Xenith 88

Men's 88L multi-day expedition backpack with lid and twin side access

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Wilderness Unlimited.

A true wilderness expedition is a project in long-distance organisation. You'll appreciate a pack that understands the challenge ahead.

The Xenith 88 is our true workhorse of backpacking packs, it was bred to organise and carry your gear across Earth's remotest regions. The dual side-zips and lower base compartment provide multiple access points to the main body of your pack.

Weight: 2.4KG

Dimensions (CM): 89L / 41W / 44D

Fabric: 420D High Tenacity Nylon

AirScape™ backpanel with NeoSpacer™ harness
Compatible with Hydraulics™ Reservoir
FlapJacket™ top cover for use without lid
Pre-curved BioForm™ CM moldable hipbelt
Sleeping bag base compartment with internal divider
Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
Stretch front pocket
Stretch mesh side pockets
Twin vertical zippered side access points

A true wilderness expedition is a project in long-distance organisation. You'll appreciate a pack that understands the challenge ahead.

The Xenith 88 is our true workhorse of backpacking packs, it was bred to organise and carry your gear across Earth's remotest regions. The dual side-zips and lower base compartment provide multiple access points to the main body of your pack.

We know what a 25+kg load feels like. To make this load more manageable we've invested all our expertise and experience into creating the best large-load bearing backsystem ever. The customizable Bioform™ CM hipbelt supports and distributes the weight of the pack in an even and comfortable way, while the torso adjustable BioForm™ harness with NeoSpacer™ mesh and AirScape™ backpanel provide both ventilation and comfort.

Our unique Stow-on-the-Go™ feature allows you to attach your Trekking Poles to the pack quickly and easily without removing it. The Powermesh pockets on the front and sides of the pack are great for storing anything you can cram into them, designed to access water bottles on the go.

The dual hipbelt pockets provide instant access to essentials like Energy Bars, Sun-Cream or Compact Camera.

The Xenith 88 incorporates everything we've learned over the last 40 years about building durable, comfortable and intuitive expedition packs.

In Europe, this pack is supplied with a standard lid, rather than a DayLid.

Weight: 2.4 kg

Dimensions (CM): 89L / 41W / 44D

Fabric: 420D High Tenacity Nylon

Features

  • External hydration access
  • Internal key attachment clip
  • Twin zippered hipbelt pockets
  • Twin zippered easy access front pockets
  • Twin ice axe loops
  • Top lid access
  • Sternum strap with emergency whistle
  • Removable sleeping pad straps
  • Base zip entry
  • Twin compression webbing straps
  • Light weight peripheral frame
  • Silicon grip backpanel print
  • Removable top lid with dual compartments
  • AirScape™ backpanel with NeoSpacer™ harness
  • Compatible with Hydraulics™ Reservoir
  • FlapJacket™ top cover for use without lid
  • Pre-curved BioForm™ CM moldable hipbelt
  • Sleeping bag base compartment with internal divider
  • Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole attachment
  • Stretch front pocket
  • Stretch mesh side pockets
  • Twin vertical zippered side access points

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  1. Rating
    100%
    My new favourite pack
    Bought to use on the Pennine Way (16 day hike), but have had to cancel that trip (writing in March 2020 during Corvid-19 lockdown). Instead I've tested the pack doing a number of back-to-back day hikes with full kit as part of my fitness regime.

    Build quality and materials are superb, with usual Osprey adjustability to get a perfect fit.
    88 litres is arguably overkill for a summer hike, but a lot of my kit (sleeping bag, tent, etc) is 3 or 4 season and so that much more bulky. The Xenith swallows everything needed for a month-long hike, with no need to strap anything on the outside (I'm a bit OCD about that). The (separate) rain cover will still fit if you have a few things strapped to the outside.
    Design, storage pockets, etc are everything I need, including relatively generous hip belt pockets. The section for the hydration bladder takes my 3-litre Platypus Big Zip EVO easily, although it can be a little tight to slide it in when the pack is full.
    My base weight is around 12kg, and I was carrying +/- 20kg including food and 5 litres of water. The Xenith was the most comfortable pack I have ever used with this weight, somehow making it feel a bit lighter. Pack control was very good, masking the pack's bulk. Compared to the Exped 60 I use for shorter trips, the Xenith was like wearing something made of down.
    When we come out of lockdown I will be using the Xenith exclusively for longer (2 week +) thru-hikes and so won't miss the detachable day-pack brain that many people seem to worry about.
    I would strongly recommend the Xenith 88 for anyone considering longer thru-hikes. I know it is too heavy for the ultra-light brigade, but the extra 1.0-1.5kg is more than made up by the pack's comfort and its ability to hold everything inside. I plan to use the Xenith when hiking the PCT in 2021 and will report back afterwards.

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  2. Rating
    100%
    I would love to buy the day-lid
    Hi!
    I live in Europe so i just found out the bag i bought did not have the day-lid as shown in the videos.
    This makes me so sad because i realy loved that feature, is it possible to buy this separatly?

    Kind regards

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  3. Rating
    80%
    Great pack, but raincover is missing
    The pack in itself is great, full of features. I just wished that Osprey would've added a raincover for this premium pack and price.

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  4. No daypack in european version
    Hi,
    I think that Xenith 88 is great backpack but I realized that there is no daypack option included in european version of Xenith 88 in comparison with US version. What is the reason for this?

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  5. Rating
    80%
    En veldig god sekk til å bære tungt
    En god sekk med topp bærekomfort. Gode lommer i topplokket til å ha ting man trenger raskt uten å åpne sekken. Det eneste minuset er at det mangler hemper til å feste ekstra ting på sekken om du har behov for det.

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  6. Raincover
    Is a raincover included in the European version of this backpack as an alternative to the daylid?

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  7. Rating
    100%
    Awesome
    Awesome backpack for your travels, hiikings, anything you want to do it, it’s absolutely comfortable and really big where you can grab with you anything you want

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  8. Rating
    60%
    Good overall rucksack but let down by cheaper version of lid on European model
    This is a good rucksack that could so easily have been better. The North American model has a removable lid with lumbar padding and extendable, foldaway belt straps so that it readily converts to a very useful lumbar day pack. However, the cheaper design of the model available in Europe lacks this and so when you remove the lid, you can't do anything useful with it. Such an impractical cost-cutting measure.

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  9. Rating
    100%
    Rugged and reliable
    For 5 weeks we traveled by human power down the Karun, the longest river in Iran; we moved in that time from a subzero and high-altitude wintery start in the mountains, to the hot, humid plains that one might more commonly associated with the Middle East. This is the second lengthy journey on which I have used the Xenith 88. It is rugged and reliable - as all Osprey packs are - and I love never having to worry about the durability of my backpack when I’m on a trip. It’s clear that it has been well thought out, too - the pockets on the hip belt are a fantastic addition. A pack is arguably one of the two most important bits of kit on any trekking journey (along with boots) and for that reason I’m delighted to report that the Xenith is near flawless - I can highly recommend it.

    (This review was left on a previous version of this product.)

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  10. Rating
    80%
    Efficiente
    Un gandissimo zaino, molto comodo e leggero. Lo consiglierei sempre, anche altre persone che lo hanno provato hanno ammesso la comodità di questo zaino.

    L'ho utilizzato per fare dei Trekking in Patagonia, molto soddisfatto!

    (This review was left on a previous version of this product.)

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