Osprey Exposure 66
I must admit that I'm on a life-time search for the…
Size: 4200 ci
Max. Load Carried: 55#
Height of Owner: 6'0"
Price Paid: $219
I must admit that I'm on a life-time search for the Holy Grail of Packs. The perfect pack weighs less than air, carries a month's worth of gear and hefts like an empty stuffsack. The Osprey Exposure 66 isn't that pack. That said, it IS a comfortable, light-weight no-nonsense piece of gear. I've put this pack through the paces, carrying upwards of 60# on steep trails, through boulder fields and brushy draws in winter snow, spring wind and rain and hot, sunny days. I've tried to find a legitimate complaint without success. When I find the Holy Grail of Packs, I'll give it five stars; until then, the Exposure does just fine.
If you are looking for a straightforward climbing…
Size: 66 liters
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 45-55 lbs
Height of Owner: 6 ft. 6 in.
Price Paid: gift
If you are looking for a straightforward climbing pack without all of the gadgetry, then this is your pack. It's great for all day climbing in Indian Creek, but also versatile for backpacking in backcountry Utah. Good capacity, double draw cords are great for compression, that shovel wings have countless uses(I keep my Frisbee in that feature). I only wish that the top pocket was roomier. Other than that, it's an awesome well designed pack for the climber/mountaineering in mind.
This pack rocks. It is great for climbing, but I have…
Size: 66 liters (4000 cubic inches)
Number of Pockets: 2
Max. Load Carried: 50 lbs
Height of Owner: 5'9"
Price Paid: $160
This pack rocks. It is great for climbing, but I have used it for backpacking a little too. This pack has one nice big compartment that fits everything in it, plus the top pocket. The compression system is perfect when you are not using the full capacity of the pack. It is very comfortable as well, with the heat molded hipbelt. With this pack it is easy to strap on several ice tools, wands, etc. I recommend it.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Stretch comfort harnessing, removable hipbelts and signature StraightJacket compression prepares the Exposure 66 from Osprey for the full alpine range. Pack up to a week's worth of gear into the generous interior of this pack that has a floating top pocket, internal daisy chain, Hypalon carry straps, and leashless tool holsters for added carrying convenience.
- Mountain Gear
Description of Osprey Exposure 66 BackpackGoing up? Lightweight and durable, the Osprey Exposure backpack series was designed for those who prefer a more vertical path of righteousness. A removable floating top pocket, straight jacket compression, a larg
- US Outdoor Store
The Exposure 66 is Osprey's premier large-capacity expedition pack for light and fast alpine climbs. Whether you're headed to the Peruvian Andes or into the Colorado backcountry, this mountaineering backpack has everything you need. From the top down, the Exposure 66 accommodates your gear. Tie your rope into the floating top pocket, organize your screws on the internal daisy chain, secure your skis in the Hypalon carry straps, and safely stash your mountaineering essentials in the leashless tool holsters and shovel wing. In the Exposure 66 comfort is paramount. This pack's StetchComfort foam laminate harness, straightjacket compression, and Exposure CM custom molded hipbelt ensure you always shoulder a comfortable load.
Developed for weekend ski descents and ice climbing, the lightweight Exposure 66 has plenty of room and the superb comfort Osprey is known for. Removable Exposure hipbelts can be heat molded for a customized fit. Osprey certified Custom Molding is available in most stores—check your local REI store for a custom hipbelt molding oven. StretchComfort shoulder harness provides superb carrying comfort; rescue whistle incorporated into sternum-strap buckle. Lightweight suspension consists of contoured and tapered aluminum tubing frame with an high-density polyethylene framesheet. Low-profile, integrated ice tool harness/shovel wing easily accommodates ice tools without leashes. ErgoPull hipbelt closure maximizes cinching leverage, drawing tension along the top and bottom of the belt, not along its center, relieving hipbone pressure. StraightJacket compression wings let you securely compress the contents of the pack whether full or nearly empty, without sag or load distortion. Internal pocket accommodates a 3 liter hydration reservoir (sold separately) for hands-free drinking on the go. Internal hanging daisy chain lets organize your gear without the need of a bunch of pockets. Front attachment points accommodate a crampon pocket or Osprey Excessories (sold separately) for added capacity. Rope tie-ins for hauling gear are located underneath the removable floating top pocket. Side ski carry straps are reinforced with Hypalon® fabric; Hypalon-reinforced crampon patch on front of pack carrys the sharp stuff. Closeout.