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Osprey Xena Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.39
based on 62 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Xena - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


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

Excellent (88%)
Good (6%)
Average (6%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Xena

  • A lot of users thought that the Osprey Xena backpack has ample storage for necessary equipment and personal belongings.
  • Other users noted that its hip belt and shoulder straps are moldable and are anatomically contoured.
  • Many of those who have tried the backpack thought that it is comfortable and firm.
  • Several users observed that its shoulder straps also provide support to the users.
  • They also mentioned that the bag is durable due to its 210D High Tenacity Nylon material.
  • Reviewers have found that it has sufficient pockets making it easy to store and secure things in place.
  • Users found it easy to store their ice ax tools due to specific loops dedicated for such gears.
  • Testers found it easy to access its top-loading main compartment through its curved side zippers.
  • Many testers noted that its external hydration sleeve feature simplifies refilling.
  • They also thought that its hydration sleeve protects the pack from spills.
  • Other reviewers said that it is designed for women's use.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user remarked that it is not for petite women.
  • Another user thought that it does not come with a cover to protect the pack.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Xena models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity70-85 l (4272-5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5-5.1 oz (2.3-2.3 kg)
Length iconLength30-32 in (76-81 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height9-16 in (23-41 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Xena 85

67% choose the Osprey Xena 85

67 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Purple
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity85 l (5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.1 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength32 in (81 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height9 in (23 cm)


Osprey Xena 70

33% choose the Osprey Xena 70

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Purple
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity70 l (4272 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength30 in (76 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)




Osprey Xena 70 vs Xena 85


The two most popular Osprey Xena models are the Xena 70 and the Xena 85, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Osprey Xena bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Xena 85 which is choosen by 67% (2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Xena 70).

Xena 70Xena 85
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Xena 70 is typically around $70 more expensive than the Xena 85, but check the deals before you buy.

Xena 70Xena 85
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Xena 70 has a capacity of 70 l, while the Xena 85 has a capacity of 85 l.

Xena 70Xena 85
Biggest

For a traveller, the 15 L (915 cuin) difference equals around 1 shorts, 1 pair of shoes and 1 towel.

Packing the Xena 70
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
3
pants
3
tshirt
6
boxers
6
socks
6
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
3
Extra in the Xena 85
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1

If you are an athlete, the 15 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks, 1 pair of shoes, 2 protein bars and 1 towel.

Packing the Xena 70
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
2
protein_bar
4
towel
2
football
1
book
2
Extra in the Xena 85
water_bottle
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shoes
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1

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

Packing the Xena 70
water_bottle
3
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
jacket
1
fleece
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
6
Extra in the Xena 85
water_bottle
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
tent_2_persons
1
trangia
1
packaged_meal
2

Check how you can pack the Xena here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Xena 70 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Xena 85.

Xena 70Xena 85
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Xena 70 is 2 in (5 cm) longer than the Xena 85 (30 vs. 32 in). Both bags are the same width (15 in), while the height is the same (both 16 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, green, purple and red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Xena features:
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Compression straps
  • Stretch mesh
  • Side pockets
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Detachable lid
  • Hydration compatible
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Sternum strap
  • Seam taped
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Removable daypack

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 Xena models (the most popular choice is the Xena 85).




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
7070 l5 oz0.07 oz/L
8585 l5.1 oz0.06 oz/L
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Osprey Xena
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Xena ranks #22 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 30% Osprey bag

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4.39
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4.39
Osprey Tempest
22Osprey Xena
4.39
Osprey Xena
23Osprey Manta
4.39
Osprey Manta
24Osprey Nebula
4.38
Osprey Nebula

vs All Bags

The Osprey Xena ranks #251 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

249Patagonia Nine Trails
4.39
Patagonia Nine Trails
250Osprey Xena
4.39
Osprey Xena
251Osprey Manta
4.39
Osprey Manta
252Bagail Packing Cubes
4.39
Bagail Packing Cubes
253Coach Taylor
4.39
Coach Taylor



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Xena vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Osprey Xena vs Osprey Ariel


Osprey Xena
Osprey Xena

4.39

Based on 62 reviews
Capacity: 70-85 l
Weight: 5-5.1 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Ariel
Osprey Ariel

4.61
BEST
Based on 540 reviews

Capacity: 55-75 l
Weight: 2.5-4.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Xena is rated a little bit worse than the Ariel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 602 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Xena is 13% bigger than the biggest Ariel (85 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Xena is 6% heavier than the biggest Ariel (5.1 oz vs 4.8 oz).

FeatureXenaAriel
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
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Blue

Only the Xena is available in these colors:
Green
Purple

Only the Ariel is available in these colors:
Grey
Brown




Osprey Xena vs Osprey Aura


Osprey Xena
Osprey Xena

4.39

Based on 62 reviews
Capacity: 70-85 l
Weight: 5-5.1 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aura
Osprey Aura

4.47
BEST
Based on 921 reviews

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

  • The Xena is rated a little bit worse than the Aura.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 983 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Xena is 31% bigger than the biggest Aura (85 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Xena is 19% heavier than the biggest Aura (5.1 oz vs 4.3 oz).

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

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Blue
Green

Only the Xena is available in these colors:
Purple

Only the Aura is available in these colors:
Grey





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Last updated on July 03, 2019