Ideal for overnight backpacking trips the Osprey Ace 75 is specially designed to accommodate younger outdoor enthusiasts ages 12-17. With an ultra-adjustable harness and hipbelt the Ace 75 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 75'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 75 is actually anything but; taking into consideration that wide variety of shapes and sizes that youth backpackers between the ages of 12 and 17 tend to come in (and accounting for their growth over time as well) the Ace 75’s upper backpanel and harness slide up and down to fit individuals with torso lengths between 14” and 20”. 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 75 to keep contents safely in place and aid in load control.
The storage capacity of the Ace 75 is an impressive 4577 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 75; children and youth should not carry more than 15-20% of their body total weight.
The top-loading packbag in the Ace 75 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 75 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 75 include a Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment 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 75 hydration compatible and enables easy refills of a hydration reservoir (sold separately) without having to access the interior of the pack.
The Osprey Ace 75 Youth backpack weighs in at 3 pounds 9 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
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 4577 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 3lb 9 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material LightWire frame with a 1.2 mm HDPE framesheet Fits Torso 14"-19" Dimensions 31" x 13" x 14"
Real Customer Reviews
- Nice pack for growing scout
Likes: I like the bigger volume. A lot of kids packs are smaller and although they can’t carry heavy loads, a lot of kids cheaper synthetics sleeping bags take up space in the pack and the small packs leave you with not much room. A pack should not really have all kind of stuff strapped to the outside side. The side pockets are also really nice.
Dislikes: I don’t care for the exposed rods on the side of the pack. I like cleaner construction. They have not caused any kind of problem at this point.
- Awesome First Pack
Likes: This pack is hyper-adjustable, allowing me to outfit both my Scouts with a pack that fits them now and will continue to grow with them over the years. I daresay it may even serve them long into their young adult years. It's roomy and can carry everything they need and more. We looked at over a dozen packs and this one is the clear winner for adjustability, capacity, and durability.
Dislikes: None. This pack works harder than my kids do on the trail :)
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