Osprey Packs: Size & Fit | Bold Betties

OSPREY: SIZE & FIT

CUSTOM-FIT BACKPACKS ARE OSPREY'S LEGACY. OUR EXPERTISE IN DESIGNING BACKPACKS THAT FIT EVERY SHAPE, SIZE AND GENDER DATES BACK TO 1974 WHEN OUR FOUNDER, MIKE PFOTENHAUER, FIRST BEGAN DESIGNING CUSTOM PACKS FOR MOUNTAINEERS HEADED TO THE SIERRA.

 

TORSO SIZING

Many Osprey packs are available in multiple sizes to fit a range of torso lengths. To determine torso measurement, use an Osprey Pack Sizer. This measurement starts at the iliac crest, which is the top of your hipbones on the side of your body that acts like a shelf. From this point, measure to the C7 vertebra, the knobby bone at the base of your neck when you put your head down. Reference the torso length to match the correct pack size.

HARNESS SIZING

Osprey Xenith, Xena, Aether, and Ariel packs offer interchangeable shoulder harnesses. Osprey Atmos and Aura offer adjustable harnesses. Harness sizing usually corresponds to pack size. A properly fit harness should terminate 2" to 3" beneath the armpit when at the proper torso length. The webbing should not touch the side of the body below the padding.

HIPBELT SIZING

Osprey Xenith, Xena, Aether, Ariel and Variant series packs offer interchangeable hipbelts. To determine hipbelt size, measure around the hips, at the iliac crest, not the waist. The padded portion should wrap well around the hips, leaving a gap of 3" to 6" between the tips of both hip pads when securely tightened.

 

UNISEX
FIXED HIPBELT SIZING
XS
24-45" / 60-114 cm
S 24-45" / 60-114 cm
S/M
26-45" / 65-114 cm
M
27-48" / 69-121 cm
M/L
28-50" / 70-127 cm
L
29-55" / 72-140 cm
O/S
25-50" / 64-127 cm

 

WOMEN'S
INTERCHANGEABLE HIPBELT
WXS  < 28" / 71 cm    
WS
27-31" / 68-79 cm
WM
30-34" / 76-86 cm
WL
> 33" / 94 cm    

 

VARIANT
INTERCHANGEABLE HIPBELT
XS
<  28" / 71cm     
S
27-31" / 68-79 cm
M
30-34" / 76-86 cm
L
33-37" / 84-94 cm
XL
 > 36" / 91 cm     

 

 

MEN'S / UNISEX SIZING

Men's/Unisex Pack Sizing

WOMEN'S / KID'S SIZING

Women's/Kid's Pack Sizing

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