Osprey Aether 70 Review: Daylite Pack Compatible

This Osprey Aether 70 review for those wanting a fully-featured Osprey backpack. The Aether 70 is designed for those going on weekend trips to the great outdoors. It has a very high volume so you can store plenty of gear. But it also has an attachment for the Osprey Daylite Pack.

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Osprey Aether 70 Features

Weight: 4.78 to 5.25 pounds depending on the size you choose

Dimensions: 34 x 14 x 14 to 37 x 14 x 14 inches depending on the size

Full panel compartment access: The front J-zipper allows you to open up the front panel completely and expose the items that are contained. This means that you don’t have to rummage through your things from the top zipper.

Side compression: Keep your internal gear stable with the side compression straps. There are three side compression straps on each side which helped too keep your gear from moving while you are being active.

Mesh side pockets: In the side pockets, you can put readily accessible items such as water bottles and phones. They stretch in order to accommodate for larger items.

Hip belt: The Aether 70 has an adjustable hip belt that you can adjust to the size of your waist. On the hip belt are zippered hip belt pockets that you can use to store your electronics, map and compass.

Best front pocket: The large front pocket is a large mesh that stretches to the size of your large items. You can store your coats and large blankets. The only downside is the fact that the pocket is not zippered. This means that if exposed to the rain, your items will get wet.

Day pack attachment: Using the accessory attachment, you can attach the Daylite Pack or the Alpine Pocket. These are daypacks that Osprey offers for those just wanting a roam in the city. Fill the Aether 70 backpack with most of your gear, but keep your Daylite Pack attached, and only remove it when you will not be needing a lot for your roaming.

Sleeping bag compartment: In order to keep your sleeping bag nice and dry, there is a sleeping bag compartment that has zippers. It can be found at the bottom of the backpack and away from your back.

Hydration sleeve: The back panel has a hydration sleeve tucked into the top of it. You can buy any of Osprey hydration packs and put it into the sleeve.

Osprey Aether 70 Comfort

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The comfort of the Aether 70 is unparalleled. The hip belt and harness are molded to fit you perfectly while you are carrying very heavy loads over long distances. The compression straps and the straightjacket compression system allow you to keep your load stable. This goes a long way in helping you be active. While you are going out for long walks or hiking, you don’t have any of the contents shifting around as you’re moving.

Osprey Aether 70 Volume capacity

This backpack has volume for all of your things plus another person’s for several days. The compression straps that come with this are fairly long so you can really stuff this backpack. But if you are wanting to fill it only halfway for shorter trips, straps serve you good in order to keep your gear nice and snug.

The Verdict

The Aether 70 has every feature that you could possibly ask for in an Osprey backpack. It has a standard straightjacket compression system, as well as plenty of room for a lot of gear and all of the pockets you could imagine. Another great part about this backpack is that if you purchase the Daylite Pack, you can attach it to the Aether 70 and only remove it when you need to go on shorter trips. If you want a fully-featured Osprey backpack, the Aether 70 is an excellent choice.

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