Osprey Aether 90

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I find that internal frames fit my medium back a lot…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Top-Loading Interal
Size: 5400 cubes
Number of Pockets: 2 in top, large mesh pocket in front, 2 bottle holders on the sides
Max. Load Carried: 62lbs
Height of Owner: 6ft
Price Paid: $209.98

I find that internal frames fit my medium back a lot better than external. I found Osprey Aether 90 was perfect choice when I go winter backpacking. I needed the space and this answered it. Super comfy, moves with my back in harmony. And you can't beat a lifetime warranty.

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The Aether 90 is a big, yet surprisingly light pack that rides as well as or better than heavier packs with traditional suspension systems.

- Backcountry Outlet

The Aether 90 Pack by Osprey is designed to carry light and go fast in the rugged terrain. Whether on approach to a secluded peak or on an extended backpacking expedition, the Aether 90 helps you shave the weight.The total suspension weight of only 9.3 ounces belies the carry of these packs. However, we haven't skimped on details or durability. It's just not worth it to save a few ounces. We believe that you'll use far less energy and avoid a great deal of frustration carrying a pack with a real suspension and strong materials. The Ethereal suspension consists of dual-peripheral 3/16in. fiberglass stays. Double hip compressors anchor the struts to a pass-through lumbar hipbelt, while the harness load lifters flex the load snugly against your back. Meanwhile, the 3/4-length framesheet with 1/2in. stay helps support the load and keeps the backpanel curved to your shape and not barreled. The result is a comfortable and tireless carry.The available Isoform Harness and Hipbelt system is made in gender-specific sizes and cuts, these harnesses and hipbelts offer sizing versatility in a simplified and lighter version. The IsoForm harness is laminated dual-density foam for extra comfort and fit. Our tried and tested hook and loop adjustment allows up to 3in. of variance in each torso size. The IsoForm hipbelt is a 3D dual-density foam design anatomically contoured to a variety of shapes and sizes. Dual hip compressors anchor the hipbelt to the rod sleeves, ensuring excellent weight transfer and a comfortable ride. Top pockets on the Aether and Ariel 90 and 75 convert to a versatile fanny pack using the IsoForm hipbelt. The unique cross-compression design allows a stable carry with no bounce. Specifications Medium: Volume cu.in./liters: 7500/90. Weight: 5lbs3ozs/2.3 kgs. Large: Volume cu.in./liters: 7700/93. Key Features: Hydration Pocket in convertible top lid/fanny pack Straight Jacket compression for maximum versatility Built-in front and side mesh pockets New colors Ethereal Suspension saves on weight Isoform Hipbelt and Harness Easy access sleeping bag compartment Fabrics: 420 Broken twill nylon 210d double ripstop nylon 500d plain-weave nylonProtect your pack with the Airporter LZ or Raincover

- Moosejaw

Designed specifically for backpacking and light mountaineering, the Aether 90 offers the same comfort and versatility as the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Aether 75, but it features significantly more carrying space to extend your range on weeklong backpacking outing or well-equipped ascents. It uses the award-winning Ethereal Suspension system, a pairing of peripheral fiberglass stays attached to double hip compressors and an anatomically-contoured lumbar hipbelt. The load lifters flex the pack weight toward your back while the center 3/4-length framesheet curves and supports the load, resulting in improved control and more comfort than conventional suspension designs. Other favorite features include a hydration pouch-ready top lid that converts to a fanny pack for day hikes and a lower sleeping bag compartment with divider. The Aether 90 is fully Excessories compatible so you can add modular components like a crampon pouch or a shovel pocket. This is a superb choice for serious alpinists and anyone who craves enhanced pack comfort.

- Altrec Outdoors

Differing only in volume; the Aether 90 and Aether 75 packs serve two unique camps: those who desi

- Snow Leopard Mountain Sports

Osprey Aether 90


The Aether 90 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$199.95 - $269.00

The Osprey Aether 90 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 31, 2006 at Backcountry Outlet.

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