Comfort, ventilation and stability for carrying larger loads on extended trips.
Osprey's Aether AG 70 Rucksack will help you carry a lot of of gear with ease on extended trips. Its adjustable AG AntiGravity™ 3D suspended mesh backsystem gives you ventilation, with the custom-mouldable IsoForm™ hipbelt making for an even and comfortable backpacking experience. The sprung mesh lumbar area (with stiff load bars in the harness) transfers load to your legs, taking the strain out of walking with a heavy pack.
Multiple access points, J-Zip front panel access, a sleeping back compartment with wide zip entry and internal divider, and multiple lid pockets give you easy access and let you plan as you go. The lid is removable, with a FlapJacket™ top cover that protects the pack.
Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment, InsideOut™ compression straps and multiple attachment points allow you to carry extra gear. And if it rains, pull out the integrated raincover for instant protection.
Adjustable AG AntiGravity™ 3D suspended mesh backsystem with adjustable torso length
Bought this for my Grandson for the start of his D of E. The D of E recommended rucksacks are considerably less expensive but not of the same quality and fit. My Garandson has no idea of cost and picked the Osprey from fit and feel above all others.Used a couple of times with no complaints.
One point the Osprey website show the separating top bag with straps to turn into a day bag, whatever the reason this does not have that feature
Reviewed by Si - 22nd Aug, 2017
I've just replaced my 40 year old rucsac with one of these - Boy is it comfortable. Great layout of pockets and add-ons. Well made as ever by Osprey, and with their guarantees should last a long time. The material used is lighter than they used 40 yrs ago, it wont last quite as well when thrown around and dragged about - so dont do that!
The Hip belt is extraordinarily good at holding weight, makes it really worth the upgrade in money.
Reviewed by Fog360 - 21st Jul, 2017
Excellent long range pack
This really is a great backpack , used on my wild camps to hiking in snowdonia, can't fault it.
Reviewed by Roy - 26th Mar, 2017
Difficult to fault
Not a light bag, certainly not budget. Difficult to fault to be honest. Although not light, the additional weight is compensated for with comfort. Strong hip support and could easily remove a shoulder strap while walking to get some air around my shoulder blades. Ventilation system works well if the clothing is right - a base layer with good wicking is recommended. In terms of storage - excellent. Lots of external pockets and straps too. A rain cover. secure storage for wallet, car keys, etc. Hip pockets are more than large enough for iPhone, etc. All importantly, 3 entries to the main bag: from the base for sleeping bag; from the centre and everything in the heart of the bag and from the top via the drawstring closure. This is the only grumble.. very strange cord gripper to the drawstring closure and far from perfect, with cold hands it might be difficult to gain entry! I will replace this with a thumb-compressible cord gripper. great bag - top marks - lots of storage and well thought out features. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for and this is superb. Delightful, even when well loaded.