Osprey Exposure 66

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



This pack rocks. It is great for climbing, but I have…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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.


I must admit that I'm on a life-time search for the…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: top-loading
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.

Retailers' Descriptions

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.

- Backcountry.com

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.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Exposure 66 Pack (Spring 2008) Strip down to the bare essentials with the Exposure 66 Pack by Osprey, specifically designed for the rigid constraints of the alpine climbing and mountaineering adventures.New for Fall 2005, the Exposure Series has been designed to meet the needs of the vertically inclined. Osprey has developed these packs under the guidance of extensive feedback and testing, and it shows. These packs are strong and lightweight. They carry with the superb comfort Osprey is known for. They are well featured but not gadgety. They are streamlined and aesthetically pleasing. Finally, Osprey's Exposure CM* hipbelt brings the technology of custom heat molding to a lightweight ultra-comfortable hipbelt. Combined with three torso sizes Osprey has built climbing packs that fit - no matter what your build is. Specifications Small: Volume cu.in./liters: 3800/63. Medium: Volume cu.in/liters: 4000/66. Weight: 3lb9ozs/1.62 kgs. Large: Volume cu.in./liters: 4200/69 Key Features: Removable Exposure CM* hipbelt StretchComfort harness with rescue whistle Floating top pocket with rope tie-ins Internal daisy chain Hydration and Excessory compatible Haul point system StraightJacket compression Hypalon reinforced side ski carry straps Ice tool holsters / shovel wing Front hypalon ice tool buffer Contoured 7075 / 6005 AL tubing frame with HDPE framesheet Fabrics: 210 twill and 210 x 420 ripstopProtect your pack with the Airporter LZ or Raincover

- Moosejaw

Osprey Exposure 66


The Exposure 66 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$109.50 - $240.00

The Osprey Exposure 66 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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