Osprey Packs has garnered two “best buy” citations in the Backpacker Magazine 2006 Gear Guide. Noted for excellent value and high performance were the Stratos 32 in the daypack category and the Ariel 65 and Aether 70 in the week long pack category.
The Stratos 32 features a top pocket that lifts for access into the main top loading compartment, while large vertical zip front pockets keep your odds and ends organized. The AirCore backpanel with tensioned contoured mesh provides a form fitting and stable carry while allowing full air circulation.
The Ariel 65 and her male counterpart, the Aether 70 are Ospreys affordable yet full featured backpacks. The AirScape suspension features a nubbed foam backpanel for breathability and a grip mesh covering for superior pack to body contact. The IsoForm CM hipbelt heat molds to fit your body while the IsoForm harness provides custom torso length adjustment. Both packs come in gender specific torso lengths.