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Award-winning and upgraded.

Even though the Atmos 50 Backpack already won Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award, Osprey updated it with a new low-profile back panel. This Airspeed design places the pack closer to your back for better support and greater long-distance comfort, without sacrificing breathability. Several pockets and a large front flap help you keep everything well organized.
  • 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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Currently considering the Osprey Atmos 50,...

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Currently considering the Osprey Atmos 50, but also saw a North Face Alteo 50. Any suggestions as to which one would be better? The Osprey Atmos 50 or North Face Alteo 50?
Also, does the new iteration of the Atmos 50 have a separate zippered compartment for the sleeping bag, or is that only in the Atmos 65?

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I was looking into both of the backpacks that you were interested in first off the Atmos 50 does no come with the separate compartment for your sleeping bag only the Atmos 65 comes with that feature. As for the differences between the Atmos 50 and the North Face Alteo 50 is that the Atmos 50 is going to be a lighter pack by a few ounces and the Atmos pack will have a few more external pockets to organize smaller items. They both have a removable lid for smaller day hikes so you do not have to carry that whole bag around. Overall you will be able to pack more into the Atmos pack and you bill be able to get a more accurate size for the bag since it comes in Small, Medium, and Large where as the North Face pack just comes in a S/M and M/L version. If you have any more specific questions please let me know and I can get them answered for you.

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Michael Greer, thanks for the reply! It's nice to know some had the same dilemma as I did. So I guess you got the Osprey right? Currently, what's bugging me about the Atmos is having to pull out everything when I need the tent, and in my case, it always rains when I reach the campsite, so looks like I have to figure out how to pack differently. How did you find the Atmos, and where the factors you mentioned above the reason why you chose the Atmos over the Alteo?

I'm looking for both backpacking and travel...

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I'm looking for both backpacking and travel with this. On the backpacking side it seems perfect, but I haven't seen much on travel. I don't doubt it would be great if I were checking a bag, but sometimes I try not to do that...does anyone have a clue if this could fit in the overhead compartment on a plane?

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50 liters is a little big for most airline restrictions. Look for something more like 35 liters.... which of course means it probably will be too small for your backpacking needs....

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Hey J,

Most airlines follow the guideline of 45 liner inches (L + W + H) as their maximum dimensions for a carry on. This pack is about 60 linear inches packed out. My suggestions would be to pack it out with the gear you need to fly with and cinch that puppy down. Then when you get to your destination buy the remaining essentials that would be easy to pick up at your destination (food) and you should be set. Or honestly factor into your budget checking a bag, it will really save you the headache.

Great for winter hikes

Great for winter hikes

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I am extremely happy with this pack; I have both a larger and a smaller osprey pack but I always seem to find an excuse to bring this one. I have carried around 50lbs in this but would not attempt to pack much more than that.

Whats the biggest water bladder this bag...

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Whats the biggest water bladder this bag could take, I've a 4L gravity works filter bag I'd like to use, alternatively a 3L bag also from platypus?

Thank you,

Chris

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Chris,

I have this pack and my 3L osprey bladder fits with plenty of room. I imagine a 4L would easily fit.

4 5

Seems like an awesome pack.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This was my first backpacking backpack, so I don't really have any other gear to compare it to, but here's what I think anyway:
It seems like an extremely durable, heavy duty backpack. I haven't used it on the trail yet, but I am excited to get some dirt on it. It is very adjustable (I ordered a medium and am 6' tall) and feels great on my back. I love having the pockets on the front waist straps for quick access to important pieces.
I have two small complaints with it though. It doesn't sit up on its own, which is pretty annoying when you're loading it. And with the curved back, the inside is curved also, making it a little difficult to stuff things in the bottom of the pack.
Overall, I'm certain this will be an awesome backpack that will last me for years.

5 5

Great pack!

  • 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...

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I am 6' tall, 140 lbs, and my torso length is 17.5". Would size small be best for me?

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Hey Dan,

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.

3 5

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.

5 5

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...

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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?

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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"

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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

5 5

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.

Awesome pack for long distance

I'm buying my first pack, I had a friend...

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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 :/

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Hey,

You'll definitely want to go Large then.

5 5

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!

4 5

The Choice

  • 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.

The Choice
5 5

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...

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Can you fit a bear canister comfortably in this pack?

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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.

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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.

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Do you have the 50 or 65?

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Do you have the 50 or 65?

Hipbelt Detail

Hipbelt Detail

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This a close-up of how the insert in the hipbelt can be unvelcro'ed and extend out to give you better coverage...

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