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Aether AG 70

Aether AG 70
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Adriondack Green
Outback Orange
Adriondack Green
Aether AG 70 Frfont - Adriondack Green
Aether AG 70 Back Side - Adriondack Green
Aether AG 70 Back - Adriondack Green
Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment
AntiGravity™ 3D suspended mesh backpanel and lumbar
Pre-curved IsoForm CM moldable hipbelt
Integrated & detachable raincover
Top lid access
Adjustable torso length

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£200.00
Sizing info

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Aether AG 70

The journey is your reward. Having once graced the cover of the legendary Time Magazine, Aether AG now takes a big step forward to make your journey even more rewarding.

Aether AG is designed for multi-day backpacking and carrying significant loads. The backsystem combines the comfort and ventilation of Osprey's multi-award-winning AG AntiGravity™ backsystem with the custom-mouldable fit of Osprey's next generation IsoForm™ hipbelt. A sprung mesh lumbar area, combined with stiff load bars integrated into the harness allows for impressive load transfer through the large muscle groups in the legs, enabling an even and comfortable backpacking experience.

Organisation and accessibility are key during long adventures. These packs stand out with multiple access points including the J-Zip front panel access into the body of the pack, as well as sleeping back compartment with wide zip entry an internal divider. The lid not only has multiple pockets but is also removable, offering great versatility. The top of the pack remains protected without the lid thanks to the deployable FlapJacket™ top cover.

An integrated rain cover, Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment, InsideOut™ compression straps and multiple attachment points allow you to carry your gear any way you like. Aether AG 70's capacity allows for plenty of gear to be carried with ease on extended trips.

Aether AG provides uncompromising comfort, ventilation and stability for your multi-day adventures.

As an essential feature for Europe, this pack is supplied with a raincover instead of the DayLid.

Key Features

  • AG AntiGravity™ 3D suspended mesh backpanel/hipbelt
  • J-zip front panel access
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Pre-curved IsoForm™ CM moldable hipbelt
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Top lid access
FULL FEATURE LIST
Weight: 2.33 kg (M)
Maximum Dimensions (cm): 85 (l) x 40 (w) x 34 (d)

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3.05
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ZH
Daylid feature missing
Disapointed that in Europe you cannot buy the pack with the Daylid. I almost pressed the button on the order based on the videos from Youtube. Great reviews, however I wanted to check the reviews on the official website. Thankfully, I discovered from the reviews here, that it is not containing the feature that I find quite important and usefull. It is a shame, for now probably I will choose the Baltoro 75 instead, even though that is a bit more expensive. Raincover should be basic for every backpack in my opinion, however if I would have to make a choice on which one to be integrated, daylid is a no brainer.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG.

We are sorry to hear you have been disappointed by our decision to not include the Daylid.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

JP
Listen to your users! We want a daypack not a raincover!
Was going to buy this to use for a 8 month trip in the US. However, without a daypack, there are many better alternatives. Went for a rival brand instead.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi JP,

We did lots of research with our users as well as with Osprey employees, athletes and ambassadors. From said research, we concluded that the majority of users did not want the Daylid, instead would rather have the raincover as the pack is still compatible with the Daylite series which can be attached to the front of the pack. I am sorry for that this has caused such disappointment. If you do not like the idea of the daylight being attached to the front of the pack then we have our Stuff Packs which can be compact down to about the size of an apple so will fit in most if not all pockets of the Aether AG and Ariel AG series.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Robbie
daypack
hello osprey.
I realy like the backpack. best choise ever.
i have the european verson.
but sometimes i would like ik had a daypack at on the backpack.
can i buy as a Accesoir. so i can change before the trip.
thanx.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Robbie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

It is great to hear you have been pleased with your pack. Our Daylite Series is compatible with the Aether AG, and will attach to the front of your pack as an easy to access daypack.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Huwy
Fantastic backpack!
Exactly what I need for carrying heavy loads on multi-day treks. Love that it has a rain cover and not a daypack which would be useless for hiking. Another great bag!
Yves from Switzerland
Good backpack. Especially the back ventilation is great.
Question: In the German version of the Owner Manual it is stated that size L is for back lengths of 18 - 21 inches. Isn't that a mistake? On the English, French, Spanish and Italian versions of the Owner Manual it is stated that the back lenght is 20 - 23 inches. (The same being true for M = 16 - 19 inches in the German version and 18 -21 inches in the other versions.)
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Yves,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sorry to hear that you have found conflicting information on our Owner's Manuals. The correct torso length measurements for a size L is 20-23 inches, and 18-21 inches for the size M. We have amended our German Owner's Manual accordingly, to ensure this is correctly reflected.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Jiipee
No Daylid
Received yesterday Aether AG 70 and Ariel AG 65. I’m disappointed! No daypack!
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

