Osprey Aura AG 65 Women’s Backpack

Osprey Aura AG 65 Women’s Backpack

With brand new innovations and the custom
fit, this feature rich pack is going to appeal to a variety of backpackers. The Osprey Aura
AG 65 Pack has got all the innovations that you are looking for from weekend backpackers
to through hikers. We are going to take a look at all the features to show why we are
so excited about this pack. The first thing to talk about with any backpack
is the suspension system and how it carries the load. So we are going to flip it around
to talk about the very innovative, Anti-Gravity Suspension system. So there is the AG in the naming, that stands
for Anti-Gravity. And this is a very innovative suspension system. It changes the way I have
seen backpack suspension in the past. So just to go through all the features here, the first
thing that stood out to me about this pack was the very broad, breathable mesh that is
here in the back panel. It is a very comfortable mesh and it is a seamless construction. So
if you start here at the top, that mesh starts all the way up at the top of the pack, makes
its way down into the lumbar area of the pack and into the hip belt as well. So this is
one piece of mesh from the top all the way through into the hip belt. That really hugs
your body as you are wearing the pack. So unlike other packs that may form hot spots
in different parts, this is going to conform to the shape of your back. It is very breathable
mesh, but it is also very durable. So you have got really broad openings in that mesh
that is going to allow warm air to escape to keep you comfortable when you are hiking
and that same mesh is here under the harness. So in the harness you have really nice padding.
It is perforated, so you have got a lot of breathability there. But something I love
about this harness that is different than what I have seen before is you have an adjustable
back panel here so you can adjust that up and down to have a perfect fit. But the load
lifter straps are a little broader than I have seen before as well. And as you tighten
in those load lifter straps, this part of the harness really hugs at your shoulder.
So although there is a difference in fabric here from the harness to the back panel, there
is almost a seamless feel. So as you cinch down on that and have it really
conform to your body, it hugs all the curves and it definitely fits really well. So you
have custom fit there. And if I move down to the hip belt, you have custom fit in the
hip belt as well. You can change the diameter of the hip belt. You can make it longer or
shorter, depending on your size. So that just adds to the custom fit of this pack. There is a lightweight aluminum frame here
and it is out of view, but it comes around the pack and it really transfers the weight
right to your hips. It is very supportive, but it doesn’t weigh a whole lot. So really
smart feature there. And I will mention that when you need to adjust the harness, you just
have to get a hand on either side. There is a buckle on the interior there and you move
it up and down, so it is really easy to adjust. But once you have it dialed in, it is not
going anywhere. It is going to have a very secure hold. Underneath of these shoulder straps I want
to mention that they bring the seams away from any point that comes into contact with
your body. They move the seams up to the top so it is really innovative, makes it very
comfortable and, again, really cuts down on hot spots. The other features on this side of the pack,
you have an adjustable sternum strap. That sternum strap has a whistle on it as well.
You have a hydration port right here in the back, so this is a hydration compatible pack.
You can route the hose on either side to your preference. On the hip belt you have a pocket
on either side. I have just got a granola bar in this side, so a nice size pocket on
the hip belt. And there is access to the top lid from the back. So you have a nice open
zipper, store light weight gear that you want to get your hands on quickly. And then up
top I call this a map pocket, because it is pretty shallow, but you have two different
compartments in there. We will flip the pack around and talk about
all the other features. If I turn the pack to the side here you have
got stretchy mesh pockets on both sides here. We normally call these the water bottle pockets.
You can put your water bottle in this pocket sideways. That makes it really easy to just
reach behind you and grab it when you want it, but you can also have top entry into this
pocket. So I have got just some tent poles in here to show the depth of this pocket and
to show that these compression straps on the side are great for lashing gear. You have
got one of these stretchy pockets on both sides. And while I am back here, there are stow on
the go trekking pole loops. This is something I really appreciate about Osprey packs. If
you are hiking along with your trekking poles and just want to put them away for a short
period of time, you don’t have to take you pack off, lash them to the outside. You can
just put them right here and continue hiking. If I turn the pack to the front, you have
to an array of features up here. And I will mention it is a feature rich pack, meaning
you have got a lot of pockets, really great organization. But it is not a very heavy pack.
So this is also going to appeal to some ounce counting back packers who are looking for
the innovations with the custom fit and they want to have organization with their pack.
So starting at the top you have a nice lid that we talked about earlier. This is a floating
lid. So if you are through hiking and sometimes you have a bigger load, sometimes you have
a smaller load, this lid goes up and down and can really cinch down the pack. There
are also compression straps all over this pack. So if you don’t have it packed out
completely like I do today, you can cinch down all of those compression straps and really
secure the load in. If I peel that lid back, this is a top loading
pack. And the top lid is really easy to open. It opens up really wide so you can access
your gear really easily. There is a strap here on the top, this red strap, that also
compresses the load in. So it keeps everything exactly where you want it. And another innovation
here that it really like… if you don’t have it packed out completely like we talked
about, you can actually remove that lid. There is this flap jack, a flap here on the top
and all you have to do to use this, turn these little buckles in-side out and that will protect
the top of the pack. So if you want to leave that at home, if you have a smaller load,
you can use this to just cinch down the top of the pack. In addition to the top access you have bottom
access here with the sleeping bag compartment. These are really easy to open. The zipper
pulls here are nice and big. And I have just got a compressed sleeping bag in there. There
is a piece of fabric that compartmentalizes the bottom from the top so you can close that
just so you have to compartments there. Or, if you have bigger gear, you can open that
up. Moving up here you have two bigger pockets
on the front of the pack. And there are zippered pockets there. This is a great place for something
you want to get your hands on quickly like maybe a water filter or your stove. So I have
just got some gear in there. But these pockets are pretty big. And so if I just reach down,
the pocket starts up here and goes most of the way down so where the sleeping bag compartment
starts. So really great way to organize your gear again two separate pockets. Right here on the front you have got a stretchy
mesh pocket. I have just got an extra layer in there. So this is really convenient for
lighter weight items and you can see how big that expands. So nice pocket there. In addition to all the pockets, you have got
areas on the outside of the pack where you can lash gear. You have got trekking pole
loops here on the outside. You also have a tool loop on either side, so you can definitely
attach an ice axe there. There are removable sleeping pad straps here on the bottom and
those can also act as compression straps. From the Anti-Gravity Suspension system to
the custom fit hip belt, to all the pockets, organization and all of the innovations that
were put into this pack, you have got attentions to detail that make a big difference. This
pack is going to appeal to anyone from through hikers to weekend back packers, people going
on expeditions. This is a great option for the back country. It is the Osprey Aura AG 65 Backpack.

11 thoughts on “Osprey Aura AG 65 Women’s Backpack

  1. Great informational video! thank you very much! 🙂 what do you think- are there many differences between the aura and the ariel backpack? which one would you choose? thank you very much in advance! 🙂 elena

  2. Thanks for your video. For some reasons I can't lift the anti-gravity… it is too small for my back How do you do it exactly ? Thanks a lot

  3. Do you know where I can buy this backpack in this particular colour? (size medium) On your website it's 'out of stock', is it going to be back in stock anytime soon?

  4. Great video!! One suggestion…you mention that the back can be adjusted….however, you do not point out the red tabs that must be pulled out to release the Velcro to adjust….I had to go to so store to get help!! I’m new! It would be very helpful to point out these red tabs..otherwise…great!!!

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