Very good pack does what it says on the tin and more
Great pack owned the pack for under a year i used for 125 mile trek over a 4 day period immediatly after purchase and used it for few days each month since, Done a lot of research about the pack before buying to 100% know the features before committing. Pros and cons, hip belt does dig in a bit however towards the end of the first trip became a lot more comfortable and after 7 months now is very comfortable to wear for 8+ hours walking, Squeaking at first especially while wet would squeak at the top of the frame however after being soaked and dried a few times seems to have eased up and now running quiet, Used for summer and winter trips with room for a few luxury's all in all very happy with product after a bit breaking in. would 100% reccomend!!!
Llevando durante 14 dias 22kilos de peso no me ha fallado en ningun momento.Todo necesario cabe dentro.Muy buena calidad!
This is the best backpack I ever had. Even with a heavy load(tent, sleeping bag & pad, stove, water and lots of food) this pack is really comfortable. The AG system does it's job really well. What makes this bag ideal for me is the mesh system which keeps my back ventilated. Definitly no regrets for buying the Aether AG 70.
Very good backpack with one design issues
I have recently used this backpack in a road trip in Norway and I loved it! I have just one concern about the backpack standing vertical when in the floor. I tried to pack my stuff in several different ways but the backpack always falls, there's no way to make it stand vertical. Osprey team, please prove me wrong and I'll be happy to give you 5 stars!
Brilliant pack, high quality and comfortable
Really good pack, comfortable and feels really well made. Sits close to your back for good stability but the mesh system keeps it all ventilated and the hip straps clamp down on your body, taking the weight of your shoulders. This pack gets a lot of criticism because people buy it for the day sack which isn't included in Europe, the rain cover seems good quality and is more useful for me.
Comfortable and durable.
The most comfortable pack I've ever had. It sits perfect on hips even for long trips. Hip belt is great, keeps pack on its place even if unbuckled (not a good idea of course to have it like that all the time, but it's great to unlock the buckle and still have this bit of time to take pack of the back instead of this instant feeling of heavy weight on arms or falling pack on the ground once the buckle is opened). Olive colour is great bonus for wildcamping. If I'd change anything it would be stripes closing backpack, those goes a bit too much on the side I believe, could be more to the centre of the pack. Hence olive colour is available, would be perfect to have it with olive or dark grey rain cover as standard). Anyway, great stuff and best I've had ever since. Thank you!
The bag is comfortable to wear... though it does rub a lot on the hips. It weighs a kilo more on my scales than is claimed on this page. It squeaks... and it's so close to the back of your head that it's impossible to tilt your head back enough to look up at where you're walking... .
Very good backpack with two small design issues.
I have the European version of the backpack with the rain cover. The rain cover is the first design issue I would like to change. The cover is on the top of the pack so you need to pull it down top to bottom. Any time you need something you need to remove the cover completely to get into the pack, meaning you backpack stand on the wet and maybe dirty ground and the whole backpack gets wet. Other backpacks have the cover at the bottom. In that case you can just remove the rein cover just from the top and the rest is still covered.
The second design detail is the closing straps. They are located fairly far on the outside, sometimes it's a bit hard to place the lid correctly on the top to cover the pack.
Besides this the backpack is very good. I used it on a 6 day skitour trip in Lappland and I was very satisfied. The backpack sits tight on the back so it's not a problem to ski. Carrying 17 to 18 kilo is no problem at all. I assume packing more than 20kg should be fine as well. Overall I'm very satisfied. Without the two issues describe above I would rate it a 5 star.
Osprey have clearly lost the plot when it comes to the daypack. Most users will use drybags to isolate their items and to ensure they stay dry. Anyone spending £200 on s backpack can afford decent drypacks. For most of us, the rain cover comes off and stays at home..
Where’s the day pack!!!
Feeling completely shafted by Osprey! I sat and watched a tonne of reviews on YouTube and read a bunch of forums and was really sold by the lid feature. I’ve just got it home to find it’s not present, only a really poorly designed bumbag (arnt they a thing from the 80s!)
I’ve just come onto the Osprey site to see if I was doing something wrong to find a stream of unhappy customer who also feel short changed by this alternative version.
To say that the rain cover is a cost saving exercise is absolute rubbish and market research showed this was a preferred option, come on! I’ve had a rain cover with my previous packs which I just transfer if I buy a new one or use a different pack.
As others have asked in the modern global world you cannot get away with offering country specific types.
I feel free let down by a brand I’d trusted for a number of year, this is clearly a corporate money saving exercise.
As others have asked, I do not want another separate pack which straps to the outside of my pack I want the product which is clearly being sold in other countries. The least you can do is make this item available (even at cost or as an accessory) to users who’ve been let down by this poor error or corporate judgement.