Welcome!  Sign In  |   Register

FALL SPORT SALE UP TO 25% OFF SELECT GEAR

OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack

Item: 3781583 Product Description >

Regular Price: $279.00 SALE $159.98

Buy this pack, get $2 OFF a water bottle! Discount applied in cart. Get Details

Please select
Please select
  • Blue (Past Season Color)
   

Share This Page:

  • OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack

    Built-in hydration sleeve with dual exit ports converts this bag into a hydration pack.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Includes a Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment so you have both hands free when you need them
    • 3 horizontal compression straps cinch the load down closer to your center of gravity
    • Red internal compression strap keeps gear tight against your body with a compact center of gravity
    • StraightJacket compression ensures that everything stays exactly where it should
    • Wide mouth sleeping bag compartment allows quick access
    • Removable sleeping pad straps let you cinch on a bit more extras

  • OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Gender Unisex
    Dimensions 33.5 x 15 x 13.4 in.
    Pack Fabric (Primary) 420D nylon pack cloth
    Hydration Compatible Yes
    Padded Laptop Compartment No
    Torso Length S <18.5 in.
    M 18-20.5 in.
    L >20 in.
    Type Backpacking
    Volume S 4000 cu. in.
    M 4200 cu. in.
    L 4400 cu. in.
    Primary Use Backpacking
    Volume Range 70+ Liters
    Weight S 4 lb. 13 oz.
    M 5 lb. 1 oz.
    L 5 lb. 4 oz.
    Shipping Surcharge Yes
    Weight Capacity Over 50 lb.
    Trip Length Extended Trip (>3 nights)

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Roomy (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Great features (4)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (3)

Best Uses

      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-9

    Back to top

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Excellent Pack!

    By drangler

    from Youngstown, OH

    About Me Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Great Features
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pockets

    Best Uses

      Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

      Is it wrong for me to love a backpack? Wow. I have used this for 2-5 day trips. I had originally purchased the EMS Longtrail, but had to return it since it didn't have front access. I exchanged it for the Aether 70 which VERY comfortable and packs very nicely. The load does not shift as much as others I've experienced. Also, the hip belt, even though it's not thickly padded, fits nicely. Two issues: 1) It lacks external gear pockets (other than the front stretch pocket, and two for water bottles; 2) it has no pockets for gear on the hip belt. Other than that, the pack is AWESOME for the money.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great pack

      By mberger47

      from pittsburgh pa

      About Me Classic

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

      Great pack for the money. Only complaint is that aren't any small pockets build around the main pack which is huge.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Good for ultralight winter trips

      By Audax

      from Upstate, NY

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

      • Built to carry low weight

      Best Uses

        Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

        Purchased this as a weekend pack. I usually use Mystery Ranch packs exclusively, and was shocked at the slipping and lack of comfort in this pack when loaded with a 30-45lb load. I often hike places where there are no reliable water sources, so I carry 6-8 liters of water. This pack is not suitable for anyone who carries heavier weights. Maybe ultralight hikers would find it well suited for bulky but lightweight winter clothing and bags, but it's not great for the way I pack.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic large pack

        By bobz

        from Cambridge, MA

        Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

        Very comfortable.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great mid-weight (30-35 lbs) pack

        By Rick

        from Delaware

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Comfrtable hip belt
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Trips needing 30lb packs

          Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

          Great pack. Used on AT with 30+ lbs (and lower as weeks went on) and very comfortable with enough space for a small kitchen sink...{;o)

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Comfortable and functional

          By Hiker

          from Englishtown, NJ

          About Me HIKER

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Great Features
          • Roomy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking

            Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

            Great so far. Bought the Osprey platypus to go with it which works great. Love the magnetic clip for the mouth piece. Have taken on several 3 day trips so far. Going on a 3 week trip and getting use to it for now. Like that it can grow with in height and weight. Two family members can use the pack.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Carry a lot of weight comfortably

            By Why do I need a nickname

            from Delaware

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

                Replaced an aging external frame pack with the Aether. Like night and day difference now that I know how to properly wear/adjust it. I loaded it for winter camping (about 50 to 60 pounds total w/4-season tent, bag, clothes, food for 8 days and some water, etc.) and then panicked when after a couple of miles I felt a searing burn in my hip. After adjusting the bag and carrying it higher, had no issues and can wear it comfortably for miles and miles. I'm guessing right now, but I think it is a good choice. Compared to what I had, the comfort and capacity is vastly better.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great experience - first time I ever ordered anything online with Eastern - I've done it several times since.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not as good as expected

                By Surffishjimmy

                from NY

                About Me Comfort-Oriented

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Enough Pockets
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

                  Bought this pack for 2-3 day backpack trips. Went on my first trip 2 days 1 night for a total of 14 miles. Pack weighed in at about 25 without food an water. First of all I could not reach my water bottles when they were in the side pockets. No belt pockets to store snacks camera etc. I am new to backpacking so didn't even think about it. Most of all the pack was very uncomfortable. It was killing my hips. Went back to EMS and they are going to order me a larger belt to see if that helps. Very disappointed in the comfort level of this bag.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  osprey rocks

                  By bubba bee

                  from texas

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Roomy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about OSPREY Aether 70 Backpack:

                      I used this pack for thru hiking the AT it was a good choice. It broke twice but got the part mailed to me for free. Osprey rock

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      Displaying reviews 1-9

                      Back to top


                      Sign-up for our email and get
                      special savings, advance sale
                      notice and more.

                      Can't decide what to buy?
                      Let them decide!

                      Buy Now

                      Choose from all brands
                      site wide: