The Osprey Aether 70 Pack is a custom fit backpack for weekend adventures on your close-to-home trails to week-long trips with your best buddies. The Aether 70 comes with an IsoForm4CM™ hipbelt that will transfer the weight to your hips and an IsoForm4™ harness to keep everything stable and comfortable from camp to camp. The 70 liters of space allows a spot for everything, even that one item that you'll never take out of your pack (I find there is always something), but you'll definitely use the lower zippered sleeping bag compartment, so rest easy. The top lid is removable if you're looking to drop weight and turns into a lumbar pack for a side-trip to that oh-so-cool waterfall off the main trail. Slip your hydration reservoir into the external sleeve against the backpanel and embark on the trip of a lifetime.
FEATURES of the Osprey Aether 70 Pack
Top pocket converts to lumbar pack with built in belt
External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
Large stretch mesh front pocket for quickly stashing extra gear
Front J-zip provides quick access to main compartment
Wide-mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider
New zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage
Dual access stretch mesh side pockets
Dual side compression straps
Removable sleeping pad straps
Two ice axe loops and handle wraps
Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
StraightJacket compression secures any size load
Men's Isoform4 CM Hipbelt and Harness
LightWire peripheral frame effectively transfers load to hipbelt
New Airscape backpanel with smooth spacer mesh lumbar fabric
New IsoForm4 CM hipbelt balances firmness and cushioning for optimal carry
New spacer mesh IsoForm4 harness provides comfortable fit
Single 6061-T6 center stay maintains backpanel shape
SPECIFICATIONS of the Osprey Aether 70 Pack
210D nylon dobby
210D nylon block shadow
75D nylon stretch woven ripstop
500D plain weave nylon oxford
Dimension: (H x W x D): 32 x 14 x 12" / 81 x 36 x 31 cm
The SPECS for Small
Volume: 4089 cubic inches / 67 liter
Weight: 4 lbs 8 oz / 2.04 kg
The SPECS for Medium
Volume: 4272 cubic inches / 70 liter
Weight: 4 lbs 12 oz / 2.14 kg
The SPECS for Large
Volume: 4455 cubic inches / 73 liter
Weight: 5 lbs 15 oz / 2.24 kg
The SPECS for Extra Large
Volume: 4638 cubic inches / 76 liter
Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz / 2.34 kg
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Ordered this pack to use traveling across Israel and a trek in Nepal. Solid construction that hasn't shown much wear from my trips so far. I also like the lifetime guarantee, though I hope to never use it. Pack is very comfortable on my 5'10'' / 170lbs frame. I especially like the convenience of all the pockets and zips, particularly the zip on the back that allows entry into the pack from the side instead of having to always dig down from the top. The top of the pack also disconnects as a small day bag which is also a nice feature. Overall, really pleased with this purchase and the red color is awesome.
"amazing pack, but with 3 major design flaws."
Almost everything thing about this pack great. It holds too much stuff, very comfortable with a heavy load, and seams be sturdy and tough - the almighty guarantee is a nice bonus too. 3 design flaws however:Only the Euro models come with an integrated rain cover, c'mon 'Merica...There are virtually no usable daisy chain loops on the pack except for the top lid, which is practically useless for gear. and the third, most irritating flaw for me, is the bottom compression strap. Advertised to lash your pad or tent to, it does - but only one. When loosened out all of the way, there is just enough of a diameter to carry one pad. This wouldn't have been an issue if Osprey had added some hardy gear ties or loops, but they didn't. I love to have my inflatable for sleeping, AND a beater foam mat for sitting by the fire. The world is not over, but you just have to be a bit ingenuitive when attaching your gear.
I take this bag with me on every trip I go - backpacking Colorado, rock climbing in Spain, and multi-day music festivals. Everything I need fits in this one bag for multi-day trips, and it is the most comfortable backpack I've ever owned. No more sore shoulders after long hours of hiking.
