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  • Custom-moldable, anatomically contoured BioForm4 CM™ hipbelt and shoulder straps have gender-specific angles, balancing firmness and cushioning for support and comfort
  • Osprey certified custom molding is available in most REI stores—check your local store for a custom hipbelt molding oven
  • Back panel is lined with reversed spacer mesh for a smooth and breathable contact surface
  • Peripheral frame effectively transfers weight to the hipbelt; single 6061-T6 aluminum center stay helps maintain back panel shape
  • Top-loading main compartment can also be accessed through curved side zippers on each side of the pack body; wide-mouth sleeping bag compartment is easy to load and unload
  • Dual-compartment top pocket converts to lumbar pack with built-in belt
  • External hydration sleeve in the back panel simplifies refilling and helps protect pack contents from spills (hydration reservoir sold separately)
  • Roomy front pockets with coated zippers help keep often-used items handy; stretch-mesh front pocket makes it easy to quickly stash and access extra gear
  • Zippered hipbelt pockets and dual-access stretch mesh side pockets provide secure storage and organization
  • The Osprey Xena 85 pack features dual side compression straps, removable sleeping pad straps, trekking pole attachment and 2 ice-axe loops and handle wraps


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Frame Type Internal Frame
Backpack Style Deluxe backpack
Gear Capacity (L)
77 liter
81 liter
85 liter
Gear Capacity (cu. in.)
4,699 cubic inches
4,943 cubic inches
5,187 cubic inches
4 lbs. 12 oz.
5 lbs. pounds
5 lbs. 3 oz.
Weight - Metric
2.15 kilograms
2.25 kilograms
2.35 kilograms
Adjustable Torso Yes
Fits Waist/Hips
Less than 28 inches
27 - 31 inches
30 - 34 inches
Number of Stays Peripheral hoop/aluminum center stay
Pack Access Top/sides/bottom
Number of Exterior Pockets 8 + main compartment
Best Use Backpacking
Fits Torso
Less than 16 inches
16 - 18.5 inches
18 - 20.5 inches
Material(s) High-tenacity nylon/nylon oxford
Frame Material HDPE framesheet/metal alloy peripheral frame
Sleeping Bag Compartment Yes
Gender Women's
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this pack!! This pack is perfect for backpacking on longer trips or mountaineering/climbing trips where you need to carry a lot of gear. I bought it to climb Mt Rainier, and it definitely has the space you need for that kind of expedition. More frequently I use it as my all-around backpacking pack, even though it's larger than I need for short trips. It's just so comfortable (the custom-molded hip belts make a big difference IMO). The only issue of any sort I've had is that the zippers don't seem to be made in the most durable fashion. They've got loop shaped pulls, and if you're pulling at an odd angle or too hard, one side of the loop comes loose (doesn't stop functionality, is just annoying). Short of that, I love everything about this pack, including the water hydration reservior and the fact that the top can be removed and carried as a day pack. This pack has gotten me thru many trips (even backpacking in Europe) and I am expecting many more years of happy life out of it. Oh and I also love the color, too :)
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very large pack that carries well for its size I used this pack for six months in Europe. It is the biggest pack I've seen that is specifically designed for women. It carries very well--both when it is full of gear and when it is lightly loaded. I found it to be too big for a normal day of sport climbing, but it is great for longer trips.
Date published: 2015-07-01
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What size rain cover would I need for this pack?

Asked by: Rhoadsrun
The XL Osprey UltraLight Pack Raincover fits. Here is a link for the selection:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27

What is the overall dimension of the bag?

Asked by: Bluepack
According to Osprey, Xena 85 Pack has the following dimensions: Xsmall 33 x 15 x 15 inches; Small 35 x 15 x 15 inches; Medium 37 x 15 x 15 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-05

Does the Osprey Daylite Pack attach to the Xena 85?

Asked by: ALu
No, the Xena 85 does not have the "AddOn" feature straps, so the Daylite cannot be connected to it. You may want to check out the Osprey Ariel 75 which does feature the "AddOn" straps.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is the hip belt completely removable/replaceable?

Asked by: RdgRdr
Yes, you can remove and replace the hipbelt on the Xena if needed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Which osprey or REI airporter duffle goes with the 85 and 70 Osprey Xena?

Asked by: Samten
The Large size Airporter LZ travel cover will fit both the Xena 70 and 85 packs:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27
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