Osprey Atmos 65 Review – An Honest Breakdown

Product Name: Osprey Atmos AG 65

Brand Name: Osprey

Fabric: Nylon (100D x 630D)

Capacity: 65L

A good place to buy: Amazon

Size of Backpack: Small, Medium, Large

Weight: 4 lbs. 9 oz

Type: Internal Frame

Warranty: Osprey’s All Mighty Guarantee (Lifetime)

Osprey Atmos AG 65 Review

Are you a hiker, backpacker or a world traveler? Have you ever wondered if that perfect backpack for your hiking, backpacking or world traveling would ever be created? Ever wondered if that perfect pack that would make your journey comfortable would ever be made? Are you in the market looking for a pack that was designed to encourage an impressive amount of ventilation?

Look no further because my Osprey Atmos 65 review would show you the reasons why the Osprey Packs Atmos AG 65 Backpacking Pack is considered one of the best ever produced.

It is no news that one of the issues that a lot of hikers or backpackers have to deal with during a trip is a lack of proper ventilation. Well, worry no more because the Osprey Atmos AG 65 was designed to put a stop to that. