For backpacking, thru-hikes and alpine expeditions, the Ariel AG™ Series has a pedigree like no other pack. We have set the bar for technical backpacking packs by combining Anti-Gravity™ technology with customizable fit and innovative features like our new convertible top lid to create a more capable and comfortable pack for long-haul load carrying on any multi-day excursion. When you need a pack that can carry heavy loads for up to a week, there is no better option than the Ariel AG™ 55 pack.
I got my Ariel in sand. It was my first backpacking bag and I haven't found a more comfortable style yet. There is plenty of room for storing gear and the convertible top daypack has been my savior on scrambles during longer trips. I've taken it on two day trips and 5 days and it serves perfectly for both. I would definitely buy this bag again.
Still no rain cover
$30 dollars more than the older model and still no rain cover