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Osprey Aura AG 65
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Pros Comfortable, plush padding, wide range of fitting options and adjustments, good number of pockets, easy-to-remove top lid,Comfortable, supportive suspension, simple design, large pockets, durable, customization from manufacturerHuge main compartment, customizable compression straps, super lightweight, comfortable with heavy loadsUltralight, large stow pockets, comfortable even when fully loadedComfortable, lightweight, good set of features, large stow pockets
Cons Large, spring loaded waist band is hard to get into, suspension can feel bulky, expensive, hip belt can sag uncomfortably on some usersNon-ventilated back panel, less organizational featuresDark material makes pack contents difficult to see, hip belt difficult to adjust, rigid padding might not last over timeMinimal padding, fixed torso length, side pockets hard to loadSimple suspension, lacks support
Bottom Line The Aura 65 AG is a comfortable pack that is fully featured, well ventilated, and sleek in designComfortable suspension for all day use, all the right pockets, and durable fabric make the Circuit a top choiceThe Granite Gear Blaze is built for hauling heavy loads over vast distances with comfort and easeThis ultralight model ranks at the top for lightweight design and is perfect for women who have pared down their gear and are ready to go light and fastWe really like the overall design of the Octal; with its large mesh outer pockets and roomy main compartment, this pack is top notch when it comes to simplicity and storage
Rating Categories Osprey Aura AG 65 Circuit Blaze 60 Osprey Lumina 60 Gregory Octal 55
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Specs Osprey Aura AG 65 Circuit Blaze 60 Osprey Lumina 60 Gregory Octal 55
Measured Weight (pounds) (medium) 4.65 lbs 2.68 lbs 3.0 lbs 1.81 lbs 2.62 lbs
Volumes Available (liters) 50, 65 68 60 45, 60 45, 55
Organization: Compartments Lid, front pocket, side pockets, dual front pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment Side pockets, front pocket, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, front pocket, side pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment Lid, side pockets, front pocket, main compartment Lid, front pocket, side pockets, hip belt pockets, main compartment
Access Top, side, bottom Top Top, front Top Top
Hydration Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rain Cover Included No No No No Yes
Women's Specific Features Women's specific fit S-Curve Shoulder Straps Women's Specific fit & sizing Women's specific fit and sizing Women's specific fit
Sleeping bag Compartment Yes No No No No
Bear Can Compatible Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical and Horizontal Yes - Vertical Yes - Vertical, tight fit
Main Materials Nylon 500 Cordura 210D HD nylon 30D Cordura Silnylon Ripstop Nylon
Sizes Available XS, S, M S, M, L, XL, Kids Short, Regular XS, S, M XS, S, M
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Limited lifetime
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