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Gear Details: Backpacks

Ariel 65

Manufacturer: Osprey

SKU: 023365

Product Details:
Product Year2009
For Women:1
Frame Type:internal
Load Type:top-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches):4000
Expandable Capacity (min): cu. in.
Expandable Capacity (max): cu. in.
Sizes Available:3
Smallest Size (Torso Length):16
Largest Size (Torso Length):20.5
Features:Adjustable torso length, Daypack conversion, Divider between main and sleeping bag compartments, Hydration sleeve (no bladder included), Interchangeable suspension parts (hipbelt and shoulder harness come in multiple sizes), Shove-it (or shovel) pocket, Spindrift collar, Water bottle holsters, Women's components
Weight (lbs, oz): 4,11
Price:$249
Backpacking - lightweight custom fit Osprey has teamed up with MountainFund.org to create the Pass on the Passion program. You can send your used Osprey Pack to the Mountain Fund to be sent to people/programs around the world in need of them.

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I used this pack to do most of the John Muir Trail in California in summer 2009. It was awesome. It carries all that I need, it's strong, comfortable and its amazingly light for what it does. I did switch out the hipbelt that it comes with for a more padded one. I wanted the Regular/Medium pack and the hip belt that came with it was too large for me so I switched out for a smaller beefier one and that was a good decision. I never had a problem. I did miss the large outside pockets that my ancient North Face (25 year old internal frame top loading) had. I didn't have a chance to use the feature that turns the top into a fanny pack for a day hike but I look forward to doing that soon.
Posted by Sandra, Apr 29, 2010 Star Star Star Star Star

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