The Osprey Xena 85, is a superb choice when it comes to choosing a top loading rucksack. Weight has not been compromised in order to offer you a stable and strong backpack. Starting from the top of the back pack, the lid has a couple of zip pockets for conveniently placing objects you frequently need to gain access to.
The feature that makes this lid so special is the nice touch, from Osprey, that allows you to raise the lid to adjust the volume or detach it so you may utilise a couple of stowaway straps, turning it into a lumber-pack for when you do not need the whole back pack. A beefed up version of the proven LightWire peripheral frame suspension creates the structure, while the all-new BioForm CM™ hipbelt and harness provide a supportive and highly customisable fit.
Organisation and access are two more key elements to making life on the trail easier. These packs offer superb pocketing, multiple zip access points into the main compartment, side pockets, and a super-convenient new way to carry a reservoir. Garnished with attachment points and compression straps this bag really allows you to exploit its convenience for harbouring items such as ice axes, walking poles or roll matts.