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Backagain

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Primitivo (2017)
Frances (2020)
I'm interested in the Arcteryx Aerios 30L backpack. It came out earlier this year and looks like a great ultralight pack. Has anyone here seen it IRL? tried it?

I was planning to order it through REI, but they seem to have priced the women's version at $19 more than the men's version. Since this isn't the case on the actual arcteryx website, I'm unlikely to buy from REI. In fact, I'm annoyed enough at this pricing discrepancy that I'm reconsidering all of my planned camino purchases from REI, but that's a whole other story.

Anyway, I'd be interested in your thoughts on this pack. I typically do well with smaller, lighter packs and find them useful for everything from pilgrimage to hiking to vacation travel.
 
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I'm interested in the Arcteryx Aerios 30L backpack. It came out earlier this year and looks like a great ultralight pack. Has anyone here seen it IRL? tried it?

I was planning to order it through REI, but they seem to have priced the women's version at $19 more than the men's version. Since this isn't the case on the actual arcteryx website, I'm unlikely to buy from REI. In fact, I'm annoyed enough at this pricing discrepancy that I'm reconsidering all of my planned camino purchases from REI, but that's a whole other story.

Anyway, I'd be interested in your thoughts on this pack. I typically do well with smaller, lighter packs and find them useful for everything from pilgrimage to hiking to vacation travel.
If you buy it through REI, use it on your Camino, if you don't like the pack can be returned for any reason.
 
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CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I'm interested in the Arcteryx Aerios 30L backpack. It came out earlier this year and looks like a great ultralight pack. Has anyone here seen it IRL? tried it?

I was planning to order it through REI, but they seem to have priced the women's version at $19 more than the men's version. Since this isn't the case on the actual arcteryx website, I'm unlikely to buy from REI. In fact, I'm annoyed enough at this pricing discrepancy that I'm reconsidering all of my planned camino purchases from REI, but that's a whole other story.

Anyway, I'd be interested in your thoughts on this pack. I typically do well with smaller, lighter packs and find them useful for everything from pilgrimage to hiking to vacation travel.
I’ve been looking at that pack. I just ordered the Brize 30L. I need to pack it up and see how it feels. I’m not really happy with the waist belt on it so I thought I might try ordering the same one you are looking at. I had an Arc’teryx 30 L top loading pack that I loved for many years but sadly they stopped making it and I haven’t found anything I liked as well since then.
 
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Anhalter

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Please don't call a 30L Pack of ~900 grams "Ultralight". That just feels weird. The pack might be good, features look nice, but it is not a light pack.
 
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Camino Frances (2017)
I agree with Anhalter; I have a Gossamer Gorilla 50 Ultralight backpack (479 gr); I love it! You should check out Gossamer products. They are not cheap, but the same can be said about Arc’teryx. In both cases, you probably get what you pay for.
 
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Caminos Francais: 2002, 2012, 2019. (Future Ingles, Primitivo, Portuguese in 2021)
I agree with Anhalter; I have a Gossamer Gorilla 50 Ultralight backpack (479 gr); I love it! You should check out Gossamer products. They are not cheap, but the same can be said about Arc’teryx. In both cases, you probably get what you pay for.
Camino dreaming Porto-Santiago 2022, the Gossamer Gear website and their well thought offerings keeps me coming back time and again, to mull over and consider.

I do know this (holding aloft in one hand a virtual slice of tortilla espanola and in other hand a virtual cup of cafe solo, por favor): never, ever an Osprey again. I know, I know; pilgrims swear by Osprey; I swear at Osprey.
 

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