We appreciate your feedback on the Aether AG 70. On our website, each pack has a full list of all of its features. In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

However, the Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

disappointed
no Daylid in EU? shameful
The rain cover should be included with all backpacks. But definitely not at the expense of one of the main features that this backpack has - the Daylite day pack. Furthermore, it is just not possible to purchase the Daylid anywhere.
This alone steered me away from buying this or probably any other Osprey products down the road.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sincerely sorry to hear you are disappointed by Osprey's decision not to range the Daylid feature on the Aether AG Series in Europe. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

This researched showed, in Europe, featuring an integrated raincover was more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature. The US version of the Aether AG, although it has the Daylid, does not come with an integrated Raincover.

Additionally, the Aether AG is compatible with our Daylite series, which will allow you to easily attach the Daylid onto the front of the Aether AG.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service.

LvdB
No daypack is a dealbreaker
The omission of the DayLid feature on the Aether is a dealbreaker. In my selection process it came down to 2 backpacks. Without the daypack (EU version) I will choose for the other brand.
Besides that... Do you think that people from Europe only travel in Europe? The daypack would be far more useful. A raincover can be bought easily. An integrated daypack that does not affect the size of the backpack is a very nice feature that is missing....
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi LvdB,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the Aether AG 70.

We're sorry to hear that you feel this way. In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is much more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a DayLid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

However, I'll pass your feedback onto our Sales Team for consideration.

We do recommend the Daylite and Daylite Plus Daypacks that are compatible with the Aether AG series over the Daylid. These are much more substantial and both have many more features than the Daylid. They also have very well-ventilated backsystems so will be more comfortable and fitted. Please click the link to visit our Daylite and Daylite Plus category page.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Alex
Daypack/Lid
Thanks for the quick response. The included rain cover is definitely convenient, no question. Would it be somehow possible to buy the daypack/lid separately, and if so could you provide the proper link to it? Thanks in advance.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Alex,

No problem at all.

I'm afraid this is not possible, we would have liked to have been able to source these for those interested, however, they're simply not available to purchase anywhere in Europe.

Again, we're sorry for any disappointment caused. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with, you can send us any questions you may have via our email address here.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

 

Alex
Daypack/Lid
Hey guys. Just purchased my Aether 70 AG recently and watched a review on this pack. It mentioned that the lid of this pack could be transformed to a fully functional day pack. However, the lid on my Aether 70 AG does not provide that option, yet it was said it's included in the pack.Just wondering if that's some sort of upgrade or just simply missing on my pack :) Thanks!
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Alex,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

The Aether AG Series is sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

We have ensured that this information is provided on each of the product pages for the Aether AG Series, however, we sincerely apologise for any confusion caused.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Buck
Really good but information is misleading
I recently purchased an osprey aether 70 ag, and am really enjoying it, but I find some information is vague. I would like to know what size (litres) of hydration bladder it can hold. that is my only complainy. good job guys.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Buck,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

It is great to hear that you have enjoyed using your pack. The Aether AG 70 is compatible with all of our Hydraulics Reservoirs..

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

mu2000
no day bag!!!
no daypack, not interested
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Christopher
Bombroof and Quality
I purchased this backpack for wild camping trips throughout the UK. I tend to go overboard on things and always bring luxury items - this pack is an absolute beast. It can carry everything and more with ease. The quality of materials and construction throughout is second to none; yes it's the most expensive backpack I've ever purchased, but this thing will last a lifetime if looked after. I am 6ft tall and found the medium size fits me perfectly. The load distribution is amazing and the straps and AG system do a great job of making heavy loads bearable. This pack carried 19KG with ease on a recent trip to the Lake District. Brilliant pack and worth every penny.
Martin
Best Backpack I've ever owned
This backpack is a beast. Yes, it's the EU version with a rain cover and at first i was a bit bummed about the missing day pack that was mentioned in the reviews of the US version. But I live in Ireland and boy does that rain cover come in handy!
The pack itself is high quality and the AG System does seem to do a good job at distributing the weight of the pack down to your hips.
I'm still wondering how the product photo people managed to arrange all the straps so neatly, mine are dangling about like there is no tomorrow.

