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Rated3out of5byColtfromSlightly bummed!My last Osprey pack, I bought in 1997 and it is still going strong. When the Xenith arrived I was immediately drawn to the rather cheap looking construction. My first reaction was right. After my first outing (5 days in the wilderness area of Joshua Tree), it looks like I have had it for 20 years. Every single mesh pocket is ripped, and on the first day one of the clips broke on my lid strap. Talk about bummed! Other than the construction and durability, everything else was great. I will say that a full 3 liter water bladder, will bulge out the back pad. All in all, I wish I had gone with a simpler pack. Maybe this was just too Guchi to be true.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated2out of5byreverse dynofromDurability IssuesI have taken this pack on a 5 and a 7 day trip and it is already showing significant signs of wear. Osprey advertises this as a Backpacking/Mountaineering pack and backs it up with a full set of features. However, this pack does not handle brush or rock scrapes with grace. The pack already has a hole in it.
Both trips being in the desert, I lowered the pack with a rope over sandstone. While my partner's pack handled the lowering without any visual damage to its fabric, the Osprey's pack fabric frayed in several spots.
This pack is an on trail pack, unless you want to frequently repair it. If you want a durable Mountaineering/Expedition pack, look elsewhere. This pack could have been great, as it carries heavy loads with ease and feels great while climbing rock. The fabric does not match the capabilities of the frame and suspension. Osprey does have a lifetime replacement warranty, unfortunately after a few seasons I am going to end up using it. Its suspension is so much better than the competition that I am going to over look the durability issue.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated5out of5byJamesGfromGreat for long hikes with big loadsI bought this pack to replace my old backpack that was just falling apart. I am a big guy and I tried REI packs and Gregory packs in the store, but the Osprey fit me the best. The employee I was working with promised me I would not be disappointed and when I got on the trail, I found out just how right he was. The frame was incredibly stable on my hips, and it was easy to adjust to fit my body.
There are lots of features on the Osprey Xenith. I really like the hydration sleeve on the outside of the pack. The other feature that really caught me was the removable brain which converts to a day pack. Although initially I thought it was a feature that I wouldn't use, it came in really handy. Lastly, my previous pack was a top loader. This pack has access on the top, each side, and the bottom. It made it super easy to get access to stuff throughout the day.
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated5out of5byHateslingerfromThe pack that does it allGreat pack! I had the Gregory Baltoro 75 before this and this pack is far more advanced with regards to pockets and suspension. I also owned the Osprey Atmos 65 which ended up giving back because the wire frame was digging into my hips. The weight on this bag is spot on for this size but very well put together. The external pockets don't waste space on the inside of the pack and the padding is amazing. Only complaint which is minor, would be the hip belt needed at three adjustments during a 1.5 K hike. It's minor because we were going up hill and down which could be the reason. It didn't give out which is why I say it's minor. I think the pack performed quite well and will be my primary for a long time. Coming from the Army, I'll tell you this will be your ideal pack for the gear guy.
Date published: 2013-10-26
Rated5out of5byJG in TruckeefromNice RideSolid pack for extended trips. Comfortable and highly adjustable. Even on weekend hikes its nice since everything including your tent and pad will fit inside. Bought the gray color since nobody likes to see you from miles away while they enjoy the backcountry. The top pouch has a good hip belt for day hikes during layovers. Pricey but it seems like it will last.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated5out of5byLadamsfromGreat backcountry packI recently used this pack on a seven day backcountry trip in the High Sierra, it is now my favorite pack as it is light-weight, holds more than enough gear and food, it is comfortable, and has plenty of storage space.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated5out of5byspuddfromGreat PackThis is a very comfortable pack. I took it on a 9 day adventure through the Sierra's from Cottonwood Lakes to Whitney Portal. It is the best pack I've ever used. It held all my gear and could have held more had I needed it to. In the past the packs I've used were a battle constantly adjusting to get comfortable one place or another, with this pack I didn't need to do that at all and I haven't even had the custom molded hip belt yet.
I love this pack. I can stop looking for a comfortable pack now, I found it!
The only issue I had is the zipper on the sleeping bag compartment snags when I open it, fine when closing.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated4out of5byFish ManfromSolid Pack For Long TripsI used this pack on a 5 day adventure on the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National park after recently purchasing it. Simply put, the backpack was awesome. It did a great job of distributing the weight to my hips and conformed to my body nicely. I had no complaints at all until we went on a 22 mile bruiser on the last day. Once tired the pack felt like it swayed with my body a little more than I would prefer. After repacking my gear to better position some heavier items closer to the bottom and my back this issue went away. I loved the easily accessible pockets and water bladder. I would recommend this pack to anyone planning an extended stay in the wilderness.
Date published: 2013-08-01
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