Osprey Exos 48

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  • Great for lightweight backpacking
  • Comfortable and supportive
  • Lightweight but still sturdy frame
  • Breathable mesh back panel
  • Pack color is spot on with website colors


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Best Ultralight Backpack of 2022 - GearLab
Our review has one of the higher weight-to-volume ratios, but it stands apart from most traditional backpacking packs. Its carrying capacity is relatively small (48 liters), which caters to those with an already trimmed-down kit.
5 months ago
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What is the sweet spot for backpackers with back problems? Shaving weight is good for the back, but is frameless the answer or a step too far?
Back pain sufferer here - I use a frame (Osprey Exos) and a comfy sleeping pad (Xtherm). It’s worth the extra ounces to keep my back healthy.
Revised hipbelt is a DISASTER
This is the 4th (maybe 5th) Osprey Exos I have purchased dating back to the original model. It has gone through at least 3 revisions and the hipbelt on this new model is a disaster. It's bad enough they eliminated the hipbelt pockets but I could live with that. When I received and tried it on I imme...
Jim Hamel
2 years ago
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ProView- Opsrey Exos 48 Review- Dirtbag Dreams Gear Reviews
This pack has the perfect minimal amount of features..
4 months ago
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Osprey Exos & Eja Backpack Review — CleverHiker
The Exos and Eja should still last a good long time if handled with care, but users should expect to repair some small holes in the mesh over the long-term. Overall, the Osprey Exos and Eja have a few quirks and downsides (mainly that they have no hipbelt pockets and slightly tough to access water bottle pockets), but if comfort is your main concern, these packs among the very best.
4 months ago
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Anyone have experience with Naturehike Xpac 45L + 5L?
The sewing will be top-notch and the fabric will be original X-pac for sure, but it's simply not a bargain at all, is it? Add import fees and you are beyond what you'd pay for a new Osprey Exos, which you can try in a store and return if something isn't as expected. The NG pack isn't even light either, and the only size is for "165-175 cm recommended height", no torso length. Don't buy that pack.
This pack has everything I need and nothing I don't
This pack has treated me well both in the mountains of Colorado and in the Arkansas Ozarks. The ventilated suspension is effective and a huge plus for hiking in the hot and humid conditions in my region. I find the pack to be very comfortable and stable. I have mostly used this pack for 2 night trip...
1 year ago
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Looking for Pack recommendations
Packs to look into:
* ULA Circuit/Ohm
* Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 50
* Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60
* Gossamer Gear Gorilla 50
* REI Co-op Flash 55
* Osprey Exos 58/48
* Granite Gear Crown2 60
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Osprey Exos 48 Review | Gear Institute
Shoulder StrapsThe Exos 48 has unique shoulder straps made of layered mesh and remains comfortable as the pack becomes fully loaded. The shoulder straps have convenient mesh pockets that hold smaller items. LidThe Exos 48 lid has a zippered underside, perfect for toiletries and sometimes-needed items, and a small top compartment with a built in key clip
4 months ago
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Osprey Exos 48 Review: Ultralight, but is it Useful Enough?
Exos 48 Backpack | Osprey. The incredibly comfortable Exoform harness and AirSpeed ventilated suspension combine with trail-friendly features like Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole carry to make every backpacking trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Check Price at Osprey
4 months ago
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