Atmos 65 (2009)


Atmos 65 (2009)
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Atmos 65 (2009)
Manufacturer Osprey
Page By Scarp172
Page Type Mar 24, 2011 / Mar 24, 2011
Object ID 7612
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Product Description

Material: 210D double ripstop Cordura nylon, 210D broken twill high-tenacity Cordura nylon, stretch woven nylon with Lycra

Volume: [S] 3800cu in (62L); [M] 4000cu in (65L); [L] 4200cu in (68L)

Suspension: 10mm aluminum frame, twin titanium struts, thermo-formed harness & hip-belt, ventilated back panel
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Torso Adjustment: Yes
Detachable Pack: No
Sleeping Bag Compartment: Yes
Rain Cover: No
Access Types: Top, left front zip pocket
Pockets: [External] 1 lid, 2 front, 2 side, 2 hip; [Internal] 1 lid Snowboard Carry: No
Ski Carry: No
Gear Loops: 2
Ice Axe Loops: No
Shovel Pocket: No
Weight: [S] 3 lb 6oz (1530g) [M] 3 lb 9oz (1630g); [L] 3 lb 8oz (1570g) Recommended Use: Overnight, weekend backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime (Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee)


The Atmos 65 Backpack has been a popular choice among serious backpackers for a few seasons and Osprey upgraded it with a new back-panel design. Now the Atmos sits even closer to the wearer's back for better support when the pack is fully loaded. This provides better mobility, more comfort, and less strain on the wearer without the loss of ventilation or cooling.

AirSpeed Suspension with LightWire alloy frame and 3D tensioned breathable mesh backpanel with side ventilation

Stow on the Go trekking panel attachment. Stow trekking poles one handed when you need your hands for other things.

The white portions of the outer panel allow light into the main compartment of the pack. This is an often overlooked, but very useful, feature. You can now see into the depths of your pack without a headlamp if the sun is out.



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Scarp172 - Mar 24, 2011 6:08 pm - Voted 5/5

Great pack!
I've been using this pack since 2009 for hiking, backpacking, and mostly mountaineering. It's a lightweight pack and it's comfortable packing up to around 40 pounds, but I try to stay 25 and under unless we're going out for an extended period. That said, I can still get all of my gear and some group gear in it without problems.
There are plenty of pockets to organize your stuff inside and out.
The backpanel, straps, and hipbelt are by far my favorite features of this pack! They keep you cool in hot weather and are super comfortable. Even when it's loaded full, I sometimes forget I'm wearing the pack. The compression keeps the load from moving too.
The "light panels" on the main compartment are really great. It's not something you notice (it's not even on the product tag or webpage) until you're peering into your pack on a sunny day and notice that it's lit up in there and you can see everything (provided your pack isn't full to the brim).
The Stow on the Go system for trekking poles was something that I thought I'd never use, but its become one of those 'can't live without' things in the mountains. My buddy has the 2008 Atmos and when we stop to store our poles I can do my own, but he either has to have me strap his to his pack for him or take off his pack to do it. This might seem trivial, but it saves time and effort. They stay nice and secure too, but it takes a little getting used to knowing how far they stick out behind you if you have 2-piece or less-collapsible poles.
My only criticism of the pack has been that it isn't in the least bit water resistant. If you get caught in a rainshower without a cover, expect to gain some weight. I got a raincover and solved that problem, though I still keep the important things in garbage bags in my pack to keep them dry.
Overall this has been a great pack. Lightweight, extremely durable, comfortable and handy. Everything I could ask for. Not to mention it looks nice too.

alpinelight - May 4, 2011 12:04 pm - Voted 5/5

Nice review
Osprey packs are indeed great. I have one that is getting quite old but is still a great pack.

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