User Review: Osprey Atmos 65
Size: 65(4200 cubic inches-size Large)
Number of Pockets: 7
Max. Load Carried: 45-50 lbs??
Height of Owner: 5'11"
Price Paid: $137
Well, 50 years of age recently hit me in the face. I have been doing a bit of day hiking for the last few years, but I haven't seriously backpacked for about 30 years. It was time to get back to it! But where to start with all the new packs and technologies?
I started my research online and liked what I read on the Atmos 65. I tried on on at a local shop and I was hooked! I just needed to get it for a price I wanted to pay. Scored it at Moab Sports as a 2008 closeout.
I just returned from an overnight trip on the AT. Yesterday I humped about 45-50 pounds with it (I was packing about 10-15 liters of water for my sisters I was meeting on the trail). In spite of my get gassed on the way up the mountain, the pack hauled it without any discomfort!
Today with a substantially lighter load, 8 miles never felt so effortless. Absolutely no problem! I am truly impressed with its comfort and ergonomics. Yeah, I've read some grousing about how its shape minimizes some of its usable space, but packed properly, this puppy can really haul!
I can't wait to try it for an extended weekend trip. Hope all my experiences with it will be this pleasurable!
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