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Osprey Introduces the New Aether AG™ and Ariel AG™ for Spring 2017 Combining Anti-Gravity™ Technology and Customizable Fit


Cortez, CO – July 28, 2016Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to introduce the Aether AG and Ariel AG series for Spring/Summer 2017. These gender-specific, fully featured packs combine the brand’s innovative backpanel of continuous, suspended, lightweight mesh with an IsoForm5 harness and CM™ hipbelt to deliver a truly customizable fit.

“For backpacking, thru-hikes and alpine expeditions, the Aether AG™ and Ariel AG™ Series have a pedigree like no other,” said Cassie Tweed, design director, Osprey Packs. “This season, we’ve put the bar out of reach by combining Anti-Gravity™ technology with customizable fit and innovative features to create a more capable and comfortable pack for long-haul load carrying on any multi-day excursion.”

Key Attributes

  • Custom Fit: The IsoForm5 harness and CM™ hipbelt provide outstanding fit and comfort for especially heavy loads and long miles. Both components are interchangeable to provide a truly custom fit.
  • Anti-Gravity™ Technology:The Aether AG™ and Ariel AG™ feature a continuous, suspended panel of lightweight mesh extending from the upper torso through the lumbar area of the pack and wraps the user in supreme comfort.
  • Convertible Top-Lid Backpack:Haul your gear to basecamp, remove the top-lid and deploy the impressively functional DayLid™ to summit a nearby peak or backcountry picnic.

Carry Features

  • Anti-Gravity™ Suspension: LightWire™ tensioned, full peripheral frame comfortably transfers pack load
  • Anti-Gravity™ Backpanel: Top to bottom suspended mesh wraps shoulders, back and hips for a fully integrated backpanel fit
  • IsoForm5 Anti-Gravity™ Mesh Harness Interchangeable sizes for a precise, personalized fit Adjustable suspended harness with structural load lifter bar for load transfer and comfort Die-cut foam lower and mesh ExoForm™ wrap upper Adjustable sternum strap with safety whistle
  • IsoForm5 CM™ Hipbelt Custom heat molding and interchangeable sizes for a precise, personalized fit Mesh bridge between pads pulls in the lumbar to support heavy loads

Available in:

AETHER AG™ 85 (men’s) | ARIEL AG™ 75 (women’s) $330
Backpacking | Mountaineering
Built strong for big trips that span weeks, it will carry everything you need and more with custom fit comfort

AETHER AG™ 70 (men’s) | ARIEL AG™ 65 (women’s) $310
Backpacking | Mountaineering
Custom fit harness and hipbelt, great for a week on the trail or a gear-intensive weekend where extra volume makes the difference

AETHER AG™ 60 (men’s) | ARIEL AG™ 55 (women’s) $290
Backpacking | Mountaineering
Custom fit harness and hipbelt, great for a week on the trail or a gear-intensive weekend

Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

All Osprey products are backed by the brand’s All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.

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