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Osprey Ace 48 Pack - Youth


    Osprey Ace 48 Pack - Youth

    Not just a scaled-down adult pack, the Ace 48 pack from Osprey was designed to fit children's dimensions and proportions—and it grows with them! See details

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    Not just a scaled-down adult pack, the Ace 48 pack from Osprey was designed to fit children's dimensions and proportions—and it grows with them!

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    Not just a scaled-down adult pack, the Ace 48 pack from Osprey was designed to fit children's dimensions and proportions—and it grows with them!

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    Not just a scaled-down adult pack, the Ace 48 pack from Osprey was designed to fit children's dimensions and proportions—and it grows with them!

    • Fits a variety of backs, thanks to its generous torso-length adjustment: just rip it, adjust it and stick it
    • Pack is sized to fit kids from approximately 12 to 16 years old
    • To ensure a healthy and comfortable carry, loaded pack should not be more than 15 to 20 percent of child's body weight
    • AirScape backpanel features three sections of ridged foam and a central air chimney for increased ventilation
    • Running down the sidewall, peripheral rods anchor to load-lifter straps and hipbelt, actively transferring load and resisting sag
    • Top-loading design gives you easy access to the pack's contents; two zippered pockets in removable/extendable lid let you stash maps and small items
    • Retractable sleeping bag compartment has straps to pull it in from the inside allowing the negative space on the outside for a sleeping bag or pad
    • ErgoPull hipbelt closure provides extra cinching leverage—drawing tension along top and bottom, not through the center—relieving hipbone pressure
    • Zippered pockets on hipbelt let you stash small essentials such as a digital camera, snacks, lipbalm and sunblock
    • Front stretch pocket is ideal for stowing jacket, hat and other often-used essentials
    • Large stretch-woven side pockets hold your water bottles and organize other small gear items
    • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir sleeve and a drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
    • Bottom of pack features a small zippered compartment to hold built-in raincover, which is tethered for security
    • Backpacker April ’09 declares that the Osprey Ace 48 “represents a sea change in comfort, features and durability among youth backpacks.”


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    Osprey Ace 48 Pack - Youth Specs
    Best use
    Lightweight backpack
    48 liter
    2,929 cubic inches
    3 lbs. 14 oz.
    1.75 kilograms
    14 - 20 inches
    25 - 29 inches
    Rigid foam framesheet/aluminum
    6 + 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 Ace 48 Pack - Youth

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    Osprey Ace 48 Pack - Youth is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Pack to grow in Bought this for one of our kids to go on her first backpacking trip. She carried a load of bare essentials, sleeping bag + pad, long underwear, extra socks and a few light accessories, didn't want to ruin the experience by loading her down much. There was plenty of room left for her to carry more if needed. Pack held up well, we were even hailed and rained on coming out to the trailhead on the 3rd day, rain cover performed as it should. One complaint is the pack doesn't have front zippered access, something I require in a pack for myself. My only other complaint is the padding, especially on the waist belt could be a little more robust but it definitely saves weight by having less padding. Overall, it is a great pack for a youth and will adjust to fit her for many more years and trips.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding comfort and flexibility Very impressed by the quality of the straps, stitching, and buckles. Will be abused by boy scout. Only been out once so far but did well on a 5 mile.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great backpack I've used this backpack for both several-day trips and day hikes. It's been super comfy and is very adjustable. I like all the pockets, which make it easy to organize my stuff. The one flaw in this backpack is the back pocket: it is made of mesh and little things snag onto it easily. Also, I have had it for only one year and already the mesh pocket is covered with dirt that is difficult to clean. Overall, this is a great backpack for day hikes, backpacking trips, and carrying a reasonable load.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pack for kids! Bought this product for my 12 year old daughter. I took her to the REI store so she could be fitted by a pro and could try it on with a load to see how it feels. This was the second pack she tried on and it was obvious that it was the right pack for her from the moment she put it on. We took it out on an overnight and she carried everything in it that she needed for herself including sleeping bag, tent, clothes, food and all the other little things that you need. I didn't have to carry a thing for her and her pack weight minus water came in at about 17 pounds. After a short 2 mile hike and overnight camping, I would call the pack a success. My criteria for success in this case may be a little low, but there were no complaints or whining during the trip. The pack was comfortable for her and carried the load well. We'll be using it on longer trips in the future, but this was a good first test of the pack, it's comfort and features. The only con I can come up with is the weight of the pack itself. It's not ultralight, but the trade off is the comfort of the kids and if they are happy and having fun then the pack is doing it's job! Great pack at a great price! I would definitely purchase this pack again and recommend it to others.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One ofthe best kids pack I've ever seen. I purchased this pack a couple of years ago for my oldest son. It turned out to be the best pack that anyone in the family has owned. When it came time for my younger son to get his pack, I looked around, and still could not find a better pack for him.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Back Pack for a Scout I purchased this backpack for my son who is currently a Star scout. He is in training for Philmont Hiking in 2015 and this was the right choice for his profile(5'ft 90lbs). The bag allows plenty of room for growth while at the same time preventing him from carrying more than he should (30lbs currently). The bag is easy to adjust, add and remove items, and very durable.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic pack for small-medium person! This pack is awesome! I bought it for my 12-year-old son's first backpacking trip (three nights of "real" backpacking, then three nights of primitive lodging at a base camp). He is 4'10" and weighs 85 lbs. The pack adjusts easily to fit his height (and could go smaller), and it weighed only 20 lbs completely loaded for the three nights of backpacking. I've experiemented with the height adjustment, and it's perfect for me as well (5'3") and could easily go several inches higher-- maybe 5'7" to 5'8". If/when my son gets over 5'8", this pack will go to his sister. It has many nice features, like zipper access from the bottom of the main compartment if you need to get something out from the bottom without unpacking everything, many pockets for organizing, and easy access to items during the day. There are many adjustments to the straps, hip belt, etc., which make it comfortable for different body types. It also includes its own rain cover. I highly recommend this pack for a child or anyone under about 5'7".
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Starter Pack This was a birthday gift for my 10 year old son who will be joining Boy Scouts. His older brother has this same pack and we have been very happy with it. Neither boy has alot of bulk to them, so this is the perfect size for them now. Since they are close to the bottom of the adjustment range, there is plenty of room for it to grow as they do.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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