All in all, I hope the pack will serve me well in the coming years and I will be ordering a day lite pack to attach to this thing as a day pack.
Spencer
NO DAYPACK!!!
I'm looking at the reviews for this pack and the majority of people are crying out for the lid to be a daypack NOT a rain cover which everyone says you can easily buy separately. I don't know what European experts you asked but try looking at your customer base for the correct answer. Daypack is far more useful than a rain cover. I really like Osprey products but you've massively dropped the ball on this. Bite the bullet and offer the US version in the EU otherwise you'll find people using other brands.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Spencer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed by Osprey Europe's decision to range the Aether AG series with a Raincover instead of a Daylid. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, Osprey Retailers and also our consumers.

This research found in Europe, featuring an integrated Raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a Raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

The Aether AG is also compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Voyager
No DayLid
I’m not sure who you source to decide regional product features, but an internal review is in order for Osprey. The omission of the DayLid feature on the Aether is a deal-breaker guys. To argue that the European continent is more suited to a raincover reflects poor head work and questionable research. Osprey packs are used in far more than pouring rain people. Splitting the pack during air travel, exploring the town from a youth hostel, all demand a detachable day pack. European clients are increasingly annoyed by the U.S. price gap, don’t further aggravate this by rationalizing a feature strip using weak climatological comparisons.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with Osprey Europe's decision to feature a Raincover instead of the Daylid on our Aether AG and Ariel AG range. This decision was made after conducting extensive research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

This research highlighted, that in Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than including a Daylid. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many customers who will not use the DayLid feature.

If you would like the option of having a Daypack for Carry-On or travelling around on day trips, both the Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these packs onto the front of the backpacks. As an alternative, we also have our Stuff Pack series which can be compressed to the size of an apple and is a maximum weight of 180g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

cumbriancamper
just the job
ive bought this for a 40 mile 5 day trek in the cairngorms in scotland, out the box this pack is quality, the materials used are tough and the zips have large ring pulls,so even with gloves on you can get into the pack, living in the uk im very pleased that it comes with a rain cover,the pack feels really comfortable when on and the AG system fools you into thinking you are carrying less weight than you actually are,overall am very happy with my osprey aether ag 70,the lifetime guarantee does this product justice, it wont last you a lifetime but it wont fail on you in 6 months either,THE BEST RUCKSACK IVE EVER BOUGHT .
ont
my best back pack so far
I bought my Aether 70 more then 10 years ago. It does its job excellent. Really sticks to the back without being sticky (in wet). I have used backpack almost every year and it survived airplane -(punishments) , foul weather and lots of rocks. It shows now some wear, still not enough to buy a new one :-(
This backpack is my first big pack that easily can be adjusted to carry less then its 70 liters in a comfortable way
Seb
Great, but surprise with daypack
A very good backpack.
I trekked for 3 weeks with it in India as first use, and it was very useful in all occasion. But as many european user I was disappointed to discover there's no daypack.
Maybeyou could help your customer by sending them this daypack, or offer discount on this daypack for european customer, or create something to transform 'hat' of the pack in a messenger bag or something like that.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Seb,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

It is great to hear that found the Aether AG to be very useful on your recent trip.

We appreciate your feedback on the Day Pack, the decision was made to include a Raincover and not a DayLid in the European model. This pack is compatible with our Daylite range, or alternatively you could use our Stuff Pack, which condenses down to the size of an apple.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

G. Wayman
Brilliant bag - not far from perfect.
Within seconds of wearing this bag I was in love, it's literally sticks to my back and has no weight to it. The fact it has a rain cover instead of a day pack is much better in my eyes we live in Europe it rains near on everywhere all the time I can easily see why as a company you decided to go with it. Plus the fact that you can simply purchase a day lite plus bag which with ease clips straight onto the front of my Aether bag.
Kind Regards. Thanks for the bag.
Kimldk
No information about missing daypack :(
I really wanted this bag, but without the Daylid i'm not getting it. A raincover (that can easily be bought anywhere) is not a good substitute!
I wasted lots of time during research and only discovered the missing bag by chance in the store.
You really should have made this clear for your potential customers :(
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We appreciate your feedback on the Aether AG 70. On our website, each pack has a full list of all of its features. In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

However, the Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Steven
Missing Daylid backpak
After seeing the review en video https://www.bever.nl I bought the back pack. Its great but I am missing the dayback. Its in the product specs, but I read a story on your site about EU vs VS?? Are these not compatible and can it be orderd? Are we paying the same price for a product with less functionality?
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

Aether and Ariel AG are sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Aether and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

If you have any further questions please email care@ospreyeurope.com.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service.

