Review: Osprey Exos 48

The Osprey Exos 48 is built to impress. At 2lbs 5oz, it’s a wonder how a pack with so many dialed-in features and pockets is so light. One of the advantages of this weightlessness is comfort. And after hiking on a 95-degree day, the Osprey kept my back dry because the Bio-Stretch harness and AirSpeed suspension use mesh and perforated foam to keep air moving—eliminating the abrupt shiver from re-hoisting your pack on a hot day. The little parts of this pack are just perfectly dialed, such as the system for stowing trekking poles without having to take the pack off, compression that can go over or under mesh pockets, and a giant kanga pocket on the outside for convenient layer changes. My only complaint is that Osprey should’ve come out with this pack years ago. Available at Northern Lights. $179; Or purchase below: