Whether you spend a day ice climbing or go for an overnighter in the mountains, the Atmos 35 Backpack carries what you need.
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Great little pack
This is a great pack for anything from 1-3 days on the trail. It compresses well so that its not too big for a few pieces of gear on a day hike, but has enough volume to throw in enough food and gear for a couple of nights. The ability to stow a water bladder between the pack panel and the mesh saves space when you want to fill the whole thing. The external pockets add quite a bit of space. The stretchy panel on the back is endlessly convenient. Looks like Osprey has discontinued it for now, but I hope it comes back.
The clown car of backpacks
Great backpack! Bought mine for weekends but pretty sure I could go a week on this pack. Very rugged, very well designed, and if I didn't know better I'd swear it was bigger than 35L. Would definitely recommend.
How does this pack differ from the regular...
How does this pack differ from the regular Atmos 35 Pack?
Decent pack for travel
I took this pack to the bottom of the Grand Canyon earlier this year. It is great as a overnight pack when you don't need to carry all your gear (we stayed at Phantom Ranch). After about 25 miles of canyon hiking, the hip belt was starting to annoy me some, it could use better padding. It is small enough to use as a carry on for airliners and can carry enough stuff for a traveling trip lasting a few days.
Had to return it... even at SAC price.
Oh man how I wanted to love it. As per the sizing recommendations I went with a medium (I am 6' with an 18" torso, 180 lbs.) and was never truly comfortable. I never felt that the shoulder strap attachment points were high enough to even give the hip pads a proper go at weight dispersion. I did a few overnighters (essentially car camping) and five miles with base summer gear and 2L of water (~15lbs) to get a feel for it and while I wasn't in pain, the upper part of the aluminum frame would rub my shoulders causing discomfort. I'm skeptical about the torso sizing too, I always thought the hip pads sat too high on my hips (it looked that way too).On the plus side, you can pack the crap out of this thing and not worry about the zippers bursting, you just have to be creative with your packing. I use compression bags and that worked well. Two medium sized compression sacks (fart-sack, clothes), a Hennessy UL explorer, a XS Sea-to-summit mesh sack and a Jet Boil fit with room to spare (for food most likely). A TR trail-lite pad strapped to the outside bag straps. The Airspeed mesh definitely made an obvious difference with sweat, while not totally keeping me dry the middle of my back was bone dry. The pack really hugs your body and as minimal as the straps and pads are they are pretty comfortable, light loads granted. Very breathable. Just not for me.
I wish I could give a clear opinion on this pack...but I can't. I love the mesh back panel and it's a good size for ultralight backpacking. I've done a few multi-day trips with about 16-22 pounds and the pack has performed well. The shoulder straps are fairly comfortable and provide a good fit. I'm not a huge fan of the shape, it's too wide at the bottom...three or four beers and you might be able to look beyond it! The side pockets are impossible to access because the designers put synch straps right over them. When I'm hiking alone, I have to take the pack off just to get my Platypus water bottles out and back in. Don't even think about a Nalgene, it won't fit. This pack has been good to me, but I think there are better options out there.
Osprey packs are amazing but this pack is a POS. The model isn't bad, the new atmos packs are very good, but this years model is a bust. Large aluminum frame(I'm 6ft tall) dug into my shoulder blades regardless of the adjustment, some crazy uncomfortable straps that also dug into me neck. I've had 5 different osprey packs and I would give them all 10/10, this one deserves about a 3/10. Really no idea how this got through ospreys design team because it's just awful. Go out and buy the osprey talon instead, best...pack...ever.EDIT: I forgot, the back mesh panel basically traps all the heat inside like a small greenhouse because when the backpack is against your back, there is not a single place for the warm air to escape unlike the newer models. Ya, I'm not exaggerating on that. I am convinced that anyone who thinks this is a good pack has never tried on anything better than a school backpack. Oh, and good luck fitting 2300 CU IN in this thing...even if you somehow did, with the lightest equipment you could find, it would still be to much weight for the straps and frame.
Since my boyfriend loves to hike, I thought I would surprise him with this backpack. He absolutely loves this thing. Took it on a long day hike and made all the weight he was carrying seem like nothing. The vented suspension system is awesome! While others on the hike were complaining about how sweaty their backs were, he was not. His back was pretty dry. Very comfortable pack although one thing my boyfriend did complain a little bit about was after a hours of hiking the lower part of the backpack irritated his back. It may have been the aluminum frame hitting his lower back. "Some more adjustments for next time and it'll be perfect" he says. Overall, very durable and roomy.
The description for this pack says it has...
The description for this pack says it has a sleeping bag compartment, but does the compartment have a divider and external access to the compartment?
I own this bag and I can say that it does not have a sleeping bag compartment. You would be hard-pressed to fit anything other than an ultralight down bag in the main compartment. Whenever I secure my bag to this pack, I use the ('sleeping pad') straps on the bottom of the pack. And dude, this sack rocks!
The description for this pack says it has...
The description for this pack says it has a sleeping bag compartment, but does the compartment have a divider and external access to the compartment?
No external access or divider. I am assuming it's either an error in the description, or they mean the bottom of the pack....
Nope, she ain't got no sleeping bag compartment. The way this bag forces you to pack you'll be adding extra weight to the worst possible place (lower part of the bag farthest away from your body) if your bag is heavy (3+lbs.) and you can't fit it in the main compartment. It's a good summer pack.
