Winner of the 2021 Backpacker Editors’ Choice Gold Award. You come to the trailhead fully prepared, you expect the same reliability and readiness from your pack—and the Aether 55 delivers. Custom Fit-on-the-Fly® Shoulder Straps and Hipbelt, and an adjustable torso provide a near-perfect fit while an injection-molded backpanel offers close-to-body performance. Made with bluesign® approved nylon and PFC-free DWR. Raincover included.
CUSTOM FIT A Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Hipbelt, Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Shoulder Strap and adjustable torso length allow for a fine-tuned fit for a variety of body shapes and sizes.
AIRSCAPE SUSPENSION An injection-molded, die-cut foam AirScapeTM backpanel creates a breathable, close-to-body fit.
LOAD CAPACITY Designed to provide a stable close-to-body carry; ideal for managing heavier loads when the trail gets technical.
SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS Constructed with high-quality bluesign®-approved nylon and PFC-free DWR.
Included raincover made with PFC-free DWR and bluesign®-approved materials
Large front panel zip access to main compartment
Floating top lid with lash points
Fabric reinforced front shove-it pocket
Large dual-access stretch mesh side water bottle pockets
Dual upper/lower side compression straps
Dual front panel compression straps with StraightJacket compression
Dual zippered hipbelt pockets
Dual ice axe loops with bungee tie-offs
Zippered sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
Removable sleeping pad strap
Internal hydration reservoir sleeve
Anchor loops for an optional Osprey Daylite® daypack for short forays
Injection-molded, die-cut foam AirScape™ framesheet maintains comfortable back contact with ventilated airflow channels and maximum stability for carrying heavy loads
Mesh-covered foam lumbar for supportive, lightweight and comfortable contact surfaces
CUSTOM FIT-ON-THE-FLY SHOULDER STRAP
Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Shoulder Straps allow for a precise shoulder wrap and fit
Spacer mesh fabric provides a soft and comfortable contact surface
CUSTOM FIT-ON-THE-FLY HIPBELT
Extendible Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Hipbelt offers a precise fit for varying waist sizes
Incremental length and angle adjustments allow for a fine-tuned fit
Crossbody ErgoPull hipbelt pulls weight into lumbar when hipbelt is tightened
ENHANCED LOAD TRANSFER
The Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Hipbelt integrates the LightWire frame into the adjustment system—creating a better distribution of weight and, in turn, a better carry