Osprey Argon 110

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


medium large xl
Weight 6 lb 5 oz / 2.88 kg 6 lb 11 oz / 3.02 kg 7 lb 0 oz / 3.17 kg
Capacity 6700 cu in / 110 L 6900 cu in / 113 L 7100 cu in / 116 L



This sturdy adaptable pack has allowed me to travel…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$400


This sturdy adaptable pack has allowed me to travel with comfort in a variety of environments. Glaciers and mountains, volcanoes and river crossings, this pack has been through it all. No breaks, rips, or problems and I'm going on 3.5 years. Great for getting everything you need for a a month long trip, or having a luxurious weekend overnight trip.


  • Big
  • Durable
  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable


  • You end up bringing too much stuff

What a comfortable pack! I bought mine for an upcoming…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: Internal
Size: 6,300
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 60
Height of Owner: 5'10
Price Paid: $419

What a comfortable pack! I bought mine for an upcoming 2010 climb of Denali. I carried a Gregory Denali Pro on Denali last year. Although I'll reserve my final judgment after returning from this year's expedition, the difference in comfort on my training climbs is remarkable.

Pros: Comfort, ability to look up when loaded

Cons: Smaller than a Denali Pro, no extendable collar


I had always done my backpacking with an external…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: Top loading internal
Size: 110 liters
Number of Pockets: 3
Max. Load Carried: 70 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 10"

I had always done my backpacking with an external frame pack. Since this is my first internal frame pack, my comments will be slanted.

I bought this pack because I carry HUGE loads - I like to have plenty of comforts for the Cub Scouts I lead. My first excursion was a boat trip to N Manitou Island followed by a short 1 mile hike in with 70 lbs, so the pack was loaded to the max. I have to say it was very comfortable and handled it well. When I returned, I noticed one of the aluminum load bars pushed through the bottom. I believe this was due to a manufacturing oversight more than an inherent problem with the pack. The bar was (with great effort) returned to the plastic keeper (I don't think it started life in this keeper) and I haven't seen a problem since.

I like the sleeping bag pocket on the bottom, which handles my bag and pad easily. The divider leaves space for my tent poles to run the full length of the pack, which is a great plus. Without additional pockets, I will need to purchase additional stuff sacks. Otherwise small items work their way to the bottom of the DEEP main pocket. Again, I was used to the external frame packs that have many pockets. The front elastic pocket is not useful when on the trail, but seems to be a great place for the poncho when its wet. The loads remain stable under all conditions and the shear volume of this pack allows everything to remain inside (doesn't have any daisy chains, so its a good thing).

The lid converts to a hip pack. Although another review said you have to remove the hip belt from the pack to utilize this, you don't. The belt for this is tucked behind it's pad and worked well for day hikes. It has ample volume for a "multi-person" first-aid kit while still handling my lunch and platypus. I was pleased with it.

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Description of Osprey Argon 110 BackpackWeighing in less than 6.5lbs the Osprey Argon 110 backpack brings ultimate comfort and expedition load design full circle. This lightweight expedition backpack comes with a barrage of features ideal for the long haul. Its AirScape backpanel with BioForm AX harness and BioForm CM AX hipbelt offer superb body-to-pack comfort necessary for extended expeditions. Utilize the convertible top pocket and use it as a lumbar pack for short hikes. Lightweight and durable the Argon 110 backpack helps lessen the heavy load.NEW FOR SPRING 2008 Expedition load haulers have been a staple in the Osprey line for over 20 years. FeaturesConvertible top pocketlumbar pack with AirScape lumbar padUltralight 40d Sil Nylon AquaSource ReCurveVertical zip access into main bodyZippered easy access side pocketOsprey Side Order compatible with laser cut attachment slotsAquaSource ReCurve in the packAquaSource Recurve on your backConvertible top pocket lumbar packFabric Side PocketFront panel zipperFront zipppered pocketPack-to-body interfaceSleeping Bag CompartmentStretch Woven Front PocketStretch woven side pockets and strapsM 6700 cu. in. 110L - 5lbs 15oz 2.70 kg.L 6900 cu. in. 113L - 6lbs 3oz 2.80 kg.XL 7100 cu. in. 116L - 6lbs 8oz 2.95 kg.

