MightyGoods > Osprey > Osprey Xenith

Osprey Xenith Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.54
based on 194 reviews


We have checked tens of reviews and found 12 reasons to buy the Xenith - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


99% of the reviewers give the Osprey Xenith a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (86%)
Good (13%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)



[toc]

Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Xenith

  • Reviewers agree that the Osprey Xenith backpack provides comfort to the user of the pack.
  • Reviewers noted that it has enough pockets to secure and store essential items and equipment.
  • Other reviewers thought that it has designated loops for ice ax tools.
  • Users noted that the harness could be adjusted to suit the body structure of the user.
  • Testers thought that it is compatible with hydration systems.
  • Reviewers found that the pack is equipped with a lot of adjustment straps to balance the load evenly.
  • Reviewers noted that its compartments are easy to access.
  • Other reviewers said that it is equipped with a padded panel to protect and support heavy loads.
  • Users thought that the bag is large enough to carry necessary equipment.
  • They have also mentioned that the bag may be used for climbing and hiking.
  • According to those who have used the backpack, the pack is equipped with a peripheral frame which efficiently transfers weight to the hip belt.
  • Reviewers pointed out that its anatomically contoured shoulder straps provide support and comfort to the user.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the backpack looks too bulky.
  • Another user noted that zippers might snag when used for opening compartments.
  • A reviewer said that the pack did not fit him at all.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Xenith models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity85-105 l (5187-6407 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.1-5.45 oz (2.3-2.5 kg)
Length iconLength16-27 in (41-69 cm)
Width14.5-17 in (37-43 cm)
Height11.5-37 in (29-94 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Sport



Popular Models


Osprey Xenith 75

38% choose the Osprey Xenith 75

38 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity85 l (5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.1 oz (2.3 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width14.5 in (37 cm)
Height11.5 in (29 cm)


Osprey Xenith 88

33% choose the Osprey Xenith 88

33 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity88 l (5370 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.2 oz (2.4 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height37 in (94 cm)


Osprey Xenith 105

29% choose the Osprey Xenith 105

29 %
Colors and combinations:

Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity105 l (6407 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.45 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height32 in (81 cm)




Osprey Xenith 75 vs Xenith 88


The two most popular Osprey Xenith models are the Xenith 75 and the Xenith 88, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 71% of the people interested in the Osprey Xenith bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Xenith 75 which is choosen by 38% (1.2 times as many as the 33% that choose the Xenith 88).

Xenith 75Xenith 88
Most popular

Capacity and Packing

The Xenith 75 has a capacity of 85 l, while the Xenith 88 has a capacity of 88 l.

Xenith 75Xenith 88
Biggest

For a traveller, the 3 L (183 cuin) difference equals around .

Packing the Xenith 75
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
3
pants
3
tshirt
6
boxers
6
socks
6
shorts
3
jacket
1
shoes
2
towel
2
book
3
Extra in the Xenith 88

If you are an athlete, the 3 L difference equals .

Packing the Xenith 75
water_bottle
4
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
tshirt
5
boxers
5
socks
5
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
3
protein_bar
6
towel
3
football
1
book
2
Extra in the Xenith 88

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as .

Packing the Xenith 75
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
jacket
1
fleece
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
tent_2_persons
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Xenith 88

Check how you can pack the Xenith here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Xenith 75 is 0.1 kg (3.5 oz) lower than the weight of the Xenith 88.

Xenith 75Xenith 88
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Xenith 75 and the Xenith 88 has the same length (27 in). It's 3 in (8 cm) wider (14 vs. 17 in), while the height of the Xenith 75 is 25 in (64 cm) less than the height of the Xenith 88 (12 vs. 37 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue and grey. Only the Xenith 88 is available in black and green.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Xenith features:
  • Compression straps
  • Stretch mesh
  • Seam taped
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Side pockets
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Adjustable torso
  • Detachable lid
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Removable daypack
  • Lumbar pack lid
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Hydration bladder
  • Organizer panel
  • Sleeping pad attatchment
  • Sternum strap

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 Xenith models (the most popular choice is the Xenith 75).




