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Osprey Packs Men's Aether 85 Backpack


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Osprey Packs Men's Aether 85 Backpack

Light without sacrificing fit and comfort, the Osprey Aether 85 Backpack is newly updated for backpacking and mountaineering pursuits. You will love the custom moldable hipbelt and the clean aesthetic appeal of this pack. The 2/3 length aluminum stays provide lightweight yet strong support. The Aether 85 can carry between 5004 - 5370 cubic inches depending on the size you choose. (S,M,L) The top pocket can be removed and converted into a lumbar pack using the IsoForm hipbelt on the pack. The Aether 85 features a reservoir compatible dual exit system for your hydration needs. (The reservoir is sold separately)

  • Materials: Stretch woven nylon 500D Plai 210D nylon block shadow 420HD nylon pack cloth Hipbelt convertible top pocket/lumbar pack
  • LightWire™ alloy peripheral frame
  • Red internal load compression strap
  • Stow on the Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Three horizontal compression straps
  • J-zipper panel access
  • Stretch woven dual access side pockets
  • Stretch woven front pocket with welded vent
  • Cord loop Add-Ons™ attachment slots StraightJacket™ compression
  • Side gear loops and straps
  • Wide mouth sleeping bag access with divider
  • Two ice axe loops
  • Removable sleeping pad straps IsoForm Harness
  • Spacer mesh surface with no sewn seams
  • Hook-and-loop adjustable yoke allows
  • 4 in, 10 cm of fine torso adjustment
  • LightWire™ Alloy Peripheral Frame Suspension
  • Ribbed foam backpanel with grip mesh
  • Recycled HDPE framesheet with weight-reducing cutouts
  • IsoForm CM™ Hipbelt
  • Hydration Compatible
  • Built-in sleeve with dual exit ports
  • Heat-moldable foam using Osprey CM™ in-store hipbelt ovens
  • ErgoPull™ hipbelt closure
  • Volume: 5004 (small), 5187 (medium), 5370 (large) cu in, 82 (small), 85 (medium), 88 (large) liters
  • Weight 4 lb 12 oz (small), 4 lb 15 oz (medium), 5 lb 3 oz (large)

Purchase the Osprey Packs Aether 85 Backpack for Men from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.

5 Star Rating


5 Stars walktiludrop - November 23 2011

Luxurious for the weight
The sleeping compartment isn't huge, but this pack will carry a LOT of stuff and is set up to keep everything reachable fairly easily. The fit can be micro-managed by swapping out the shoulder straps and/or hip belt, as needed (do this before using it for anything, as once you've used it, you're stuck with returning the whole pack). One bummer is the outside back pocket mesh can come unglued, but I got that swapped out and haven't had it happen with my second one. The only way the could really improve it would be to make it lighter, but then it probably wouldn't be as durable.

5 Stars DeaconBlues - May 23 2011

Big pack, very comfortable
Was looking for a good pack for longer, all weather trips. This pack fits the bill. Lots of compression straps and a great harness system make it comfortable and versatile for long or short trips. Just be careful, with this much room you'll be tempted to take everything you own.

5 Stars Portraitpoint - March 23 2011

Great Backpack
I walk from Boise Idaho to Yellowstone National Park every year, where I work and have been through several backpacks. The Osprey is by far the best pack I have had thus far. It is comfortable, large, light and durable.I will be traveling from Yellowstone to the east coast this fall to really test it out, but so far I am well pleased.

5 Stars TK - August 9 2010

I got to test out my Aether 85 pack this weekend at the White Mountains. It really is a superb pack. I had about 35lbs of gear on me for two days and the pack made it seem weightless. It's very comfortable and definitely well made. The only disappointment I found is that there isn't a mesh pocket on the hipbelt for your trail mix and snacks. I have that on my old pack and it was great. Otherwise this thing is definitely solid.

5 Stars Altrec.com Shopper - July 24 2009

Superior pack
I've been using Osprey packs for a number of years and I got Aether 85 for larger volume. In my opinion, Osprey packs are very well made and on top of that they are light weight. Make sure the fit is right and it hugs your back nicely distributing the weight appropriately. Highly recommended for all levels.

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