- US Outdoor Store

On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Men's Argon 110 Backpack DECENT FEATURES of the Osprey Men's Argon 110 Backpack Convertible top pocket/lumbar pack with Airscape lumbar pad Red internal load compression strap Removable Aqua Source Recurve hydration sleeve Vertical zip access into main body Three horizontal compression straps Stretch woven dual access side pocket Zippered fabric side pocket Stretch woven front pocket with welded vents Laser-cut Addons attachment slots Straight Jacket compression Side gear loops and straps Ice tool loops with bungee tool tie-offs Wide mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider Removable sleeping pad straps Front panel zippered pocket Bio Form A/X Harness Dual-density foam with softer contours in neck and armpit region Hook-and-loop adjustable yoke Recurve Suspension 7075 -T6 aluminum Recurve Rods HDPE framesheet with dual 2024-AL and 2/3 length stays anchored into hipbelt Airscape back panel with 10mm ridged foam and central air chimney Bio Form CM A/X Hipbelt Heat moldable foam using Osprey CM in-store hipbelt ovens Internal seams The SPECS 315D Cordura high tenacity nylon 210D x 330D high tenacity nylon Stretch woven nylon with lycra The SPECS for Medium Capacity: 6713 cubic inches / 110 liter Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz / 2.88 kg Dimension: 33in. x 17in. x 17in. / 85 x 43 x 42 cm Load Range: 60 - 80 lbs / 27.2 - 36.3 kg The SPECS for Large Capacity: 6896 cubic inches / 113 liter Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz / 3.02 kg The SPECS for Extra Large Capacity: 7079 cubic inches / 116 liter Weight: 7 lbs / 3.17 kg OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.

- Moosejaw

The Osprey Argon 110 Backpack is an expedition load hauler that has been a staple in the Osprey line for over 20 years. The Argon 110 provides you with ample room and superb load carrying ability. AquaSource Recurve on your back Argon Airscape backpanel Convertible top pocket / lumbar pack Fabric side pocket Front panel zipper Front zipppered pocket Pack-to-body interface Stretch woven front pocket Stretch woven side pockets and straps

- OMCgear

With a customizable hipbelt, the Osprey Argon 110 pack is a large load hauler for expedition backpacking with impressive weight transfer, saving your back and shoulders from strain. AirScape backpanel features 3 sections of ridged foam and a central air chimney for increased ventilation. BioForm CM(TM) A/X hipbelt has heat-moldable laminated foam and internal seams providing a personalized fit while relieving hipbone pressure. Lightweight, removable hydration sleeve converts to a hydration pack for day-tripping (reservoir not included). Removable top lid has 1 compartment with a waterproof zipper and lash-on points; converts to a lumbar pack with AirScape lumbar pad. ReCurve suspension-with an HDPE framesheet, 2 aluminum stays and dual aluminum rods-optimizes fit and load transfer. Running down the sidewall, ReCurve aluminum rods create a pretensioned lift mechanism, actively transferring load to your hips and resisting sag. Load-lifter straps act with ReCurve rods and framesheet to draw load snug against your back for increased control and stability. Gender specific, the interchangeable, laminated dual-density shoulder straps adjust easily to fit a man's shoulder and chest contours. You have complete access to the main compartment with top-loading and zippered side-access design. Externally accessible, wide-mouth sleeping bag compartment accommodates large synthetic bags. Side pockets, 1 zippered and 1 mesh, keep essentials handy, and they double as slots for hauling skis in the traditional A-frame style. Compression wings securely compress the contents of the pack whether full or nearly empty, without sag or load distortion. Wings buckle across the front when full; for small loads, connect straps to buckles at the edge of the back panel, cinching one panel over the other. Stretch-woven front pocket for quick and easy stashing. Closeout.


Osprey Argon 110


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