• AddOn Attachment - Attach an AddOn style pack such as the Daylite daypack using the built-in cord loops.
- External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills.
• InsideOut Compression - The compression strap on the side stretch woven pocket can be routed externally or internally to secure your gear.
• Strong J-zipper on front panel provides quick access to gear in main compartment.
- The top pocket quickly converts to a lumbar pack with a built-in hipbelt.
• Easy to find red compression strap compresses loads for fit and stability.
• Zippered top pocket offers storage for smaller items like maps and headlamps.
• AirScape Backpanel - New AirScape backpanel with ridge molded foam and smooth spacer mesh lumbar fabric for increased comfort.
• LightWire peripheral frame works in conjunction with a single 6061-T6 center stay and an HDPE framesheet to effectively transfer loads and provide optimal carry.
• IsoForm Harness - Interchangeable, adjustable gender specific IsoForm harness provides a comfortable, stabel fit.
• IsoForm CM Hipbelt - Gender specific, Custom Moldable and removable IsoForm CM Hipbelt balances firmness and cushioning providing optimal carry.
• Volume Cubic Inches: (S) 4089 cu in, (M) 4272 cu in, (L) 4455 cu in, (XL) 4638 cu in.
• Volume Liters: (S) 67L, (M) 70L, (L) 73L, (XL) 76L
• Weight: (S) 4lbs 8oz, (M) 4lbs 12oz, (L) 4lbs 15oz, (XL) 5lbs 3oz.
• Dimensions: 32 x 14 x 12 in. (81 x 36 x 31 cm)
• Recommended Use: 3-7 day backpacking trips, 50-65lb load
The Osprey Aether 70 is an ideal size for the vast majority of backpacking adventures. Its Airscape backpanel provides superior breathability and pack to body comfort while the IsoForm CM hipbelts offer a heat molded fit with gender specific cuts. With added features like J- Panel access, Stow-on-the- Go trekking pole attachment and an improved suspension technology, this backpack remains the #1 choice for adventurers of all calibers. The Aether 70 will carry what you need - whatever your favorite adventure.
Convertible Top Pocket - Lumbar Pack.
Red Internal Compression Strap.
Sleeping Pad Straps.
Size cu. in. liter lbs/oz kg.
S 4000 67 4/13 2.14.
M 4200 70 5/1 2.23.
L 4400 73 5/4 2.33.
XL 4600 76 5/6 2.42
Dimensions are shown as length (height) x width x depth.
In: 33.5 x 15.0 x 13.4.
Cm: 85 x 38 x 34
Osprey's Aether 70 is the backpacking equivalent of a luxury SUV: it's comfortable, feature-rich, and at home on all kinds of terrain. It's much more eco-friendly than the SUV would be, of course; this pack doesn't guzzle gas, it guzzles gear. Its 70-liter capacity is sufficient for many types of trips, whether it's a 5-day hike in the Sierras or a climb to the summit of Everest (the Aether has been there!).
Here are a few of the features that set the Aether apart from the crowd:
But that's not all, of course, so here comes our usual bulleted list of
Optimum Load Range: 50-65 lbs.
The Osprey Aether 70 Backpack really is the pack that does it all from gear-heavy weekend backpacking trips and ski tours to mountain-climbing excursions. Built with outstanding load-carrying comfort, the Aether 70 features a new IsoForm CM hip-belt that adds stiffness and padding for better performance with heavy loads without increasing the Aether's weight.
The mid-sized pack of the line, the Osprey Aether 70 Backpack has space for up to a week in the backwoods, but maintains a light, versatile profile. The AddOn™ system lets you attach an Osprey Daylite pack for more versatile hauling. A full suspension system distributes the weight so it doesn’t drag you down.
The Osprey Aether 70 Liter Pack is an ideal size for a variety of backpacking and mountaineering adventures. Packed with features to improve everything about your adventure this backpack remains the #1 choice for explorers of all calibers.
After 4 generations as one of the most versatile and top performing packs on the market, the Osprey Aether 70 Backpack is back again and better than ever. An IsoForm CM hipbelt adds stiffness and extra padding without adding any extra weight to the pack for a more comfortable and stable carry. A strong, durable J zipper across the top of the main compartment of the pack allows easy access to its contents without having to pull everything out.
Slip the Osprey Aether 70 pack onto your back and enjoy the comfort of a custom, heat-moldable hipbelt and a superb, lightweight design for your backcountry adventures.
