Osprey Exos 58 Litre Rucksack

58 Litres / Internal Frame / Suspended Mesh Back System
Weighs 1174g (Medium size)
Code: SS17880
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UOG TOP PICK - Osprey Exos 58 Litre Pack - A comfortable backpacking rucksack with maximum features - We've singled out Ospreys Exos 58 Litre Pack as one of our top recommendations for backpacking - even though its very low weight it offers a fully ventilated back and a full range of backpacker friendly features.

Osprey's EXOS packs are designed to be lightweight backpacking rucksacks and the 58 Litre version hits some key performance characteristics - its a high capacity pack that weighs about a kilogram yet has an excellent harness system. More than this though, the EXOS packs have a venting back system and a full feature set. 

Osprey says:

What sacrifices do you really want to make when buying a long distance lightweight pack? Comfort? Load Carry? Features? With the Exos 58 you can put these tricky decisions to the back of your mind! The Exos offers all the benefits of a lightweight pack but without the normal compromises, making it the pack to push yourself to the limit, over distance, fast and light.

Our revolutionary ExoForm™ harness and hipbelt uses a dual mesh construction to deliver a comfortable and stable fit that puts a traditional harness design to shame. The ventilated AirSpeed™ backpanel will keep you cool when the weather turns hot, but still delivers a stable load-carrying platform.

Essential 'on the go' items like energy gels are easily accessed via the power mesh pockets on the harness. Keep other small items easily to hand within the dual zipped hipbelt pockets. Conventional floating lid systems can be bulky and cumbersome but for the Exos we developed a neat ladder system allowing extended or reduced capacity. If you want to really hit minimal weight, remove the lid entirely and expose the integrated FlapJacket™ feature that provides additional protection to the top of the pack if the weather suddenly turns on you. Keeping your contents tight and under control is even easier with the adjustable multi-point compression system on each pack sides.

Every element of the Exos has been laboured over to provide the lightest yet best performing product possible. All these features and benefits in a 58 litre pack weighing in at just over 1 kg, we should be accused of witchcraft.

Osprey's Exos 58 Litre Rucksack hits the mark from a weight point of view but it goes much further in that it offers a full ventilated back and a pretty full complement of features. Dealing with the back panel first its the type where the pack sits off the back allowing air to circulate thus reducing sweat build up - we don't find this often on very lightweight packs because it adds weight - but Osprey have managed to include it as well as keep the overall pack weight down.

Vented backs do move the load away from your centre of gravity, making them seem heavier - though the effect will be minimal with lighter backpacking loads and a good transfer of weight to the hips - which the Exos packs achieve.

The hipbelt is padded but not overly so, is could be stiffer which would help with heavier loads, but there are zipped pockets on each side of the hipbelt and two further tiny pockets on the shoulder straps - these are all stretch mesh and very useful on the trail.

The top loader straps work effectively as they pull directly on the frame. On the outside of the pack there are three large mesh pockets which are pretty much essential on a backpacking rucksack, the side pockets have dual access which limits their usefulness but makes them easy to access whilst on the move. There's a comprehensive volume reducing system which looks a bit complicated.

We particularly like the removable lid which gives you the option of a lighter pack or a couple of extra organiser pockets, if you do decide to leave the lid at home there's a secondary flap that comes into use to protect the contents from rain.

While Osprey don't even list the Exos in their 'backpacking' rucksacks section its exactly the kind of pack we would use, even for month long treks - if you carefully select your gear for lightness you can save anything up to a few kilograms on the weight of the pack itself - Light is Right.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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UOG TOP PICK - Osprey Exos 58 Litre Pack - A comfortable backpacking rucksack with maximum features - We've singled out Ospreys Exos 58 Litre Pack as one of our top recommendations for backpacking - even though its very low weight it offers a fully ventilated back and a full range of backpacker friendly features.

  • 7mm side compression straps
  • AirSpeed™ trampoline suspended mesh backsystem
  • Cord tie off points
  • ExoForm™ mesh hipbelt and harness
  • FlapJacket™ top cover for use without lid
  • Internal hydration sleeve
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Single ice axe loop
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Top lid access
  • Twin zippered hip belt pockets

Short

  • Weight: 1002g (without lid), 1112g (with the lid)
  • Torso length: 40-48cm
  • Volume: 55L

Medium

  • Weight: 1060g (without lid), 1174g (with the lid)
  • Torso length: 49-54cm
  • Volume: 58L

Large

  • Weight: 1114g (without lid), 1228g (with the lid)
  • Torso length: 54-80cm
  • Volume: 61L
  • Maximum Dimensions (cm): 76 (l) x 35 (w) x 35 (d)
  • Main Fabric: 100D High Tenacity Nylon
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