Focused on ounce-shaving construction, but delivering far greater carrying capability than most packs in its weight class, the innovative Osprey Exos 38 offers streamlined performance for fast-and-light thru-hikes and weekend trips. Despite weighing less than 2.5 pounds even in its largest size, the pack comfortably hauls up to 30 pounds!
An ultra-lightweight 6065 aluminum frame combines with a 3D tensioned breathable mesh back panel to equip the Exos 38 with support and ventilation in Osprey's Airspeed Suspension system. Seamless layered mesh on the Exoform shoulder harness and hipbelt provides comfortable padding at minimal weight. Further enhancing fit, the hipbelt utilizes an ErgoPull closure that draws tension along the top and the bottom of the belt. A height-adjustable slide sternum strap and load-lifter straps allow you to make on-the-go fine-tuning.
Accommodating users of different body dimensions, the Exos 38 is available in three sizes: Small fits torsos ranging from 16"-19" in length, Medium fits torsos ranging from 18"-21" and the Large size fits torsos that are between 20" and 23" in length. The storage capacity varies based on size, as well: Small is 2197 cubic inches, Medium is 2319 cubic inches and the Large provides 2441 cubic inches of storage.
The top-loading packbag is accessed through a removable, floating lid with top and under-lid zippered pockets. Stretch mesh pockets on the front and sides of the Exos 38 offer additional organizational options and keep gear and extra layers close at hand. A small dedicated stretch pocket on the Exos 38's shoulder strap is perfect for snacks, energy gels or electronics. Larger zippered pockets on the hipbelt offer quick and easy access to other gear and trail essentials. Removable 7mm side compression straps aid in load transfer and allow you to cinch contents safely in place, but you can leave them at home if they’re not needed on a particular trip. Other features found on the Exos 38 include an ice tool attachment loop, cord tie-off points and integrated, removable straps for lashing a sleeping pad. The integrated FlapJacket protects the main packbag from the elements when you’re using the Exos 38 without the lid and offers top-down compression for stability. The Exos 38 is also compatible with hydration systems (not included).
The Osprey Exos 38 pack is available in your choice of size and color.
- Removable floating lid with top and under-lid zippered pockets
- Superlight YKK buckles
- Removable superlight, 7mm side compression straps
- Mesh side pockets with InsideOut compression
- Zippered hipbelt pockets
- Cross functional and removable sleeping pad straps
- Integrated FlapJacket for weather-protected lidless use
- Cord tie-off points
- Front stretch mesh pocket
- Ice tool attachment loop
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Access Top Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Small: 2197 cu in
Medium: 2319 cu in
Large: 2441 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Torso Adjustment Yes Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Position Maximum Weight 30 lbs Material 100D high tenacity nylon
100D high tenacity ripstop nylon
Item Weight Small: 2 lb 3 oz
Medium: 2 lb 5 oz
Large: 2 lb 6 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Fits Torso Small: 16"-19"
Dimensions Small: 26" x 13" x 11"
Medium: 28" x 13" x 11"
Large: 30" x 13" x 11"
Real Customer Reviews
- I LOVE THIS PACK
Likes: You could say I am an Osprey fan boy.
i bought this mostly for 1 to 4 day overnighters. i opted for the 38 Medium (48 AND 58 ARE TOO BIG FOR ME and my needs Im just 5'10) plus Im a hammock camper in Panama...
I own a talon 11 for dayhikes, and a STRATOS 34 for my overnighters.
I am sort of a super ultralight backpacker and i like my base weight to be under 8 to 9 pounds.
the ease of removing the lid, the comfort on the suspension, the weight,
i love the flap jack option, it makes it look like a completely different pack, and i use it more than not, i save the top for when i really need to pack more, stuff, quick bonus its exactly the same size (height) as my stratos wich is usually carry on friendly. (IF YOU REMOVE THE TOP).
Its easy to clean just rinse with water and non detergent soap. love the air speed suspension.
i wanted to go with the ATMOS 50 AG, but that just too much pack weight, this ones emulates sort of the comfortness ( yes a i have a friend with an aura AG).
So the backpack has a huge stuff netting in the front side, that is HUGE.
the pack is surprisingly water resistant, on a down pour nothing got soaked, but it some things did get damp, nothing a couples of minutes under the sun could hurt, still i got a 1 ounce sil argon pack cover for it, and i will be sure to water proof or line with a compactor bag or something next time.
I like the stow on the go, but that is almost on every Osprey pack.
So yeah i live in panama and we do a ton of bushwacking and go through backpacks fairly fast. none of my ospreys have failed,
If you are still dobting, dont, and go for it. JUST make sure you get the right one for what you are going to carry, although only 4 litter more than the stratos, this this i will never be able to fill out, but agian I am a gram weenie. if you are not, buy the one for your gear needs.
Dislikes: the only con i see is the material, it does seem not as rough as others i have used, but Osprey has always proved me wrong, and i will trust that they wont.
plus you always have the supper warranty.
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