Osprey rocks....but this pack must have been the one that fell off the rocks
I will have to agree with the review entitled, "Great pack for grandmas, horrible for outdoor enthusiast".
The neck on the straps is too narrow....I've tried adjusting every strap on the pack to aid in this issue to no avail so it is very body type specific.
The above description says...
- Stow anything from a jacket to a bike helmet to your snowshoes in the welded stretch woven front pocket. Removable sleeping pad straps and dual ice axe loops speak to this backpack's versatilityâspend the night in the woods in summer or ice climb in winter with the Atmos 35.
I WOULD NEVER PUT SNOW SHOES NEAR THIS PACK, ICE AXES ARE A WORSE IDEA. THE MATERIAL WILL SNAG, RIP, TEAR, FALL APART.
My biggest issue with this pack was that they say it would be good for ice climbing. Nothing on this pack says cold weather, The straps, buckles, zippers, and adjustments CAN NOT BE MANAGED with gloves on. I just got back from Ouray, CO. and avoided putting my tools on the pack b/c I'd have to take my gloves on and off to make the switch, so I was always hiking around with the tools in my hands which made moving from climb to climb difficult.
Pack sucks get a different Osprey or BD pack.
Well made; Nice fit
I've used this pack for a number of day hikes and some canyoneering and it has served me well. I've loaded it to as much as 32 lbs and it's got a nice distribution and comfort between the shoulders and hips and felt like it could easily handle 10 more lbs.
I've used this pack for a number of day hikes and some canyoneering and it has served me well. I've loaded it to as much as 32 lbs and it's got nice distribution between the shoulders and hips and felt like it could easily handle 10 more lbs and still remain comfortable. The outer stretch pocket can accommodate quite a bit and the hip belt pockets are great for snacks, sunglasses, multitool, etc.
This bag is perfection
I really wanted a solid bag that had a zipper rather than clips to access the main compartment and this bag met all my expectations and then some. It is perfect for all outdoor sports. The pocket that leads to the mesh back lining is perfect for drying wet clothes while on the move. The waist straps are a little underpadded, but the pockets make keeping bars and jells close at hand.
Around Mt. Lady Washington
Skirting Mount Lady Washington on the way up Longs Peak.
Made For Smaller Frames
I got this pack for My wife. She tried a North Face pack before but it just didn't fit right. She loves this Pack. Fits great, has an awesome pannel on the back that allows a massive amount of air to flow over your back and helps you keep your back sweat regulated. She can wear it high and tight or let it drop down low. However, when we go camping, I usually haul most of the gear and let her enjoy herself with a lighter pack. So, if you are looking for a pack that you can take on a long trip (even if you go ultra lite) you might want to look at something else.
Great pack for grandmas, horrible for outdoor enthusiast
Bought the pack to replace a Vortex pack that had worn out from Serious abuse over the last 10 years. I also have a BD pack (black diamond) similar story. This Osprey pack is one trip old, One single trip to Redrocks, NV. for some climbing and b/c it is a new pack I was babying the piece of crap and still it shows a lot of wear. The material can't handle any type of abrasion....anywhere, heaven forbid the bottom of the pack. The bottom shows serious wear...what I would expect if I had used the pack for five season in yosemite.
Other notable problem is I ordered a large, I am 5'9 165 lbs and very average. The shoulder straps are to narrow for my neck. and awkward. If hiking hard, it kinda feels like someone has a string around my neck cutting off circulation to my juglar's.
Dont get this pack unless it is free and you can sell it to a sucker and buy a real pack.
Is this a good pack to use for school as...
Is this a good pack to use for school as well as overnights?
I just got this osprey a few weeks ago and have been using it for this semster and I love it! Can't really say enough about it. The flex system that's set to hold somewhere around 30ish lbs is great for my full load of books, I can hardly tell that I'm packing around so much weight. I wasn't too sure about the size at first but after packing it with all my books and whatnot it's turned out perfect. If you can find it on SAC then it's a must have.
Does this have enough room for a small...
Does this have enough room for a small tent and sleeping bag for overnight trips?
Jeff Gerhard: This pack has enough room for a ultralight sleeping bag & tent but not much room for anything else @ the same time. You could probably pull it off in the summer months when your clothes bag is much smaller. paulba: I agree with Jeff. I have used it for several overnight backpacking trips, but only in the summer, and when packing pretty light. I brought a 2 person tent a +45 degree synthetic bag (pretty small), 2L water, hose, clothes, MSR pocket rocket stove+fuel, food. It is a tight fit, but def can be done.
Great Pack, But Not For What I Needed
I was looking for a backpack that I could carry-on to plane and use for a two-week trekking trip to Thailand. The air-flow back was very appealing because I sweat alot and Thailand is quite hot and humid. The problem was the arc in the frame was a concern though when cramming it into a overhead. The arc also made it more rigid so you couldn't stuff it as much. I really hated to, but I ended up returing it and wound getting a Osprey Kestrel 38 which looks like a better fit for my purpose and I got a few extra L's of space. My wife got a Osprey Talon 44 which is even better for carry-on travel. Very light and alot of room and still makes it in the carry-on restrictions. Osprey is a great pack and they are a great company. We called them and they were extremely helpful.
One other thing...they are supposed to be improving the Atmos next year so it should be even better.