Osprey Aether 85 Backpack

Osprey Aether 85 Backpack  -

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Style: 013085

The largest pack in its series, the Osprey Aether 85 Backpack is ready to trek on extended multi-day trips. That means more than just packing a bunch of gear. It means having the bells and whistles to organize that gear and keep you comfortable and prepared. With a sleeping bag compartment, hydration compatibility and dual ice axe loops, the Aether will prove a trusty companion all year long.

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 33" x 14" x 13"
  • Empty Weight: 4 lbs 13 oz
  • Volume: 85 liters (5187 cubic inches)
  • Material: 210D nylon dobby/ 75D nylon stretch ripstop/ 500D nylon oxford fabric

Features:

  • Airscape™ mesh back panel with molded foam and mesh is cool and supportive
  • LightWire™ suspension, center stay, and frame sheet distributes weight
  • Adjustable IsoForm CM™ mesh harness dials in comfortable, stable fit
  • Add-On™ Attachment lets you attach compatible Osprey daypacks
  • Dual side pockets keep things accessible
  • Dual ice axe loops provide a place for your axes
  • External hydration sleeve in back panel provides an easy place to store a bladder
  • Front mesh stash pocket provides a place to quickly stuff gear
  • Hipbelt pockets add storage where you can easily reach it
  • InsideOut™ Compression can be routed internally or externally to hold gear down
  • J-Panel access provides quick zippered access to main compartment
  • Zippered top pocket stores small items and doubles as a lumbar pack
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ system stashes trekking poles without requiring pack removal
  • Red compression strap is visible and easy to use
  • Sleeping bag compartment with divider makes your bag easy to find
  • Removable sleeping pad straps provide an external lash point for pads
  • Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee repairs any damage or defect, and if they can't repair it they will replace it

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Osprey Aether 85 Backpack, Midnight Blue, M
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Easy to load (3)
  • Good padding (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Extended trips (3)
  • Heavy loads (3)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nothing but the best

By 

from Bozeman, Mt

About Me Outdoor Professional

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good Padding
  • Good Suspension
  • Large Capacity

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Zipper Snags

Best Uses

  • Extended Hikes
  • Heavy Loads

Comments about Osprey Aether 85 Backpack, Midnight Blue, M:

Use this pack frequently for wilderness bow hunting trips of 4-10 days in colorado and montana. Carry about 50lbs in, and 90-130lbs out for 4-9miles. Never fails. Thrown a few threads but great condition over the last 5 years of use.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent pack - almost perfect

By 

from Cape Town, South Africa

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good Padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extended Hikes
    • Heavy Loads

    Comments about Osprey Aether 85 Backpack, Midnight Blue, M:

    + Very comfortable, even though I had the honours of carrying the tent and all rubbish so I was on 27kg if you include the 3 litres of water I would typically carry.
    + Very large rain cover – big enough to go over anything extra on the outside of the pack too. The cover is stored in the lid.
    + Great build quality. We had to lower the bags twice and all scrapes and bashings have not shown up. The buckle never popped on the waist band either.
    + The lid has a HUGE storage area (under the rain cover) and I was very impressed. Also, with two clips and rethreading one piece of tape one can remove it entirely. There is then a strap which converts it into a "moon bag" of sorts. I removed mine each night and kept it as a "grab bag" in case we had to run away in the night as we had security issues.
    + Mesh external pocket on the outside of the bag is handy for storing jackets and whatever else.
    + The j-zip is handy for gaining access into the bag too.
    + A pocket per side on the hip belt is big enough for a cell phone, pepper spray, compass, that sort of stuff. Decent size.
    + Light weight.

    – The side pockets are a joke. You can barely squeeze anything into them. They should have allowed more material there. And I'm not sure why they have that dual hole system. I'd rather have had a deep single pocket either side. Would work for small water bottles, very small ones… I used them to shove in gaiters when not in use. Possibly the only feature I'm not impressed with.
    – There is an external hydration pocket between your back and the bag. Looks impressive and neat and clever. However once loaded I think you could maybe fit a litre in there. I could be wrong. I certainly had zero chance of getting the three litre in. One could say put in the bladder then load the bag, however filling up then becomes a pain. I will get a one litre and try it in the future, so perhaps it's an awesome feature and it's just me.
    Rate it 5 stars though!

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very comfortable bag

    By 

    from crest wood kentucky

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Load
    • Good Padding
    • Good Suspension
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extended Hikes
      • Heavy Loads
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Osprey Aether 85 Backpack, Midnight Blue, M:

      Great for backpacking

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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