Combining its hard-earned reputation as a rugged load-hauling option for extended backpacking trips with the revolutionary Anti-Gravity suspension the Osprey Aether AG 70 offers a dynamic responsive fit 4000+ cubic inches of storage capacity and a weight-carrying capacity of up to 60 pounds!
Osprey's innovative Anti-Gravity suspension system equips the pack with weight-carrying efficiency breathability and a contoured fit. A broad-mesh tensioned backpanel stretches all the way out across the lumbar portion of the pack. Though the pack maintains constant responsive contact with the wearer warm air can escape freely because of the separation caused between the mesh and the pack itself. Beneath the mesh a peripheral LightWire aluminum frame. A sliding sternum strap and adjustable load-lifter straps further enhance fit.
Accommodating backpackers of different heights the pack is available in your choice of sizes. The Small size fits torsos ranging from 16”-19” the Medium fits from 18”-21” the Large fits from 20”-23” and the Xlarge accommodates torso lengths ranging from 22”-25”. An Anti-Gravity IsoForm harness and a fully-padded moldable IsoForm hipbelt maximize performance fit and comfort. These components are interchangeable. NOTE: The Aether AG 70 ships standard with component sizes that match the torso size or “style” of the pack with the exception of the Xlarge which comes standard with Large components. If you require customization of components please leave detailed instructions about what size hipbelt and/or harness you need in the “Order Comment” field on the “Order Review” screen at checkout or call us at 1.800.617.0643 to place your customized order directly with one of our Gear Specialists.
The pack’s large main compartment is reached through a traditional top-loading access point but a large J-shaped zipper on the front of the pack also allows quick access to the interior. Additionally a lower compartment serves as a dedicated spot for stowing your sleeping bag or other clothes and gear. A removable divider enables you to open up the interior to create a single spacious compartment. A large front pocket utilizes welded stretch woven fabric to serve as a convenient storage spot for discarded layers or other gear. Elastic side pockets are ideal 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 pack and provide yet another place to lash gear. A removable top lid protects the contents of the pack and can be removed entirely to save weight . Adding increased versatility the lid also serves as a streamlined stand-alone daypack with its own minimalist shoulder straps an adjustable sternum strap and an internal hydration sleeve.
Other features include integrated Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole loops ice axe loops with bungee tie-offs removable sleeping pad straps and an internal sleeve that makes the pack hydration compatible (hydration system sold separately).
The Osprey Aether AG 70 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.
- Removable top-lid converts to DayLid daypack
- Dual upper side compression straps
- Dual access side stretch mesh pockets
- Lower Inside-Out compression straps
- Zippered hipbelt pockets
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
- Additional main compartment access
- Large stretch mesh front panel pocket
- Dual front compression straps with StraightJacket compression
- Dual ice tool loops with bungee tie-offs
- Zippered sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
- Removable sleeping pad straps
- Integrated FlapJacket cover for lidless use
- Internal hydration reservoir sleeve
- Large front J-zip access to main compartment
Best Use Backpacking Access Top Loading w/ Side Access and Sleeping Bag Compartment Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Small: 4089 cu in
Medium: 4272 cu in
Large: 4455 cu in
Xlarge: 4638 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 60 lbs Material Main: 210D Nylon Dobby
Accent: 210D High Tenacity Nylon Shadow Box
Bottom: 500D Nylon Packcloth
Item Weight Small: 5.16 lbs
Medium: 5.21 lbs
Large: 5.27 lbs
Torso Adjustment Yes Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small: 16"-19"
Dimensions 33" x 16" x 13" Detachable Daypack Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- AG is real
Likes: AG or anti gravity is not just a gimmick. The weight does seem to disappear. It's quite magical actually. The detachable daypack is a great feature.
Dislikes: There could've been more pockets to put smaller items
- Great backpack!
Likes: I like how the hip belt takes the load off lower back. Nice option to remove top cover off and use as day pack. Recently use in Sequoia, very comfortable when loaded with gear! Very smart design and functional backpack. Highly recommend.
- Great pack for carrying heavy weight
Likes: I used Aether 60 for a 5 day trip and a 3 day trip, it carried weights very well. Also the day pack was very functional, comfortable and big enough for essentials for a short day hike. I switched to Aether 70 for its extra 10L and the better compression system and J-opening with only a very slight weight increase.
Dislikes: As everybody else says, it is a bit on heavy side which will be insignificant when carrying over 40lb. The stiff hip belt tends to get in the way when putting on the pack since its tension wants to stay closed. Just open the belt and put your hip in first before lifting the pack.
- Took it to PNW
Likes: This is a good bag. took it on a week long trip to the PNW and it did its job nicely.
Dislikes: Slightly heavy
- Great pack
Likes: Osprey is an awesome company and this pack is proof in the pudding. Not sure how they will improve this model but I'm sure they will find a way.
Dislikes: Would like to see the rain cover included.
- GREAT BACKPACK!
Likes: Comfortable, light, durable, detachable bag, adjustments
Dislikes: no instructions on adjustments
- Great Pack
Likes: Rugged, Detachable pack, belt pockets, adjustments
Dislikes: Lack of instructions for adjustments, configurations, etc.
Likes: plenty of room, handy belt pockets, very comfortable for 6 day full pack
Dislikes: none yet
- Very Comfortable
Likes: Very comfortable and roomy. Easy access to anywhere in the pack and a great, useable, daypack converted from the lid. Really liked using it.
Dislikes: None really...still breaking it in.
- Great pack overall!
Likes: Very comfortable, I'm assuming even more so once I have it adjusted properly. Plenty of room. Love how the top transforms into legit day pack. The 'J' zipper access to main compartment is prime!
Dislikes: Wish there were more external pockets. My old pack had four external pockets that were very useful! I don't like how the two side pockets are not fully enclosed.
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