This is quite simply the perfect day-to-day pack for hitting the trails. At 10 liters, it’s compact enough for a quick spin on the neighborhood trails yet roomy enough for a full-day adventure. Big Plus: The lid latch carrier makes it easy to attach your helmet to the pack with no bouncing around.
I’m graduating from a Masters program in May, and planning, possibly, my last great summer get-away before becoming a hard-working stiff in September. My itinerary from mid-May through August includes a hiking/camping cross-country road trip to Sedona, two weeks of camping and hiking in Alaska, volunteering as a fly-fishing instructor in Alaska, and traveling in Asia for three weeks. If you were putting together a recommended gear list (particularly lightweight waterproof jacket, backpack, tent, and sleeping bag) from scratch where would you start?
… I also like Osprey’s Aether 70 ($260), which is about the same size as the Baltoro, and is just a touch lighter. I’ve carried both in the past year and love them both.
The results of the long review: Positive! Loves it! To read it, click here.
The new Aether for 2010 gets some solid praise and write up in the popular, Mountain Gazette, to read it, click here.
Found online and in print, The Olympian Newspaper, suggests the Aether/Ariel Series in their Outdoor Gift Guide, to see it click here.
In a posting on SimpleTable.com, the site said that with the Aether series “you are able to load up as much as you need for your trip, while staying comfortable hiking”. To see more, click here.
In an article in the St. Petersburg Times on backpacking and paddling in the Everglades, the newspaper recommended the Atmos 65 pack as an essential part of their “Wilderness Checklist” and said that the pack “has lots of places to store the essentials”. To see more, click here.
The news on the west coast is spreading quickly about the newly updated Aether and Ariel Osprey Packs, to see it in the Sacramento Bee Newspaper, online, click here.