73040EDIT: owner review David Bradish Osprey Aether 45 pack
- Mar 3, 2007
> EDIT: owner review David Bradish Osprey Aether 45 packHello David,
this is the official edit for your second Owner Review. You've gone
through this once before, so it should be easier this time around.
I've marked as "EDIT" things that you need to change, as "Edit"
things that you should think about changing and as "Comment" things
that I couldn't keep my mouth shut about (which failure does not
require an action on your behalf).
First off: When you Repost your report after the edits, please also
upload your report's HTML version to the test folder at:
and provide a link to it with your web post (snipurl or tinyurl are
preferred). Such links do much to reduce the burden on people tasked
with admininstrative duties - and on the "backpackgeartesters" list
a report won't be considered to have been posted until a link to the
appropriate test folder has been provided. No skin off your nose
now, just a heads-up.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "d_bradish"
>Edit: The metric conversion suggests spurious accuracy - we
> OSPREY AETHER 45 BACKPACK
> BY DAVID BRADISH
> February 28, 2007
> TESTER INFORMATION
> NAME: David Bradish
> EMAIL: davebradish@...
> AGE: 44
> LOCATION: Huntington Beach California USA
> GENDER: M
> HEIGHT: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
> WEIGHT: 170 lb (77.10 kg)
generally round to only one decimal figure. In the case at hand,
where I assume the "170" is a ballpark figure more than something
you check every morning, I personally would just call it "77 kg".
> I started hiking in my teens in Arizona and New Mexico, primarilyEDIT: There's a period (".") lacking at the end of the sentence.
> focusing on winter hiking
> Since 1991 I have hiked a lot with mynecessary
> brother-in-law Ray mostly in California's Sierra Nevada range, and
> the southern mountains. In winter I bring as much gear as
> to be safe and comfortable. For 3 seasonEdit: Is there a word or an "s" missing there? I expected it to read
either "for three seasons" or "for three season hiking" or some such.
> I try to follow theComment: And I hear you do a pretty good job at it...
> principles of ultra light.
> PRODUCT INFORMATIONLINK
> Manufacturer: Osprey
> Web site: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.ospreypacks.com"
> TEXT = "www.ospreypacks.com">>Comment: The above is likely an artifact from the report writer and
will look O.K. in HTML. Of course, if there was a test folder
version, I could check that...
> Product: Aether 45defects
> Size: Regular
> Year manufactured: 2005
> MSRP: N/A
> Weight listed: 2 lb/0.91 kg
> Actual weight 2 lb 7 oz/1.11 kg
> Volume: 2740 cu in/45 L
> Color: Blue
> Warranty: from company web site "Our lifetime warranty covers
> in materials and craftsmanship for the lifetime of the backpack."single
> <<IMAGE GOES HERE. ALT TEXT = "IMAGE 1">>
> PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
> The Osprey Aether 45 is a very simple pack. It consists of a
> great sack that loads from the top. It closes just like a dry sackwith
> does by rolling the edge down, then attaching the ends together
> a Duraflex Rock Lockster buckle. A white nylon strap also connectsto
> a Rock Lockster and goes over the top of the bag the oppositeEDIT: "goes over the top of the bag *in* the opposite direction
> of the roll-top closure. Right by this is a matching whitea
> nylon grab loop.
> The pack body is made from 210 denier double ripstop nylon.
> On the back of the pack a white cord zig zags between the pack and
> piece of doubled nylon with the Osprey name and bird logo. Thecord
> goes through a metal grommet and a finger pull lockEDIT: period at the end of the sentence.
> At the bottom in the middle of the pack is a white nylon toolloop.
> On each side of the pack is a slanted pocket made of nettinga
> material. They have elastic at the top. Just above the pockets is
> compression strap that has another Rock Lockster fastener on it.The
> bottom of the pack is made of heavy duty 420 denier "chainlink"nylon
> FIELD CONDITIONSin
> I have used the Aether on many hikes in California. I have had it
> the Sierra Nevada about five times and more than I know in the Sanof
> Bernardino Mountains and the San Jacinto Mountains along with the
> desert sections of the Pacific Crest Trail. I had it for a climb
> 14000' White Mountain,EDIT: Metric conversion, please.
> and many lower peaks. The hottest that I25
> remember was near 100 F/38 C by Palm Springs and the coldest about
> F/-4 C on a climb of San Gorgonio.<snip>
> I think the most I have carried in it was about 26 lb/11.8 kg fora
> 60 mile/ km hike in the Sierra Nevada. Usually I am more in the12 -
> 17 lb/5-8 kg range. I use it as a day pack on long day hikes thatI
> need to carry a lot of water because the hip belt is better thanon
> my Camelback day pack.EDIT: We don't do direct comparisons. Calling it your "other,
smaller pack" or something will work.
Wow - those were darn few Edits for the second OR. I know my second
OR had a lot more. Congratulations!
When you've taken care of the edits, please repost it here
with "REPOST:" substituted for the "EDIT:" above, put the html
version in the test folder and provide a link with your text posting
in this list.
I'll then go over it and the html version once more and will likely
clear you for upload. Once there, provided we have a written tester
agreement from you on file, you'll be able to apply for some gear to
I'll only have intermittent E-Mail access in the next week, but I'll
try to check in so you don't have to wait for my go-ahead longer
Again, congratulations. I'd like to see the picture that go with
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