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Osprey Atmos 65

Osprey Atmos 65

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Osprey Atmos 65

Manufacturer: Osprey Packs

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 - 6 Votes


Page By: TorstenW

Created/Edited: Jun 8, 2007 / Jul 15, 2007

Object ID: 3372

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Product Description

The Atmos65 is a larger superlight style pack that has been designed for thru-hiking, overnight trips, and even week-long adventures. It brings Osprey's lightweight AirSpeed suspension, contoured mesh backpanel, waffle foam harness, and ergo-pull hipbelt to multi-day backpacking. A strong 10mm aluminum frame with titanium flex struts and slightly thicker harnessing will make sure that you won't be disappointed with the comfort of this well-featured pack.

retail price: $229.00

colors available: CinderCone Red, Slate Blue

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What Is Osprey's ErgoPull Hip-Belt?

The ErgoPull hipbelt, Osprey's often-imitated tensioning system, draws the load evenly over the user's hips, effectively avoiding pressure points.

Features Of the Atmos 65

•Floating Top Pocket/ Top and Bottom Loader Design
•AirSpeed suspension and ErgoPull Hipbelt
•Hydration Cavity Behind Mesh Panel with Tubing Port Holes
•Large Twin Front Pockets
•Durable High Tensile Nylon Fabrics
•Removable Sleeping Pad Straps
•Welded Stretch Woven Front Pocket
•Stretch Woven Side Pockets
•Welded Water Resistant Zippers
•Red Internal Compression Strap
•Zippered Mesh Hipbelt Pockets


•Carrying Capacity: 35-50 lbs
•Strong 10mm Aluminum Frame with Titanium Flex Struts
•Volumes: small>3800in/62liter medium>4000in/65liter large>4200in/68liter
•Weights: small>3lb7oz/1.56kg medium>3lb10oz/1.64kg large>3lb13oz/1.73kg
•210Denier broken twill high-tenacity Cordura nylon fabric
•210Denier double rip-stop high-tenacity Cordura nylon fabric



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TorstenWA Great Pack Overall

Voted 5/5

This larger superlight style pack is designed very well! The several zippered compartments make for easy organizing and loading, especially valuable for access to your essentials while on the trail. The mesh covered hydration cavity between the AirSpeed frame and your back make for a comfortable hike, if you get warm. Use of a hydration pack will offset the inconvenient accessability to your water bottles when stored in the stretch side pockets.

I have found the Atmos 65 to be rugged and comfortable. Like all Osprey packs, it is highly adjustable. Heavy loads carried over extended periods on the trail will make themselves known in the form of pack sag. The shoulder straps and hipbelt have been designed for big weight savings, so it is advisable to keep the overall packed weight down. The AirSpeed suspension is top-notch. If you plan smart, the Atmos 65 can easily replace some of the bigger packs...

Posted Jun 9, 2007 12:27 am

savgpncl1951Atmos 50

Hasn't voted

I have the smaller version of this bag and was disappointed with the zippered compartment on the lid -- it jams each and every time you access it. Very aggravating but a common problem on many mass produced packs. The suspension system is good if you keep the load light but it has been known to bend under loads over 30 lbs.
Posted Mar 5, 2008 2:49 pm

NormanAtmos 65

Voted 5/5

Bought this at REI with rebate after a year of checking every pack I could to replace my Alpine Lowe 7plus pound monster. My son and I both used this pack on a three day climb of Glacier Peak in WA. We are both very happy with its comfort, size, extras like the waist belt zipper pockets, dual ice axe loops with cool shock cord grippers for the handles, insteac of nylon loops, and more. We were a little concerned it could hold three days of junk, but we got 37 pounds in there...tent, bag food gear rope (shared junk), but no space problem. I am taking it on 5 days for Challenger next. I see no problem.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 5:58 pm

CrazySanManAtmos 65

Voted 5/5

I've taken this pack on two trips so far, both in Shenandoah National Park. I can load this pack with everything needed for a 3 day weekend trip and still have room. Even when loaded with 35-40 lbs I can barely feel the weight because the ErgoPull hip belt fits so well. I like having the extra pockets on the outside so I don't have to dig through the pack to look for my water filter or a pair of dry socks. Holding a reservoir in the suspension is an awesome space-saver. I love this pack.
Posted Jul 29, 2008 10:43 am

ajdenaliAtmos 65

Voted 1/5

I liked the overall design of this pack, but the hip belt and the shoulder straps were way to light weight for me. The shoulder straps in particular left bruises on me. Had to trade it in for something a little more heavy duty (and heavier!) but no worries.
Posted Mar 24, 2009 3:00 am

dakotaconcreteVery satisfied!

Hasn't voted

I've owned this product for just about three years now and I'm very pleased with how well its held up and functioned as an essential piece of gear.

If your endevours call for carrying anything less than 40-50lbs., this is your bag!
Posted May 29, 2009 3:45 am

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