Nathan
DayLid
I understand that the decision was made not to include the DayLid on the Aether, but i was wondering if we would be able to purchase it separately.

Thanks.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Nathan,

The Daylid is not available in Europe as part of the pack or an addition.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Jason
Disappointing! One step forward (AG added), one step back (no DayLid or even lumbar pack?!?!)
The good:
AG features is really comfortable with heavy loading, minimum load on shoulder.
The bad:
Top lid (DayLid) for the Europe version is useless!
I can accept due to different reasons the feature to convert the lid into a daypack isn't available.
However taking the lumbar pack conversion back for the new model is disappointing!
Does Osprey Europe expecting me to hold the top lid with my hands like a handbag when I go for a day walk?
I would expect a bit more by paying this amount of money for a backpack.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

The decision was made to not have the DayLid feature for a number of different reasons, the main of which being that on the previous model the pack came with a similar feature but instead of the lid converting into a daypack it converted into a lumbar pack. This feature added extra costs to the pack and from the research that we have conducted, this feature was not used. The cost of the pack is as such because there is a lot of research and development that goes into the backsystem. Plus, the European version of the Aether/Ariel series comes with a Raincover which we believe to be more useful than the US version which has the DayLid.

The lid of the pack is removeable so that the weight of the pack can be stripped down if the user wishes to do so; we do not expect users to carry this with them. The pack has a Flapjacket which can be used to protect the contents without the lid on the pack. The series is compatible with the Daylite which works as a suitable alternative, however, if you do not want to add another pack onto the front of your pack we also have our Stuff Pack which will fit in most, if not all, pockets on the Aether and Ariel AG.

If you have any more questions please email our Customer Care Team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Recognition for the Aether AG 70:

OutDoor Magazine - Editors Choice Award
Outdoor 100 Summer 2017
Adventure Travel Magazine - Best in Test
  • Adjustable AG AntiGravity™ 3D suspended mesh backsystem
  • Adjustable torso length
  • Base zip entry
  • Compatible with Daylite & Daylite Plus
  • FlapJacket™ top cover for use without lid
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • J-zip front panel access
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Pre-curved IsoForm™ CM moldable hipbelt
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Removable top lid with dual compartments
  • Side compression straps
  • Sleeping bag base compartment with internal divider
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • StraightJacket™ compression
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pockets with InsideOut™ compression
  • Top lid access
  • Twin ice axe loops
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets

Reviews (32)

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3.05
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ZH
Daylid feature missing
Disapointed that in Europe you cannot buy the pack with the Daylid. I almost pressed the button on the order based on the videos from Youtube. Great reviews, however I wanted to check the reviews on the official website. Thankfully, I discovered from the reviews here, that it is not containing the feature that I find quite important and usefull. It is a shame, for now probably I will choose the Baltoro 75 instead, even though that is a bit more expensive. Raincover should be basic for every backpack in my opinion, however if I would have to make a choice on which one to be integrated, daylid is a no brainer.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG.

We are sorry to hear you have been disappointed by our decision to not include the Daylid.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

JP
Listen to your users! We want a daypack not a raincover!
Was going to buy this to use for a 8 month trip in the US. However, without a daypack, there are many better alternatives. Went for a rival brand instead.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi JP,

We did lots of research with our users as well as with Osprey employees, athletes and ambassadors. From said research, we concluded that the majority of users did not want the Daylid, instead would rather have the raincover as the pack is still compatible with the Daylite series which can be attached to the front of the pack. I am sorry for that this has caused such disappointment. If you do not like the idea of the daylight being attached to the front of the pack then we have our Stuff Packs which can be compact down to about the size of an apple so will fit in most if not all pockets of the Aether AG and Ariel AG series.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Robbie
daypack
hello osprey.
I realy like the backpack. best choise ever.
i have the european verson.
but sometimes i would like ik had a daypack at on the backpack.
can i buy as a Accesoir. so i can change before the trip.
thanx.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Robbie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

