The Osprey logo is synonymous with first-rate adventure backpacks, and with good reason. The Aether AG 70 is a prime example of why. A multi-day pack which perfectly blends style with innovative technical features this will leave itching to load up and get backpacking as soon as possible.
The Osprey Aether AG famously once featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 2002. And while the cover of Time Magazine doesn’t always feature the best people (Donald Trump we’re looking at you) it does tend to lend things and people a certain iconic aura. This latest version takes what took the original pack to the top of its field, and improves on it a number of key areas.
“A multi-day pack which perfectly blends style with innovative technical features.”
Designed for multi-day backpacking and for carrying significant loads comfortably, this bag has a plethora of features that we reckon you’ll seriously dig. The backsystem, which we’ll treat as ‘Exhibit A’ here, combines the award-winning AG AntiGravity backsystem with the customisable moulded fit of Osprey’s revolutionary IsoForm hipbelt.
The sprung mesh lumbar area meanwhile, combines with the stiff load bars that are integrated into the harness. What this nifty bit of design does is transfer weight through the largest muscle groups in your legs, enhancing the backpacking experience and making it a hell of a lot more comfortable. When our test team loaded this up and scrambled around the Peak District, they were impressed with how well the weight was distributed and how easy it was to climb up steep hills even with heavy loads.