Osprey Exos 48L Backpack

The Osprey Exos 48L Backpack is my go-to backpack for multi-day backpacking trips. It is lightweight yet fully capable of carrying the gear that I need to explore the backcountry.

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Attempting to set a new speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Osprey Exos 48 Backpack is full of smooth moves. With a balanced volume, it keeps your packing habits under control, and it doesn’t laugh at the strange things you say to yourself as you hike. The AirSpeed back panel and light-yet-durable alloy frame bless you with breathability by dumping excess heat out of the sides, and ExoForm covers the shoulder pads and waist-belt with mesh and gel for extended comfort mile after fast-paced mile. Even with minimalist hiking habits in mind, the Exos offers plenty of nooks and crannies for snacks, maps, and trekking poles, as well as some quality features. A hydration reservoir sleeve offers a place to stash your three-liter bladder, so you don’t waste precious seconds stopping to pull out a water bottle, and the FlapJacket rain cover keeps your precious gear dry when the weather turns sour.

  • Material: [body] 100D nylon, [bottom] 210D nylon
  • Volume: [small] 45L (2746cu in), 48L (2929cu in), [large] 51L (3112cu in)
  • Support/Suspension: Airspeed Suspension (4mm Lightwire alloy frame)
  • Shoulder Straps: mesh
  • Waist Belt: mesh, ErgoPull closure