User Review: Osprey Aether 85
Max. Load Carried: 30
Height of Owner: 6'3"
Price Paid: $210
Great pack. I like the versatility, it has multiple pockets and you can access equipment from the top and bottom. I have a slight back problem and I needed a pack that you sit just right. This pack takes some serious getting used to. It took me about two days for it to adjust right but it has so many ways to adjust it, that once I got it there it was great.
Stays close to you with plenty of head room. It also has an easy access pouch on the top. The camelback pocket sits very low! No one ever gets this right! They put it up top so it's easy to get to but when you fill it up your pack feels 20lbs heavier. This lets the water weight sit on the waist. And the material is water resistant, so light moisture doesn't require a rain cover.
Over all, well thought out and comfortable.
- the isoform hip belt is a crock.
- the fanny pack conversion belt is ridiculous.