result is "ooh, workout!" not "ow, backache!" due to the pack's excellent design. The Ariel 65 fits close to my body while still allowing for airflow, and generally stays out of my way more than I expected such a large pack could. The straps don't chafe, shift, or squish my bust. This is definitely not an ultralight pack (too big) or something I'd take on S&R duty (too few compartments), but for weekend to week-long or longer treks, especially when I'm responsible for others (which means extra gear to pack in), this is the right pack for the job. My only wish is that it had more readily-accessible compartments so I'm not unslinging the pack so often to access must-haves.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated5out of5byfromAwesome backpack!I have been using this pack for a few months now, did a lot of research and tried on quite a few that fit what I was looking for. This felt the best and seemed to be the best quality. I just took it up on the PCT for a 2 day hike, and was amazed at how comfortable it was even going up and down a mountain with a full load (about 35lbs including water). My friend had a lighter weight pack with less padding and was in pain, raw and bruised by the end of the day. It isn't overly bulky, but is big enough to fit all I will need for a week long hike I'm going on in a few weeks.
Date published: 2013-07-15

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