Osprey Aether Plus 60 Pack - Men's vs REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack - Women's

  • Great for long weekends or extended backpacking trips
  • Lightweight design and load bearing performance
  • Been a durable load, hauling
  • All of those trail friendly features, plus an innovative suspension system
  • Daylid is an amazing feature for a summit pack
  • Great for wide hips
  • Works well
  • Chest strap and padded belt straps are just the ticket
  • 4 way zippers
  • Minimalistic form with some big functionality

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Size

Osprey Aether Plus 60 Pack - Men's
Tips for packing larger tents.
I sprung for the Osprey Aether Plus 60 which has loops with buckles just outside the sleeping bag compartment, but when it there the balance gets thrown off and pulls back in my collarbone quite a bit. I tried packing it into the pack and it feels great that way, but doesn't leave be with enough room to fit either my bear canister or cooking system. Besides getting a more compressible or compact tent, are there alternative spots to strap the tent to keep the balance?.
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A1ex4nd3r
1 year ago
reddit.com/r/backpacking
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REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack - Women's
I'm new - no expert
This is my first real backpack that I've got. I first bought the medium (for some reason, who knows... I'm new to this) and after about 9 months finally realized after a couple months of complaining (oops, ha!) about it not getting tight enough to sit where I needed it, that they made a smaller size...
4/5
LilahMDski
1 year ago
rei.com
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Comfort

Osprey Aether Plus 60 Pack - Men's
Legendary Osprey quality with tons of thoughtful features
I’ve used, enjoyed, and (sometimes) abused my Osprey gear and I’ve never been let down by the backpacks or luggage. This pack is no different. The materials and components are high quality and I trust them to hold up under the most demanding conditions. The various straps, buckles, and gear loops pr...
5/5
Morgan
1 year ago
amazon.com
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REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack - Women's
Amazing.
An absolute must have, I take this everywhere. Fits easily under the seat in front of you on a plane. Unzips from the top, and also from the bottom, great when trying to access something buried the bottom of the bag. Just enough smaller pockets to keep things organized. Incredibly comfortable to wea...
5/5
1 year ago
rei.com
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Hiking

Osprey Aether Plus 60 Pack - Men's
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Osprey Aether Plus Series Review
Let me say this: the ether series is built for men to see the same packs designed for women check out the ariel series, and let me also repeat that point about carrying large loads. I think the 70 85 and 100 liter packs you see here make that clear.
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Enwild
7 months ago
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REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack - Women's
Best Rucksack Ever!
As an experienced hiker who has put a lot of mileage in using Deuter & Osprey packs, this REI pack beats them all! I can’t recommend this one enough. I use it to travel, for hillwalking, hiking to the summits of mountains, day hiking - basically everything. It’s such a great pack: it’s easy to acces...
5/5
lisa
2 years ago
rei.com
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Strap

Osprey Aether Plus 60 Pack - Men's
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Osprey Aether 60 Internal Frame Backpack
So very smart design and a smart feature there from Osprey.. One last fun feature about the Aether 60
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Enwild
7 months ago
youtube.com
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REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack - Women's
Love it
I wanted more than a regular backpack, but not the full blown version. The chest strap and padded belt straps are just the ticket. You might want to try before you buy... the medium size chest strap crossed mid bust .. Yikes!. Would've given 5 stars, but water bottle fell out of the side pocket. I m...
4/5
Ariel Pereira
1 year ago
rei.com
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