The Atmos 65 brings a ventilated mesh backpanel with side crescent to multi-day backpacking. An ultra-comfortable waffle foam harness and hipbelt provides superb fit while our AirSpeed suspension provides great carry.
* Floating top pocket.
* 2 side zippered front pockets.
Volumes and Weights.
Size cu. in. liter lbs/oz kg.
S 3800 62 3/7 1.55.
M 4000 65 3/9 1.63.
L 4200 68 3/12 1.70
Updated for 2012! A long-time favorite among AT thru-hikers and fast-and-light backpackers, the Atmos 65 combines both durability and lightweight performance. A redesigned harness and adjustable hipbelt now provide even better comfort and fit.
The Osprey Atmos 65 pack redefines expectations for weight, ventilation and comfort. An updated suspension provides a customized fit for greater comfort than ever on the trail.
The series that redefined expectations about weight, ventilation, and comfort in backpacking, is about to do it again. The radically updated AirSpeed™ suspension of Osprey’s Atmos now provides customized fit, with fully adjustable torso length, interchangeable harnesses, and adjustable hipbelt fit. It all adds up to an even better fit and greater comfort on the trail.
|Access:||Top Loading w/ Lower Sleeping Bag Compartment|
|Adjustable torso:||Lightweight backpack|
|Bottom Width:||16 in|
|Capacity:||S 3783 cu in. / 3 M 3967 cu in. / L 4150 cu in.|
|Depth:||7 1⁄2 in|
|Dimension:||(H x W x D)|
|Dimensions:||30 x 14 x 12 in.|
|Fits Torso:||Medium: 18"-20.5" Large: >20"|
|Fits Waist:||Medium: 30"-34" Large: >33"|
|Frame Type:||Internal frame|
|Frame material:||62 liters|
|Gear capacity (L):||Internal|
|Gear capacity (cu. in.):||Internal|
|Handle Drop:||2 1⁄2 in|
|Handle Length:||8 in|
|Hydration Compatible:||yes, hydration sleeve|
|Ice Axe Loops:||2|
|Material:||210 D high tenacity twill nylon / 100 D high tenacity mini ripstop nylon|
|Max Weight Capacity:||40 lb|
|Maximum Weight:||50 lbs|
|Middle Width:||12 1⁄2 in|
|Number of Pockets:||8|
|Number of exterior pockets:||4,150 cubic inches|
|Number of stays:||65 liters|
|Optimal Load Range:||30-50 lb|
|Pack Capacity:||62 L|
|Pack Fabric (Primary):||210D HT nylon twill|
|Pack access:||3,967 cubic inches|
|Pack loading:||3,783 cubic inches|
|Padded Laptop Compartment:||No|
|Pockets:||1 front stretch, 2 side stretch mesh, 2 hip-belt zippered, 2 front large zip, 1 top|
|Raincover included:||3 lbs. 9 oz.|
|Recommended Use:||Multi-Day and Extended Lightweight Backpacking|
|Separate Sleeping Bag Compartment:||Removable straps|
|Size:||M 31" x 17" x 16"|
|Sleeping bag compartment:||3 lbs. 6 oz.|
|Sternum Strap:||Yes; Adjustable Position|
|Strap Drop:||14 in|
|Strap Length:||36 in|
|Support / Suspension:||AirSpeed back panel, LightWire frame|
|Suspended mesh back panel:||68 liters|
|Suspension:||LightWire Alloy frame|
|Top Width:||11 in|
|Torso Length:||S <18.5 in.M 18-20.5 in.L >20 in.|
|Trekking Pole Loops:||yes|
|Trip Length:||Extended Trip (>3 nights)|
|Type:||Internal Frame Backpack|
|Volume:||S 3783 cu. in.M 3967 cu. in.L 4150 cu. in.|
|Volume Range:||60-69 Liters|
|Weight:||S 3 lb. 6 oz.M 3 lb. 9 oz.L 3 lb. 12 oz.|
|Weight - metric:||Lightweight backpack|
|Weight Capacity:||30-50 lb.|
|•LG:||3 lbs 10 oz / 1.64 kg.|
|•MD:||3 lbs 9 oz / 1.59 kg.|
|•SM:||3 lbs 6 oz / 1.53 kg.|
|Diesel Viker Straight 88Z|
|Osprey Atmos 50||$144.98 - $199.00|
I have only used this pack once, but it was enough to convince me of it's superiority!
