Osprey Ariel 75
The Ariel 75 has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Osprey Ariel AG 75.
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Current Retail: $330.00
Historic Range: $124.73-$330.00
Reviewers Paid: $239.00
|Weight||4 lb 12 oz / 2.15 kg||5 lb 0 oz / 2.27 kg||5 lb 3 oz / 2.35 kg|
|Capacity||4400 cu in / 72 L||4600 cu in / 75 L||4800 cu in / 78 L|
Having had the smaller, men's version of this pack-type…
Design: top loading internal frame
Number of Pockets: 4
Max. Load Carried: 35 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'4"
Price Paid: $239
Having had the smaller, men's version of this pack-type (Aether 60), and liking its feel, I decided to purchase the customizable women's series pack--slightly larger, the Ariel 75 has just enough space to pack what you need without overloading yourself.
We took a 100-mile trek through the SNP at the end of the summer. I had just purchased the pack, and hoped it wore as well as the Aether. I was very pleasantly surprised. I was able to carry my pack each day without much realization I will still wearing it. This pack fits you as if it were an extension to your own body--very snug, and rides around your hips rather than on top of them. It was the first time I did not need additional padding on my bonier areas to soften a long day on the trail.
Pockets are quite adequate and, although there is no hydration bladder inside, the outside front pocket fits a 70 oz bladder well, and does not affect the balance of pack. Others use the top pocket. Two side mesh pockets are also much roomier than they look.
I highly recommend this pack--great comfort, durable materials, just enough pockets to help organize.