User Review: Osprey Aether 70
Price Paid: Around $180, Canadian. Was 40% off.
I have just recently bought this bag; however I have not thoroughly tested it out on the trail yet, therefore, I will give it a default 4.5 stars, for the sake of writing this review.
I would like to add something, I did not read from the other reviewers, when briefly glazing through the reviews.
-- This bag has the customization option of indeed, as noted by others, heating the hip belt, and moulding it, like a pair of skates, or a mouth guard. I believe the Argon series, by Osprey, also offers custom moulded shoulder straps as well, but that is another matter.
-- However, this bag can also be customized in-store, by choosing the appropriate shoulder strap size, hip-belt size, and of course, pack torso size. For example, I bought my Osprey pack, as a Large (tall) pack. However, I am slim around the waist, so I had the hip-belt that comes default with the Large pack removed, and a Small size hip-belt placed instead.
Also, as the shoulder straps were riding too high, I had those changed as well, to Medium size shoulder straps... Basically, you the hip belt and shoulder straps are removable, and the store which sells the Osprey packs, should have a bunch of different sized hip belts and shoulder straps ready to use.
My pack: Large Torso Length (Tall), Small Hip Belt, Medium Should Straps