The Osprey Atmos 65 - Find Out If It Is The Right Backpack For You

By: Alex Burciaga

The Osprey Atmos 65 is an extremely well-designed and crafted backpack. It is an internal frame pack that is 30 inches high, 14 inches wide and 12 inches deep. It is very light in weight and comes with a number of pockets in the right places. Every serious trekker would immediately recognize the amount of thought that has gone into the design and crafting of this model. They would therefore find the various features of the backpack extremely useful.

The sleeping bag fits at the bottom of the backpack, and makes it stand upright when placed on the ground. There are side pockets for water bottles placed at the right spots, making them easily accessible. One of the best features of the pack is its mesh back panel and side crescent ventilation. This keeps the back free of sweat even when the backpack is in close contact with the body. It keeps the body well-ventilated and at the same time, keeps the pack snuggly fit to the body.

The Osprey Atmos 65 comes in three sizes - small, medium and large. The medium size has 4,000 cubic inches at 3 pounds 9 ounces. The small and large models have 200 cubic inches less or more respectively. The pack comes with a LightWire alloy frame and a proprietary AirSpeed suspension system. The hip belt and foam harnesses are made of Biostretch mesh to provide a comfortable fit and to evenly distribute the weight of the pack. A "stow on the go" trekking pole attachment allows trekkers to have both hands free for various activities.

The Atmos 65 is a top loading pack with several pouches and pockets for gear, wet clothes and various sundry items. All the enclosures are strategically located for easy and quick access. A hydration sleeve with a prominently marked exit port is provides to ensure the trekker is well hydrated during the trail. The pack comes in different colors including aspen gold, green apple and graphite.

A backpack is useless if it just isn't comfortable. All the zippers, innovative pockets, waterproofing, flaps, and storage won't signify zero if the pack isn't fundamentally balanced and well-designed. The Atmos is the two. Moreover to a sound simple style, this pack has a ton of awesome bells and whistles: the light-but-tough foam shoulder straps and hipbelt; the tensioned mesh layer that lets air to flow between the pack and my back; the zipper pouches on the hipbelt that hold small foods, cameras or tools; the well-placed loops and straps for hard-to-carry equipment like helmets, ice axes and hiking poles; and the two remarkably deep zipper pouches on the pack's front.

Mike Pfotenhauer is the chief designer and founder of the Osprey company. The attention to detail that has gone into the design of the Osprey Atmos 65 speaks volumes about his expertise. He resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where the factories that build the Osprey Atmos 65 are located. This allows him to oversee the manufacturing process, labor standards and various aspects that go into ensuring that the product is truly world class.

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