User Review: Osprey Aether 70
Number of Pockets: 5/6
Max. Load Carried: 35-40 lbs.
Height of Owner: 6'
Price Paid: $240
So far this pack is great! It is lightweight with plenty of space for up to 5 days easily, in three season conditions. It is extremely comfortable and the molded hipbelt is excellent. I love how Osprey hipbelts cinch, it is much better than others, in my opinion.
Cool little things like a built in whistle on the chest buckle and a detachable top pocket that combines with the hipbelt to make a daypack show that extra thought and care go into these packs. Compression straps allow for cinching up extra space making it usable and comfortable as a day pack or an ultralight weekender.
There are few things to criticize but I have to come up with something. If you are a pocket/organizer lover then this internal frame, like many others, doesn't allow as much built in compartmentalisation. For many that won't matter.
The other thing is that it is hard to reach water bottles in the side mesh pockets and is even harder to get them back in alone. I have to have friends take out and put in my bottles when I need a drink so that I don't have to remove the pack (I don't have a water bladder).
Overall, I love it and would recommend it to anyone who tries it on and finds it comfortable.