The Aura AG™ 65 is the best-fitting, most ventilated and comfortable women's-specific pack ever made for traditional backpacking trips up to a week or more in duration. The innovative AntiGravity™ suspension makes it feel like you're carrying less weight and seamlessly wraps around your body, which means you'll enjoy every mile more than ever. From easy to use stretch mesh side pockets, Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment, and FlapJacket™ for lidless use, the Aura AG™ 65 is still the top contender. Backed by our All Mighty Guarantee, forever. KEY ATTRIBUTES ANTI-GRAVITY™ SUSPENSION Our Anti-Gravity™ suspension features a continuous backpanel of lightweight mesh extending from the top of the backpanel to the hipbelt to provide unmatched comfort and ventilation. The seamless structure automatically contours to the body, providing outstanding fit and unrestricted movement. FLAPJACKET™ A removable floating lid can be replaced with a fixed FlapJacket™ to protect your gear and minimize weight. ORGANIZATION An adjustable stretch mesh front panel pocket provides additional external storage and organizational options. Dual zippered front panel pockets* allow additional internal storage and organizational options. *65L only ADDITIONAL FEATURES Anti-Gravity™ suspension - feels like you are carrying less weight than is in your pack Removable floating top lid with dual zippered pockets and web attachment points Integrated FlapJacket™ protects gear when top lid is removed Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment allows you to stow your poles in steep terrain or whenever you need your hands free Adjustable harness and Fit-on-the-Fly™ hipbelt to dial in perfect fit Internal hydration reservoir sleeve accommodates up to a 3L reservoir Front stretch mesh pocket stores rain gear for easy access when skies darken, or wet gear after the downpour stops Dual access stretch mesh side pockets for storing water bottles and other gear with InsideOut™ side compression straps Dual upper and lower side compression straps stabilize loads and maintain a streamlined profile Zippered hipbelt pockets keep snacks and smaller items close at hand Lower zippered sleeping bag compartment with removable divider Dual ice tool loops Removable sleeping pad straps Sternum strap with integrated safety whistle CARRY INFORMATION 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 fit ANTI-GRAVITY™ MESH HARNESS Adjustable suspended harness with structural load-lifter bar for load transfer and comfort Die-cut foam lower and mesh ExoForm™ wrap upper ANTI-GRAVITY™ / FIT-ON-THE-FLYTM HIPBELT Suspended mesh hip wrap for load transfer and comfort Adjustable Fit-on-the-Fly™ hipbelt
This is the most comfortable pack I've put on. Its my first backpacking pack and I've had it for a couple years now. Its only been on a few trips in the backcountry, but I also like to use it for over night trips in our Jeep or cold weather camping to fit all my extra layers. I like that if i don't have enough to fill the whole pack, I can take off the lid. My first backpacking trip I borrowed an old external frame pack and I was miserable the whole time. I did a lot of research to make sure my first pack would be comfortable, and I am so glad I found this one. Osprey's guarantee on its packs makes them worth the price, too. There are also so many pockets and features so everything has a place. My only complaint about the pack is the hip belt pockets are a little difficult to zip when the pack is on. This could be because I have wider hips and the zippers are farther for me to reach, but the rounder shape of the pockets could be a factor as well. I'm still able to get into them, its just a little difficult. Overall, its everything I could ever need or want in a backpacking pack.
An absolutely great first backpacking pack! I am a backpacking guide throughout the summer and I take groups of teens out for 4 days into the back country. This pack lets me carry anything I need for myself, community gear, and the community gear my teens give up from it exhausting them. I almost always have 2 nalgenes and a 2L bladder as well. This pack and I take a lot of weight on and it does a great job supporting it and not hurting myself in the process. If there was one thing I would take to make me love this pack more is to have the brain convert into a day pack. It comes off, which is cool, but that's it. The times I have been in a position to need it as a daypack I always make a makeshift one with a belt.
I've had this pack for a couple of years now and I've loved it from the first moment that I tried it on. It fits beautifully. I love how I can adjust the pack frame. The mesh on the back keeps me cool. And the hip belt is well padded and comfortable. But yesterday I gained a new appreciation for it. We were heading down a steep, rocky, off-trail scramble. I handed my pack down to my partner during a particularly steep section. He meant to drop it two feet and we watched in amazement as it bounced towards the meadow 1000' below. It picked up speed and the bounces got bigger and bigger until it dropped over a cliff and out of sight. As we climbed down the 500 or so feet to reach it I was sure the buckles would all be busted. When we finally reached it it had two small tears in the fabric, but was otherwise fine! The buckles have some scratches and gouges, but they all function! I strapped my pack on and finished my hike.
