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Sleeping Bag Compartment

Wide mouth access sleeping bag compartment with divider stows your bag out the way

Dual Ice Axe Loops

Dual tool loops with single position bungee tie-offs provide secure tool carry

Hydration Sleeve

External hydration sleeve in backpanel simplifies refilling and protects pack contents from spills

Red Compression Strap

Easy to find red compression straps compress loads for fit and stability. 


Sleeping Pad Straps

Adjustable and removable sleeping pad straps provide secure extra carry.

Stretch Mesh Front Pocket

Large front stretch mesh pocket for quickly stashing extra gear


Side Compression Straps

Dual side compression straps keep internal loads stable and provide for carrying longer items like tent poles


Stow-on-the-Go Trekking Pole Attachment

Osprey’s unique Stow-on-the-Go™ system allows users to tuck away trekking poles quickly without having to remove their packs


Stretch Mesh Side Pockets

Dual access stretch mesh side pockets provide additional, easily accessible storage options


Dual Zippered Front Pockets

Dual zippered front pockets with coated zippers help keep often needed items handy


Zippered Hipbelt Pockets

Dual zippered hipbelt pockets provide secure storage for often needed items ;


Dual Compartment Top Pocket

The removable, dual compartment top lid converts to a quality lumbar pack for side trips. The built-in belt stores behind the padded, ventilated lumbar pad when not in use.


The Osprey Xenith 88 is ideal for backpackers who venture deep into the backcountry carrying camping essentials for more than a few nights out. The Xenith 88 is loaded with technical features that long distance hikers will appreciate. LightWire™ suspension and dual side compression straps keep the load stable even when moving through rugged terrain.

The heat-molded BioForm™ harness and hipbelt provides a precise customized fit to ensure all day comfort and a mesh backpanel keeps you cool if the temps heat up as you climb up the summit ridge.

The top of the pack is a dual compartment that can also be removed to save weight or converted into a lumbar pack for summit dashes. Two zippered hipbelt pockets keep your phone, snacks, and other essential items organized and close at hand. External stretch mesh pockets—two side and one rear—allow more grab and go storage options. The external hydration sleeve allows easy access to make liquid refills a snap. There are dual ice axe loops for alpine adventures and the Stow-on-the-Go™ trekking pole storage system lets you stash your sticks without breaking stride. Xenith size XL comes with a Large hipbelt and harness.

Key Attributes

Load Capacity

With exceptional load capacity, this pack is built for lengthy excursions when you’re carrying food, water and gear for multiple days or weeks on the trail.

Custom Molding

The moldable hipbelt and harness offer outstanding comfort for carrying heavy loads over long distances. Both components are interchangeable and provide a truly customized fit.

Access and Organization

Large loads are easier to manage when access and organization are prioritized. Side pockets, multiple access points, and a removable dual compartment lid that converts to a lumbar pack provide convenience and versatility.

Carry Information

Lightwire™ Suspension

  • 3.5mm (4mm on 105l) LightWire™ peripheral frame effectively transfers load to hip belt
  • Single 6061-t6 center stay maintains back panel shape

Reversed Spacer Mesh Backpanel

  • Offers smooth, breathable contact surface

Bioform Harness

  • NeoSpacer™ fabric provides a comfortable fit
  • Interchangeable sizes for a precise, personalized fit

Bioform CM™ Hipbelt

  • Balances firmness and cushioning for optimal carry. Custom heat molding for a precise, personalized fit


Load Range
51 - 71 lbs.
23 - 32 kg
  Volume Dimensions Weight
MD 5370 in3 / 88 l 37h x 14w x 17d in. 5.53 lbs.
LG 5614 in3 / 92 l 38h x 14w x 17d in. 5.67 lbs.
XL 5858 in3 / 96 l 39h x 14w x 17d in. 5.8 lbs.
MD 5370 in3 / 88 l 94h x 35w x 42d cm 2.51 kg
LG 5614 in3 / 92 l 96h x 35w x 42d cm 2.57 kg
XL 5858 in3 / 96 l 98h x 35w x 42d cm 2.63 kg
420D High Tenacity Nylon
210D High Tenacity Nylon
500D Nylon Packcloth
Product Manual Additional languages available here �


A great pack


Some of the negative reviews for this series, the xenith series, on other websites encouraged me to write this. This is an excellent pack with an outstanding warranty and a significant amount of features. I originally bought this for backpacking trips, and now I also use it for mountaineering. Pros 1)Warranty - I've personally had to send one of my packs back to Osprey (I accidentally destroyed it), and they sent me a new pack with no questions asked. I had the pack for 3 years and it was still in excellent condition before this. 2) Volume - I used it on several 4-7 day backpacking trips and a few mountaineering trips. Eventually it is going to Denali. There is plenty of room for trips this length. 3) Durability - My friend has a similar pack and his sternum strap broke when we were carrying all our mountaineering gear. I've seen reviews about the buckles breaking or a concern for it. I had this a whiteout and everything was frozen solid due to the cold and nothing broke. Note: I probably had ~55lbs in the pack at that time. 4) Comfort - I have carried 45-60lbs multiple times, and the pack holds the weight well. Yes, it will hurt your shoulders when its 60lbs, (duh). ~Cons 1) Ventilation - not as well vented as smaller packs but I think this is due to strength of material. Really not an issue. 2) Side mesh pockets - The mesh pockets will wear out. I had this for 3 years, and the material was still holding strong but showing signs of wear. Depending on use, I would give them about 5-10 years. Again, not a big issue - simply tighten the strap around the material. Note: Obviously if you're buying this, you plan on using it for extended hikes. This is not a daypack. Personally, I think this is the best multi-day pack in this price range. I have the rain cover and it works very well with this. Hope this helps!

The United States of America


Very comfortable and easy to pack


I use this pack for short and long backpacking trips. It's equally comfortable with a light load for a couple of days or with a heavy load for 7+ days. It's big enough that I can pack even more than I can carry. I like the variety of pockets and the external hydration sleeve. The only downside so far are some seams that are tearing.

Calgary, AB, Canada


Everything I could ask for!


Amazing pack.. Puts the weight where you want it, feel like I have nothing on my shoulders!

Yorktown, VA


This pack was part of me!


I bought this pack for my first hike. I had a 4 night 5 day hike planned along the Ozark Highland Trail, in NW Arkansas. I ended up doing 2 nights and 3 days. I should tell you that I am a new hiker and also a right leg amputee. I made a rookie mistake and packed too much...had about 45+ lbs of gear. The OHT is all up and down, river and stream crossings, rocks and wet ground. I think I covered nearly 4000 feet of elevation changes in the first leg muscles were not happy. So, with very fatigued muscles and being an amputee some of the narrow trails on the cliffs left very little room for error. This pack fits snug, with compression straps holding my gear tight. The adjustment straps allow for the pack to be right where it needs to be, and although my pack was heavy and awkward picking up and moving around, it felt very much a of me when on and adjusted. I felt stable and sure footed through all the accents and descents. I didn't feel wobbly at all. I hike alone and learned a lot about where I packed what and what I could have done without. I feel that I could have gotten rid of about 12-15 pounds and enjoyed the whole trip. I had thunderstorms my first night and then rain the following day. The Osprey rain cover did a great job. I look forward to many more hikes with it.

Perrysburg, Ohio



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