User Review: Osprey Atmos 65
Max. Load Carried: 35 lbs
Height of Owner: 5' 7"
Price Paid: $225
I really loved how this pack felt in the store. the Airspeed suspension back-panel section seemed like it would be great given I live in Arizona and your back can get really sweaty humping a pack around.
The main problem with this pack is that that awesome Airspeed suspension is so far off your back that it takes up A LOT of room in the main compartment. No way the usable room of the pack is 65L with that Airspeed back panel taking up all that room. Had to return it after a couple of trips (Thanks, REI).
I have since gone ultralight, and the newer Osprey Exos series gets it right. the Exos still has the Airspeed suspension, but it much shallower. It is still deep enough to allow air to circulate behind your bag, but shallow enough not to eat up any space in the main compartment, and it's a POUND lighter than the Atmos!