Osprey Xena 85 backpack

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Osprey Xena 85 Platypus Sprinter XT 25 Patagonia Black Hole messenger  Gregory Pace 8L The North Face Casimir Thule EnRoute Strut summer buyers guide best womens packs of 2013

Osprey Xena 85, Platypus Sprinter XT 25, Patagonia Black Hole messenger bag, Gregory Pace 8L, The North Face Casimir, Thule EnRoute Strut    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Serious Backpacking

The Xena—the women’s equivalent of the Gear of the Year-winning Xenith pack—is nearly as big (with enough capacity for weeklong trips) and every bit as awesome (it’s especially good at stabilizing heavy loads). Best part: you can heat-mold the hipbelt to perfectly contour your body. 5 lbs.

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