Osprey Aether Backpack Review
Backpacks over the years have changed quite drastically. I remember my first pack was made by MEI and the hip belt was about 5 inches thick. I used it for a couple years then moved up to a Dana Designs. After two Rainier trips, numerous week long jaunts, the Dana was ceremoniously retired. My backpack buying journey has stopped with the Osprey Aether. Nothing beats the comfort and technology of this pack.
The lifetime guarantee sets Osprey a part from the other guys. Gear gets trashed, they get it. Their price may be a little high but the construction and comfort make it worth it. Osprey also focused on cutting weight on this pack which you can tell when you first try it on. There is nothing extra but everything you need.
Osprey Packs — There’s lot of competition in the casual wear and hydration pack market, but the 36-year-old independent Colorado company stands out. Its offerings are diverse, functional to fashion-oriented, high quality and with color options unmatched.
Osprey’s new spring 2011 line is the pack for everyday use or for the avid commuter called the Momentum. It has 14 features, including a raincover, reflective print front panel and well-designed cluster of pockets, organizers and zippered compartments.