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  • AirScape back panel offers ventilation, with a harness that adjusts easily to fit different torso lengths and a Fit-on-the-Fly hipbelt for a perfect fit and comfortable carry
  • 3.5mm LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers the load from the harness to the hipbelt
  • 1mm HDPE framesheet spreads the load across the entire back panel to the peripheral frame
  • Ridged, mesh-covered foam allows maximum ventilation while keeping the load close to your body
  • Soft, edgeless padded mesh offers a soft, breathable contact surface and large load support
  • Adjustable sternum strap with rescue whistle
  • Zippered sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment; dual ice tool loops; dual upper and lower side compression straps; removable sleeping pad straps; dual front panel daisy chains
  • Dual stretch-mesh side pockets are easy to access; large stretch mesh front pocket; zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Floating top pocket with web attachment points, zippered pocket and under-lid zippered mesh pocket


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Best Use Backpacking
Frame Type Internal Frame
Gear Capacity (L) 65 liters
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 3,967 cubic inches
Weight 3 lbs. 13.8 oz.
Weight - Metric 1750
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Torso 14 - 20 inches
Fits Waist/Hips 27 - 49 inches
Material(s) 210-denier ripstop nylon
Frame Material Steel alloy
Number of Stays 1 peripheral hoop
Suspended Mesh Back Panel Yes
Pack Access Top/front/lower/hip
Number of Exterior Pockets 4+ main compartment
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Gender Women's
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice pack in general but does not fit everyone I bought this pack online to do some hiking in the Adirondack Mountains this summer. I was excited about the pack when it arrived - it seemed to be constructed well and fit all my gear nicely. Once I got hiking, however, I found the waist belt very uncomfortable. I tried to adjust it several times and in several ways but could not make it comfortable on my waist. I got to the point where I wanted to toss it off a high peak - but I restrained myself. I am 5' 7" and weigh #118 so I do not have a lot of natural padding on my pelvis and this did not help. I will be returning the pack to an REI store and hopefully find one that fits my body better.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most comfortable pack I've owned. I purchased this pack in March to hike 100 miles on the NCT. 46 miles later, I have zero complaints. No issues with hotspots or rubbing. Best part? No back sweat! :D
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for Tall Ladies I got this pack to replace a heavier, bomb-proof MacPac I have used for years. The Viva is 3 lbs. lighter than my MacPac, so I was interested to try it. My husband has the Volt, which felt good when I tried it. I'm concerned that I might have to sacrifice MacPac's durability for Osprey's lighter weight, but Osprey seems to have a good reputation, so I ordered one. It came and I, adjusted it to it's max. height and loaded it up with all my usual gear (about 45 lbs worth) and hefted it on. It was a bad fit, even when adjusted to the max - the straps were pressing down on my shoulders and the hip belt wasn't sitting solidly on my hips. I am 5'9" tall, with a long torso (19.5"). The Specs say it fits torso's 14-20", but I think if your torso is longer than 17", it's going to be feel small when loaded. Other annoying things: I could feel the pack's adjustment lines across my back -- like sitting on a lumpy couch. The trekking pole loop on the shoulder strap scrapes on the inside of your bicep when you walk. It's difficult to re-zip the belt pouches with one hand, while you're wearing the pack. I'm going to switch to the Volt, which seems to accommodate my height better. I may end up cutting off the trekking pole loop. Not sure I'll use the hip pouches much.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, Comfortable Got this at our local mountaineering shop for my daughter, as a step-up to a proper pack for longer excursions. She found it comfortable for 10-mile days, and loaded to about 35 lbs she didn't have any issues at all jumping and navigating technical trails. This pack has a cavernous main compartment, with a removable divider between the bottom and top, and lots of options for adjusting, cinching, tightening or expanding the various parts of the pack. In many ways a very simple pack, it has enough pockets to keep items organized while maintaining a lot of space for gear. Best part for me is that this can swallow up a full size Bear Vault lengthwise inside the pack, through the bottom access of the main compartment. We were so impressed with this pack that I decided to get myself the men's version, the Volt 75, which is almost identical but slightly bigger.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice pack, but one size does not fit all I was excited about this pack when I tried it on in-store, but when I fine-tuned all the sizing and took it for a test hike it just didn't work for me. I like a lot of the features on it-- lots of places to clip things outside, stretchy pockets, lots of belts to cinch it down-- but the adjustable torso wouldn't get small enough for me. I'm not that short, either... I was sized at the upper end of a small or low medium. When I returned it, an associate thought maybe the top Velcro panel could slide between the two bottom panels to get smaller, but that seemed weird and lumpy. Regardless, it just didn't feel right to me. Bummed this one didn't work out (I loved that green color!) but I opted for a new pack that adjusts more easily to a shorter torso length and has better hip padding. I imagine that someone with wider hips might find the hip belts on the Viva to be inadequate. They are adjustable, too, but not super plush, and it seems like a ridge in the middle of the hip belt would feel weird. However, I think it's worth trying this pack on in-store with an associate's help to get it fitted.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from carries heavy weight well I used this pack for rainier and several other local two day summits. 43 pounds is about the limit but there is enough room for all overnight and climb gear. love the hip padding, side pockets and quick stash on the outside for muddy or wet items. note, crampons will rip the mesh-wrap them in something first. i had the guy at rei fit it for me and was really glad i did.
Date published: 2017-05-14
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What's difference between Osprey Ariel 65 pack women and Osprey Viva 65 pack women? Do this backpack have raincover? 

Asked by: Rehieea
The Ariel 65 has a more robust hipbelt and shoulder harness. The hipbelt on the Ariel can also be custom molded for added comfort. Both packs do not come with a rain cover.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

Is there a reservoir that is included with the backpack?

Asked by: Cj Ann
The Viva 65 Pack has a hydration compatible sleeve that will accommodate up to 100 oz. reservoir. The reservoir would have to be purchased separately, however.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13
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