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A beefy, large-load backpack.
Prepare yourself for a weeklong backpacking trip into Glacier National Park with the Osprey Xenith 75 Backpack. This beefy backpack can handles your weeklong loads with ease while you traverse across scree fields or hike up to a glacier lake. Its LightWire peripheral frame suspension provides solid structural support while the Xenith's all-new BioForm CM hip-belt and harness give you a comfortable, supportive, and customized fit.
- BioForm CM hip-belt balance firmness and cushioning for optimal carry while the BioForm harness with Neospacer fabric offers you a comfortable fit during your backpacking expedition
- BioForm CM hip-belt can be heat-molded at any authorized Osprey dealer for a customized fit
- LightWireHD peripheral frame effectively transfers load to the hip-belt
- Reversed spacer mesh backpanel supplies a smooth, breathable contact surface
- Single 6061-T6 center stay maintains the backpanel shape
- Pick between the M, L, or XL sizes (4577-5065cu in) depending on how much gear you like to pack
- Large top area and two curved side zips offer wide, easy access to the main compartment
- Dual compartment top lid converts to a lumbar pack with built-in belt for short excursions from camp
- Durable materials and construction ensure a solid pack that lasts season after season
- External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills (hydration bladder not included)
- Two roomy front pockets with coated zippers help keep often-needed items handy
- Stretch mesh front pocket quickly stash your gear
- Zippered hip-belt pockets provide secure storage
- Dual-access stretch mesh side pockets for convenience
- Dual side compression straps help to balance the load
- Removable sleeping pad straps, two ice axe loops and handle wraps, and Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment help to keep your gear organized and securely in place
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Is this more of an outdoors camping backpack...
Is this more of an outdoors camping backpack or would this be good for a couple week long trip in Europe? I was also wondering if there was a way to put locks on the zippers?
While this backpack is best suited for typical outdoor backpacking, I would absolutely recommend a pack of this volume for a trip to Europe depending on how much gear you are comfortable lugging around. My boyfriend and I did a three week trip through Western Europe a few years back and found that his 75 was ideal, and my 48 was wayyyyyy too small.
As for pack locks, Safe Skies Luggage Locks and Travel Sentry make some TSA approved locks, but a friend turned me on to the Pacsafe Anti-Theft Backpack/Bag Protector (http://www.backcountry.com/pacsafe-pacsafe-backpack-bag-protector?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6cGFjayBzZWN1cml0eToxOjE6cGFjayBzZWN1cml0eQ) and I feel like my gear is super safe, especially in some of the seedier hostels.
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I have generally found that in a backpack for travel in civilization, I favor something with more organizational features (more pockets, more dividers, more structure) and yet also something with a clean external shape (so it doesn't get hung up on door frames, get caught on things, etc.) I care a little less about weight of the pack, hydration sleeves, etc.
For trekking in the woods, I care very little for pockets and organizational features and I'm willing to let the outside of my pack be a bit more of a yard sale, with things strapped on in all sorts of configurations. I care a lot about weight.
So... I guess my point is this: think about how many times you're going to be in and out of this thing each day. Think about whether you're going unpack it completely each night, whether you're going to want to stuff a donut in an easy pocket, keep train tickets handy ... and where you will put your camera... and how will you access that camera while you're wearing the pack.
I realize that's not a terribly specific answer, but I hope it helps!
Hi, I need to know if this backpack is...
Hi, I need to know if this backpack is waterproof please. Thanks !
It's not. It's very rare to find a backpack that's fully waterproof. You'll have to buy a rain cover to keep things dry.
Here is a link to the Osprey Packs UL Raincover:
With this pack, you'll want a large :)
Small/Medium or large.. how would I choose...
Small/Medium or large.. how would I choose the right size please?
It is based on your hip size and torso length. If you click on the size chart button above it will show you the chart for what each size corresponds to.
GEAR REVIEW: Osprey Xenith 75 Backpack
After miles of testing, I really like this pack. Check out my full review of the Xenith 75 in this video.
External hydration sleeve
External Hydration Question
External Hydration Question
I really like everything I'm hearing/reading about the Xenith series from Osprey. I am particularly fond of the external bladder (I have been wondering, for years, why the haven't done this sooner); however, I would like to know how easy it is to refill the bladder with a full, compressed pack? I'd hate to spend $300+ on a pack only to find out I'll still have to contrive my own convenient external bladder so I don't have to unpack my pack every time I want a refill!
The external hydration sleeve is more convenient, but not necessarily easier to remove, refill and replace. Getting it out and back in is no easy feat with a fully loaded and compressed pack. Lots of people leave the bladder in place and use a quick connect coupling on their drinking tube that mates with another coupling installed on the outlet tube of their water filter system. Still, release your compression straps first. So much easier.
Hey James! Thanks for your question. I have the women's Xena from Osprey's Xenith series. I find that it is super easy to remove/re pack the hydraulics hydration reservoir from Osprey into the external bladder compartment. This hydraulics reservoir has the ridged pack so it really helps slid the reservoir into the external hydration sleeve. I have other reservoirs that don't have the hard back and it's a joke trying to get those types of reservoirs into the external sleeve. I highly recommended this pack, you will love it! Happy Trails!
Thanks for the responses! I didn't realize there was a special Ospry bladder, much less that it had the rigid "backer plate". I do like the idea of modifying the quick connect couplings as well. Simply decompress, fill, and recompress. Easy money! Thanks again to both of you for taking the time...