Home > Osprey > Osprey Exos 58

Osprey Exos 58 Review

Osprey logo
4.7 Rating based on 1,010 reviews
We read and checked 1,010 reviews from experts and users. Based on all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.7 out of 5.

Pros and cons icon  Pros and cons

Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Exos 58 bag:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Exos 58

  • 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.

Osprey Exos 58 vs similar bags icon  Osprey Exos 58 vs similar bags

Granite Gear Crown 2 60
Granite Gear Crown 2 60
Rating4.5 based on 152 reviews
Capacity60 l (3661.4 cuin)
Weight2.1 lb (1 kg)

Osprey Aether AG 70
Osprey Aether AG 70
Rating4.7 based on 936 reviews
Weight0.3-5.4 lb (0.1-2.4 kg)

Osprey Exos 58 vs osprey atmos

Osprey Atmos AG 65
Osprey Atmos AG 65
Rating 4.7 based on 2,368 reviews
The rigidity of these two Osprey packs is impressive. It's no wonder that the two are among the favourite backpacks for a wide variety of users – from hikers and trekkers to hunters. But there are a few differences between the two bags.

Osprey Exos has ultralight features and excellent ventilation, thus preferred by many people for hiking in hot conditions. It also comes with a top lid that can be removed to reduce the weight of the bag whenever needed.

The Atmos is built with comfort in mind. In addition to being ventilated, this top-loader has an adjustable torso and hip belt that enables it to wrap around your body in the most comfortable way possible.

The most popular Osprey Atmos AG 65

Osprey Aura AG 65
Osprey Aura AG 65
Rating4.7 based on 664 reviews
Weight3.8-4.4 lb (1.7-2 kg)

Osprey Kestrel 38
Osprey Kestrel 38
Rating4.7 based on 856 reviews
Weight2.7-3.6 lb (1.2-1.6 kg)

Osprey Stratos 24
Osprey Stratos 24
Rating4.6 based on 777 reviews
Weight0.2-3.3 lb (0.1-1.5 kg)

Osprey Talon 22
Osprey Talon 22
Rating4.6 based on 1,014 reviews
Capacity33 l (2013.8 cuin)
Weight0.1-2 lb (0-0.9 kg)

Selected reviews icon  Selected reviews

Mitten Camper
Sean Mittencamper
Posted 23 April 2018
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.
Read full review

Sunrise Gear
Adam Watts
Posted 8 October 2016
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.
Read full review

Halfway Anywhere
Posted 9 November 2015
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).
Read full review

Dirtbag Dreams
Andrew Murphy
Posted 22 October 2015
It is near-perfectly designed and sold at an accessible price point. You should get many, many miles out of it.
Read full review

Ultralight and Comfortable
Posted 3 September 2015
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.
Read full review

The Big Outside
Posted 18 September 2014
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.
Read full review

Her Packing List
Brooke Schoenman
Posted 1 May 2013
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!
Read full review

Long Distance Trail
Posted 18 February 2012
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.
Read full review

Backpack Gear Test
Raymond Estrella
Posted 10 January 2010
The pack has excellent weight handling capability and yet works great on the back. With a good suspension system it is comfrotable to carry.
Read full review

Backpack Gear Test
Raymond Estrella
Posted 3 September 2009
It is a good pack to carry all your winter gear for long trails. It is lightweight and comfortable to carry.
Read full review

Backpack Gear Test
Raymond Estrella
Posted 26 May 2009
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.
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.
Read full review

Sierra Descents
It is a super light backpack with airspeed frame. It comes with an abundance of internal space.
Read full review


Check how much you can pack in the different Osprey Exos 58 models:

Ratings icon  Ratings

Average rating 4.7 based on 1,010 reviews
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Packing in this bag icon  Packing in this bag

Photographers packing

Bag number 31197

Last updated on July 3, 2018

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *