The Osprey Xenith 88 backpack received Outside Magazine’s 2013 “Gear of the Year” award!
The Osprey Xenith 88 is truly the apex of deluxe organization and design for extended trek, mountaineering and backpacking. This pack is designed to carry 50-70 pounds; perfect for 5-10 days of backcountry adventure. The Xenith is strategically designed to provide excellent organization for gear with a large main compartment, separate sleeping bag compartment, dual compartment top pocket, stretch mesh front pocket, stretch mesh side pockets, vertical zippered pockets and zippered hipbelt pockets.
Gear can be accessed through the top or via the side zipper. The top pocket is removable and converts to a functional lumbar pack for side trips. The external hydration sleeve, located in the backpanel, makes refilling easy and protects your gear from leaks and spills. The harness provides precise torso adjustment with over 5 inches of adjustment for a custom fit. A peripheral frame transfers weight effectively to the hipbelt and a single aluminum stay provides vertical load support. All of these features and still this pack weights in at only 6 pounds. The Xenith is the ultimate in extended trekking and once you wear it, you’ll understand why.