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How to modify draw string top on Osprey Exos?
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Austin Lundquist
(Alundquist) - F
How to modify draw string top on Osprey Exos? on 03/30/2013 15:54:46 MDT Print View

Anyone ever mod an osprey exos so that the draw string top closure was changed into a roll top? If love to do this to close the top off without having to use the detachable lid they use...


Christopher Kuzak
thread on this on 03/31/2013 09:15:20 MDT Print View

There was a thread on this not too long ago. Just do a search and you'll find it.

I am in the same boat. I want to save some weight, would like to dump the floating lid, but am leery of cutting up the pack.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: How to modify draw string top on Osprey Exos? on 03/31/2013 09:36:28 MDT Print View

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: thread on this on 03/31/2013 09:42:18 MDT Print View

I would make a simple cover flap that uses the same attachment points as the pocket, like the Granite Gear lid. It could have some use to carry a rain jacket, sit pad, rolled sleeping pad, etc. it would leave the pack unadulterated and would be much easier to do. A simple rectangle of silnylon and a little hardware would do the trick.

I like the pocket for quick access to items on the trail and can afford the small weight. I keep stuff like my first aid kit, headlamp, snacks, gloves, beanie and sunglasses up there--- my glovebox :)