View Full Version : Osprey Exos 58

01-27-2009, 10:40
What does everyone think about this new pack by Osprey?


They claim that it's pretty light (2.5 lbs) and it seem pretty well featured as well.

Anyone actually used one yet?

01-27-2009, 11:46
I got one a few weeks ago, still sitting in my garage. I had hoped to play with it this weekend, but didn't make it. It is that light, and has more features than I'll use. In fact, I'll probably take the top lid off. It seems a lot bigger than the REI UL 60 it replaced, but I know it shouldn't be. I kind of wish I had gotten the Exos 46, I'm afraid the 58 will end up being too big, since I have downsized/lightened so much of my other gear. BPL has a nice review on them.

01-27-2009, 12:19
There is a review on Backpacking Lite, but it is in the members section. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/osprey_exos_review.html

It looks like a sweet pack, and I love the ability to stow your trekking poles on the move without taking the pack off. I've never used an Osprey, but will be interested in taking a look when it hits the shelves of the local outfitter.

01-27-2009, 12:22
Oh, there is also a good video of the exos in action on youtube, it is produced by Osprey, so it is a bit of propaganda, but it gives you a good look at the pack.

01-27-2009, 13:06
I got one a few weeks ago, still sitting in my garage.

I'd be real interested in hearing how you like the pack whenever you get around to using it, especially how well it handles a load. I'm mainly curious if it can really support the amount of weight that Osprey claims it can.

01-27-2009, 13:27
What does Osprey claim it will support?

01-27-2009, 14:10
http://www.ospreypacks.com/images/view_large_pack_en.jpg (javascript:open_window('/enlarge.php?productID=158&colorCode=845',625,550);)

Exos 58 NEW!

Carrying Capacity
The green to yellow zones represent the recommended carry range for this pack.

01-27-2009, 15:56
I bet it will do 30 pretty easily. I'll try it some time.

03-02-2009, 17:06
I bet it will do 30 pretty easily. I'll try it some time.

I tried 30 lbs in it at the store, but haven't actually purchased one yet. The pack seemed to carry the 30 lbs without any problem, but it is difficult to tell with just 10 mins in the store. I did climb up and down the stairs a couple of times with it. Felt comfortable and stayed put going up and down.

Secret Squirrel
03-03-2009, 10:06
I just got my 58 at have it fully loaded with 6 days of food and a liter of water. It weighs a little over 30 pounds. It is comfortable and feels really stable. There is quite a bit of room left over.

But, I won't know for sure how it handles until I hike with it.