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The Osprey Aether AG 85 is the perfect backpacking solution when your primary concerns are carrying heavy loads in ventilated comfort on weeklong, monthlong, or never ending journeys. Now featuring their innovative Anti-Gravity technology and custom fit along with an incredibly robust feature set and a top lid that converts to a functional daypack or summit pack.
- Mountain Gear
For backpacking, thru-hikes and alpine expeditions, the Aether/Ariel AG Series has a pedigree like no other pack. This season, Osprey has put the bar out of reach by combining Anti-Gravity technology with customizable fit and innovative features to create a more capable and comfortable pack for long-haul load carrying on any multi-day excursion. CUSTOM FIT The IsoForm harness and CM hipbelt provide outstanding fit and comfort for especially heavy loads and long miles. Both components are interchangeable to provide a truly custom fit. ANTI-GRAVITY TECHNOLOGY Features a LightWire tensioned, full peripheral frame that comfortably transfers pack load. Also features a continuous, suspended panel of lightweight mesh extending from the upper torso through the lumbar area of the pack and wraps the user in supreme comfort. ISOFORM ANTI-GRAVITY MESH HARNESS Features interchangeable sizes for a precise, personalized fit, adjustable suspended harness with structural load lifter bar for load transfer and comfort, die-cut foam lower and mesh ExoForm wrap upper, and adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle. ISOFORM CM HIPBELT Features custom heat molding and interchangeable sizes for a precise, personalized fit. The mesh bridge between pads pulls in the lumbar to support heavy loads. CONVERTIBLE TOP-LID DAYPACK Haul your gear to basecamp, remove the top-lid and deploy the impressively functional DayLid to summit a nearby peak or backcountry picnic.
- Summit Hut
Carry basecamp-worthy loads with skis to boot, or journey beyond the reach of resupplies. For backpacking, thru-hikes, and alpine expeditions, the Aether AG
Built strong for big trips that span weeks, the Osprey Aether 85 AG pack keeps large hauls riding comfortably with a custom-fit Anti-Gravity harness, moldable hipbelt and suspended-mesh back panel.
Buy a plane ticket to New Zealand, pack up your gear in the Osprey Aether AG 85 Backpack, and wander into the land of infinite possibilities. Equipped with Anti-Gravity technology, the newly reworked back panel is specifically designed to make the pack feel lighter than it actually is through a suspended panel of lightweight mesh that has a not-even-there feel when the pack is weighed down with a week's worth of gear. A staple of Osprey's packs, the LightWire frame provides crucial support while keeping weight to a minimum through its reliable load transfer, allowing you to focus on the overwhelmingly grandiose beauty of your surroundings, instead of the brutal weight of your pack while trekking rocky, steep terrain. The adjustable IsoForm5 shoulder harness and CM hip belt allow the fit of the pack to be dialed in to fit your frame size--although, it's worth a mention that the pack is available in three different sizes to fit different torso lengths. A removable top-lid converts to a detachable day pack for quick adventures away from base camp, while the zippered sleeping bag compartment and removable sleeping pad straps carry your bed-time gear with ease. Multiple compression straps help cinch down the load for added stability, and multiple gear attachment points hold ice axes and trekking poles for close-at-hand access. From week-long trips to full-on month-long adventures, the Aether AG is your go-to pack to getting you through the backcountry with all your gear.
The Aether AG 85 replaced the Osprey Aether 85.