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Osprey Men’s Atmos 65 AG Backpack - Product Review

Osprey Men's Atmos 65 AG Backpacks
Five exterior zippered pockets and three slip pockets.

Editor's Rating: (4.8 / 5)

Pros

  • Just under 4 pounds
  • Anti-Gravity suspension system
  • Lots of pockets
  • Removable floating lid

Cons

  • If not sized properly the water bottle side holder can be uncomfortable
  • The load lifters seem oddly placed

Our Take:

Osprey Men’s Atmos 65 AG Backpack is a good backpack for the thru-hiker who needs a sturdy pack that is made with high-quality materials inside and out that won’t tear in the first 1000 miles.

The Atmos includes a whole encompassing Anti-Gravity suspension system that allows the bag to sit very comfortably on your back while providing ventilation from the shoulders all the way down your back allowing the bag to rest comfortably against your back, removing much of the strain that comes along with lugging a 65L bag.

The suspension is distributed through the back into the hips aided by a very comfortable, larger hip belt while taking much of the weight off the shoulders.

The internal compression system helps keep the everything inside snug and stable to help weight distribution inside the pack.

There are also side straps to help carry any extra oddly shaped gear externally.

Having an adjustable harness that lengthens the bag vertically to give extra support for different sized backpackers There’s plenty of pockets for little and immediate items including a giant (relatively speaking) pocket on the hip belt, while the mesh side bottle holder holds up to a 32oz water jug and sits at an angle to make grabbing your water much easier.

The Osprey warranty is also one of the best in the business.

Highly recommend this pack.

Key Product Info:

Weight 4.6 lbs
Capacity 65L
Cubic Inches 3967"
Torso Length 23"

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    • Anti-Gravity suspension system
    • Lots of pockets
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    Cons
    • If not sized properly the water bottle side holder can be uncomfortable
    • The load lifters seem oddly placed

    Read our full review of the Osprey Men’s Atmos 65 AG Backpack


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Erik

Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.

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