Osprey, the leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative carry solutions, today announced the expansion and redesign of the brand’s best-selling Aether/Ariel series to include an innovative backpanel design, an all-new, customized fit system as well as the utilization of sustainable fabrics and construction. The all-new Aether/Ariel Plus and the redesigned Aether/Ariel will be available to consumers in October 2020.

“The Spring 2021 Aether/Ariel represents a significant upgrade in our custom fit program,” said Erik Hamerschlag, Sr. Product Manager at Osprey. “Our new in-pack sizing adjustment system, eliminates interchangeable componentry which allows for a reduction in SKUs for our retail partners and an overall better experience for our customers. The new Custom Fit-on-the-Fly™ Hipbelt and Shoulder Strap are intuitive to adjust, offer a wide fit range, and promise to deliver fine-tuned fit on trail for years to come.”

The Design

The new Airscape™ Suspension features an injection-molded, die-cut foam backpanel that maintains a comfortable and breathable contact surface, flexibility for dynamic movement and improved carry performance. Horizontal plane channels prevent barreling under a full load to ensure consistent fit and optimal stability while vertical planes follow the contours of the back preventing collapse under heavy loads.

In addition to the new backpanel, Osprey is debuting an all-new Custom Fit-on-the-Fly™ Hipbelt, a Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Shoulder Strap and adjustable torso length that allows for a fine-tuned fit for a variety of body shapes and sizes while allowing for easy adjustment on the trail.

In step with Osprey’s goal to become the most progressive, transparent and sustainable hardgoods brand in the world, the packs feature high quality bluesign®-approved body fabrics and PFC-free DWR. Additionally, the injected molding on the Airscape Suspension virtually eliminates plastic waste.

Aether Plus (men’s)/Ariel Plus (women’s)
With a highly proficient suspension and a selection of larger volume styles, the Aether Plus/Ariel Plus Series offers an impressive carrying ability to support the heaviest of loads. A full-range of features like a DayLid daypack, Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment and reliable high-tenacity durable nylon fabrics make life on the trail easier.

Available in:
Aether Plus 100
Aether Plus 85/Ariel Plus 85
Aether Plus 70/Ariel Plus 70
Aether Plus 60/Ariel Plus 60

Aether (men’s)/Ariel (women’s)
A customizable, perfect-fitting pack that has the ability to carry larger and heavier loads. With an adjustable Custom Fit-on-the- Fly™ Shoulder Strap and Hipbelt, the user can calibrate the perfect fit.

Available in: Aether 65/Ariel 65  and Aether 55/Ariel 55