Offering versatility for dayhiking, overnight outings, or ultra-lightweight weekend backpacking trips, the innovative Osprey Exos 38 weighs just over 2.5 pounds but comfortably carries up to 30 pounds.
An ultra-lightweight 6065 aluminum frame combines with a 3D tensioned breathable mesh backpanel to equip the pack with support and ventilation. 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. An adjustable sternum strap and load-lifter straps allow you to make on-the-go fine-tuning.
Accommodating users of different dimensions, the pack is available in three sizes: Small best fits torsos ranging from 16"-19" in length, Medium accommodates torsos ranging from 18"-21", and the Large best fits 20"-23" torso lengths. The storage capacity varies based on size, as well: Small offers 2136 cubic inches, Medium provides 2319 cubic inches, and the Large has a 2502 cubic inch capacity.
The top-loading packbag is accessed through a removable, floating lid with dual zippered pockets. An integrated FlapJacket panel protects the main packbag if and when you aren't using the top lid. Stretch mesh pockets on the front and sides offer additional organizational options and keep gear and extra layers close at hand. A small dedicated stretch pocket on the shoulder strap is perfect for snacks, energy gels, or small electronics. Removable side compression straps aid in load transfer and allow you to cinch contents safely in place. Other features include an ice tool attachment loop, cord tie-off points, a small safety whistle integrated into the sternum strap buckle, and integrated, removable straps for lashing a sleeping pad. The pack is hydration system compatible (hydration system sold separately).
The Osprey Exos 38 internal frame backpack is available in your choice of size and color options.
- Aluminum frame with tensioned breathable mesh backpanel with side ventilation
- Seamless layered mesh on the harness provides comfort and cushioning
- Exoform hipbelt with ErgoPull closure and seamless layered mesh
- Top pocket web loop attachment points
- Removable floating lid with top-and under-lid zippered pockets
- Dual, strippable side compression straps
- Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
- Dual access stretch mesh side pockets with InsideOut compression straps
- Accessory cord attachment points
- Front stretch mesh pocket
- Removable sleeping pad straps
- Removable ice axe attachment with bungee tie-off
- Sternum strap with integrated safety whistle
- Integrated FlapJacket cover for lidless use
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Access Top Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume Small: 2136 cu in
Medium: 2319 cu in
Large: 2502 cu in
Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes; Adjustable Maximum Weight 30 lbs Material Main: 100D High Tenacity Nylon
Accent: 100D High Tenacity Nylon Triple Check Dobby
Bottom: 210D High Tenacity Nylon
Item Weight Small: 2 lbs 8 oz
Medium: 2 lbs 9 oz
Large: 2 lbs 9 oz
Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso Small: 16"-19"
Dimensions Small: 27" x 16" x 12"
Medium: 29" x 16" x 12"
Large: 31" x 16" x 12"
Detachable Daypack n/a
Real Customer Reviews
- Light weight, spacious, and comfortable!
Likes: Backpack is roomy and lightweight. I like that I can remove the top panel of the backpack. I find it very comfortable and a perfect size for a day hike or overnighter. If packed properly you could use it for a multiple night backpack trip.
Dislikes: The only dislike is no pockets on waist belt.
- My new fave
Likes: Got this as a lighter weight alternative to my Atmos 65 for warmer weather trips. Read/heard many positive reviews of this pack and they weren’t wrong. This is my new favorite pack. Super light, amazing fit and feel, hugs the curve of my back perfectly. I’m 5’11”, 198lbs, for reference and got the Medium. Perfect fit for me. Taking it on a 3-day AT section hike in 2 weeks. Can’t wait.
Dislikes: I can’t find anything I don’t like about the pack. Tried and true favorite amongst the backpacking community for a reason. Great pack. Will be getting a 48L to bridge the gap between this one and my 65L Atmos.
- Great pack
Likes: -unbelievably comfortable
-not too many bells and whistles
-removable top lid
Dislikes: Okay obviously there are no hipbelt pockets but people get over it.
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