It is great to hear you have been pleased with your pack. Our Daylite Series is compatible with the Aether AG, and will attach to the front of your pack as an easy to access daypack.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Huwy
Fantastic backpack!
Exactly what I need for carrying heavy loads on multi-day treks. Love that it has a rain cover and not a daypack which would be useless for hiking. Another great bag!
Yves from Switzerland
Good backpack. Especially the back ventilation is great.
Question: In the German version of the Owner Manual it is stated that size L is for back lengths of 18 - 21 inches. Isn't that a mistake? On the English, French, Spanish and Italian versions of the Owner Manual it is stated that the back lenght is 20 - 23 inches. (The same being true for M = 16 - 19 inches in the German version and 18 -21 inches in the other versions.)
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Yves,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sorry to hear that you have found conflicting information on our Owner's Manuals. The correct torso length measurements for a size L is 20-23 inches, and 18-21 inches for the size M. We have amended our German Owner's Manual accordingly, to ensure this is correctly reflected.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Jiipee
No Daylid
Received yesterday Aether AG 70 and Ariel AG 65. I’m disappointed! No daypack!
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

We appreciate your feedback on the Aether AG 70. On our website, each pack has a full list of all of its features. In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

However, the Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

disappointed
no Daylid in EU? shameful
The rain cover should be included with all backpacks. But definitely not at the expense of one of the main features that this backpack has - the Daylite day pack. Furthermore, it is just not possible to purchase the Daylid anywhere.
This alone steered me away from buying this or probably any other Osprey products down the road.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sincerely sorry to hear you are disappointed by Osprey's decision not to range the Daylid feature on the Aether AG Series in Europe. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

This researched showed, in Europe, featuring an integrated raincover was more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature. The US version of the Aether AG, although it has the Daylid, does not come with an integrated Raincover.

Additionally, the Aether AG is compatible with our Daylite series, which will allow you to easily attach the Daylid onto the front of the Aether AG.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service.

LvdB
No daypack is a dealbreaker
The omission of the DayLid feature on the Aether is a dealbreaker. In my selection process it came down to 2 backpacks. Without the daypack (EU version) I will choose for the other brand.
Besides that... Do you think that people from Europe only travel in Europe? The daypack would be far more useful. A raincover can be bought easily. An integrated daypack that does not affect the size of the backpack is a very nice feature that is missing....
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi LvdB,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the Aether AG 70.

We're sorry to hear that you feel this way. In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is much more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a DayLid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

However, I'll pass your feedback onto our Sales Team for consideration.

We do recommend the Daylite and Daylite Plus Daypacks that are compatible with the Aether AG series over the Daylid. These are much more substantial and both have many more features than the Daylid. They also have very well-ventilated backsystems so will be more comfortable and fitted. Please click the link to visit our Daylite and Daylite Plus category page.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Alex
Daypack/Lid
Thanks for the quick response. The included rain cover is definitely convenient, no question. Would it be somehow possible to buy the daypack/lid separately, and if so could you provide the proper link to it? Thanks in advance.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Alex,

No problem at all.

I'm afraid this is not possible, we would have liked to have been able to source these for those interested, however, they're simply not available to purchase anywhere in Europe.

Again, we're sorry for any disappointment caused. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with, you can send us any questions you may have via our email address here.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

 

Alex
Daypack/Lid
Hey guys. Just purchased my Aether 70 AG recently and watched a review on this pack. It mentioned that the lid of this pack could be transformed to a fully functional day pack. However, the lid on my Aether 70 AG does not provide that option, yet it was said it's included in the pack.Just wondering if that's some sort of upgrade or just simply missing on my pack :) Thanks!
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Alex,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

The Aether AG Series is sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

We have ensured that this information is provided on each of the product pages for the Aether AG Series, however, we sincerely apologise for any confusion caused.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Buck
Really good but information is misleading
I recently purchased an osprey aether 70 ag, and am really enjoying it, but I find some information is vague. I would like to know what size (litres) of hydration bladder it can hold. that is my only complainy. good job guys.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Buck,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

It is great to hear that you have enjoyed using your pack. The Aether AG 70 is compatible with all of our Hydraulics Reservoirs..

