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Osprey Aether 70 Pack


    Osprey Aether 70 Pack

    Slip the Osprey Aether 70 pack onto your back and enjoy the comfort of a custom, heat-moldable hipbelt and a superb, lightweight design for your backcountry adventures. See details

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    Slip the Osprey Aether 70 pack onto your back and enjoy the comfort of a custom, heat-moldable hipbelt and a superb, lightweight design for your backcountry adventures.

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    Slip the Osprey Aether 70 pack onto your back and enjoy the comfort of a custom, heat-moldable hipbelt and a superb, lightweight design for your backcountry adventures.

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    Slip the Osprey Aether 70 pack onto your back and enjoy the comfort of a custom, heat-moldable hipbelt and a superb, lightweight design for your backcountry adventures.

    • Removable hipbelt can be custom molded for a perfect anatomical fit; it offers superior load support, stiffness and padding with dual-density foam for enhanced comfort
    • Osprey-certified custom molding available in most stores—check your local REI store for a custom hipbelt molding oven
    • Dual-density foam harness with spacer mesh promotes airflow and wicks away moisture during warm weather and intense activity
    • Suspension features a peripheral frame, a smooth, spacer-mesh back panel, single stay and an internal framesheet
    • Running down the sidewalls, the peripheral frame anchors to the load-lifter straps and hipbelt, transferring the load to your hips and resisting sag
    • HDPE framesheet and a center aluminum stay protect your back from bulky or pointy items and support heavy loads
    • Top lid can be removed and converted into a lumbar pack; hipbelt can be removed from the pack and attached to the lumbar pack for comfortable carrying
    • J-zipper panel access on the front of the pack body makes stowing and accessing your gear a breeze, even when it's buried deep in the pack
    • Externally accessible bottom compartment with a wide mouth and divider accommodates all types of sleeping bags
    • Zippered hipbelt pockets and stretch-woven side pockets keep essentials accessible; stretch-woven front pocket with welded vent accepts Osprey AddOns™ (sold separately)
    • Compression system with 3 horizontal straps and 1 internal strap lets you securely compress the contents whether full or nearly empty, and without sag or load distortion
    • Trekking pole attachment, side gear straps, ice axe tool loops, cord loop attachment slots and removable sleeping pad straps accommodate a variety of alpine gear
    • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir sleeve and dual drink tube exit ports for on-the-go hydration (reservoir sold separately)
    • Osprey Aether 70 pack shaves weight yet remains tough with a 210-denier double-ripstop nylon and and 500-denier plain-weave oxford nylon bottom


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    Osprey Aether 70 Pack Specs
    Best use
    Lightweight backpackLightweight backpackLightweight backpackLightweight backpack
    67 liter70 liter73 liter76 liter
    4,089 cubic inches4,272 cubic inches4,455 cubic inches4,638 cubic inches
    4 lbs. 8 oz.4 lbs. 12 oz.4 lbs. 15 oz.5 lbs. 3 oz.
    2.04 kilograms2.14 kilograms2.24 kilograms2.34 kilograms
    16 - 19 inches18 - 21 inches20 - 23 inches22 - 25 inches
    27 - 31 inches30 - 34 inches33 - 37 inches36+ inches
    Ripstop nylon/nylon oxfordRipstop nylon/nylon oxfordRipstop nylon/nylon oxfordRipstop nylon/nylon oxford
    HDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frameHDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frameHDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frameHDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frame
    1 aluminum center stay1 aluminum center stay1 aluminum center stay1 aluminum center stay
    Top / PanelTop / PanelTop / PanelTop / Panel
    Top / frontTop / frontTop / frontTop / front
    6 + main compartment6 + main compartment6 + main compartment6 + 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 Aether 70 Pack

