Cortez, CO – May 10, 2017 – Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that the Aether AG™70 was named Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine. This fully featured pack combines Osprey’s innovative Anti-Gravity™ backpanel of continuous, suspended, lightweight mesh with an IsoForm5 harness and CM™ hipbelt to deliver a truly customizable fit. The full list of winners including Osprey’s Aether AG™ 70 can be found in the current Outside Buyer’s Guide on newsstands now.
“From the big things (mesh suspension panel) to the small (easy-to-reach side pockets), no pack we tested this year better mastered the tricky design elements than the Osprey Aether AG™, bringing everything together for a truly great-carrying trail companion,” said Will Egensteiner Associate Editor, Outside Buyer’s Guide.
The Aether AG™ 70 combines a customizable hipbelt and harness with the brand’s innovative Anti Gravity™ backpanel that wraps the user in supreme comfort. In addition, the top-lid can be deployed into an impressively fully featured daypack to summit a nearby peak or carry a backcountry picnic.
“It is truly an honor to receive Outside Magazine’s coveted Gear of the Year award for the Aether AG™ 70,” said Layne Rigney, President, Osprey Packs. “We are thrilled to see it recognized for its ‘blissful’ comfort and ‘master class of design’. The Aether AG™ utilizes Osprey’s most advanced technologies to date and harnesses more than four decades of expertise in designing the most comfortable, high performing packs in the market.”
The Aether AG™ is available in stores now along with the women’s specific Ariel AG™.
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.
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