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Osprey Xena Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.44 based on 58 reviews
Osprey Xena
94% of the Osprey Xena reviews are good or excellent!

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

Specs across all Xena models
Capacity iconCapacity70-85 l (4272-5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5-5.1 oz (2.3-2.3 kg)
Length iconLength28.5-32 in (72-81 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height10-16 in (25-41 cm)

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.

Popular Models

Osprey Xena 85

67% choose the Osprey Xena 85

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity85 l (5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.1 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength32 in (81 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Osprey Xena 70

33% choose the Osprey Xena 70

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity70 l (4272 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength28.5 in (72 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)

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.

7070 l5 oz0.07 oz/L
8585 l5.1 oz0.06 oz/L

Osprey Xena
Average for 17,986+ different bags


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Last updated on January 11, 2019