Ideal for overnight backpacking trips the Osprey Ace 50 is specially designed to accommodate younger outdoor enthusiasts ages 11-16. With an ultra-adjustable harness and hipbelt the Ace 50 is able to grow along with its wearer over the course of years as well.
Employing ridge molded foam and built-in air channels the Ace 50's AirScape backpanel provides flexible support and breathability to combat heat build-up between the wearer’s back and the pack body. A lightweight aluminum frame and an HDPE framesheet effectively distribute weight and deliver supportive stability. The one-size-fits-all Ace 50 is actually anything but; taking into consideration that wide variety of shapes and sizes that youth backpackers between the ages of 11 and 16 tend to come in (and accounting for their growth over time as well) the Ace 50’s upper backpanel and harness slide up and down to fit individuals with torso lengths between 13” and 18”.
The hipbelt and harness straps are padded covered in mesh and perforated to keep weight to a minimum. The Fit-on-the-Fly adjustable hipbelt also is designed to accommodate wearers of various shapes and sizes. An adjustable sternum strap further aids in stability and enhances fit. Side compression straps allow kids to cinch down the Ace 50 to keep contents safely in place and aid in load control.
The storage capacity of the Ace 50 is an impressive 3051 cubic inches. NOTE: Body weight of the youth wearer needs to be taken into consideration so Osprey does not state a specific load range for the Ace 50; children and youth should not carry more than 15-20% of their body total weight.
The top-loading packbag in the Ace 50 is accessed beneath a removable floating top lid that incorporates a zippered compartment for gear storage. A zipper on the front of the pack grants access to a lower sleeping bag compartment with a divider and sleeping pad straps are incorporated on the lower exterior. Stretch woven pockets on the front and sides of the Ace 50 offer additional organizational options and keep gear and extra layers close at hand. Convenient zippered pockets on the hipbelt offer quick-and-easy access to other gear and essentials.
Other features found on the Ace 50 include an adjustable ice tool or fishing rod loop daisy chain attachment points and an integrated raincover to protect the pack from the elements. A lined exterior compartment makes the Ace 50 hydration compatible and enables easy refills of a hydration reservoir (sold separately) without having to access the interior of the pack.
The Osprey Ace 50 Youth backpack weighs in at 2 pounds 15 ounces when empty.
- Top load access to main compartment
- Zippered under lid pocket
- Upper side release buckle compression straps
- Daisy chain
- Lower InsideOut side compression straps
- Dual stretch mesh side pockets
- Lower zippered sleeping bag compartment with divider
- Large stretch mesh front pocket
- Sleeping pad straps
- Integrated raincover
- Zippered top lid pocket
- Internal reservoir sleeve
- Removable floating top lid
- Fit-on-the-Fly hipbelt
- Zippered hipbelt pockets
- Internal compression strap
- Adjustable ice tool or fishing rod loop
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 3051 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Other Intergrated Raincover Maximum Weight 15-20% of Youth's body weight Material MAIN: 210D Nylon Double Diamond Ripstop
ACCENT: 420HD Nylon Packcloth
BOTTOM: 420HD Nylon Packcloth
Item Weight 2lb 15 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material LightWire frame with a 1.2 mm HDPE framesheet Fits Torso 13"-18" Dimensions 26" x 13" x 12"
Real Customer Reviews
- Another excellent pack by Osprey
Likes: Pack fits my 11 year old son and has room for him to grow with the pack. Should be enough room for all his gear for years to come. Lots of adjustment point all over the pack , nice job.
- Great backpack for kids
Likes: Good quality, great features, rain protection included, versatile in adjustment, light weight
Likes: Perfect for my 11 year old! We’ll get 7 days out of this.
- Pack the Kids Along
Likes: Highly Adjustable, will grow as my daughter does. Nice size capacity for youth. Hydration Bladder Compatible. Trusted name in Osprey Packs.
Dislikes: I wish there were more color choices for the Ace 50 pack
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