User Review: Osprey Atmos 65
Design: Atmos 65
Size: L (4000 ci)
Number of Pockets: 8+
Max. Load Carried: 50lbs
Height of Owner: 6' at 200lbs
Price Paid: $239
This pack rocks! Fairly light weight, not ultra light. Take the time to fit and pack it correctly, and it will feel like an ultra light. I purchased the newer version, 2009 I guess. It is a very nice upgrade from the earlier model. I love the vented waist and shoulder pads! The back vent works great as well.
I took off .5 star only for the hard access to the hip pockets. They are really quite small. Expect to carry your fire starter, chapstick, small candy or just a few items similar to these in those. I guess some deduction for the intrusion of space inside the pack, due to the vented back, may be appropriate, but all good things come with a cost.
It's worth a dry back to me. I have packed up to 50lbs for a 12 miler and it was perfection! Any heavier and you may want to split up some gear with your buddy. Many exterior pockets that can be compressed makes this pack a winner for me. you may want to consider purchasing a small pouch to add to the waist belt.
At full price it's a great value. Very nice pack built with quality materials! Good job Osprey! Oh yeah...It looks cool too!