Osprey Packs Aura 50 Backpack - Women's


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Providing optimal ventilation without sacrificing comfort or support, the newly redesigned Osprey Aura 50 Backpack for Women carries your load closer to your back so you can log the miles like never before. This lightweight pack design certainly isn't the lightest on the market, but it the most comfortable and superbly detailed. Built with Women's specific BioStretch™ Harness and Hipbelt for a secure fit, the Aura 50 is available is 3 size options so you won't have to compromise having to wear a men's version. The AirSpeed Suspension system can comfortably carry a load of up to 40lbs, making the Aura 50 ideal for active adventures, thru-hiking, and superlight backpacking trips. Plenty of pockets keep you organized and dual hipbelt zippered pockets keep must-haves at your finger tips.


  • 210D Twill Velocity Cordura®, 160D x 210D Window Ripstop Cordura®
  • Airspeed Suspension system with LightWire Alloy Frame and 3D tensioned breathable mesh back panel with side ventilation
  • Women's specific BioStretch™ Fixed harness with mesh covered perforate foam and slides adjustable sternum strap
  • Women's specific BioStretch™ built-in hipbelt with mesh covered perforated foam and ErgoPull closure
  • Hydration compatible, backpanel sleeve with hanger and dual side hose exits
  • Floating top pocket
  • Front stretch woven pocket
  • 2 side stretch woven pockets with inner or outer compression
  • 2 zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Stow andGo™ trekking pole attachment
  • 2 ice tool loops with bungee tie-offs
  • Removable sleeping bag straps
  • Volume: 2800cu in / 47L (Sm), 3000cu in / 50L (Med), 3200cu in / 53L (Lg)
  • Weight: 3lb 4oz / 1.47kg (Sm), 3lb 6oz / 1.52kg (Med), 3lb 8oz / 1.57kg (Lg)
  • Comfort range: up to 40lb / 18kg

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

21 Reviews

  • Build quality: 8
  • Great design: 8
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Performance: 5

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Carrying Capacity: 3.8 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5

21 Ratings & Reviews

Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
CarryingCapacity: 4 / 5
Weight: 2 / 5
from Bellingham, WA
25-34 yrs

love it.
July 22, 2012

i just returned from hiking rim to rim at the Grand Canyon over 4 days. This pack was awesome. It held just enough, was lightweight, and cool on my back. All of the adjustable parts made for a perfect fit. Can't wait to use it again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, lightweight, ventilated back panel
from Vermont

October 26, 2010

Being short is frustrating. It is always hard to find gear that fits. But Osprey packs are perfect for us shorties! I took this pack to Glacier National Park and did a 2 night backpack trip. It was perfect! I was able to fit in everything I needed and still had room for more. The pack was so comfortable I forgot that I had it on. I loved the different compartments, especially the outer ones - I was able to access stuff easily and quickly. And I loved the breathability - never felt sweaty on my back and it was hot on my hiking trip.

review on aura 50 pack
July 17, 2006

I'm 5'3" and I purchased a medium back pack and it fits perfect. I thought I was a small so make sure you try one on first with something in it. I took it on my first campout the other day. It was just an over nighter but we hiked up to the top of a mountain that was a few miles away. I LOVE THIS PACK. I've had about three or four others and they have all been a little uncomfortable at one place or other. This one was perfect. Felt great, plenty of room, loved the mesh back, hydro system, and pockets on sides. Definetely my favorite.

perfect fit for small woman
October 11, 2007

This pack is great I am small 5' and this fits great. Well placed pockets keep everything organized. Have used for 3 day overnight backpacking as well as dayhiking. Highly rec.

from Newport Beach, CA

love love love it!
March 11, 2011

I love this pack! I carried around a dinosaur of a pack for years. Finally I coughed up the dough for this one and boy am I glad I did. it's so light! 50L is perfect for a 3-day trip. I'm a pretty light packer so I don't need much space but this carried my tent, my sleeping pad, sleeping bag, camp stove, food, first aid kit, clothes and water sandals with room to spare. I'm 5'5 so I got the medium and it fits perfectly! This pack will last you forever!

Great supereasy + confortable backpack
April 16, 2010

I bought this backpack for my girlfriend and she loves it from the get go. I own the Atmos 50 for 3 years now and have used in treks in the Peruvian Andes without a glitch. The Aura is pretty much the same except built for ladies. I have been a faithful user of Osprey packs and they are really good at what they do. We are off to Spain now to hike The way of Saint James. A friend of ours has hiked with the Aura50 the last 220km comfortably and effortlessly she says!

Thank You!!!
March 31, 2009

Love!!! It!!! Went hiking a couple times here in the ADK's New York prefect for a little lady like me. Took it to Italy to Cinque Terre, was my best friend the whole time!!! Any small adventurous lady like myself, this is the pack to have. Light weight, bountiful space, lets you sore comfortably through your adventures!


