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    Default Finally ordered my pack: Osprey Exos 46

    49 Liters. I was considering the Exos 58, but that is 10 more liters I would have to fill. Less is more. I left the stuff I could dirtbag for the rest of Jan and Feb.

    Base Weight
    Pack- 39oz
    Mountain Hard Wear 600fill 20 degree bag- 41oz
    Tent EMS Velocity 1- 46oz
    Military Sleeping Pad- 16oz

    8.8 pounds

    Water:
    (2) one liter smartwater bottles(so nice and thin)
    Potable Aqua (only in times of emergency; I am not affected by GRD


    Still have to figure out clothing, shoes and my cooking system. I brought a coleman's stove over my section hike during the summer. I did 350 miles. Luckily someone left behind a whisper lite in Delaware Water Gap.

    Off to goodwill!

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    Love my Atmos 50! Osprey makes solid stuff. No complaints at all.

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    You chose well with the Osprey.
    I've got a little over 150 miles on a 46 and its a solid pack.
    The ventilation mesh works and I just learned last week you can put
    a hydration bladder between the mesh and the pack
    I've carried the 58 on two winter hikes and for me it carries exactly the same.
    Start out slow, then slow down.

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    Regarding the Exos, if you are planning on routinely carrying over 25lbs, I would suggest maybe choosing a different pack. Most people find that 25lbs is the desired weight to achieve all day comfort. Just something to keep in mind
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far". Theodore Roosevelt

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    What WhoDey said....and that applies to the 46 OR 58 (and 34, I've carried them all).
    Start out slow, then slow down.

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