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

mu2000
no day bag!!!
no daypack, not interested
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Christopher
Bombroof and Quality
I purchased this backpack for wild camping trips throughout the UK. I tend to go overboard on things and always bring luxury items - this pack is an absolute beast. It can carry everything and more with ease. The quality of materials and construction throughout is second to none; yes it's the most expensive backpack I've ever purchased, but this thing will last a lifetime if looked after. I am 6ft tall and found the medium size fits me perfectly. The load distribution is amazing and the straps and AG system do a great job of making heavy loads bearable. This pack carried 19KG with ease on a recent trip to the Lake District. Brilliant pack and worth every penny.
Martin
Best Backpack I've ever owned
This backpack is a beast. Yes, it's the EU version with a rain cover and at first i was a bit bummed about the missing day pack that was mentioned in the reviews of the US version. But I live in Ireland and boy does that rain cover come in handy!
The pack itself is high quality and the AG System does seem to do a good job at distributing the weight of the pack down to your hips.
I'm still wondering how the product photo people managed to arrange all the straps so neatly, mine are dangling about like there is no tomorrow.

All in all, I hope the pack will serve me well in the coming years and I will be ordering a day lite pack to attach to this thing as a day pack.
Spencer
NO DAYPACK!!!
I'm looking at the reviews for this pack and the majority of people are crying out for the lid to be a daypack NOT a rain cover which everyone says you can easily buy separately. I don't know what European experts you asked but try looking at your customer base for the correct answer. Daypack is far more useful than a rain cover. I really like Osprey products but you've massively dropped the ball on this. Bite the bullet and offer the US version in the EU otherwise you'll find people using other brands.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Spencer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed by Osprey Europe's decision to range the Aether AG series with a Raincover instead of a Daylid. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, Osprey Retailers and also our consumers.

This research found in Europe, featuring an integrated Raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a Raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

The Aether AG is also compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Voyager
No DayLid
I’m not sure who you source to decide regional product features, but an internal review is in order for Osprey. The omission of the DayLid feature on the Aether is a deal-breaker guys. To argue that the European continent is more suited to a raincover reflects poor head work and questionable research. Osprey packs are used in far more than pouring rain people. Splitting the pack during air travel, exploring the town from a youth hostel, all demand a detachable day pack. European clients are increasingly annoyed by the U.S. price gap, don’t further aggravate this by rationalizing a feature strip using weak climatological comparisons.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with Osprey Europe's decision to feature a Raincover instead of the Daylid on our Aether AG and Ariel AG range. This decision was made after conducting extensive research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

This research highlighted, that in Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than including a Daylid. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many customers who will not use the DayLid feature.

If you would like the option of having a Daypack for Carry-On or travelling around on day trips, both the Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these packs onto the front of the backpacks. As an alternative, we also have our Stuff Pack series which can be compressed to the size of an apple and is a maximum weight of 180g.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

cumbriancamper
just the job
ive bought this for a 40 mile 5 day trek in the cairngorms in scotland, out the box this pack is quality, the materials used are tough and the zips have large ring pulls,so even with gloves on you can get into the pack, living in the uk im very pleased that it comes with a rain cover,the pack feels really comfortable when on and the AG system fools you into thinking you are carrying less weight than you actually are,overall am very happy with my osprey aether ag 70,the lifetime guarantee does this product justice, it wont last you a lifetime but it wont fail on you in 6 months either,THE BEST RUCKSACK IVE EVER BOUGHT .
ont
my best back pack so far
I bought my Aether 70 more then 10 years ago. It does its job excellent. Really sticks to the back without being sticky (in wet). I have used backpack almost every year and it survived airplane -(punishments) , foul weather and lots of rocks. It shows now some wear, still not enough to buy a new one :-(
This backpack is my first big pack that easily can be adjusted to carry less then its 70 liters in a comfortable way
Seb
Great, but surprise with daypack
A very good backpack.
I trekked for 3 weeks with it in India as first use, and it was very useful in all occasion. But as many european user I was disappointed to discover there's no daypack.
Maybeyou could help your customer by sending them this daypack, or offer discount on this daypack for european customer, or create something to transform 'hat' of the pack in a messenger bag or something like that.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Seb,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Aether AG 70.

It is great to hear that found the Aether AG to be very useful on your recent trip.

