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    Osprey packs

    Plenty of time to kill so looking into backpacks. Tatonka seem to be the most popular at the moment, but does anyone have any feedback on Osprey packs, they seem to have a top name in the hiking world. Considering one of these, like the idea of the top coming off and turns into a daypack. cheers

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...o-70-pack.html

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...ping-pack.html

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    They are awesome. The most comfortable pack I have ever used and it is near 1kg lighter then a Tatonka. Full lifetime warranty you can’t go wrong. Had heavy loads in mine since doing this review and it was good as gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterdave View Post
    Plenty of time to kill so looking into backpacks. Tatonka seem to be the most popular at the moment, but does anyone have any feedback on Osprey packs, they seem to have a top name in the hiking world. Considering one of these, like the idea of the top coming off and turns into a daypack. cheers

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...o-70-pack.html

    https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/campi...ping-pack.html
    I just ordered the aether 70 pro, at 1.8kg its a very good lighter pack with a frame that can also carry a good amount of weight
    I emailed them as they had them on special for $399 just before the lockdown so im sure if you email them they will do for that price once we are out of lockdown
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    Bought an Aether 85 AG recently.

    It has only been on 1 trip before lockdown, but I can tell you right now it is the most comfortable pack I have ever carried.

    Chose the Aether 85 for 3 primary reasons - light weight, extra room for carrying out meat, detachable brain to use as a daypack while hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by stagstalker View Post
    They are awesome. The most comfortable pack I have ever used and it is near 1kg lighter then a Tatonka. Full lifetime warranty you can’t go wrong. Had heavy loads in mine since doing this review and it was good as gold.

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    Cheers mate, good review. Just going through my gear and looking where I can cut weight so it doesn't make sense to get a pack 1kg heavier provided it can still handle the weight. In regards to size still tossing up between the 70 & 85, how do you like the 85, would you find the 70 a bit small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonator View Post
    I just ordered the aether 70 pro, at 1.8kg its a very good lighter pack with a frame that can also carry a good amount of weight
    I emailed them as they had them on special for $399 just before the lockdown so im sure if you email them they will do for that price once we are out of lockdown
    I did the same, hopefully they will do for the same price

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    If you want to keep the weight down and have a super comfortable pack, take a look at Aarn Packs. Further faster lighter is the Web site I think. I rate mine with the front packs.

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    I just bought the Osprey Aether 70 AG to replace my Tatonka Bison.
    The Bison just didn't work for me. Love how the lid comes off and acts as a day pack. Nice and comfortable on the short walk I took it on so far.
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    Good review there Stagstalker,
    I see Torpedo 7 and Gearshop both have the 70 on sale at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicjoe View Post
    I just bought the Osprey Aether 70 AG to replace my Tatonka Bison.
    The Bison just didn't work for me. Love how the lid comes off and acts as a day pack. Nice and comfortable on the short walk I took it on so far.
    so having tried both how do you compare them, did you not find the bison comfortable?

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    Have one of there 85l jobs and its fantastic would highly recommend

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    I haven't tried their bigger packs but have a couple of their small MTB packs and rate the design, attention to detail and build quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterdave View Post
    Cheers mate, good review. Just going through my gear and looking where I can cut weight so it doesn't make sense to get a pack 1kg heavier provided it can still handle the weight. In regards to size still tossing up between the 70 & 85, how do you like the 85, would you find the 70 a bit small?
    @Hunterdave I am happy with the 85l. Personally I like having more space, not so I can carry more crap as I try to hunt light, but so I have plenty of room for meat and extra gear of a mates of need be. Overall the size difference between the two is minimal so I definitely prefer the extra volume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterdave View Post
    so having tried both how do you compare them, did you not find the bison comfortable?
    Gave me quite a sore back for some reason. So much so that I hated using it and avoided trips because of it. They are bloody heavy too to be honest, but that's because they are well made I believe.
    Much prefer the Osprey so far.

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    I made the switch from Tatonka to Osprey at the start of this year. I had the Tatonka Kepler, it was really starting to fall to pieces and got told by Tatonka the best they would give me was 20% off a new pack so went away from them. I bought the Osprey exos 58- it’s really lightweight and I find it really comfortable under load I even actually prefer having less padding in the hips and parts of the straps. And considering the lifetime warranty decided if it was that durable then I’d be able to get it replaced anyway. I ordered mine from trekkin.com was about $250 delievered which $100-$150 less than it is in NZ

 

 

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