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Osprey Ariel 65 Backpack- Women's · Black

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$280.00

Color: Black
Size
XS/S
M/L
Backpack capacity (L)
62 L
65 L
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Amy B, Camping Expert
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The Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Backpack is a versatile and durable pack suitable for backpacking or mountaineering trips. It carries heavy loads efficiently and comfortably with a dialed-in custom fit to suit a wide variety of body types. This is a great women’s-specific pack for backpackers of all experience levels.

Ideal for
  • Custom Fit-on-the-Fly hipbelt and shoulder straps with adjustable torso.
  • Designed to carry heavy loads, up to 60lbs.
  • Airscape backpanel is ventilated and supportive.
Not ideal for
  • This pack is on the heavier side, weighing just under 5lbs.
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The Osprey Ariel 65 Backpack is the perfect companion to the backpacker who likes to hike extended backcountry excursions, as well as weekend treks with comfortable gear. Its injection-molded backpanel offers close-to-body function while on the most difficult of trails. This pack also has anchor loops available for the optional Osprey Daylite daypack for short jaunts from base camp.

Key Features:

  • Custom Fit-on-the-Fly Hipbelt – This hipbelt offers a fine-tuned fit for a wide variety of body sizes and shapes by integrating with the LightWire frame to create better weight distribution, which makes for a better carry.
  • AirScapeTM Suspension – This suspension system is a die-cut molded foam that utilizes the custom fit-on-the-fly shoulder straps to create a close-to-body fit.
  • Floating Top Lid – The lid for this pack floats with the size of the load and provides even more room for gear with convenient lash points.
  • Large Front Zippered Panel – This panel allows for easy access to gear in the middle of the pack.
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4.97 average rating

ColorBlack
Intended useBackpacking packs
Frame typeInternal frame
Backpack capacity (L)62 L
Weight4.847 lb.
Backpack Material(s)bluesign®-approved 420HD nylon packcloth, PFC-free DWR
Pack accessTop, Front
Number of exterior pockets8
Reservoir compatibleYes
Reservoir includedNo
Hipbelt PocketsYes
Backpack Hip BeltYes
Backpack dimensions29.53 x 15.75 x 11.02 in.
Bottle(s) includedNo
SizeXS/S
GenderWomen's
Age GroupAdult

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Amy B owns this product
The Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Backpack is a versatile and durable pack suitable for backpacking or mountaineering trips. It carries heavy loads efficiently and comfortably with a dialed-in custom fit to suit a wide variety of body types. This is a great women’s-specific pack for backpackers of all experience levels.
Ideal for
  • Custom Fit-on-the-Fly hipbelt and shoulder straps with adjustable torso.
  • Designed to carry heavy loads, up to 60lbs.
  • Airscape backpanel is ventilated and supportive.
Not ideal for
  • This pack is on the heavier side, weighing just under 5lbs.
Reviewed by:
Amy B
Camping Expert

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How much does the Osprey Ariel 65 weight?The Osprey Ariel 65 is a women's specific backpacking pack that comes in two size options. It is constructed with...read more
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2 customer reviews

10 Years and Still Like New!!

Originally posted at www.osprey.com on Jan 7, 2023
Spent three months backpacking in Europe upon my retirement, at age 65, with this wonderful Osprey backpack! We traveled in all kinds of weather and used all modes of transportation! Also, have been backcountry camping in Canada, California, and Colorado! She still looks new after a busy 10 years on and off the trails! I am currently looking to downsize to a smaller Osprey backpack…walking the Camino in a few months! Only an Osprey works for me!!
Charlie
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Fifteen years and still going strong

Originally posted at www.osprey.com on Oct 19, 2020
I've had this pack since 2006. It's been on many adventures with me, from backpacking in Canyonlands to training hikes in Teluride to travel through Taiwan. For several years, I used this bag for grocery shopping and going to the laundry mat, when it was often 70 pounds. It's so comfortable that even fully loaded, I can easily dance while wearing it. This pack has survived bear attacks, rain storms, deserts, baggage handlers, and having its capacity tested endlessly. After 15 years, I've noticed the first sign of wear- a small tear in a seam. I'm happy with the longevity of the product, and I'm heartened that I can send it to Osprey for a professional-level repair for just the cost of one-way shipping. The All Mighty Guarantee is one reason I'm so loyal to Osprey- they did a fantastic job repairing bear damage, and they quickly sent me a set of replacement buckles after I damaged one of mine. I love how comfortable the hip belt and harness are, partly thanks to the high degree of adjustability. If it every gets lost or stolen, I will happily buy the same bag. I barely notice my bag while I'm hiking, meanwhile my hiking buddies complain about how uncomfortable their similarly priced non-Osprey packs are, or say how happy they are to get them off. I don't mind how the weight gets divided on group trips, because I know my pack can handle adding on the tent, carrying more than my share of food, and having a few liters of extra water. If you're looking for a comfortable bag that you can use in a range of circumstances for decades to come, look no further than the Osprey Ariel.
Michelle
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