Osprey Aether 70
I am very pleased with this rucksack. It is absolutely perfect for hiking and is an excellent design. It is comfortable to wear and has easy access to the main body of the bag and has a useful built in rain cover - handy in the lake district!
30 March 2015
Best bag on the market
I have used this bag now for a little over 2 months now but it is very good. I have used the whole bag on 2 different occasions and the small day bag has also been very useful for shorter walks. The larger bag has enough external attachments to hold everything you need for overnight hiking. I recommend this bag to anyone who is looking for a comfortable hike for anything up to a week.
17 November 2014
A good looking ruck sack
I bought this for a 8-9 month trip around Africa
On opening the bag and unlocking all the straps and buckles, it was time to find out what pockets there are here
I really hate it when the sleeping bag compartment isnt completely isolated from the other part of the bag, this is one of those bags, any small items end up in the sleeping bag compartment
The sleeping bag compartment can be used for wet/damp kit, not on this bag though (why dont these manufacturs learn)
There are plenty of straps and loops on the outside of the bag, the bottle holders could be bigger/deeper
A lot of the straps arent really needed and would get stuck in belts at the airport if not tucked in, they are just too long
I have no idea why you would need two hip belt tighteners, just a bit OTT there
The large pocket on the top is okay, but over fill it and it becomes top heavy
Zip loops could be longer
All in all, I dont like this bag, it doesnt really live up to what I expected from these makers, but I am stuck with this rucksack now, so I'll have to live with it
It is very much over priced (in my opinion) there are better/cheaper bags out there
15 September 2014
Good quality rucksack
I bought this as a present for someone who is going travelling and they are over the moon with it. Good quality with lots of features and very comfortable. Although it's more expensive than some others it's worth it and shows in the quality of this product. Would highly recommend.
07 January 2014
A great buy, definetly worth the price tag
I haven't had this bag for very long but I am already very impressed!
Iv used this bag on a 3 day expedition since I have bought it and it preformed very well in all areas, the adjustable back system distributed weight very well to the hips, reducing fatigue and making walking a lot more comfortable. The straight jacket compression straps work really well for securing the load firmly in the pack and stopped any annoying rattles and movement inside the pack as it wasn't full when I was using it. Using a camelbak water system with this pack is very easy, I used a 3 litre bladder in mine and there was still room if a bigger size was needed.
In summary, this bag is a very good buy for anyone wanting a pack that they can use on long expeditions and they want to last, all of the features come in handy and it appears that the Osprey team have put a lot of thought into making it.
15 July 2013