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Osprey Exos 58 Pack

Osprey Exos 58 Pack – An amazing adventure pack.
When National Geographic Adventure magazine says a piece of gear is awesome one should take note. In 2009 the Osprey Exos 58 Pack was awarded Best of Adventure Gear by the editors of National Geographic magazine. I’m not National Geographic editor, but I would have to say that they were pretty spot on with their judgment of the Osprey Exos 58 Pack. This pack is a great multipurpose piece of adventure gear.

The one thing that I really like about the Osprey Exos 58 Pack is its ability to transform from a multi-day pack to a multi-week pack. The Osprey Exos 58 Pack features two lightwieght compressions straps, one on each side. These straps allow you to compress the bag when going on shorter trips. Because the bag is already so lightwieght, have a small bit of unused bag isn’t really a big deal. Unless of course your counting ounces.

The Osprey Exos 58 Pack is pretty lightweight right out of the box. Don’t let the lack of wieght trick you into thinking there aren’t a lot of features. The Osprey Exos 58 Pack is loaded down with tons of bells and whistles. Unlike some packs that are filled with features, the Osprey Exos 58 Pack features are all well thought out and extremely useful. No lame features here that you will never use. Just a ton of really cool things that can do double time.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $218

Why they rock:

  • Sophisticated in design, the Osprey Exos 58 backpack is for comfort and a super light weight without a sacrifice in ventilation. Use it for multiday to multiweek excursions.
  • Modified Airspeed suspension features an aluminum frame for support and a breathable mesh backpanel 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 removable sleeping pad straps

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

I have always been a fan of the entire Osprey line of gear. The Osprey Exos 58 Pack is just another prime example of why I love them so much. You get an awesome pack that can easily transform to meet your latest activity or hike. It is built tough and has a TON of great and well thought out features.

Looking to Buy? Check out these sites: $218