The air frame is super nice when it gets warm...say good bye to sweaty backs. My last pack was a 5+ pound dana design top loader with a fairly hefty hip belt. This pack's belt is much simpler but in no way does it sacrifice on comfort. Being that the pack weighs a scant 3.5 pounds sure helps too! Just picking it up while its empty, you have to wonder if it is going to hold up, and it does!
The curvature of the wireframe does make packing a little weird. Where the frame peaks out, it almost separates the load up and down sometimes causing tension in the outside pockets if you have it packed tight, but it is not really a problem.
Inserting the Camelbak bladder was a little difficult because the wireframe kind of squeezes the bladder in it's holder, but also, not a deal breaker.
The variety of pockets on the pack is super helpful for separating gear and making it easy to get out the things you need when you need them.
I am super happy with this guy!
I have to agree with the review preceding mine, this pack did not live up to the hype and I really wanted it too. First of all I hate the newer suspension systems backpack manufacturers are making. I have tried them out on a few models and just can't get over my distaste for them. First the suspension systems dig into packing space and take away from total volume by creating an uneven storage compartment making it difficult to load. Then there is the issue that these suspensions displace the load away from the back making it harder to balance loads. Call me traditional, but I like to distribute the weight directly off of my hips allowing my shoulders to rest a bit (I took the suspension out the second go around on the trail). The shoulder straps never fit me right. I was concerned about this when pack fitting and finding the right size at the shop, but when I got it out onto the trail it just resignated the entire trip. The straps just dug into my shoulders and I could never maintain that balance so I felt as if I was readjusting ever half hour or so. Finally the chest strap broke on my 3rd adventure with this pack and I knew then I had had enough. The plastic buckles at times came loose and I was carrying around 25-35 lbs on 5 day backcountry adventures. What I did like about this pack is the flexible nature of the packs front pouch. The capacity without the suspension was much improved. I was just never really impressed with the load distribution and wanted more in regards to comfort. Bottom line, it just did not work for me, but anatomically it may work for someone of different dimensions. I am 5'10" about 165 and this pack fit me in the medium and I could almost make a large work, but stuck with the medium. Keep in mind height has nothing to do with fitting, torso lengths can vary considerably in people of the same height so it is personal discretion.
i wish i could say i had the same experience that the other reviewers had with this pack, but it completely let me down . i had started the pct with a brand new one, loaded with 35-just under 40 lbs with water, and within a week, the zipper tore on the inside that keeps tension on the back panel, and the wire frame stay bent, which allowed the frame to shift and the load was never positioned correctly on my shoulders. i managed to fix the frame problem, but the corners were rubbing on my hips so badly (mind you i tried everything body glide, moleskin, duct tape, more clothes, less clothes etc) that i literally bled through my shirt, and have scars. on top of all that, the hip belt pockets i found basically useless, i'm not sure how it made it past R&D, but the corners of the frame as well as the shoulder straps overlap the rear part of the zippers, as well as the pockets, so using the whole pocket is basically impossible.
after all that there were some positive things about the pack, like the layout and the weight, but i think that it needed a lot more work before recommending it for a thru-hike.
Disclaimer: I own the 2010 version.
First of all, the good:
Love all of the thoughtful design features typical for an Osprey. Everything works as it should, and then some. Lots of storage, inside and out, and the mesh back panel works wonderfully for ventilation.
However, the bad part is probably the most important: comfort. The hip belt eventually digs into my hips after only 1 day of backpacking. Also, I have protruding SI joints, and the bottom of the back panel sits right on them. It is not a cushioned pad, but rather an extension of the mesh. After a day of hiking, my SI joints are rubbed raw.
It looks like Osprey has addressed these problems in their 2012 version, which is great! I'm sure the 2012 would be a 5 star pack for me.