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And you thought it couldn’t get any better.

The Atmos 65 Backpack has been a popular choice among serious backpackers for a few seasons now, and Osprey just upgraded it with a new back-panel design. Now the Atmos sits even closer to your back for better support when you really load this pack to the gills. Of course, Osprey kept the vented back panel and mesh straps to let cool air flow during hot summer backpacking trips. You also get a healthy helping of pockets to keep everything organized.

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4 5

Lightweight and roomy.

This pack has made me very happy. It's very lightweight, adjusts easily and is very roomy. Plenty of front and side pockets compliment the main topload compartment. Very durable very balanced. The hip pockets were pretty tight when adjusted properly and the suspension was kinda noisy but for the sale price I scored this at it was all good. Great pack.

Lightweight and roomy.
4 5

Classic

I recently used this pack on a 5 day / 4 night trip and I have positive things to say about this pack. I am nearly 5'10" with a 32" waist and Medium was a perfect fit. The 65L pack is a good size, holds a lot of gear but can still compress down pretty small.

PROS:
Good pocket system. Sleeping bag has its own home and pockets on the outside keep things easily at reach. Side pockets are good for water bottles, tent poles, whatever.

Wasn't too hot on my trip, but ventilation was real good.

Nice and light, but big enough to carry all your stuff. Dig it.

CONS:
Stretchy side pockets aren't too durable, but then again sandstone is rough on all fabrics.

Top pocket detaches, but I can't figure out how that helps me... As far as I can tell you need some cord to rig up a backpack

CONCLUSION:
After a first trip with this bag, I appreciated the build quality and layout of this pack. Osprey makes a good pack and there is a reason this pack has so many positive reviews.

5 5

The perfect pack for me...

I carried an Atmos 50 for quite awhile... until I realized how light the Atmos 65 is (just about 3 oz's more)... The compression straps on both bags are so good that I upgraded to the 65, but still treat it as if it were my 50. I can pack it lightly and cinch it down to where it makes a decent day pack, and then of course, open it wide whenever I want to carry everything I own on an extended trip. If you are on the fence between the two sizes, consider going with the (only slightly) larger pack. The weight difference is minimal, the shoulder and hip straps are more robustly padded, and the pack still carries well with less than 20 lbs. (P.S.- The updated 2012 version is coming soon and will allow for specific inch-by-inch adjustments of the torso length and will have a new hip strap system allowing for on-the-go adjustments... I can't wait!)

I was wondering if this is the New 2012...

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I was wondering if this is the New 2012 Osprey Packs Atmos 65 Backpack. Or is this one on the site shown for sale still the old one.

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The colors they have listed are 2011 models.

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The 2012's, as I understand, are not available yet, but should be quite soon. You will know when you see a price drop on the 2011's that the 2012's are in stock...

Is this the new 2012 Osprey Atmos 65 or...

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Is this the new 2012 Osprey Atmos 65 or the 2011?

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Judging from the color, I'd say it's the 2011.

Here's a link to Osprey's color choices for the 2012 Atmos 65.... http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/mens/atmos_65-new_2012?tab=purchase

I wondering if anyone can tell me if its...

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I wondering if anyone can tell me if its possible to strap a sleeping pad to the side of this pack? I strap it there on my pack now and like that location.

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Yes, you will be able to loosen the side straps and fit a sleeping bag on the side once you sinch the straps back down.

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Yes you should have no problem doing that. You can also put it under the top closure if you're looking to free up the straps on the bottom for a tent or something similar. The problem I see with strapping something to the side is it will throw off the balance of the pack unless you put something on both sides.

4 5

Solid

I love this pack! Right when i got it i took it on a 40 day backpacking trip in the southeast and it was perfect. As far as comfort goes the osprey suspension is incredible. The only drawback is that throughout my first journey with this pack a zipper broke, there was a tear in the bottom fabric, and a buckle snapped. I know that sounds awful but its a lightweight ultra comfortable pack and I can handle it getting a few bumps and bruises. Plus Osprey has a lifetime guarantee so ill be getting a brand new one very shortly. Rock on!

4 5

Solid

I love this pack! Right when i got it i took it on a 40 day backpacking trip in the southeast and it was perfect. As far as comfort goes the osprey suspension is incredible. The only drawback is that throughout my first journey with this pack a zipper broke, there was a tear in the bottom fabric, and a buckle snapped. I know that sounds awful but its a lightweight ultra comfortable pack and I can handle it getting a few bumps and bruises. Plus Osprey has a lifetime guarantee so ill be getting a brand new one very shortly. Rock on!

5 5

Osprey Atmos 65 - Great quality item

It was my first time using the Osprey series, and it was one of the most comfortable/reliable backpacks I've ever used. It is definitely lighter than others. I really liked its removable top compartment, removable sleeping bag straps on the bottom as well as its adjustable front pocket. Ventilation great! Back support great! Mesh pockets on the side belts are really useful. 5'10'' torse length 20in; medium fits me perfectly. Be sure to measure your torso length before making a purchase; very important! I don't normally use the bladder, but you can. For me, it's a bit expensive, but definitely well worth the money. Bottom line: it is my favorite weekend trips backpack. You should try this!

5 5

Great pack!