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
7585 l5.1 oz0.06 oz/L
8888 l5.2 oz0.06 oz/L
105105 l5.45 oz0.05 oz/L



Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Xenith ranks #10 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 20% Osprey bag

8Osprey Farpoint
4.56
Osprey Farpoint
9Osprey Dyna
4.55
Osprey Dyna
10Osprey Xenith
4.54
Osprey Xenith
11Osprey Ace
4.54
Osprey Ace
12Osprey Raven
4.52
Osprey Raven

vs All Bags

The Osprey Xenith ranks #80 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

78Granite Gear Champ
4.54
Granite Gear Champ
79Osprey Xenith
4.54
Osprey Xenith
80Eagle Creek Pack It
4.54
Eagle Creek Pack It
81Dakine Split Roller
4.54
Dakine Split Roller
82Osprey Ace
4.54
Osprey Ace



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Xenith vs 6 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Xenith vs Arcteryx Altra


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54
BEST
Based on 194 reviews
Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$


Arcteryx Altra
Arcteryx Altra

3.82

Based on 79 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.2-2.9 oz
Price:

  • The Xenith is rated better than the Altra.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 273 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Xenith is 88% heavier than the biggest Altra (5.45 oz vs 2.9 oz).

FeatureXenithAltra
Abrasion resistant
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
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Only the Xenith is available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Green
Black

Only the Altra is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Xenith vs Gregory Baltoro


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54

Based on 194 reviews
Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61
BEST
Based on 1,338 reviews

Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Xenith is rated a little bit worse than the Baltoro.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,532 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Xenith is 11% bigger than the biggest Baltoro (105 L vs 95 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Xenith is 1% heavier than the biggest Baltoro (5.45 oz vs 5.4 oz).

FeatureXenithBaltoro
Abrasion resistant
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
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
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Green
Black

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Red

Whether it is for minimal night outs or extended treks, you need the right backpack. Osprey Xenith and Gregory Baltoro have as many differences as similarities.

Both bags are deluxe backpacks, ideal for men and have no suspended mesh back panels. They have an adjustable torso.

The Osprey Xenith can be accessed from top, sides, and bottom while items kept in the Gregory Baltoro can be accessed from the top, front and bottom. Both bags have sleeping bag compartments.

Gregory Baltoro has more pockets than Osprey Xenith, but they are both reliable for hikes and adventures.


Osprey Xenith vs Gregory Denali


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54

Based on 194 reviews
Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Denali
Gregory Denali

4.75
BEST
Based on 44 reviews

Capacity: 73.5-97 l
Weight: 6-6.5 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Xenith is rated a little bit worse than the Denali.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 238 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Xenith is 8% bigger than the biggest Denali (105 L vs 97 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Xenith is 19% lighter than the biggest Denali (5.45 oz vs 6.5 oz).

FeatureXenithDenali
Abrasion resistant
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
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Ski carry
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Xenith is available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Green




Osprey Xenith vs Osprey Aether


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54

Based on 194 reviews
Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 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 Xenith is rated a little bit worse than the Aether.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,318 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Xenith is 24% bigger than the biggest Aether (105 L vs 85 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Xenith is 3% heavier than the biggest Aether (5.45 oz vs 5.3 oz).

FeatureXenithAether
Abrasion resistant
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
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Green

Only the Xenith is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Aether is available in these colors:
Orange
Red




Osprey Xenith vs Osprey Atmos


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54

Based on 194 reviews
Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews

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

  • The Xenith is rated a little bit worse than the Atmos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,843 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Xenith is 62% bigger than the biggest Atmos (105 L vs 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Xenith is 24% heavier than the biggest Atmos (5.45 oz vs 4.4 oz).

FeatureXenithAtmos
Abrasion resistant
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
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue
Green

Only the Xenith is available in these colors:
Black

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Red




Osprey Xenith vs Osprey Volt


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54
BEST
Based on 194 reviews
Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 151 reviews

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

  • The Xenith is rated a bit better than the Volt.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 345 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Xenith is 40% bigger than the biggest Volt (105 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Xenith is 36% heavier than the biggest Volt (5.45 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureXenithVolt
Abrasion resistant
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
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue
Green
Black

Only the Xenith is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Volt is available in these colors:
Red





Bag ID 31504. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019