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Osprey Exos Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.57
based on 1,302 reviews


We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 6 reasons to buy the Exos - and 4 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


94% of the reviewers give the Osprey Exos a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (75%)
Good (19%)
Average (3%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (1%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Exos:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Exos

  • Osprey Exos has been the top pick as the best lightweight backpack and it comes with different features. You can even go lighter without sacrificing features or comfort.
  • Though it is a bit heavier than most ultra-light packs, most of them are more stripped down and frameless. If you are in search for superlight pack but don’t want to go with frameless model, Osprey Exos is the best choice. It still features comfortable shoulder straps, a frame, and robust waist belt. Though it is slightly heavier with these features, it is still very comfortable as compared to minimally designed packs.
  • It is fairly simple to use and has a lot of great features to make your backcountry tour more fun and enjoyable at minimal weight.
  • Exos is literally very comfortably, while considering its low weight. Though it is not as comfortable and supportive as other packs, it is also a pound less than others.
  • On the waist belt, fabric is very comfortable even with some clothing on.
  • On humid days, this pack is cooler and well ventilated with the space behind back panel and perforated shoulder straps to keep you cool on your mid-summer trips. So, it is suitable for warmer days.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Hip belt is not as adjustable as expected and not comes in different sizes.
  • Shoulder strap pockets and hip belt are mesh only. So, they are not made of sturdy fabric.
  • It is not easy to use Z-style side single compression strap.
  • In side mesh pockets, the holster style cutouts are less secure to stow your small items.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Exos models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity38-58 l (2319-3539 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3-2.6 oz (1-1.2 kg)
Length iconLength26-28 in (66-71 cm)
Width4-15 in (10-38 cm)
Height11-12 in (28-30 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Exos 58

55% choose the Osprey Exos 58

55 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity58 l (3539 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength26 in (66 cm)
Width4 in (10 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Osprey Exos 48

36% choose the Osprey Exos 48

36 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity48 l (2929 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.6 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength28 in (71 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Osprey Exos 38

10% choose the Osprey Exos 38

10 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity38 l (2319 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.3 oz (1 kg)
Length iconLength28 in (71 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)




Osprey Exos 48 vs Exos 58


The two most popular Osprey Exos models are the Exos 48 and the Exos 58, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 91% of the people interested in the Osprey Exos bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Exos 58 which is choosen by 55% (1.5 times as many as the 36% that choose the Exos 48).

Exos 48Exos 58
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Exos 48 is typically around $30 cheaper than the Exos 58, but check the deals before you buy.

Exos 48Exos 58
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Exos 48 has a capacity of 48 l, while the Exos 58 has a capacity of 58 l.

Exos 48Exos 58
Biggest

For a traveller, the 10 L (610 cuin) difference equals around 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 book.

Packing the Exos 48
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Exos 58
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 10 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 blouse, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers and 1 pair of socks.

Packing the Exos 48
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Exos 58
water_bottle
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 water bottle, 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 2 packaged meals.

Packing the Exos 48
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Exos 58
water_bottle
1
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Exos here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 2.6 oz.

If we look at dimensions, both the Exos 48 and the Exos 58 has the same length (28 in). Both bags are the same width (15 in), while the height is the same (both 12 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue and green.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Exos features:
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ultralight
  • Seam taped
  • Compression straps
  • Sternum strap

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Detachable lid
  • Hip belt
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Hydration bladder
  • Organizer panel
  • Sleeping pad attatchment
  • Ventilated back panel

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Exos models (the most popular choice is the Exos 58).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
3838 l2.3 oz0.06 oz/L
4848 l2.6 oz0.05 oz/L
5858 l2.6 oz0.04 oz/L


Osprey Exos
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Exos ranks #7 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 10% Osprey bag

5Osprey Aether
4.66
Osprey Aether
6Osprey Ariel
4.61
Osprey Ariel
7Osprey Exos
4.57
Osprey Exos
8Osprey Farpoint
4.56
Osprey Farpoint
9Osprey Dyna
4.55
Osprey Dyna

vs All Bags

The Osprey Exos ranks #66 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

64Lacoste Anna
4.58
Lacoste Anna
65Osprey Exos
4.57
Osprey Exos
66Camelbak Lobo
4.57
Camelbak Lobo
67Kipling Bailey
4.57
Kipling Bailey
68Arcteryx Maka
4.56
Arcteryx Maka



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Exos vs 18 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Exos vs Deuter ACT


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter ACT
Deuter ACT

4.50

Based on 592 reviews

Capacity: 28-65 l
Weight: 2.2-4.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Exos is rated a little bit better than the ACT.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,894 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 12% smaller than the biggest ACT (58 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 65% lighter than the biggest ACT (2.6 oz vs 4.3 oz).

FeatureExosACT
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Roll top
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Exos vs Exped Lightning


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Exped Lightning
Exped Lightning

4.27

Based on 54 reviews

Capacity: 45-60 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a bit better than the Lightning.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,356 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 3% smaller than the biggest Lightning (58 L vs 60 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is the same weight as the biggest Lightning (both 2.6 oz).

