The Osprey Exos 38 Superlight Backpacking Backpack helps you go light on quick trips outdoors. The Osprey Exos 38 is ultra-lightweight and provides all-day ventilation and comfort. Plus, this Osprey pack features plenty of pockets and convenience features for stowing your backpacking and hiking gear securely. Carry everything from trekking poles to water bottles and sleeping pads with the Osprey Exos 38 Superlight Backpacking Backpack.
Ice axe attachment
Removable floating lid
Front stretch mesh pocket
Accessory cord attachment
Top lid web loop attachment
Top-and under-lid zippered pockets
Dual-access stretch mesh side pockets
Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment
Sternum strap with integrated safety whistle
Removable sleeping pad and side compression straps
I bought this as a replacement for an Osprey Talon, a pack I've used for thousands of miles. That pack does not ride nearly as comfortably as the Exos 38. The hip belt on the Exos and suspension better fits me than the Talon.
Disadvantage: A daypack (always?) has more small pockets convenient for day-hike goodies. The Exos does not. This is a minor inconvenience. Like the Talon, inserting a 3-liter hydration bladder is a bit of a challenge. Someone could come up with an easier design, perhaps.
I have only 60 miles on the pack, so it's too soon to really say, "This is great," but all indications are that lots of happy trail time with the Exos awaits me.
The pack is good but Osprey makes better. Wish I had known more about their products prior to making my purchase. I prefer wider shoulder straps and ability to carry more weight without causing the should straps to curl and creak and moan under 35+ lbs of weight.
I have used this pack on many 1 or 2 days hiking trips. Feels great and confortable. Many practicle and handy pockets to load food and small items. The pack is light enough to be taken on long one day hike and roomy enough to pack goods for a night under the tent.