Product Comparison: Gregory Baltoro 85 vs Osprey Xenith 88

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General Specifications
Baltoro 85
Xenith 88
About the Product
For the premier treks of the world, the Baltoro 85 is the ultimate pack. The adaptive Response A3 suspension, 3D precurved harness and hipbelt allow you to comfortably take advantage of the 85 Liters of capacity.
Boasting a supportive and highly customizable fit, beefed-up frame and deluxe suspension, this rugged gear hauler comfortably carries everything you need for extended forays in the wilderness.
Key Specs
210D Honeycomb Cryptorip HD / 210D High Tenacity Nylon
420D High Tenacity Nylon
2874 oz.
2976 oz.
Storage Capabilities
Main compartment, Stretch mesh side stash pocket, U-Zip Access, Water bottle pockets, Dual side pockets, Sleeping Bag Compartment, Zip pockets, Zippered hipbelt pockets
Removable top lid, Main compartment, Zip pockets, Stretch front stash pocket, Dual side pockets, Water bottle pockets, Sleeping Bag Compartment, Stretch mesh side stash pocket, Zippered hipbelt pockets
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gregory Baltoro 85 Liter Men's Backpack, Shadow Black
  • It was comfortable and easy to get on and off. It had all the compartments I needed and was easy to pack and easy to get to the items in the pouches while hiking.
  • I could not find a pack that equaled the comfort with the carrying capacity of this product. This combined with the great
  • Roomy, compactable, great looking, relatively light, comfortable. Tons of access zippers and pockets.
  • Gregory builds packs that just work right: the fit, durability, and features are all are spot on. I don't like carrying heavy loads, but when I have to, this pack gets it done in comfort.
  • My pack fits me perfectly and rides well with a full load. I recommend you get your torso size measured before you purchase your pack.
  • The only negative: waist pocket is too small for most smart phones and water bottle holder is real tough to reach.
Osprey Xenith 88 Pack
  • Good pack, handles all of my gear for both weekends and extended trips. Beautiful bag with ample amounts of space and great comfort.
  • This is now my favorite backpacking bag, very robust materials, great design and not too heavy. I love the removable top lid, which becomes my perfect fishing bag.
  • Nice bag and great features although the price was on the high. Love this pack!! So light and so much room.
  • The comfort of this pack is superb. It made it easy to balance on slimy logs going over rivers and balanced well on dicey descents.
  • This pack is a bit heavy, but that goes along with it's size and quality materials. The suspension displaces the weight well so that it is not really noticed.
Size & Weight
28 in.
33 in.
15 in.
16 in.
14 in.
13 in.
80.4 oz.
88 oz.
Sternum Strap
Top Handle
Padded Hip Belt
Side Compression Straps
Hiking Pole Attachment
Hydration System Compatible
3D Air hipbelts, 3D Air harness, Breathable Foam Back, Raincover, Lifetime Warranty, Removable hydration sleeve, Ice axe/trekking pole loops, Load Adjustment Straps, Daypack included, Custom Fit Suspension, Sidewinder Bottle Holster
Airscape Backpanel, Bioform Harness, Bioform Hipbelt, Ice axe/trekking pole loops, External hydration sleeve, Daypack included, Lifetime Warranty, Removable hipbelt
What customers say about "Features"
Gregory Baltoro 85 Liter Men's Backpack, Shadow Black
  • It has massive capacity, a great pocket layout, a water bottle holder that I can reach without removing the pack, adjustable suspension that doesn't bottom out under heavy loads.
  • I like the sleeping bag compartment, it makes life much easier. The day pack is a nice feature -not good for anything more than hydration pack and snacks.
  • Great fit, and it carries weight really well. Included pack cover designed to cover expanded pack and any attached external gear.
  • What is really nice is inside of the main pack, is a smaller pack that holds the bladder. After backpacking in, you can remove the smaller inside pack and use it to carry your bladder on a day hike.
  • The pack, frame, shoulder straps, and waist belt is an integrated system that is designed to move with you as you hike.
  • Would like to see a secure inside pocket for valuables and nonslip material on the base. Back panel has cooling mesh but does not stop sweating.
Osprey Xenith 88 Pack
  • There are plenty of quick access pockets, though I wish some of the stretch pockets would be zippered pockets instead. The pack just looks and feels well made.
  • It is comfortable enough to make trekking with heavy loads efficient and comfortable and it has enough features to make it easy to use.
  • The hip belt is heavily padded, which is key to relieving stress from your shoulders and back. The shoulder straps also have a comfortable level of padding.
  • The excellent foam pads, ventilated back, perimeter frame, and rigid frame sheet all contribute to a great carry of big loads.
  • The backpack is not very breathable on the back (especially in the hot Arizona sun), but it does adequately well at wicking away moisture.
Other Information
349.95 $

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