Exos 58


Exos 58
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Exos 58
Manufacturer Osprey
Page By Hotoven
Page Type May 25, 2010 / May 25, 2010
Object ID 7133
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Product Description

Sophisticated in design, the Osprey Exos 58 backpack is designed for comfort and a super light weight that doesn't sacrifice ventilation across the back. Use it for multiday to multiweek excursions.

* Modified Airspeed suspension features an aluminum frame for support and a breathable mesh back panel with side ventilation for cool comfort

* Anchored in the lumbar area, the suspension system provides uniform pressure without annoying hot spots

* Features gender-specific BioStretch™ fixed shoulder harness and hipbelt; mesh-covered, slotted foam saves weight and enhances breathability

* ErgoPull hipbelt closure relieves hipbone pressure by spreading the tension along both the top and the bottom of the belt, not in a single line along the middle

* Innovative Stow-on-the-Go™trekking pole attachment allows you to stow and remove poles without removing pack

* Top-loading design features a floating lid pocket; another pocket under the lid further extends your gear storage options

* Features 2 vertical zippered front pockets, a stretch-woven front pocket, side mesh pockets and zippered mesh pockets on hipbelt

* Hydration-compatible design with drinking tube portholes; reservoir (sold separately) fits in cavity behind mesh backpanel

* Comes with superlight 7mm side compression webbing straps; route straps over or under side pockets

* 2 thin ice axe tool loops and bungee tie-offs let you strap on ice tools

* Use the minimalist cord tie-off points to add a bungee cord for lashing on extra gear

* Includes adjustable sternum strap and integrated sleeping pad straps


Gender: Unisex

Frame type: Internal

Backpack style: Ultralight backpack

Approximate volume: 3,500 cubic inches

Approximate volume - metric: 58 liters

Average weight: 2 lbs. 8 oz.

Average weight - metric: 1.14 kilograms

Adjustable torso: No

Fits torso: 18 - 20.5 inches

Fits waist/hips: 30 - 34 inches

Material(s): Nylon

Frame material: Aluminum

Number of stays: 1 peripheral hoop

Number of pockets: 7 + main compartment

Access / Loading: Top

Sleeping bag compartment: No



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Hotoven - May 25, 2010 10:57 pm - Voted 5/5

Sweet light pack!
I have taken this on a few backpacking trips and love it. Its big enough for over a weeks worth of backpacking, but you can compresses it to a weekend size pack. Its light enough to so you can use it for ultra light weekend or week long trips. The straps are comfortable, even though you need to give it time to break in. All the adjustment straps are super small, but that's the cut down on weight even though its annoying to adjust at times. The back panel is super nice, and for a guy who usually doesn't sweat much at all, I get virtually no sweat at all on my back with the amount of air flow I have pouring through. I would give the pack an A+ without a doubt!

Rick Huff - Aug 24, 2010 5:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Like it!
When I first considered this pack, mainly attracted by the light weight and features, I worried it might not be durable enough for alpine abuse...especially the skinny straps. I've used it in North Cascades bushwhacking (I mean Devils Club, Horizontal Alder, Vine Maple Hell), Canadian Rockies choss, and all my usual favorite climbing venues...and it has stood up to all of it. It isn't comfortable to my shoulders carrying above 40 pounds, but is very comfy otherwise. I love the hip belt storage pockets and the shoulder strap pocket fits my MP3 player like a glove. It seems to weigh nothing...I like it!

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