FeatureExosLightning
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Roll top
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green




Osprey Exos vs GoLite Jam


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


GoLite Jam
GoLite Jam

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Exos is rated quite a lot better than the Jam.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,302 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green




Osprey Exos vs Gossamer Gear Mariposa


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated quite a lot better than the Mariposa.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,302 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green




Osprey Exos vs Granite Gear Blaze


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Granite Gear Blaze
Granite Gear Blaze

4.31

Based on 91 reviews

Capacity: 60 l
Weight: 2.9 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a bit better than the Blaze.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,393 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 3% smaller than the biggest Blaze (58 L vs 60 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 12% lighter than the biggest Blaze (2.6 oz vs 2.9 oz).

FeatureExosBlaze
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green




Osprey Exos vs Granite Gear Crown


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Granite Gear Crown
Granite Gear Crown

4.03

Based on 199 reviews

Capacity: 60 l
Weight: 2.2-2.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated somewhat better than the Crown.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,501 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 3% smaller than the biggest Crown (58 L vs 60 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 8% heavier than the biggest Crown (2.6 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureExosCrown
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Crown is available in these colors:
Grey
Orange




Osprey Exos vs Osprey Aether


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57

Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aether
Osprey Aether

4.66
BEST
Based on 1,124 reviews

Capacity: 60-85 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a little bit worse than the Aether.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,426 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 47% smaller than the biggest Aether (58 L vs 85 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 104% lighter than the biggest Aether (2.6 oz vs 5.3 oz).

FeatureExosAether
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Aether is available in these colors:
Orange
Grey
Red




Osprey Exos vs Osprey Atmos


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57

Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a little bit worse than the Atmos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,951 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 12% smaller than the biggest Atmos (58 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 69% lighter than the biggest Atmos (2.6 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureExosAtmos
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey
Red




Osprey Exos vs Osprey Aura


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aura
Osprey Aura

4.47

Based on 921 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4-4.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a little bit better than the Aura.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,223 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 12% smaller than the biggest Aura (58 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 65% lighter than the biggest Aura (2.6 oz vs 4.3 oz).

FeatureExosAura
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Aura is available in these colors:
Grey
Red




Osprey Exos vs Osprey Kestrel


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Kestrel
Osprey Kestrel

4.47

Based on 1,141 reviews

Capacity: 26-46 l
Weight: 2.4-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a little bit better than the Kestrel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,443 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 26% bigger than the biggest Kestrel (58 L vs 46 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 46% lighter than the biggest Kestrel (2.6 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureExosKestrel
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

Only the Kestrel is available in these colors:
Grey
Red

Both backpacks are great for outdoor activities but Osprey Kestrel is considered as more of a carry-on bag and thus can be used as a travel pack.

Similar to the Exos pack, the Kestrel has a thermoformed back panel that improves ventilation.

The Kestrel comes with an integrated rain cover that can be removed whenever needed. You can quickly attach trekking poles to carry them while wearing the bag. This bag is more durable than the Exos, but the Exos is much lighter.

Another notable difference is that while Exos holds water bladder in the interior, the Kestrel pack holds it in the exterior.


Osprey Exos vs Osprey Stratos


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Stratos
Osprey Stratos

4.36

Based on 1,397 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.6-3.55 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a little bit better than the Stratos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,699 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 37% lighter than the biggest Stratos (2.6 oz vs 3.55 oz).

FeatureExosStratos
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

Only the Stratos is available in these colors:
Red
Orange
Grey




Osprey Exos vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47

Based on 1,723 reviews

Capacity: 6-44 l
Weight: 0.7-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Exos is rated a little bit better than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,025 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 32% bigger than the biggest Talon (58 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 8% heavier than the biggest Talon (2.6 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureExosTalon
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Reflective
Seam taped
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

Only the Talon is available in these colors:
Red
Orange

Without wasting time on general features that make Osprey outdoor packs the leaders on the market, let's see how similar or different the Exos and the Talon are.

Both backpacks have an excellent suspension system but with slightly different features. The suspension on Osprey Talon has more comfort and breathability attributes and is built with metal wire and backed by foam.

The Talon has bigger pockets: stretch front mesh pocket, pockets on the straps, 2 water bottle side pockets. The hood on the both packs is removable.

The Exos is more streamlined. It may not have fancy pockets and straps, but you can rely on it for hassle-free storage and more comfort.


Osprey Exos vs Osprey Variant


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Variant
Osprey Variant

4.08

Based on 110 reviews

Capacity: 34-49 l
Weight: 3.25-3.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Exos is rated somewhat better than the Variant.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,412 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 18% bigger than the biggest Variant (58 L vs 49 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 38% lighter than the biggest Variant (2.6 oz vs 3.6 oz).

