Jun 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm #1259724
I really like the osprey exos 61 pack, but I cant understand the measuring method they use to measure torso length,if I measure like they say my torso is 32inch / 81cm ,and their large model which is 20inch / 51cm,now that model is not large then or my measuring is way off ,
I am 79.5 inches / 202cm tall
I really like this pack from reviews but have no shops close to test it,should I gamble and get it?.Jun 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm #1616272
Ken T.BPL Member
Remeasure. I seriously doubt you have a 32" torso. Unless you have 20" legs. lol! I'm 75" tall with a 22-23" torso. You are very tall. It's a problem at times isn't it?Jun 2, 2010 at 10:13 pm #1616275
@ukulelebillLocale: Northeast Ohio
I worked in a shop that fit Osprey packs during 2008-2009 (including the Exos line). My guess is you're measuring wrong–but I think I see why. For the most part all backpack companies use the same method to measure the torso in inches–from the 7th (C7) vertebrae to the iliac crest (top of hip bones). This is described just okay (imo) and pictured not so good (again-imo). In their photo, the measure on Osprey's pack looks to start well at the 7th vertebrae but looks to extend 3 inches below the waist of the pants. Don't pay attention to your pant's waist line at all. To find the iliac crest locate the side seam of your pants, slowly move your fingers straight upwards feeling the hip bone as you go, when you finally reach the top of the bone along the side of your body, then you've found the iliac crest. Draw an imaginary line straight across to your spine–that is the point to complete your measurement along the spine from the C7.
This may not matter for you because of your height, many UL packs have little or no torso length adjustment (read this to say "It either fits you or it doesn't). Also the ratio between torso length and hipbelt size is prefixed on the Exos packs (meaning all Medium torso lengths have medium hipbelts, smalls have smalls, etc). Now you being 6'7 1/2", I would definitely order from a place with a good return policy. I wouldn't be surprised to find out your torso was 23" or 24".
Good Luck. :)
Ukulele BillJun 3, 2010 at 8:46 am #1616372
ok I remeasured but first I googled "iliac crest" and saw some skeleton with arrows to point me closer to it, and I had my buddy measure while I was diggin in right at the top .
He measured from the prominent ball sticking out in the neck to the center where I dug in with my hands to feel and he got
64 cm , and measured arround aswell,having a bit of a belly it measured 106 cm (waist is 101)Jun 3, 2010 at 8:49 am #1616375
I do have to add I am born with an extra vertebraeJun 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm #1617160
sorry did not see that it was a question.
Yes it is kind of problem ,tents,sleeping bags,pads,clothes,doorways- are some of them . Still looking for a good summer bag, I recently purchased a lunar duo tent and it fits me goodJun 6, 2010 at 1:04 am #1617208
Ah, guys, the Osprey web site mentions a 46 and a 58, but I can't see a 61.
?????Jun 6, 2010 at 1:43 am #1617210
Yeah, that thread title threw me off for a second also. In the "Exos 58" series, the small is listed at 55 L, the medium at 58 L, and the large at 61 L. So, to "average" the packs, Osprey decided to call the biggest brother the "58."
Apparently, the OP has a size Large, which would "technically" put it at 61 L.
Indeed, I've never heard it called the "61" before either!
I think I need to add a few more quotations to this post as well…." " " " " " "Jun 6, 2010 at 3:05 am #1617215
Ah so. A Large – OK.
Mind you, when I measured the Osprey Exos 58 Medium according to the ASTM standard I got 50 L, not 58 L. Hi Hum.
CheersJun 6, 2010 at 10:40 am #1617279
Interesting. Makes you wonder (yet again) how companies come up with some of their specs. Bag ratings, performance claims, pack sizes….Jun 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm #1617347
Which is why the Europeans came up with the new rigorous EN standard for sleeping bags.
CheersJun 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm #1617349
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