|AddOn Compatible:||Attach a Daylite or Solo daypack using the built-in cord loops.|
|Adjustable Torso Length:||No|
|Adjustable torso:||Lightweight backpack|
|Array:||4000-4999 cu in|
|Available Color(s):||Arroyo Red, Bonsai Green|
|Available Sizes:||Medium, Large|
|Backpack Style:||Multi-Day Pack|
|Backpanel:||AirScape backpanel with nubbed foam and grip mesh covering provides superior breathability and ultra-comfortable pack to body contact.|
|Bottom Width:||11 in|
|CM:||81 x 36 x 31|
|Capacity:||4000 cu in (S) / 4200 cu in (M) / 4400 cu in (L) / 4800 cu in (XL)|
|Carrying Capacity:||22-30 kg or 50-65 lbs|
|Custom Fit Options:||IsoForm harness in multiple sizes and gender specific cuts features spacer mesh surface with no sewn seams for superb comfort and contoured fit|
|Dimension:||(H x W x D)|
|Dimensions:||SM 4000 cu. in. (67 li.), MD 4200 cu. in. (70 li.), LG 4400 cu. in. (73 li.)|
|Empty Weight:||Size M|
|Fabric:||210D nylon/ 75D nylon stretch ripstop/ 500D nylon oxford|
|Features:||Lumbar Pack Lid, Top Loader|
|Fits Torso Length:||SM - 16 - 18 1/2 in|
|Fits torso:||Lightweight backpack|
|Fits waist/hips:||Lightweight backpack|
|Gear capacity (L):||Internal|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Internal|
|Gear loops:||Ski/Trekking pole loops secure skis or poles for easy, stable transport|
|Handle Drop:||5 in|
|Handle Length:||10 in|
|Hip Belt:||IsoForm CM™ Hipbelts provide custom, heat molded fit in multiple sizes and gender specific cuts|
|Hydration Bladder Included:||Not Included|
|Hydration Compatible:||A backpanel sleeve with hanger holds 3-liter and smaller hydration reservoirs. Route the hose out the slot on either side of the pack.|
|IN:||31 x 14 x 12|
|Ice Axe Loops:||yes|
|InsideOut Compression:||The compression strap on the side stretch woven pocket can be routed externally or internally to secure your gear|
|J-Panel access:||Provides quick access to packed gear.|
|L Volume:||73L or 4455 cu. in.|
|L Weight:||2.24 kg or 4 lbs. 15 oz.|
|Load Range:||50-65 lbs|
|M Volume:||70L or 4272 cu. in.|
|M Weight:||2.14 kg or 4 lbs. 12 oz.|
|Material:||210D nylon dobby,210D nylon block shadow|
|Max Capacity:||S: 67L, M: 70L, L: 73L, XL: 76L|
|Middle Width:||10 in|
|Number of External Pockets:||3; Dual entry stretch woven side pockets allows easy access to water bottles, Welded stretch woven front pocket delivers extra carrying capacity|
|Number of Pockets:||6|
|Number of exterior pockets:||70 liters|
|Number of stays:||No|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||210D Shadow Check Nylon|
|Pack access:||67 liters|
|Primary Access:||Top Access|
|Raincover included:||76 liters|
|Ski / Snowboard Carrier:||no|
|Sleeping Pad Straps:||Every Aether/Ariel Series pack features removable sleeping pad straps.|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||73 liters|
|Strap Drop:||15 in|
|Strap Length:||30 in|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||No|
|Tool Attachment:||Each Aether/Ariel Series pack features dual ice ax loops and bungee tool tie-offs|
|Top Width:||10 in|
|Torso Length:||S 16-18.5 in.M 18-20.5 in.L 20-22.5 in.XL, >22 in.|
|Trekking Pole Loops:||yes|
|Trip Length:||Extended Trip (>3 nights)|
|Volume:||S 4089 cu. in. (67 L)M 4272 cu. in. (70 L)L 4455 cu. in. (73 L)XL 4638 cu. in. (76 L)|
|Volume Range:||70+ Liters|
|Weight:||S 4 lb. 8 oz. (2.04 kg)M 4 lb. 12 oz. (2.14 kg)L 4 lb. 15 oz. (2.24 kg)XL 5 lb. 3 oz. (2.34 kg)|
|Weight - metric:||Internal|
|Weight Capacity:||Over 50 lb.|
|Osprey Aether 60||$248.95 - $249.00|
|Osprey Aether 85||$298.95 - $299.00|
I have had this pack for the past year and enjoyed it. While it does lack useful pockets for organization, it is good in terms of comfort, quality and space. I love the trekking pole holders and the removable lid (that turns into a fanny pack). The outer stuff pocket becomes pretty useless if you fill the main compartment, and the J-zipper access was never really that useful to me due to its odd J design (does not open up all the way. My last complaint is that the padding on the back of the hip belt is rough and has caused me pain right on my lower back area after multiple days of heavy backpacking. Osprey decided to make that bit of padding that has direct contact with your lower lumbar region bumpy and slightly abrasive, hence causing discomfort after long periods. Overall I would give this pack a 4.5/5 stars if I could, the rough lumbar padding being my only real gripe. My last comment is not directly about the pack, but just a helpful hint about sizing. I am 5'10" and 150 lb's. I have always assumed I was a medium in pretty much everything because of my height. But it turns out that my torso length was exactly between a medium and a small. I originally went with a medium. This caused the shoulder straps to just barely not correctly hold the pack tightly against my back, causing my lower back pain after several hours of backpacking with a heavy load. The small size backpack fit much better and eliminated the problem. So if you are barely a medium or in between sizes, consider going down a size in this pack.