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Osprey Argon 85 Pack - 2012 Closeout

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With a customizable hipbelt, gender-specific suspension features and impressive load-transfer capabilities, the high-volume Osprey Argon 85 pack offers solid support for extended backpacking trips.

  • AirScape back panel features 3 sections of ridged foam and a central air chimney for increased ventilation
  • ReCurve supsension optimizes fit and load transfer; features an HDPE framesheet, 2 aluminum stays and dual aluminum rods
  • Load-lifter straps act with rods and framesheet to draw load snug against your back for increased control and stability
  • Gender-specific hipbelt is made of dual-density EVA foam; Osprey's certified custom heat molding provides a personalized fit (check your local REI store for availability)
  • Gender specific, dual-density foam shoulder straps adjust easily to fit a man's shoulder and chest contours
  • StraightJacket wings let you securely compress the contents of the pack, whether it's full or nearly empty, without sag or load distortion
  • Removable top lid has 1 compartment with a waterproof zipper and lash-on points; converts to a lumbar pack with AirScape lumbar pad
  • Lightweight, removable hydration pouch converts to a hydration pack for day-tripping (reservoir not included)
  • Provides complete access to main compartment via top-loading and side zippered openings
  • Externally accessible, wide-mouth sleeping bag compartment accommodates large synthetic bags
  • Stretch-woven front pocket allows quick and easy stashing
  • Side pockets, 1 zippered and 1 mesh, keep essentials handy and secure and double as slots for hauling skis
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Osprey Argon 85 Pack - 2012 Closeout Specs
Best use
Deluxe backpack
85 / 88 / 91 liter
5,187 / 5,370 / 5,553 cubic inches
6 lbs. 2 oz. / 6 lbs. 7 oz. / 6 lbs. 11 oz.
2.78 / 2.92 / 3.02 kilograms
18 - 21 / 20 - 23 / 22+ inches
30 - 34 / 33 - 37 / 33 - 37 inches
High tenacity nylon
HDPE/aluminum rod
Top / Panel
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 Argon 85 Pack - 2012 Closeout

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Osprey Argon 85 Pack - 2012 Closeout is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pack! Top notch construction! I was looking to upgrade my old pack when I found this one at the outlet. Great pack and it has definitely been a good purchase, especially considering the price savings found on the outlet buying last years model. The newest version (not this one) has the water bladder outside the pack between your back and the pack which is quite an improvement since the heavy water is not only closer to your spine, but any condensation or water leaks do not effect what is inside the pack. Not very much in the way of small item storage and the pouches on each side are just barely enough to fit a nalgene and almost impossible to get the bottle back in, resulting in the shift to the water bladder using this pack for me. Otherwise, top notch!
Date published: 2014-03-26

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