Gear Review: Osprey Atmos 65 AG

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Osprey really knocks it outta the park (baseball euphemism) with this pack.  Detractors may call it small, but stop carrying a tent, grab a warmer bag, and fill the voids with beer and you’re good to go.

Easy access rear mesh is expandable and the water bottle mesh is compatible for a Nalgene holster.  Two large front pockets, two pocket on the hip belt, as well as two pockets in the brain will keep all of your essential gear organized and accessible.  The main compartment is roomy and has an easily removable sleeping bag divider.  Blah Blah blah.

The reason this pack holds up to the rigors of back country adventuring is two fold.  First Osprey has a 100% guarantee.  That’s a good deal.  Second, The Anti-Gravity or AG – I’m not overly found of this misrepresentation of science – system makes any load manageable.   Cushioned straps and a hefty Velcro adjustable hip belt evenly place the weight right a top your tush (if it’s not, go see you local gear shop to be fitted).  Then the pack has an open mesh backing with creates the most lovely of moisture-wicking drafts as you struggle up the mountain.  Comfort on all fronts.

Also, the brain comes off for a smaller day pack, but don’t expect to use the brain as a day pack.  It won’t work.   Comes with a rain cover and hydration port.  All and all this is a functional, reliable pack that will give you some comfort and organization along your favorite wanderings.  Here are some gear head specs.

Atmos/Ariel AG™ 65

$260
Backpacking
65 Litres / ~ 4,000 Cubic Inches

Load Range 30-50lbs

FABRIC
MAIN  
100D x 630D Nylon Dobby
ACCENT   210D High Tenacity Nylon
BOTTOM  420HD Nylon Packcloth