Not a word you'd hope could be used to describe your pack's smell—especially in bear country—but when you're planning an extended adventure, it's exactly how you'd describe the pack you need. Whether you have aspirations to walk the entire Appalachian trail or you're trekking through Nepal, the Osprey Xenith 88 Backpack has the packing space, support, and comfort to handle the task. The LightWireHD frame transfers weight to the hips so you can haul up to 70 pounds of gear, and the BioForm4 CM waist-belt can be custom heat-molded for a fully personalized fit. Curved zippers at both sides allow you to quickly access gear without dumping everything out, and the removable lid doubles as a day pack when you want to leave the bulk of your gear at camp.
- Large backpack for extended adventures
- BioForm4 CM hip and shoulder straps for comfy carrying
- Adjustable harness and belt for a customized fit
- HDPE framesheet for lightweight rigidity
- Lid doubles as a lumbar pack for side trips
- Side zips access main compartment without opening the lid
- Small pockets for backcountry organization
- Side compression straps cinch down the load
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- Q & A
Big and Beefy
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have had this pack for about 2 years and have used it on multiple week long trips. This pack carry's heavy loads really well and also has plenty of pockets to keep gear separated. The biggest complaint I have is that the frame tends to squeak. The squeaky noise is not all that loud but can be pretty annoying when carrying this pack for a week straight.
ideal for a long walk with friends or family
the straps keep sliding and the pack becomes loose