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Osprey Exos Review

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4.7 Rating based on 784 reviews
Osprey Exos
We have checked 784 reviews of the Osprey Exos. Having checked all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.7 out of 5.

The most popular model is the Osprey Exos 58.

Osprey Exos 3838 L (2319 CI)41 oz (1.2 kg)12 x 13 x 20 in (30 x 33 x 51 cm)
Osprey Exos 4848 L (2929 CI)42 oz (1.2 kg)10 x 13 x 28 in (25 x 33 x 71 cm)
Osprey Exos 5858 L (3539 CI)41.6 oz (1.2 kg)12 x 13 x 28 in (30 x 33 x 71 cm)

Reviewers like these things about 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.


4.7 based on 784 reviews reviews

30% 5 star ratings
15% 4 star ratings
6% 3 star ratings

Selected reviews

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

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  • Compression straps
  • Detachable lid
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sternum strap
  • Ultralight
  • Hydration bladder
  • Organizer panel
  • Sleeping pad attatchment
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
Actual features depend on model


Check how much you can pack in the different Osprey Exos models:

Osprey Exos vs similar bags

Osprey Atmos

Osprey Atmos

  • Slightly better rated (4.8 vs 4.7 based on a total of 2,306 reviews)
  • 2 models available, capacity 50-65 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 41 L/kg
Osprey Aura

Osprey Aura

  • Slightly better rated (4.8 vs 4.7 based on a total of 1,229 reviews)
  • 2 models available, capacity -1-65 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 30 L/kg
Osprey Kestrel

Osprey Kestrel

  • Slightly better rated (4.7 vs 4.7 based on a total of 1,467 reviews)
  • 6 models available, capacity -1-46 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 29 L/kg
Osprey Stratos

Osprey Stratos

  • Rated slightly worse (4.6 vs 4.7 based on a total of 1,451 reviews)
  • 4 models available, capacity 24-50 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 28 L/kg
Osprey Talon

Osprey Talon

  • Slightly better rated (4.7 vs 4.7 based on a total of 1,435 reviews)
  • 6 models available, capacity -1-44 L
  • Average volume/weight ratio 37 L/kg


Ranks 13 compared with the other Osprey bags
Ranks 112 compared with other rucksacks
Ranks 143 compared with other nylon backpacks
Ranks 71 compared with other internal frame backpacks

Last updated on December 14, 2017

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