We appreciate your feedback on the Day Pack, the decision was made to include a Raincover and not a DayLid in the European model. This pack is compatible with our Daylite range, or alternatively you could use our Stuff Pack, which condenses down to the size of an apple.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

G. Wayman
Brilliant bag - not far from perfect.
Within seconds of wearing this bag I was in love, it's literally sticks to my back and has no weight to it. The fact it has a rain cover instead of a day pack is much better in my eyes we live in Europe it rains near on everywhere all the time I can easily see why as a company you decided to go with it. Plus the fact that you can simply purchase a day lite plus bag which with ease clips straight onto the front of my Aether bag.
Kind Regards. Thanks for the bag.
Kimldk
No information about missing daypack :(
I really wanted this bag, but without the Daylid i'm not getting it. A raincover (that can easily be bought anywhere) is not a good substitute!
I wasted lots of time during research and only discovered the missing bag by chance in the store.
You really should have made this clear for your potential customers :(
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We appreciate your feedback on the Aether AG 70. On our website, each pack has a full list of all of its features. In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

However, the Aether AG and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Steven
Missing Daylid backpak
After seeing the review en video https://www.bever.nl I bought the back pack. Its great but I am missing the dayback. Its in the product specs, but I read a story on your site about EU vs VS?? Are these not compatible and can it be orderd? Are we paying the same price for a product with less functionality?
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

Aether and Ariel AG are sold in Europe with a raincover, rather than the Daylid feature offered in the USA. This decision was made following considerable research with our athletes, partners, consumers and Osprey retailers.

In Europe, featuring an integrated raincover is more important than featuring a detachable daypack. Though we appreciate that the lack of a Daylid may seem a shame for some users, we feel that it is of greater benefit to be able to offer a raincover and more affordable SRP for the many backpackers who will not use the DayLid feature.

Aether and Ariel AG are compatible with our Daylite series, allowing you to easily attach these daypacks onto the front of the backpacks. We also offer an Ultralight Stuff Pack which can be compressed to the size of an apple and weighs only 90g.

If you have any further questions please email care@ospreyeurope.com.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service.

Nathan
DayLid
I understand that the decision was made not to include the DayLid on the Aether, but i was wondering if we would be able to purchase it separately.

Thanks.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hi Nathan,

The Daylid is not available in Europe as part of the pack or an addition.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Jason
Disappointing! One step forward (AG added), one step back (no DayLid or even lumbar pack?!?!)
The good:
AG features is really comfortable with heavy loading, minimum load on shoulder.
The bad:
Top lid (DayLid) for the Europe version is useless!
I can accept due to different reasons the feature to convert the lid into a daypack isn't available.
However taking the lumbar pack conversion back for the new model is disappointing!
Does Osprey Europe expecting me to hold the top lid with my hands like a handbag when I go for a day walk?
I would expect a bit more by paying this amount of money for a backpack.
Osprey Customer Service, 

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

The decision was made to not have the DayLid feature for a number of different reasons, the main of which being that on the previous model the pack came with a similar feature but instead of the lid converting into a daypack it converted into a lumbar pack. This feature added extra costs to the pack and from the research that we have conducted, this feature was not used. The cost of the pack is as such because there is a lot of research and development that goes into the backsystem. Plus, the European version of the Aether/Ariel series comes with a Raincover which we believe to be more useful than the US version which has the DayLid.

The lid of the pack is removeable so that the weight of the pack can be stripped down if the user wishes to do so; we do not expect users to carry this with them. The pack has a Flapjacket which can be used to protect the contents without the lid on the pack. The series is compatible with the Daylite which works as a suitable alternative, however, if you do not want to add another pack onto the front of your pack we also have our Stuff Pack which will fit in most, if not all, pockets on the Aether and Ariel AG.

If you have any more questions please email our Customer Care Team.

Regards,

Osprey Customer Service

Awards

Recognition for the Aether AG 70:

OutDoor Magazine - Editors Choice Award
Outdoor 100 Summer 2017
Adventure Travel Magazine - Best in Test

Features

  • Adjustable AG AntiGravity™ 3D suspended mesh backsystem
  • Adjustable torso length
  • Base zip entry
  • Compatible with Daylite & Daylite Plus
  • FlapJacket™ top cover for use without lid
  • Integrated & detachable raincover
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • J-zip front panel access
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Pre-curved IsoForm™ CM moldable hipbelt
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Removable top lid with dual compartments
  • Side compression straps
  • Sleeping bag base compartment with internal divider
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • StraightJacket™ compression
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pockets with InsideOut™ compression
  • Top lid access
  • Twin ice axe loops
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets
“It’s excellent ventilation and even load distribution make the Aether AG the best backpacking pack of 2017.”
Frank Wacker, Outdoor Magazine Feb 2017

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