User Review: Osprey Exos 46 (medium)
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $179
I looked at this bag because a review I read said it had a great weight transfer susupension system. I took it home and packed it up and it's true, the aluminum sub frame keeps the pack away from your back and weight is transfered to the hips. My only problem is it is a bit narrow, or maybe my sleeping bag is too big!
- Light weight, 2 lbs 5 oz
- Lots of compartments and loops
- Great suspension system
- Largest pack space a bit narrow.
I am new to long distance hiking and looked at this bag because I heard it has a great suspension system. Also it is very lightweight at 2 pounds, 5 ounces. It has an aluminum frame and mesh that keep the bag away from your back. The weight is transferred to the hip belt, which is comfortable but not heavily padded.
I fit all my gear in it but had trouble with the sleeping bag, as the main compartment is a bit narrow, or maybe my sleeping bag is too big. I have not been out with it yet, but the pack felt good when I tried it on. It has an extra fron compartment, and it has a removable cap piece and mesh compartments on the side and on the belt, plus loops for your hiking sticks and your sleeping pad.
So far I am very satisfied with the pack. It came in a few sizes, I got the women's medium.