I bought the Aether 70 for my 14 day hiking trip in Nepal in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. Overall, the pack is great. The material is very durable, it's lightweight with its aluminum internal frame and has plenty of space for all of the supplies you'd need for a long distance hike. The side pockets on the hip belt are awesome in that they can house your go to gadgets/munchies, which for me are my trail mix bars and my swiss army knife & headlamp. The Aether is ergonomically well built as well. Having hiked each day for about 8 hours to an elevation of just over 17,500 feet my back felt fine after carrying about 40lbs of gear each day, no aches or pains. I spent about a month trying determine which pack to get for the hike and decided on the Aether after reading the numerous customer reviews and the specs on this pack as well as numerous others. The Aether comes as advertised and the reviews were spot on. Definitely made the right choice in purchasing the Aether.
Received the Aether 70 pack and it is everything you thought you ever wanted and probably more. There is a detachable pack you can use for lumbar support, which will double as a super awesome fanny pack; perfect for taking a few items when taking the whole bag is unnecessary. Smart, Osprey! The zippers and gadgets are clearly very well made and sturdy. I can't really see any way Osprey could have improved upon the design. Looking forward to taking this out on a 200 mile hiking trip in the spring.
"Extremely light- it contours to my back perfectly."
I ordered this pack from moosejaw cause I've had good experiences with them. I took it to REI right away to get a professional in-person opinion on the fit- the people at REI helped me out with great service. My torso is about 18-19 inches, I went with a small- and it fits me great. I just wish this pack came with a pack cover. Next week I'm starting a two week backpacking adventure- can't wait to strap this thing on and get moving! I love how light it is.
I am an avid rock climber and an occasional backpacker.I love this pack. It is perfect for what I do. In the sleeping back compartment, I can fit my 70 meter rope. Then on top of that, I can fit my entire trad rack, 16 sport climbing quickdraws, a few pairs of shoes, a harness, and extras for the new people that are tagging along. Even with this, I have plenty of room for food and luxuries like a hammock. The 70 liter is the perfect size for this. If I need the pack to be smaller, it cinches up great. This has all the extra pockets that I want and none of the extras. The suspension is great too. it took some time to get adjusted, but when i got it locked in, it was super comfortable. I haven't taken it on any long backpacking trips, but it did treat me well while bush wacking for 5 hours in the rain at the Red River Gorge. I only wish it came with a rain cover. That is sold separately.I am 5'10" and 175 lbs. I went with the Medium because of my 30 to 32 inch waist. Perfect sizing
Sure... it weighs a bit more than a lot of packs out there, BUT!!! it carries like a dream. Definitely get fitted (as with any pack) before purchasing. I'm a tall dude, but medium torso is plenty for me. Cannot say enough great things about this pack. Highly recommended.
this is my third osprey pack, and let me tell you, these packs are built to make a 40 lb load feel like 20. First, the harness and hip belt are exceptionally padded and the hip belt pockets are very roomy and useful. The zippered lid pocket could be the most useful pocket of all though, it can support any of the gear needed for a trip. The straight jacket compression system is a key reason the pack carries so well. The sleeping bag compartment fits a light sleeping bag in compression sack.The interior of the pack is very spacious but i would recommend the aether 85 for extended trips. The sizing is a little complicated, but a good outdoors store can fit you just right.
I bought two of these several years ago one for my husband and myself. This can certainly pack a ton of things! We use this for hiking in the big horns over the weekend and constantly for grocery shopping. The bottom portion and top portion of this bag hold a lot. two egg cartons fit nicely in the top section and about 3 cabbages in the bottom pouch. I'm still trying to figure out the best way for the straps to avoiding pinching in the collar bones; however, my husband has no problems with his so obviously I'm doing something wrong even though I switched to women shoulder and hip straps.
I took this pack on a February 2014 winter camping and cross-country skiing trip to Glacier National Park. I didn't get the belt heat molded, but I did break in the pack before taking it along, and even with my heavy load it was quite comfortable. The suspension does a great job of transferring the weight to my hips even with a 50+ pound load. The stretch mesh pocket on the back works great for holding quick-access items, and the straps are adjustable enough that I was able to mount the top compartment (the one that doubles as a fanny pack) over the mesh pocket rather than on top of the pack, so that I could wear my wide-brimmed hat. The numerous loops come in handy for strapping on a variety of additional equipment. The stretch mesh pockets on the sides are large enough to hold some small pieces of equipment in the bottom and still hold a 32-oz Nalgene bottle securely.