Have used several Osprey packs, down-sized in volume and weight from Xenon 85 to do Wonderland Trail on Mt Rainier. 65L volume was right for multi-day backpack. Pack fit was good - giving ventilation but keeping weight close to my body. Shoulder straps were comfortable. Was able to carry weight on waist which is what I prefer rather than more on shoulders or way down on hips. Expected hip pockets to be more useful, but I found these hard to zip closed when wearing pack. Missed having top pouch turn into day pack as on other Osprey packs, will work on trying adaptions to make that happen as it is nice to have that option. Also missed having integrated pack cover, used Osprey brand pack cover which worked but ended up with lots of loose cord when cover was tightened resulting in this getting tangled in straps and hydration tube at times. Having integrated pack cover would mean one less item I need to remember to bring or might end up falling out/left behind.
I'm newer to backpack camping, but I cannot express how happy I am with my Osprey Aura 65L. My first big adventure with it was over 13 miles in varying terrain (crossing fast flowing streams, melting snow, avalanche debris, rock scrambles). I completed the trek excited and ready for another experience which says a lot bc usually you are ready to be free from your pack. The anti gravity was perfect for me as I'm a hippier gal and I felt like a happy donkey in the backcountry. I love the mesh panel air flow and felt zero shoulder pressure. If you're debating on size go with the 65L! All my gear is backpacking size and it was a tight squeeze (I used the bag "lid" for my clothes and kept it inside my pack). The few extra ounces are worth the size and you can compress it down.The mini drawbacks: the drawstring can cause a fight sometimes but I understand why Osprey went the simple route. I would have loved a backpack rain-cover to be included, but know many people pack their gear in dry bags. Also wish the hip pockets were bigger so you can fit your phone in a convenient spot but it stays secure vertically with zipper open. I'm really happy about this purchase and the experiences it will lead me to.
I have worn a few ill-fitting packs (including old-school posts digging into my butt) and I when I loaded this with my practice rucking weight I couldnt believe how awesome it was to have a properly fitted pack! An overnight trip with less weight than my practice weight and I considered trail running for part of the hike. I loved how well I could fit everything I needed. The bottom space divider helped force organization. The airflow reduces my back sweat issues, the side water bottle pocket holds things snug. The outside zip pockets on the back made getting navigation and feminine essentials easy. My biggest complaint is I cannot use the hip pockets one-handed. I have to reach over with my other arm to pull the pocket taught, then zip. Which means I have to stop walking because I'm twisting my body so far thus slowing me and my group down and reduces my ability to use the pockets for their intended purpose. In the great scheme of the bag, it's not the end of the world but definitely a consistent reminder of what could be.
I bought my version of this pack a little over 2 years ago. I bought it hoping I would never have to get another large pack again since I love my long hiking/camping trips. I find this to be the case. I have used it in the Arizona desert for at least 2 weekends of every month since I bought it. I have even done some rock crawling and had to use the pack to assist me in bracing, not what it's designed for, but helped keep my footing. I am ready to have it readjusted on me again or resized, but this is after 2 hard years on the pack. I will tell anyone that this was one of the best and durable packs I've ever bought. It fits great. I have the smallest frame, and it causes me no discomfort. I have to keep the waist at a 28 and I have a size small pack, should have a xs. This has never caused me any kinds of issues. For every other brand of pack I have looked at or bought I had to buy JR size packs, not here. The AG design makes it for a very comfortable breathable hike. I can load down to 55 lbs on my back with no discomfort. I have had no issues attaching anything to the pack. When I have been going on day hikes I've just been collapsing the bag down to the smallest it will go because I have yet to find a day pack quite as comfortable even when looking at other osprey AG packs. I would recommend this bag to anyone who like to do serious hiking, climbing or any other outdoor activities. To put icing on the bag for me it was able to strap to my kayak with no tip issues when centered in the middle due to its natural weight distribution. I waited to write a review until I got some real use out of the pack and I could share the truth of my experiences. If I have to replace this pack or buy one for my daughter, this would be my choice again. I am a clumsy person and have fallen back on this pack more then once, I have dirt on the pack to show for it. It looks used but completely intact. I love this pack.
This is my first 65 ltr pack I have ever bought. I have looked and tried on many brands of packs and was never happy. As soon as I was fitted with this one I fell in love. Once adjusted the fit was perfect. I am so happy with my purchase. Most of my Back Packing friends have an Osprey Pack so they highly recommended Osprey, so pleased I went the Osprey way. I am now looking at purchasing a smaller Osprey for day tramps, I will ditch the day pack I have now.
I loved my Aura pack. I have hiked over 100 miles with it, however it squeaks and sounds like a loud rocking chair with every step and has since day 1. I tried everything to fix the problem. If the squeaking could be fixed it would get a 5 star review.