Dale J.wrote a review of Osprey Packs Xenith 88L Backpack on December 29, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Had my XL Zenith 88 (actually 98L) for over a year, with snow camp trips in Denali, Yellowstone, Glacier, Crater Lake, love it. Replaced a similar size but heavier, stiffer Gregory, no comparison. Zenith fits like a glove, did not opt for in-store heat molding, wanted the pack to mold to my body under prolonged loaded, hiking conditions. Adjusted multiple times during break-in, amazing fit and feel. Winter gear for say 4-day trip rings in at 75lbs, pack rides great under this load.
Removable fanny pack is a no-go, from base camp I unload the pack for day trips, add camp pad, stoves, food, reservoir, random gear, clothing, tighten all draw strings and straps, it rides great with minimal load as well.
Look for sale, do not hesitate to buy this pack.