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SectionHiker.com – Featuring Exos 58 – January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016
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The Osprey Packs Exos 58 is a lightweight, multi-day backpack that’s excellent for long distance thru-hiking, weekend backpacking and other multi-sport trips. Weighing a mere 2 pounds 10 ounces in a size medium (torso length 18″-21″), the Exos 58 has a rigid but lightweight aluminum frame and a ventilated back panel that will keep you comfortable even when you need to haul extra gear and food. Loaded with capabilities and easy to customize, the Exos 58 is a very well thought out pack that can be used year-round for a wide variety of adventures.

The Osprey Exos 58 is very different from most other ultralight and lightweight backpacks since it’s configured with a floating top lid instead of a dry-bag style roll top. In addition to extra pocket storage (one pocket on top and one inside), the floating lid lets you sandwich extra gear between the lid and the top of the pack’s main compartment so you can carry extra technical equipment or supplies that won’t fit inside your pack. Top lids are a great feature, especially when you travel or hike and backpack in winter and want convenient access to hats, gloves, snacks, and navigation gear.

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TheBigOutside.com – Featuring Exos 58 – October 2015

October 1, 2015
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I was just getting ready to get the Osprey Atmos 65 backpack for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Osprey and REI say a large is 3 lbs. 10 oz. Your review of the 2015 Atmos 65 said a medium would be 4 lbs. 6 oz. Really? Why the significant extra weight?

…It’s a good thru-hiker pack, though I’d also suggest you take a good look at the Osprey Exos 58 for thru-hiking if your gear is light and compact. I used the Exos 58 on a four-day, 86-mile backpacking trip in Yosemite, carrying up to 25 pounds, and on a weeklong hut trek in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. (My friend, Todd, is carrying the first generation of the Exos 58 on the Pacific Crest Trail at Glen Aulin in Yosemite National Park in the lead photo, above.) I’ve liked that pack a lot since the first version of it came out in 2008.

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OutdoorGearLab.com – Featuring Exos 58 – September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015
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The Exos 58 is an amazing light pack that is similar in design to Osprey’s Atmos series, just lighter. At 2 lbs 8 oz the Exos is the lightest weight pack in our review and one of the lightest packs that has a real frame. It has many great features and felt slightly bigger than its 58 liters would suggest. It is great for backpackers and trekkers as well as alpine climbers and mountaineers. For people traveling cross country, they might want a tougher pack, but for most hikers and backpackers who do the majority of there trips on trails, we think they will be perfectly happy with the Exos’s durability. The Exos frame isn’t flimsy and carries surprisingly well considering its weight.

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GearInstitute.com – Featuring Exos 58 – July 2015

July 1, 2015
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The redesigned (2014) Osprey Exos backpack is an ultra-light backpack that provides good comfort and has numerous features for traveling light and fast on the trail.

Comfort/Fit
The Exos 58 provides good overall comfort for an ultra-light pack and performs well when carrying loads under 30 pounds. The padding on the Exos 58 is much better than the previous model and the pack still has the easy adjustment options and suspension system of previous models.

The Exos 58 hip belt has a wrap around fit and provides good padding. The Exoform hip belt is comfortable and very breathable. Two large zippered pockets on the hip belt provide good storage options.  

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CultofMac.com – Featuring Exos 58 – November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014
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To help you out with your holiday shopping, Cult of Mac waded through the endless lists of camping and hiking gear and gadgets to find the stuff your special someone will love.

Whether you’re looking for something for an adventuring buddy, or picking a present for someone you’d never want to be trapped in a tent with, we’ve found gifts for everyone. From hiking clothes to campsite gadgets, we’ve got you covered…

Osprey’s Exos 58 backpack is an ultralight bag, but don’t let the name fool you — this baby can handle some serious weight. Whether you’re taking it on an overnighter or a four-day excursion, the Exos 58 is up for the challenge, making it one of the most versatile packs I’ve ever hiked with. It offers the best of both worlds, with an airy suspension that’s lightweight, balanced and ridiculously comfortable…

MadeMan.com – Featuring Exos 58 – November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014
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Everyone dreams about disconnecting from their day job to spend time around a campfire, hike to the top of a mountain or sleep under the stars. If you’re going to take the time to go camping, you should invest in the best gear to go with you. These essentials will keep you dry, safe, and cool on the trails. You don’t need to spend a fortune — camping in the great outdoors is only as complicated and and expensive as you want it to be. Here are our 24 must-have items…

Osprey Exos Backpack Series: When you’re journeying through the wilderness, you want your pack to be as light as possible. At just over two pounds, the Osprey Exos is an extremely lightweight and affordable option that comes in three sizes, depending on how much gear you’re looking to pack. The airy suspension keeps the weight of the pack from lying directly on your back, creating a much-needed ventilated space between you and pack, so you stay as cool as possible.

BlueRidgeOutdoors.com – Featuring Exos 58 – November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014
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Peak Gear Awards: The gear that changed our time outdoors in 2014

There’s nowhere like the Blue Ridge region for gear testing — heat, rain, mud, tough rooted trails, steep winding roads, and rugged peaks dominate the landscape. We asked top outdoor adventurers who regularly use and abuse gear for their top picks—gear that changed their lives, or at least their perspective…

1. Osprey Exos 58

Osprey set a new standard for ultra-lightweight packs in 2008 with the introduction of the Exos Series, which became a standard on the Appalachian Trail and with ultralight enthusiasts still in search of comfort; and the company redesigned the series this year integrating Osprey’s Superlight AirSpeed suspension system and new Exoform harness and hipbelt. It is a minimalist pack still packed with features that make long trips enjoyable.

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GearInstitute.com – Featuring Exos 58 – September 2014

September 1, 2014

The beauty of hiking is being able to reduce your world to what you can carry on your back. Osprey’s totally redesigned Exos—featuring state-of-the-art suspension, sewn-in seamless hip belts for superior comfort, and trick upgrades like a trekking pole attachment and sleeping pad straps—lets you overstuff for your adventure without overtaxing your shoulders and hips. The original was a masterpiece of ultralight pack design, and the update is even better. Ultra light and super supportive, this is the new cornerstone of all your fast and light missions.

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