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Osprey Ariel 55 Women's (2016) Internal Frame Backpack


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Item # OSP15221M
Osprey Ariel Women’s 55 pack strikes an excellent balance between lightweight
design and load-bearing performance. Ideal for multi-day backpacking trips, the
pack offers over 2900 cu. in. of storage capacity and comfortably carries up to
60 pounds!
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The Osprey Ariel Women’s 55 pack strikes an excellent balance between lightweight design and load-bearing performance. Ideal for long weekends or multi-day backpacking trips, the Ariel 55 offers over 2900 cubic inches of storage capacity and comfortably carries up to 60 pounds!

Constantly striving to enhance comfort and performance, Osprey has equipped the Ariel 55 with a LightWire aluminum alloy peripheral frame and a recycled HDPE framesheet. A single vertical aluminum stay further bolsters the Ariel 55's load-bearing capability. This design ensures your balance by effectively distributing weight. A textured, foam Airscape back panel and Women's IsoForm harness maximize comfort and help to reduce heat build-up between your back and the pack. Further enhancing fit, the revolutionary Women's 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 Ariel 55 offers torso adjustability. The X-Small accommodates torso lengths ranging from 14"-17", the Small accommodates torso lengths ranging from 16"-19" and the Medium is designed for torso lengths that exceed 19".

The Ariel 55’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 Ariel 55 and provide yet another place to lash gear.

Other features found on the Ariel 55 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 back panel makes the Ariel 55 hydration system (sold separately) compatible without eating into any internal capacity.

The Osprey Ariel Women’s 55 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.

  • Top pocket converts to lumbar pack with built-in belt
  • Front J-zip provides quick access to main compartment
  • Dual side compression straps
  • Dual access stretch mesh side pockets
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage
  • Large stretch-mesh front pocket for quickly stashing extra gear
  • Re-enforced cord loops to attach an Osprey Daylite daypack or Alpine Pocket
  • StraightJacket compression secures any size load
  • Two ice axe loops and handle wraps
  • Wide-mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills
  • Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Women's Isoform CM hipbelt and harness



Best Use Backpacking, Hiking
Access Top Loading w/ Front Access
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Volume XSmall: 2990 cu in
Small: 3173 cu in
Medium: 3356 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack
Torso Adjustment Yes
Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position
Maximum Weight 6 5lbs
Material MAIN: 210D nylon dobby
ACCENT: 210D nylon shadow box
BOTTOM: 500D plain weave nylon oxford
Hydration Compatible Yes
Frame Material Single aluminum stay and an HDPE framesheet
Fits Torso XSmall: <16"
Small: 16"-18.5"
Medium: 18"-20.5"
Fits Waist XSmall: <28
Small: 27"-31"
Medium: 30"-34"
Dimensions XSmall: 31" x 12" x 14"
Small: 32" x 12" x 14"
Medium: 34" x 12" x 14"


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