Balancing lightweight design and load-bearing performance, Osprey Aether and Ariel internal frame packs are ideal for multi-day backpacking trips.
DetailsThe Osprey Aether 60 strikes an excellent balance between lightweight design and load-bearing performance. Ideal for long weekends or multi-day backpacking trips, the Aether 60 offers 3400+ cubic inches of storage capacity and comfortably carries up to 60 pounds!Constantly striving to enhance comfort and performance, Osprey has equipped the Aether 60 with a LightWire aluminum alloy peripheral frame and a recycled HDPE framesheet. A single vertical aluminum stay further bolsters the Aether 60's load-bearing capability. This design ensures your balance by effectively distributing weight. A textured, foam Airscape backpanel and IsoForm harness maximize comfort and help to reduce heat build-up between your back and the pack. Further enhancing fit, the revolutionary IsoForm CM hipbelt utilizes an ErgoPull closure that draws tension along the top and the bottom of the belt. A sliding sternum strap and load-lifter straps allow you to fine-tune fit with on-the-go adjustments. Each of three available sizes of the Aether 60 offers torso adjustability. The Small accommodates torsos ranging from 16"-18.5" in length, the Medium accommodates torso lengths ranging from 18"-20.5" and the Large is designed for torso lengths measuring 20"-22.5".To further guarantee that the Aether 60 fits like a glove, Osprey offers swappable IsoForm CM hipbelts and shoulder harnesses. The S hipbelt fits waists ranging from 27"-31", the M hipbelt fits waists ranging from 30"-34", the L hipbelt fits waists ranging from 33"-37" and the XL hipbelt is designed for waists larger than 36". The Aether 60's IsoForm CM harness is available in four sizes. Each size of the harness provides a vertical adjustability of 2"-3". NOTE: For most backpackers, the shoulder harness size should match the selected pack size, but for those with wider or narrower shoulders, choose one size up or down for the best fit.The Aether 60’s packbag is top-loading, but a sleeping bag compartment offers lower, front access. Additionally, a zipper on the front of the pack allows quick access to the main packbag. A large front pocket utilizes welded stretch woven Nylon fabric to serve as a convenient storage spot for layers of clothing or other gear. Elastic side pockets are the perfect place for stashing water bottles or other smaller items. Integrated hipbelt pockets provide a spot to keep essentials close at hand. Side compression straps enable you to cinch down your pack to keep contents safely and securely in place and also double as lash points for additional gear. Buckled straps that pass over the front of the packbag are designed to further enhance the compressibility of the Aether 60 and provide yet another place to lash gear.Other features found on the Aether 60 include integrated trekking pole loops and a top lid that is removable for use as a lumbar pack. Removable straps located in front of the sleeping bag compartment securely stow sleeping pads. An external sleeve tucked behind the Airscape backpanel makes the Aether 60 hydration system (sold separately) compatible without eating into any internal capacity.The Osprey Aether 60 is available in your choice of size and color options.
- LightWireHD peripheral frame transfers load to hipbelt
- Airscape backpanel with smooth spacer mesh lumbar fabric
- IsoForm CM hipbelt balances firmness and cushioning for optimum carry
- Spacer mesh IsoForm harness provides comfortable fit
- Single center stay maintains backpanel shape
- Top pocket converts to lumbar pack with built-in belt
- External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
- Large stretch mesh front pocket for quickly stashing extra gear
- Front J-zip provides quick access to main compartment
- Wide-mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider
- Zippered hipbelt pockets
- Dual access stretch mesh side pockets
- Dual side compression straps
- Removable sleeping pad straps
- Two ice axe loops and handle wraps
- Trekking pole attachment
- StraightJacket compression secures any size pad
Access Top Loading with Front Access and Lower Sleeping Bag Compartment Recommended Use Multi-Day and Extended Backpacking Warranty Lifetime Volume Small: 3478 cu in
Medium: 3661 cu in
Large: 3844 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Maximum Weight 60 lbs Material 210D Nylon Dobby, 210D Nylon Block Shadow, 75D Nylon Stetch Woven Ripstop and 500D Plain Weave Nylon Oxford Item Weight Small: 4 lb 7 oz
Medium: 4 lb 11 oz
Large: 4 lb 14 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small: 16"-18.5"
Fits Waist Small: 27"-31"
Dimensions 31" x 14" x 12" Detachable Daypack Yes
Likes: Fit is very adjustable. Good colors. Great warranty. Plenty of features.
Likes: A light weight pack that provides an ample number of compartments. These were well laid out and helped to keep gear organized and of easily accessible.
Not everyone's dimensions are proportional, so it was great to be able to mix and match the harness size and the waist belt.
Likes: Comfortable - great value
Dislikes: No complaints
Likes: Comfortable - great value
Dislikes: No complaints
Likes: awesome pack lots of room and very comfortable
Dislikes: wish it had a carry strap on the front
Likes: Great features
Easy acess from multiple areas
Did not get too hot
And of course, super durable. It is an Osprey afterall..
Dislikes: The frame fit, thus the 4 stars. Please be very careful when measuring yourself according the Osprey instructions. I was sure to follow, and had my wife check as well for the measurements. We came up with a L to almost XL frame. I went to REI, and was measured with their Osprey tool as a M almost small!!!?
Likes: Top quality and excellent workmanship highlight this pack! I really like the access to the hydration pouch from the outside and not having to open the pack up to refill! The padding is more than adequate and in the right places. Very happy with this purchase!
Dislikes: This pack is such a step up from my previous pack that I now feel spoiled!
Likes: The Aether 60 has plenty of room and has every option a bag can have. The many adjustment options let me fit this bag perfectly to my body. The free shipping from BCE is very very fast. maybe i got lucky happy with this purchase
Dislikes: i just don't know what to do with all the straps hanging around. how do you keep all this neat after you are all dialed and buckled in.
Likes: The ease of adjustability and overall fit are fantastic. The harness and belt can be adjusted at a fairly micro level. It's very versatile. I will handle a 2 day load just a well as a 5 to 7 day load.
Dislikes: At the end of the day 30 to 40 pounds on your back still feels like a lot of weight. This is more a matter of managing your own expectations.