AN ICON EVOLVED

Almost 25 years ago, we set out to design the best backpack ever made. Beloved on the trail our Aether™ | Ariel Series has continually set the standard for what a pack should do and what it should weigh.

Today, the all-new Aether | Ariel Series has gone through a quarter century of relentless evolution and innovation to last a lifetime of trips. In 2021, our Aether/Ariel 55 was awarded the Backpacker Editors’ Choice Gold Award.

SUSPENSION

After years of thoughtful patterning, clever compression, vertical support and stiffer suspension, we added a Lightwire spring steel peripheral frame and an Airscape® ventilated backpanel, resulting in the best quality carry ever offered.

LOAD CAPACITY

To ensure the best possible fit and load transfer, we have continually shifted the shape and design of the harness and hipbelt. The stable close-to-body carry on our new design is ideal for managing heavier loads when the trail gets technical.

CUSTOM FIT

Founder Mike Pfotenhauer and team rose to the challenge of eliminating the interchangeable harness and hipbelt. Our new Custom Fit-on-the-Fly® design does away with complexity while offering a truly fine-tuned fit.

DURABLE & SUSTAINABLE

Over time, we've stuck with our core sustainability philosophy to make packs as durable as possible while using high-quality materials with low environmental impact

WE'VE SET THE STANDARD FOR WHAT A PACK SHOULD DO.

AETHER | ARIEL PLUS

Blazing the trail for those in search of a customizable, perfect-fitting pack, the Aether|Ariel Plus is ideal for a week on the trail, a gear-intensive weekend or a big adventure. Offering a stable carry that can manage the heaviest of loads. Dial in the perfect fit with a Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Hipelt and Shoulder Strap and detach the top lid to use as a daypack for side trips. Constructed with high quality bluesign®-approved high-tenacity nylon and PFC-free DWR.

AETHER | ARIEL

Whether it's an extended excursion into the backcountry or a weekend full of creature comforts, the Aether|Ariel is built to carry the heaviest of loads. Offering a fine-tuned fit for a variety of body shapes and sizes with a Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Hipbelt, Shoulder Straps and adjustable torso length. An injection-molded backpanel offers close-to-body performance. Featuring an included raincover and made with bluesign®-approved nylon and PFC-free DWR

AETHER | ARIEL PRO

Osprey's stripped down, streamlined and svelte Aether/Ariel Pro is made for type-two adventures that span days or months; alpine climbing expeditions with remote basecamps, or boundary-pushing thru-hikes through unknown landscapes where the only trail is the one you make. With upgraded fabrics and hardware, this pack provides worry-free dependability for people pushing the boundaries.

AETHER | ARIEL EXTENDED FIT (EF)

Our EF pack collection provides larger sizing to core packs, offering people in bigger bodies the same uncompromised performance Osprey is known for with a more inclusive fit. An extended hipbelt fits up to 70-inch hips while repositioned pockets and longer shoulder and sternum straps complete the package. Aether and Ariel 65 are available in with Extended Fit, delivering heavy-duty carry capacity in a fully-featured package.

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