The Atmos 65 is my first Osprey pack and so far I really love this pack...Ive done a couple of trips so far with it. Tha last being a 4 day backpack/fishing excursion in the Appalachians. I go semi-light but I enjoy living comfortably in the woods and this pack had just enough room for my tent, Big Agnes bag, Firstneed XL purifyer, water bag, all of my little odds and ends, all of my food and fishing gear. I was just a hair over 35lbs with all of this. I know I could pack for a full week if done properly. the suspension system is really nice, which makes the pack ride just right! Im 5'8 and went with a med.

5 5

All Around

My best and most used pack. Big enough for multi-day hardcore adventure and can be compressed enough for carry-on luggage on a flight, domestic and international. Osprey has awesome cust service and guarantee.

Hey guys, I'm strongly leaning towards...

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Hey guys, I'm strongly leaning towards this pack but I have a a question for those who have been using it for a while:
How is your experience flying with it? I like the concept of the mesh airspeed system but it doesn't seem very durable - like if it were to be thrown in next to someone's heavy square metal piece of luggage on a flight, it might tear and mess up the suspension balance.

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I have traveled with the Aura 50 (the ladies version). It is one of my favorite travel pieces because it is small enough for carry-on, but big enough to fit 2 weeks of stuff in when I went to Costa Rica. I have not seen any wear and tear on the air mesh backpanel after two more adventures with it--though I have only used it for carry-on--and on top of that, if you even begin to see wear and tear, send it in to Osprey. They have a lifetime guarantee and will fix that no charge.

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Can be carried on a flight. Super durable and guaranteed.

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I've had no durability issues with it being thrown in cars, trains, etc. If you were really concerned you could throw it inside another bag for the flight. (I believe Osprey makes a series of covers just for this purpose).

The shoulder straps on this pack (and other...

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The shoulder straps on this pack (and other Osprey products) tend to rub the sides of my neck. After much adjusting, it seems that the space between the straps is not large enough for my short stumpy neck. Are there any brands that separate the shoulder straps more than others?

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Most backpacks come in a few sizes, meaning short, regular, and long.. if you are at either short or medium, try a longer pack. A lightweight microfiber towel across your shoulders might help the rubbing.

The best idea for you would be to get a proper sizing done at an outfitters

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I think the idea being presented is to get a more adjustable pack. Almost every brand of pack makes a basic, lighter-weight pack that has minimal adjustment but then makes a slightly heavier pack that has interchangeable parts or highly adjustable parts so you can find a fit that works the best for your body type.

The Atmos is the basic, lightweight, minimal-adjustment pack that Osprey makes. Their more ajustable pack is the Aether. The Aether 70 has harness/hipbelt that can be interchanged--so if you need a Large harness but need a Medium sized pack, that is doable.

However, I think Dwayne hit the nail on the head. If you are lucky and have a great nearby outfitter, go get fitted. Finding a pack that allows enough space for your amazingly muscular neck but can also be fine-tuned to your torso. Unfortunately, the more unique you are in body shape, the more you need to go in and get fitted.

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I agree with Dwayne, you should have a pro fit you to a pack. Everyone's fit is a little bit different, and it may be that you need to size up to get a wider spot for your neck. Problem is this could wreck the rest of the fit, but it's worth a shot. Either way, a trained professional can certainly help you find one that fits you.

Could the side compression straps be used...

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Could the side compression straps be used to hold some climbing equipment and/or skis?

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They could, I use the side straps on my packs all the time for that type of thing

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Good. I was just going to sew on some ski loops, but I guess I don't have to.

Can anyone answer this; I am very interested...

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Can anyone answer this; I am very interested in the pack. I am just about 19 in when measured at two different REI stores.
But I am being told to get this pack in a Large due to the way it runs small yet most reviews I read are saying a medium for guys taller and they fit well?
Also does anyone know anything about the Deuter ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack?
How does it compare?
Thanks.

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In truth you need to get hands on for yourself every one is built dffrent.

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I'm on the border between medium and large with most packs. With this one I definitely needed the large due to the stiffer mesh frame back. I used to use the the Deuter ACT Lite 65+10. The Deuter ACT is a great pack, but the mesh on the Osprey Atmos is much, much cooler.

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While these packs do run a tad short, I suggest you stay with a M. They really only run ~1" shorter than suggested sizing which puts you in the M sizing.

ACT Lite vs Atmos--the ventilation of the Atmos is far superior to the ACT Lite. The ACT Lite uses closed cell foam for padding on the back panel, the hipbelt and the shoulder harness which looks cushier but is pretty hot and bulky. The Atmos uses dye-cut foam (see pictures of hipbelt above--foam with space cut out) for the hipbelt and harness, which ventilates much better. Also, the back panel is the removed, trampolin style ventilated back panel.

While the ACT Lite is adjustable in torso length, the problem is that they are a One Size pack. The torso length goes up and down, but the harness and hipbelt don't change out--so if you are big-waisted and tall, this pack won't fit well because while the torso will adjust, you are stuck with a M hipbelt. While you are a little safer with the ACT Lite if you not a M/M/M, you aren't really gaining much by going that route.

Lastly, as far as carry, Osprey designs their packs to transfer the weight to your hips and then down through your legs. Therefore, their packs are modestly padded in the hipbelt/harness. And since those elements are not weight-bearing and are intended to simply hold the pack in place, they don't need the maximum padding.

I equate it to people who like arch support in their shoes (or structurally supportive packs), or super-cushioned shoes (packs that use bulky padding elements to cushion the weight).

I hope this helps and doesn't confuse more...

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