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Osprey Ariel 55 Pack - Women\'s


    Osprey Ariel 55 Pack - Women's

    Slip the Osprey Ariel 55 pack onto your back and rejoice in a heat-moldable hipbelt and a women-specific fit, brought together in a superb, lightweight design for your days in the wilderness.

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    Item # 846441

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    • 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 availability
    • Women's 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 Ariel 55 pack shaves weight yet remains tough with a 210-denier double-ripstop nylon and 500-denier plain-weave oxford nylon bottom

    Please note: Osprey products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


    Item 846441

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    Osprey Ariel 55 Pack - Women's Specs
    Best use
    Lightweight backpackLightweight backpackLightweight backpack
    49 liter52 liter55 liter
    2,990 cubic inches3,173 cubic inches3,356 cubic inches
    4 lbs. 2 oz.4 lbs. 6 oz.4 lbs. 10 oz.
    1.88 kilograms1.98 kilograms2.08 kilograms
    Less than 16 inches16 - 18.5 inches18 - 20.5 inches
    Less than 28 inches27 - 31 inches30 - 34 inches
    Ripstop nylon/nylon oxfordRipstop nylon/nylon oxfordRipstop nylon/nylon oxford
    HDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frameHDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frameHDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frame
    1 aluminum center stay1 aluminum center stay1 aluminum center stay
    Top / PanelTop / PanelTop / Panel
    Top / frontTop / frontTop / front
    6 + 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
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    Suspended mesh back panel
    Pack loading
    Pack access
    Number of exterior pockets
    Sleeping bag compartment
    Raincover included

    Osprey Ariel 55 Pack - Women's

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    Rated 4.4286/5 based on 7 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromOsprey continues to excel! Replaced wife's uncomfortable Northface Terra 40 (twisting shoulder straps) with the Ariel 55. Even with more gear this pack is very comfortable. It packs the gear very efficiently even though it lacks exterior pockets. My wife and I just got back from The Sisters Wilderness and the pack met all expectations!! This is the 4th Osprey pack we now own. Great products..Great customer service!!!
    Date published: 2013-07-26
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPerfect Pack Very nice pack. Just the right size, with sleeping bag compartment. Nice that the water compartment is separate from the storage area. Purchased due to the hip belt padding and how comfortable that was.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromJust a so so pack I have tried many packs in the past and was excited for Osprey's 2013 Ariel Series to come out. I ordered the 55 for a 3 month backpacking trip and I will be soon returning the pack. I'm petite 5' tall and after struggling with the weight in the 2012 Ariel Series I thought the lighter 2013 series would work for me but that isn't the case. I also loved the hipbelt in the 2012 Ariels but it turns out Osprey has really built up the new hipbelts making them much less flexible and much heavier. I spoke with Osprey but you can't use the 2012 hipbelts on the new packs. I like osprey's designs in general but this pack was really made for someone 5'5' or taller given the height of the pack, and the extra bulk in the hipbelt padding. Osprey does have a lighter weight model but again the height of it makes it very awkward to carry when you are in the XS suspension .
    Date published: 2013-05-16
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromLove it so far Had to return the small and order the extra small, so was worried about the fit, but it had plenty of adjustability! Have only used it for one 10 mile trip, but love it so far though. I'm 5'4", about 120 lbs.
    Date published: 2013-07-28
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromMy Trail Buddy Love this pack! Very comfortable, I love the hipbelt and the padding on the straps. You might want to get an additional compression sack for your sleeping bag, to make it fit better in the sleeping bag compartment (I use a Sea to Summit eVAC; honestly, you should have your sleeping bag in a waterproof bag and not just the compression bags that most sleeping bags come with anyway). The side pockets snugly hold water bottles/pouches, so I don't worry about anything falling out in rough terrain. The hipbelt pockets are very convenient, and big enough that I can fit my mini umbrella in one of them (yes, I backpack with an umbrella, don't knock it till you've tried it). One thing I don't like about this pack is that it's over 4 pounds, but, if you like the organization of multiple compartments, pockets, and zippers, paired with comfortable padding, you have to pay for it in weight. Lastly, the mesh back panel leave a little something to be desired. It's better than a lot of other cheaper packs, but I would like a little more ventilation, like the system that Osprey is using on the new Exos packs. This isn't my first Osprey pack, and it won't be my last. When Osprey puts a better ventilation system on this design, or manages to figure out a way to cut weight without sacrificing any of the comfort of this pack, I'll upgrade. In the meantime, this pack is my best friend on the trail!
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromLove at first hike! I tried several backpacks at REI and this one fit like a glove. I had been hiking with about 20lbs in my daypack for my training hikes and after putting this pack on and loading it up with another 10lbs it felt just as comfortable. I didn't feel the weight increase at all. I love the pockets on the belt. I love the air flow on my back, I still get warm but it helps SO much. I do wish there was maybe one more smaller pocket on the outside. My daypack has the pockets on the inside and outside of the lid as well as a 2 pockets on the outside sides and I really miss that on this bag because the lid is really the only place to put the smaller items I like to have access to such as sunscreen, snacks, bug spray and my emergency kit, etc. Because I'm missing those my lid pocket gets very heavy/awkward. Overall, I feel this pack is easy to adjust, it's easy to access pack contents and is very comfortable even when carrying a bit of weight, everything you need in a pack.
    Date published: 2013-08-03
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromThe Ferrari of Backpacks I used this pack when I hiked Mount Whitney a few weeks ago. I am 5'4", 118lbs, with a 17" torso. I have the women's small size, and it was perfect. I loaded the pack with 30lbs of gear for the trip. I found that it had adequate room for my portion of the gear. The hip pockets added a huge degree of functionality; I could put my pocket camera in one pocket, and a snack or two in the other. Since it seemed like a few hikers in my group were on a verge of inpatient, the easy access to both of those items helped a ton. Besides, I feel like I constantly have to munch when I'm on these types of excursions. A feature that had the rest of the group jealous was the detachable summit pack. I removed the padded hip belt and used that instead of the integrated straps on the summit pack, and I'm glad I did. Incredibly comfortable, and the perfect size for a summit pack. The stow and go trekking pole loops are amazing. Same category of functionality as the hip/side pockets. Even though this pack is not the lightest pack out there, it didn't matter because it was so comfortable and supported the weight inside the pack well. Additionally, I had the hip belt molded, which alleviated any pressure on my bony bits. The water bladder pocket is easy to access. I had no trouble getting the bladder back in, even with a full pack. Overall, this backpack really made my trip most enjoyable. Once I put the pack on and tightened the straps appropriately, it fit comfortably for hours of hiking with no fiddling with the straps!
    Date published: 2013-09-11

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