Award-winning and upgraded.
- Updated Airspeed suspension lets you adjust the torso length 3 inches and and hip-belt 6 inches
- LightWire alloy frame allows room for air to circulate without destabilizing the load
- Shoulder harness and hip-belt feature mesh and ventilated foam for breathable cushioning
- Lightweight nylon fabrics resists abrasion and stand up to years of use
- Side compression straps stabilize your load
- Multiple pockets, including convenient front stretch and hip-belt pockets, organize your gear and put it in easy reach
- Trekking pole and multiple gear attachment points let you stow items externally
- Detachable lid lets you slim down for side trips
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased the Atmos 50 form the four day hike to Machu Picchu. It's a great, comfortable, and very adjustable pack. ...and a life time warranty. I have no complaints. I also purchased the medium cover, which is too small for just the pack, but was ideal for a full 50L pack with a mat. It kept all of my stuff dry including my SLR.
I am 6' tall, 140 lbs, and my torso length...
I am 6' tall, 140 lbs, and my torso length is 17.5". Would size small be best for me?
According to the sizing chart, you'd probably want a small. I would recommend however going into a store and trying the pack on first, with weight in it. The store should have weighted sandbags, which are no means perfect for replicating the weight distribution of a full load out, however it'll give you a better sense of what the pack is going to do when you're out on the trail. A 40 lb pack that doesn't fit is going to be a huge pain. Hope this helps.
Pretty good, but not great
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I had been waiting for Osprey to update the Atmos line so when they did I finally purchased this one in early 2012.
The good: I love the packbag design with stretch side pockets, front pocket, and dual-zppered front pockets. I can easily get a week's worth of gear and food inside, with pretty good organization. I really like the back panel that offers good ventilation, and Osprey is smart to keep exposed thread/stitching to a very minimum. In my experience, exposed thread lines (especially on the backpanel and straps) get full of sweat and trail dust, then get abraded until they fall apart. The hipbelt is comfy and nicely adjustable, and the pockets are a nice size and easy to get into.
The 'could be better': As a former long-distance hiker, I never use the top lid. Took that off right away and am really disappointed there is no strap to tighten down over the top of the storm collar. This is a real pain not to be able to cinch that down, bring the weight closer to your back and keep things up there from wobbling. Every pack I've ever owned has had one of these but for some reason Osprey left it off this one. Major minus.
Also, when the pack is fully stuffed and I go to cinch the side compression straps, often times it pulls apart the zipper on the top of the dual front pockets. I have to be real careful about how tight I cinch them so that the zippers don't pull open as I'm hiking down the trail and have everything fall out.
Other than that it's pretty well made. I appreciate that Osprey uses higher stitch-counts than most pack manufacturers nowadays. That really helps hold everything together over the long haul. I'd hoped to keep this one awhile but am keeping my eye out for possible replacements due to the issues above.
Great pack, doesn't fit
I loved everything about this pack, except the hip belt. My waist was too narrow in the medium size, and my torso too long for the small. Sad for me.
Hello , Im 5-11 175lbs would a medium...
Hello , Im 5-11 175lbs would a medium work for me since it is an adjustable torso section ? or should I just go for a large?
Medium will do better for you. For the large to fit, by the listed torso length, you'd need to be 6'2" or taller. I'm 6'0" and my torso is 19.5"
I agree with Pat. I'm 5'11", 160lbs with a 19.5" torso. I own the Osprey Talon 22 and now the Aether 60 in a medium. They fit great
Awesome pack for long distance
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Used this pack the entire length of the AT in 2012 and loved it the whole way. I have 2 other Osprey packs (Argon 85 and Aether 60) and this one fits the best. I have the previous model, but several of my firends had this newer version and not much has changed. In fact, I will say that about 80% of the hiker class from 2012 had some model of Osprey pack. The Atmos and Exos were the most popular, but did see a few Talon 44's and Kestrel models. The girl I hiked with had a Gregory and wished she'd bought an Osprey after hearing such rave reviews by fellow hikers. 2184.2 miles equals a well tested product and high approval rating! If you are planning to thru-hikeor just looking for a great pack for short trips, do yourself a favor and buy this pack!