Great backpack
September 08, 2011

All in all this is a great backpack. The numerous pockets and drawstrings make it very versatile. A separate sleeping bag compartment would be nice, but it fit fine in the main compartment. The ventilation between the pack and my back was excellent. We hiked for 6.5 hours on a 92 degree, humid day and my back wasn't sweaty. My only complaint would be that the shoulder straps dug into my collarbone quite a bit after a few miles. I'm a smaller female (5'6" 120 lbs) and my collarbone really sticks out, so maybe this wouldn't be a problem for a larger person. I hope to find some padding to put under the straps. Overall though, I would reccommend this backpack.


May 29, 2011

Great design, comfortable, light weight and just the size I was looking for. I'm 5'10", 130 lbs and according to the size chart I'm between a medium and large...I decided to go for the large and it fits perfectly.

Perfect Pack
May 11, 2007

i'm a little gal,just 5".so i can't even find a pack for me to do my favorite outdoor sport until Auro 50.i love it very much.As the description said,the special fabric let u feel comfortable when u do the mountain climbing.Whatever other people said,Auro 50 is the best pack to me.

Love this pack
July 29, 2006

So comfortable, by far best pack you can get for this price & size for a woman

September 17, 2006

I bought this for my girlfriend - its a great fit! She especially likes the ventilation between the straps and the back pack...

So AWESOME that I own it in 2 sizes now!
December 30, 2007

I have the 65 which is larger and it made it 1100 miles on the AT this summer. Now that I can go further with much less I picked up the 50. The suspension and air flow back has made a huge difference in allowing me to hike further each day! The hip belt pockets are novel yet I fight with them to fit my digital camera....guess I will just have to buy a smaller camera! Ladies, please believe me, this is a great pack. I have trekked with 3 different Gregory packs, 2 Mountainsmiths packs in the last 12 years. This design is the bomb!

So Far So Good
March 24, 2009

I just got this pack and have only taken it on a 10 mile day hike up and down steep canyon terrain. I packed it to the max and found that it was incredibly comfortable for my long torso (I'm 5'11").

Great 1-day backpack
September 18, 2006

I love this backpack for a day's hiking in the mountains. It's extremely lightweight, and the structure keeps most of the backpack away from your back, which is great if you get overheated or perspire a lot in that area. The only drawback is that though this backpack could conceivably carry enough for a 2-day hike, it feels much more uncomfortable once you have 15 pounds or above in the pack.

Excellent pack!!!
October 14, 2006

This pack is still on expedition in S. Amer. Including 5 wks in ecuador (galapagos,amazon, cloud forest, the lares trek.5 wks in Peru, Bolivia, chile and the amazon in brasil. Performance was flawless! My Aussie friend loves this pack! It was loaded to the gills. Beaten up at airports, bus stations and on the trail. great fit, comfortable & rugged. This was a great test for this piece of equipment. From the jungle to altitude (15K)& the coastal deserts. Fantastic!

from Illinois

Pleased with the present,Excited for the future!
July 26, 2011

I received my new Aura 50 backpack last week and have just now gotten around to giving it the full look over. I choose the medium for obvious reasons. The 50L seems to suit me well. I love the option to have a camel pack inside, although I personally opt for chlorine tablets or my U.V. light and just bring along a water bottle. Although for longer trips it would be a great to store my dromedary. I first packed it with a tent w/o compression straps on it, did alright but I think I'll stick with my tarp so I can include my sleeping bag along with my thermal pad when fall/winter hits. I love all the spaces for storage, especially on the hip belts. I like the thought of having my leatherman and compass so near. All in all I think it great for the price. Haven't taken it out on the trails, so I would rely on others for reviews on durability. In my opinion you could take this not just on a three-day romp or for two weeks, given of course you know what you're doing. Hope this helps! Enjoy the trails!

August 28, 2006

Pack works great. Nice light weight, good small number of outside pockets to stash your "need to get at fast" stuff. We only went on an overnight and were thrilled with how much room there was. Shoulder straps did seem a little light. I came home with some bruises on the front of my shoulders. I am looking for a reason to purchase some other Osprey gear. The stretchy fabric is fab.

Nice Pack for the weekend
August 30, 2008

I bought this as a gift for my fiancee', and she love's it! breaks in fast, and is comfortable and light. a perfect weekender, with ample "breathing" and back support!


Perfect Pack
November 21, 2010

I have used this pack for over a year now. It has been perfect for day trips and camping.


Great Pack
November 10, 2010

I love this pack. Took it on a three day hike along the coastal trail and it fit way more than I needed. I brought way too much "stuff" but the pack carried it very well. The vented back was great in the high temperatures and humidity. I am looking at a talon for a daypack. Love the Osprey products!

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