Osprey Aether Plus 100
Mediocre build quality. Mediocre to good carrying comfort.
- Many smart features
- Usable volume is 80-85 liters. NOT 100.
- Carrying 24 kg produces sounds giving the impression it will tear or break.
I did a 133 km in mountain ranges in Norway with this back, carrying 24 kg with the backpack. Never again.
This is not a backpack for carrying more then 17-18 kg. If you carry more, the carrying comfort is very questionable. When I lift the bag it makes sounds as if it is going to break, split, or tear.
I don't understand where the good reviews come from. This is one of the worst backpacks I have had until now. But I am spoiled. I use Norrøna Recon Syncroflex, a backpack designed by the Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish army, which has a maximum weight rating of 67 kg.
I am sorry, I have higher expectations, and I don't think this is a backpack for two weeks in the mountains with 24 kg, walking in difficult conditions.
I find it rather disappointing that Osprey is lying about the volume of this bag. By no means is it possible that this is 100 litres. I heard the 100 litres is reached when adding the built-in day backpack. But that is cheating. I wanted a 100 litre backpack, not two backpacks with a total of 100 litres. Smart marketing, but dishonest and unethical.
3 weekend hikes.
1 hike 133 km.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 2400 nok
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|Volume||5,980 cu in / 98 L||6,102 cu in / 100 L|
|Weight||6.392 lbs||6.691 lbs|
|Dimensions||32.28 x 16.54 x 15.75 in||34.25 x 16.54 x 15.75 in|
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