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ReadAboutGear.com – Featuring Aura 65 – April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012

I liked the look of the pack when I pulled it from the box. Green is totally my color. Then I stuffed it full of anything that would weigh it down to do some training for a 6-day, 50 mile trip. So, my first impression of the Osprey Aura 65 is that the “Fit on the Fly” waist belt was perfect for a large girl like me. The belt extends to fit large body types so comfortably that I felt confident that I wouldn’t experience any problems with it. And I didn’t. I really felt the benefit of the well-fitted hip belt. The weight was distributed to my hips and yet there was no discomfort in my hips. This was the first impression of the Aura 65.

On the 6-day trip I took, I found the pack proved just as impressive. The space that I needed for this trip was provided in the bag. The pockets were great and there is some stretch in the outside pocket that expanded to fit those last items I would stuff in the bag. Again, the fit was great and the weight of the bag was kept to the waist and off of the shoulders. I also felt the benefit of the sculpted, mesh backing that kept my back nice and dry.

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ReadAboutGear.com – Featuring Karve Series – January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

There were loads of awesome packs at the show to be seen. Including the Karve from Osprey. This is designed for winter sports. It has a really sleek, slim design that allows for easy lift riding and dynamic riding. It has storage for shovels, probes, and offers convenient carry options for boards and skis. It comes in three sizes, these are the sizes in storage capacity in liters, 16 L 11 L and 6 L. http://www.ospreypacks.com/

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ReadAboutGear.com – Featuring Aether 70 – December 7, 2011

December 7, 2011

I received this pack in September and although I have not used it extensively yet I love it. The main trip I used it on was my trip to Capitol Reef National Park. We weren’t backpacking on this trip but it was my main pack for the trip. I was able to store away everything I needed for the cold winter excursion. I even was able to stick in my large 35 L daypack inside. This pack carried the heavy load very comfortably, I love this pack’s adjustability, make it comfortable to everyone personally. The sleeping bag compartment is awesome, I love the wide mouth access, it makes it incredibly easy to get your gear out. The top access is incredibly wide also, which is wonderful. I really like the remove able top loader; it makes a great hip pack for short hikes where you don’t have to carry much.

I plan on going on some more extensive trips to test this pack out to it’s fullest extent, maybe go on a nice snowshoe trip over the holiday.

From what I have experienced so far I would totally recommend this pack to someone who is going on long backpacking trips or for some one who just needs lots of room for all their gear when on backpacking trips. It is incredibly comfortable, easily custom adjusted, and very well built.

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