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    Osprey Introduces Exos Lightweight Packs for 2014

    The Exos Series packs feature YKK buckles, removable side compression straps, zippered hipbelt pockets and cord tie-off points.

    In Spring 2014, Osprey Packs id introducing a remade version of the company’s Exos Series lightweight packs, first launched in 2008. The refined packs bring the company’s existing Superlight AirSpeed suspension with a newly-designed harness and hipbelt called Exoform. The harness and hipbelt components work together for greater comfort and support for the wearer.

    Exos Series packs feature YKK buckles, removable side compression straps, zippered hipbelt pockets and cord tie-off points. A loop for an ice tool, removable sleeping pad straps and mesh pockets on the sides and front increase a user’s storage options. The packs also include FlapJacket, which allows lidless use while protecting the contents from the elements.

    Even with all those features, Osprey says its Exos series is lighter than ever. The largest pack weighs just 2.5 pounds, empty. To lighten the load further, users can remove attachment points, the lid and key straps

    The new Exos line will be available in three weights and two colors. The Exos-38 for super light backpacking and day hiking will sell for $160, while the Exos 48, for backpacking and thru-hiking will sell for $190. The Exos 58 Superlight backpacking/through hiking pack will sell for $220. Each comes in Basalt Black or Pacific Blue.

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