User Review: Osprey Atmos 35
Design: Front loading
Number of Pockets: 1 main, 1 small, 2 hipbelt
Max. Load Carried: 25 lbs
Height of Owner: 6'4"
Price Paid: $129 something
I've used this pack in the Gorge, to climb (hike) Mt St Helens in winter, climb and scramble all around Mt. Ranier, Mt. Adams, Mt Jefferson, and Mt. Hood. I also use it for backcountry ski trips. I carry the gear for two people as my wife has a bad back. This is the third Osprey pack I've owned.
Good - Very comfortable fit (I'm 6'4"). The hipbelt pockets are quite nice, my Canon digital camera fits well along with a whole side of Fig Newtons! I've never experienced any chafing or pressure points with the hip belt or shoulder straps. I carry up to 30 pounds max.
I mainly use it for winter sports so I can carry and/or stash extra clothes and gear. The two side pockets carry two bike bottles very well. Because I have long monkey arms I can grab a bottle from the side, but those of lesser stature may not be able to.
Cons - Unlike my two older Osprey packs, the bottom is the same lightweight material as the rest of the pack. A strip of extra duty material would make the bottom more bullet proof. The main compartment zipper config. is a little funky and it takes two hands to get into the main compartment. Also, my gear gets wet in rain or wet snow so a pack cover is the go in these conditions.