In addition, I'm 5'9" and have a 31" waist. I bought a Medium and was a perfect fit.
Me and my Atmos in the Mahoosuc Notch
I'm buying my first pack, I had a friend...
I'm buying my first pack, I had a friend measure my back the way they recommend on Osprey's website and I got 21.5 inches. Any thoughts on if I should go M or L? I don't live near a store that sells packs :/
You'll definitely want to go Large then.
Excellent Long-weekend Pack
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I picked this up to add to my quiver of multi-day packs. It's perfect for those light 2-3 day trips where you aren't trucking along a bunch of unnecessary gear. It's not the lightest pack on the market, but it's a perfect blend of durable materials and space. I've been thrilled with it so far!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I own several packs mostly Osprey. This is the pack I use the most. Great for long weekends. Great for a long week hopping shelters on the AT and hammock camping. Just enough room for all my gear and supply for a long 3-4 day hike in 0 degreewinter weather. Plenty of spare room for Spring, Summer , and Fall hiking. The best supension in it class. the compartment are set up perfect with out a lot of extra weight. Only thing if you like to seperate your sleeping bag (and Pad) from the rest of your gear for easy access. Go next model up for seperate zip open bottom. I have beat it up for over a year.
After years, it's still going!
I've got a 2010 non-top loader 35L model (not made anymore), so this may not be very applicable to whats being produced now. The one thing I definitely can comment on is durability!
After 2 months of backpacking in SE Asia, and 2 years of working on farms, this pack is still perfect. I mean, it's showing its age , but the stitching and everything is in top condition I'm about to jump over to SEA again, and love the fact that I can bring a pack that has passed all the tests many times over with me . Love it!
Can you fit a bear canister comfortably...
Can you fit a bear canister comfortably in this pack?
Yes. Now I say that based on the bear canisters that I have seen and used(which come in different sizes). But yeah, as long as its not one of the crazy big ones for a group it'll fit no problem.
You sure can, I like to put mine upright, above my sleeping bag. I stuff my clothes around it and then put my tent on top.
Do you have the 50 or 65?
Do you have the 50 or 65?
This a close-up of how the insert in the hipbelt can be unvelcro'ed and extend out to give you better coverage...
Great for Kilimanjaro Trip
I bought this pack for a hike up Kilimanjaro carrying around 15-25 lbs. a day. It worked really well. I liked the adjustability and easy access. I got the L since I am 6'4, and paired it with a medium rain cover from Osprey which fit perfect. One thing I did notice is if you overload the hip pockets it creates a pressure point, so I had to limit these pockets to just a few items. I did enjoy that the side pockets fit a nalgene great and held it very secure. I beat this bag up pretty good this week and it held up great. Looking forward to more short overnights and day trips with it in the future.
does the atmos 50 also open from the bottom...
does the atmos 50 also open from the bottom of the pack like the atmos 65?
This is a top loading pack with 2 side pockets.
Like Mike says, it is a top loader with side pockets and a front pocket. Are you asking about a sleeping bag compartment zipper? It does not have any zippers on the bottom of the pack.
Hip Belt Needs to be Redesigned
I was hoping this pack would be my pack for doing a long thru-hike this summer. Supposedly Osprey revamped this pack from previous years to allow for more weight carrying. Their website indicates max loads from 35 to 45 lbs. Backcountry.com indicates up to 35 lbs. I gave the pack a few trial runs with up to 35 lbs and anticipated going higher.. At first the pack seemed great, but when I went for a 16 miler one day with 35 lbs, the hip belt became unreasonably uncomfortable after about 5 hours. The hip belt design on this pack seems to be a total afterthought in comparison to the rest of the Airspeed suspension design. The hip belt design creates pressure points where the hip belt meets the back of the pack. Otherwise the Airspeed suspension system worked great at minmizing back sweat. The rest of the pack seemed great, but unfortunately for me the pack ended up ebing uncomfortable, maybe because my bodytype is very thin. YMMV