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    Osprey Aether 70 Pack is rated 4.6977 out of 5 by 43.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack This is a great pack. I decided since I am getting older that I needed a better pack to keep up with the scouts in my son's Boy Scout troop. I read hundreds of hours of reviews and tried on many different packs...normally placing 30 pounds in each bag to "test" it out. I decided on the Aether. I tried out the 60 and 70. I placed a weekend load into each. I compressed and abused each. I was torn between the 60 or 70- do I really need the 70? But at 1 oz more in weight...and with the great compression...why give up the flexibility of the 70? Like I said, I am getting comfort and the right gear counts. I am past my ultra light days!!! With that said, I don't normally carry over 25 pounds...but I love me a pillow and other comforts that can be a bit bulky. The Aether 70 has great water pockets (You can place them straight in or "pull" style with the upper front opening in the pocket), a large sleeping bag opening (I can place my 15 degree down bag and tent in the same space (minus poles of course), it has a divider that can be hooked and unhooked as needed to separate sleeping bag area from the cavity of the pack, large zipper entrance on the front instead of using the top opening (makes for easy extraction of small stuff), great compression and expansion, fits and feels perfectly on the body (it has an adjustable harness�?�but I didn't need to adjust from the original set up) and I can hardly feel any weight. Impressive! I did not "heat" mold the belt- doesn't need it. The pockets on the belt are large and very nice. Words cannot describe how well the belt cinch's when you pull them. Excellent. The top pocket in large and can carry all my small stuff in one place. A second pocket would have been idea...but still love the entire design of the pack. Oh- this year's model has the hydration port on the outside. Even with a 70oz bladder filled, I hardly noticed it there as I hiked. I bought the medium Osprey rain cover for perfectly. Space to have stuff on the outside if needed. Don't get the would be way to big. Wish it had a drain hole though. Overall, a perfect multiday or weeklong (or more) pack. It will fulfill what I need it to do and more as I progress through the Boy Scouts with my son. It has great features, light, excellent support and with Osprey's warranty and REI support- a win/win forever. I am 5'9", 160 pounds with a torso of 18.5". I bought the medium. I used the "stock" harness and belt- they are perfect for my size. Good luck!
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer I never bother writing reviews but I'm compelled to with this product. It's been 40 years since my last backing trip and that trip was about pain, lots pain from my back pack is what I remember most from that trip. REI Concord fitted me and suggested the Osprey Aether 70.(56 year old fat guy) First trip was an over night hike at Point Reys 18 miles in two day, this pack performed better than my wildest dreams, pack was so comfortable I didn't even bother to take it off during a lunch brake, I over packed, had to carry extra food for someone else and I probably packed a few too many things I didn't need, the pack weight was at 42 lb's at the trail head but the Aether 70 distributed the load extremely well. I'm very satisfied with this pack and would recommend it, I won't wait another 40 years to go on my next backpacking trip just got back and planing another trip.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pack for a Plus Size guy. I know this pack is made for the mountain climber and multi day backpacker in mind. One thing that is usually not taken into consideration when manufacturers produce their outdoor equipment is the "plus sized" person. Yes, us fat people still like to hike and enjoy the outdoors. That being said, although I will not be climbing any mountains anytime soon, this pack was one of the few that would fit around my "plus sized" waist, and it fits like a glove. Most of my packing is done on the weekends with family and comfort in mind. This pack fits the bill perfectly. Not only does it have the room to carry everything I require for camp comfort, but it molds perfectly, and carries like it's simply an extension of my body. This was my first pack graduating from the "old school" aluminum external frame, and I'm hooked. The best feature, in my humble opinion, is the space provided for the hydration bottle. No more fumbling with a canteen. My water hose sits over my shoulder for easy reach while on the go. Surprisingly the liquid stays nice and cool even in warmer weather. My first use of this pack was an 18 mile trip on the C&O canal. With the waist belt nice and snug the multiple adjustments allowed for on the shoulder straps almost makes this pack carry like its not even there. This pack was well worth every penny.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An updated pack worth waiting for! I waited a long while to get this pack. To be honest it is my first Osprey so I was pretty excited. My wait was not in vein. Right out of the box (ordered from it was the most comfortable pack I've tried on in years! My daughter and I trekked about 7 miles with 30lbs and were VERY comfortable. We are looking for a longer trip to really get an idea just how good this pack really is.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Osprey Aether 70 Delivers Bigtime! I bought this pack a few months ago for a multiday trip in Kings Canyon National Park. Before I left REI in Manhattan offered free fitting and heat molding of the hip pads. I stopped in and the Osprey rep was just fantastic! He set my pack up for my use and went through all the cool little details and added features of the pack. Glad I spent that hour with him. This translated into an incredible 2 day overnight hike in KCNP. I was a little heavy due to carrying a Bear canister but even carrying close to 40 pounds up and down some very steep trails this pack came through with flying colors. I was especially impressed with how well this pack cinches down when fully loaded eliminating load shift. Easy access to all compartments was also appreciated. I am now back in NJ looking forward to extended backpacking over the next six months. Just can't say enough good things about this pack!
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pack I purchased this pack to climb Mt. Whitney. It's my first pack and it took me a few miles to dial in the weight distribution. Once I figured it out I had all the weight on my waist and the pack fealt very snug and attached at the shoulders. Very comfortable. I had no soreness in my hips or shoulders after the very long 2-say hike. The air flow system also kept my back cool and dry. Very happy with this pack.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice pack I bought this pack after doing a lot of research on just what REI sells. This one suited me, although a bit pricey. But it is very nice. Unfortunately, I do not do the backpacking/camping like I used to, but on the few times I do, I am glad I have this. Note to others, you can go to REI and try on packs, and they can load them with weights so you can get the feel.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the best I bought this pack back in March and since have used it more than a dozen times. Two summits this year in the PACNW and a handful of overnighters. Yes a bit big for a few overnighters, but the comfort and capacity have been amazing. Its hard to use anything else. The moldable hipbelt, easy access areas, and adjustable weight control have really come in handy. I have had about 60 pounds in the pack for hike to base camp and out on two occasions and have zero complaints. I am also the young guy, carrying the stove, tent, etc. :) But I had zero complaints with that type of weight for long hikes. The pack sat well, had great access to areas I needed to get to and felt very comfortable. I love Ospreys products so I went ahead and added the Osprey 3 liter water pack to the pack, the rain cover, etc. and I have to say that Osprey did a fantastic job with their accessories. The hydration pack add-on was my favorite as it contours to your back and is made specifically for the size of the packs. Overall, the Aether pack is a great product for overnighters and carrying a lot of equipment on some of those longer hikes. Super comfy and so glad I chose the right product. Thanks.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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