FeatureExosVariant
Abrasion resistant
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Ski carry
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Blue
Green

Only the Variant is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Exos vs Osprey Volt


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 151 reviews

Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Exos is rated a bit better than the Volt.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,453 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Exos is 29% smaller than the biggest Volt (58 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Exos is 54% lighter than the biggest Volt (2.6 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureExosVolt
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

Only the Volt is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Exos vs REI Flash


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


REI Flash
REI Flash

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $

  • The Exos is rated quite a lot better than the Flash.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,302 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green




Osprey Exos vs ULA Catalyst


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


ULA Catalyst

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Exos is rated quite a lot better than the Catalyst.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,302 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

The Osprey Exos and ULA Catalysts are great backpacks for campers and trekkers. They have all of the features you're going to need for a vacation exploring the great outdoors. Their hip belts and torso harnesses make toting around heavy loads much easier than other backpacks out there.

The Exos is better suited for those who want to do some camping but don't plan on taking too many resting stops. Buy it if you only plan to spend a day or so in the wilderness. For people who want to spend more time outside, you'll want the Catalyst. It offers more comfort than the Exos and a better compartment system.


Osprey Exos vs ULA Circuit


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


ULA Circuit
ULA Circuit

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Exos is rated quite a lot better than the Circuit.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,302 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green

Whatever place you hope to explore during your outdoor trek, the Osprey Exos and ULA Circuit both hold up well in extreme heat or extreme cold. They are roomy, so that you do not have to leave what you need at home. All your stuff will be easily accessible.

The Osprey Exos has your hydration needs in mind, as the back panel sleeve allows you to carry up to three liters of water. This bag is made of tough nylon to handle outdoor ruggedness, which makes this bag perfect if you are mountain climbing or camping.

The ULA Circuit is reliable and highly durable. The provision of the hip pockets is right on target, as these pockets allow you to access items you need while you are walking without having to take the bag completely off your back.


Osprey Exos vs ULA Ohm


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57
BEST
Based on 1,302 reviews
Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$


ULA Ohm

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

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  • The Exos is rated quite a lot better than the Ohm.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,302 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Green







Selected Reviews


Mitten Camper

All in all the Exos 58 is an excellent backpack. It is fairly lightweight, extremely comfortable, and has some features I've found helpful and useful on the trail. It's a nice pack for people who pack lighter than a traditional backpacker and want some versatility but are not quite in ultralight territory.

Posted 23 April 2018 by Sean Mittencamper - Read full review

Sunrise Gear

The Exos 48 backpack may not be the lightest backpack in the world, but it's certainly one of the most comfortable, breathable, and most versatile light weight backpacks you can buy.

Posted 8 October 2016 by Adam Watts - Read full review

Halfway Anywhere

I really enjoy using the Exos 58, and if it weren't for the obnoxious compression straps (which I am currently removing), then this pack would be perfect (at least as far me right know is concerned).

Posted 9 November 2015 by Mac - Read full review

Dirtbag Dreams

It is near-perfectly designed and sold at an accessible price point. You should get many, many miles out of it.

Posted 22 October 2015 by Andrew Murphy - Read full review

Ultralight and Comfortable

How can I not recommend this bag? Hiking in it has been a dream – it sits so well on my body that it disgusts me.

Posted 3 September 2015 by Kenneth - Read full review

The Big Outside

If you generally carry less than 30 pounds backpacking and have modern gear that’s lightweight and low-bulk, or you’re a thru-hiker who wants a pack that offers a quantum leap in comfort and usability over standard ultralight models, you owe yourself a close look at the new Exos 58 or the smaller Exos 48.

Posted 18 September 2014 - Read full review

Her Packing List

Osprey is a fantastic brand of stellar quality packs – and they come with a lifetime warranty. It’s a great pack for those looking to pack light, but still have room to move despite the carry on size. Best of all, it’s incredibly lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear. Smiles all round!

Posted 1 May 2013 by Brooke Schoenman - Read full review

Long Distance Trail

Overall I think it’s a great value for the money when you’re looking for a lighter backpack. It has filled all my needs and so far I haven’t had to regret having it.

Posted 18 February 2012 by Antti - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

The pack has excellent weight handling capability and yet works great on the back. With a good suspension system it is comfrotable to carry.

Posted 10 January 2010 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a good pack to carry all your winter gear for long trails. It is lightweight and comfortable to carry.

Posted 3 September 2009 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

All in all I have been impressed with the Exos 58. I have found that is it lightweight and can handle a load of around 40-45 lbs (18 - 20 kg) with relative ease. The Exos is comfortable to wear and for my style of adventures boasts some fantastic pockets and loading systems.

Posted 22 July 2009 by David Heyting - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a great pack with good carrying capacity. It can pack good stuff for your day long hiking. The pack is highly durable also.

Posted 26 May 2009 by Raymond Estrella - Read full review

Sierra Descents

It is a super light backpack with airspeed frame. It comes with an abundance of internal space.

Posted by Andy - Read full review

Mitten Camper

All in all the Exos 58 is an excellent backpack. It is fairly lightweight, extremely comfortable, and has some features I've found helpful and useful on the trail.

Posted by Sean - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019