81889Fw: OWNER REVIEW (OSPREY 70 liter backpack)
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From: Adam Albertson <outdoorsman719@...>
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Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:49 PM
Subject: OWNER REVIEW (OSPREY 70 liter backpack)
OSPREY PACKS INC. (AETHER 70LITER BACKPACK )
BY ADAM ALBERTSON
December 20, 2012
NAME: Adam Albertson
LOCATION: Canon City Colorado U.S.A
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 180 lb (81.60 kg)
Backpacking Background: I have been an avid Backpacker for 7years. My trips range from day hikes to week long trips.I backpack 12 months out of the year in all weather conditions. I prefer extended trips into the Colorado high country during the summer and lower altitude Colorado Desert trips in the winter. I have also done trips in Montana, Idaho,Washington and Utah. My day hikes consist of peak bagging or rough,steep bushwacks . I consider myself to be an ultra light
Backpacker that makes additional sacrifices for comfort.
Manufacturer: OSPREY PACKS INC.
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://WWW.ospreypacks.com">>
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cu. in. liter lbs/oz kg.
S 4089 67 4/11 2.14
M 4272 70 4/15 2.23
L 4455 73 5/2 2.33
XL 4638 76 5/2 2.33
Measured Weight: Size L??5lbs 2 oz (2.33kg)
Other details:Convertible Top Pocket - Lumbar Pack
Red Internal Compression Strap
Sleeping Pad Straps
I have used this backpack for a year. I have used it for approx.25 backpacking trips
On my third trip i broke a main buckle that holds the lid closed to the pack. The osprey company gladly replaced it for me and i was back on the trail.The company went as far as replacing the buckles with ones from a different model at my request.
I carry a load of 30-45 Lbs (13-22Kg) for a 3-5 day trip.I have carried this pack approx.350mi (564km)
The terrain i travel with this pack is usually rough steep and rocky trails
This pack has become my "go to" pack when it comes to multi day trips
I use the detachable lid as a lumbar pack on day hikes and accents.The lid has enough room for a liter of water,food and my rain gear.This pack is
extremely comfortable when carrying a heavy load.
This pack has a lot of compression straps for load adjustment.
4+ main compartments provide organization of your gear
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THINGS I LIKE
I like the 70 liter model,It provides enough space for my winter gear.It provides more than enough space for my summer gear.
This pack has gear loops and external straps for securing gear to the outside of the pack.
The convertible lid hip pack is very useful .
The fabric on the OSPREY Aether is very durable and puncture resistant.
OSPREY PACKS inc. has a great warranty and customer service.
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
My only complaint is the buckles have a poor design and are very thin .I broke a buckle on this pack after three uses.
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