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

4.55 based on 177 reviews
Osprey Xenith
99% of the Osprey Xenith reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (90%)
Good (9%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

- this bag is quite popular.

Specs across all Xenith models
Capacity iconCapacity85-105 l (5187-6407 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.2-5.5 oz (2.4-2.5 kg)
Length iconLength16-27 in (41-69 cm)
Width14-17 in (36-43 cm)
Height14-32 in (36-81 cm)

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.

Popular Models

Osprey Xenith 75

38% choose the Osprey Xenith 75

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity85 l (5187 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.2 oz (2.4 kg)
Length iconLength27 in (69 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)

Osprey Xenith 88

33% choose the Osprey Xenith 88

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity88 l (5370 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.2 oz (2.4 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height29 in (74 cm)

Osprey Xenith 105

29% choose the Osprey Xenith 105

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity105 l (6407 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.5 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width17 in (43 cm)
Height32 in (81 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Osprey Xenith features:
  • Compression straps
  • Stretch mesh
  • Seam taped
  • Side pockets
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • 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.

7585 l5.2 oz0.06 oz/L
8888 l5.2 oz0.06 oz/L
105105 l5.5 oz0.05 oz/L


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The Osprey Xenith ranks #12 compared with the other Osprey bags.

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vs All Bags

The Osprey Xenith ranks #47 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Osprey Xenith vs Gregory Baltoro

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.

Gregory Baltoro 4.77 based on 900 reviews

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Last updated on January 11, 2019