Osprey Xenon 70
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $400
Great pack, but fits a little funny.
- Nice Features
- Weird fit
I used this pack on two multiple-day trips and it held up very nicely. It is very solidly built and seems like it would last a long time. However the framing on the pack pushes away from the back and caused some straining in my lower back, no matter how I adjusted it. I also experienced some pinching in my shoulder blades from the padding.
And yes, I did have my correct size and even had it adjusted by an expert, no luck. This pack didn't fit me but it might fit you, and if it does, you will have an excellent expedition style pack with plenty of room. I ended up trading this in for the 2013 Osprey Ariel 65L, which is lighter and distributes the weight comfortably.
Just for reference I'm 5'7", 130lbs and my torso length is 18", and I had a women's size M.
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The Osprey Xenon 70 Backpack is a workhorse itching to accompany you on your multi-day adventure. The fully-adjustable, women's specific BioForm harness and hip belt are padded specifically to deliver Osprey's legendary comfort and ensure loads remain balanced and comfortable, even when heavily loaded with a week's worth of food and water and under off-trail conditions. Great for backpacking, trekking, and winter trips Built to excel under heavier loads ranging from 50-70 pounds Ridged foam Xenon Airscape back-panel uses a grippy mesh covering for superior breathability and ultra-comfortable body contact Padded BioForm Women's A/X harness and Women's BioForm CM A/X hip-belt are fully adjustable 315D Cordura Nylon is lightweight yet durable enough for the rigors of trekking and traveling- sharp rocks, mice, and airport conveyor belts included Stretch woven side pockets and straps provide multiple options to secure hiking poles, ice axes, or sleeping pad Convertible top pocket/lumbar pack with AirScape lumbar pad Vertical zip access into main body Large stretch woven front pocket keeps clothing or maps accessible Lifetime Warranty Consult sizing chart for fit guide
Description of Osprey Xenon 70 Backpack - WomensA new addition for spring 2008, the deluxe custom fit Osprey Xenon 70 backpack is the women specific counterpart to the Argon. Gender specific harnesses and hipbelt combos maximize comfort for shorter trips through the backcountry while its AquaSource ReCurve keeps you hydrated. The Xenon 70 is an excellent choice for backcountry adventures that are shorter in duration. FeaturesAquaSource ReCurve in the packAquaSource ReCurve on your backConvertible top pocket lumbar packFabric side pocketFront panel zipperPack-to-body interfaceSleeping Bag CompartmentStretch woven front pocketStretch woven side pockets and strapsXS 3900 cu.in. 64L - 4lb 15oz 2.25 kgS 4100 cu.in. 67L - 5lb 3oz 2.35 kgM 4300 cu.in. 70L - 5lb 6oz 2.45 kg
- US Outdoor Store
On Sale. Free Shipping. Osprey Women's Xenon 70 Backpack DECENT FEATURES of the Osprey Women's Xenon 70 Backpack Convertible top pocket/lumbar pack with Airscape lumbar pad Red internal load compression strap Removable Aqua Source Recurve hydration sleeve Vertical zip access into main body Three horizontal compression straps Stretch woven dual access side pocket Zippered fabric side pocket Stretch woven front pocket with welded vents Laser-cut Addons attachment slots Straight Jacket compression Side gear loops and straps Ice tool loops with bungee tool tie-offs Wide mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider Removable sleeping pad straps Women's contoured harness Narrower profile women's hipbelt Bio Form A/X Harness Dual-density foam with softer contours in neck and armpit region Hook-and-loop adjustable yoke Recurve Suspension 7075 -T6 aluminum Recurve Rods HDPE framesheet with dual 2024-AL and 2/3 length stays anchored into hipbelt Airscape back panel with 10mm ridged foam and central air chimney Bio Form CM A/X Hipbelt Heat moldable foam using Osprey CM in-store hipbelt ovens Internal seams The SPECS of the Osprey Women's Xenon 70 Backpack 315D Cordura high tenacity nylon 210D x 330D high tenacity nylon Stretch woven nylon with lycra The SPECS for Extra Small Capacity: 3906 cubic inches / 64 liter Weight: 5 lbs / 2.27 kg The SPECS for Small Capacity: 4089 cubic inches / 67 liter Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz / 2.35 kg The SPECS for Medium Capacity: 4272 cubic inches / 70 liter Weight: 5 lbs 6 oz / 2.44 kg Dimension: 35 x 13 x 13in. / 90 x 34 x 34 cm Load Range: 50 - 70 lbs / 22.7 - 31.8 kg OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.
The customizable Osprey Xenon 70 backpack for multi-day trips offers impressive load transfer, saving your back and shoulders. AirScape back panel features 3 sections of ridged foam and a central air chimney for increased ventilation. BioForm CM(TM) A/X hipbelt's heat-moldable laminated foam and internal seams provide a personalized fit and relieve hipbone pressure. Osprey certified Custom Molding available in most stores-check your local REI store for a custom hipbelt molding oven. Women-specific hibbelt is ergonomically contoured for a woman's body shape. Lightweight, removable silnylon AquaSource hydration sleeve converts to a hydration pack for day-tripping (reservoir not included). Removable top lid has 1 compartment with a waterproof zipper and lash-on points; converts to a lumbar pack with AirScape lumbar pad. ReCurve suspension-with an HDPE framesheet, 2 aluminum stays and dual aluminum rods-optimizes fit and load transfer. Running down the sidewall, ReCurve aluminum rods create a pretensioned lift mechanism that resists sag and actively transfers load to hips. Load-lifter straps act with ReCurve rods and framesheet to draw load snug against your back for increased control and stability. Gender specific, the interchangeable, laminated dual-density shoulder straps adjust easily to fit a woman's shoulder and chest contours. Complete access to main compartment is offered via top-loading and zippered side openings. Externally accessible, wide-mouth sleeping bag compartment accommodates large synthetic bags. Side pockets, 1 zippered and 1 mesh, keep essentials handy and secure and double as slots for hauling skis A-frame style. Compression wings compress the contents of the pack, whether it's full or nearly empty, without sag or load distortion. Wings buckle across the front when full; for small loads, connect straps to buckles at the edge of the backpanel, cinching 1 panel over the other.