Osprey Xenon 70
|Weight||5 lb 6 oz / 2.44 kg||5 lb 9 oz / 2.54 kg||5 lb 13 oz / 2.64 kg|
|Capacity||3900 cu in / 64 L||4100 cu in / 67 L||4300 cu in / 70 L|
Great pack, but fits a little funny. I used this pack…
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
Next time your packin' it for a long weekend on the trail with the guys, be sure you're wearing Osprey's Xenon 70 Backback. Even with women-specific details, you'll still have a ton of carrying capacity combined with all of the details you would expect from a technical pack, including compression features and a dual-density harness.
- Mountain Gear
Though Osprey sized the Women's Xenon 70 Backpack for weekend trips, they also included comfort features normally seen only on the biggest load-haulers. The plush ReCurve Suspension system includes a plush AirScape back panel and BioForm waist-belt to ensure the most-comfortable hike you've ever had. The Xenon 70 Backpack's 4100cu inches of cargo space easily holds all you need for a three-day weekend, and several stretch pockets aid organization. Osprey added a removable lid that converts into a lumbar pack, and even included a hydration system to provide water on the go.