User Review: Osprey Aether 70
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $225
Excellent pack, and I highly recommend it for comfort, functionality and overall quality. Unfortunately a chest strap part fell off and went missing, which negated what I think is an otherwise flawless pack.
- Functional design
- Ease of access
- Only one I can say so far: the chest strap is missing on the right side, and for no apparent reason.
This is my second Osprey pack (retired the first after 18 years). I just returned from a long weekend trip into Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park, and I was completely impressed. I carried the heavy load (tent, cooking gear, water filtration) since my GF's pack was significantly smaller, and it netted out about 55 lbs.
I was entirely comfortable except on the last day the right side chest strap simply disappeared. I noticed it missing after breaking camp, packing up and donning the pack...a half hour of searching made me think it wound up in the tent overnight, but after returning home and scouring my equipment I could not find it. I've put in a parts request on the Osprey website, and hope they can replace it.
Other than that, I think this is an excellent pack and look forward to using it again on another trip here in a couple of weeks.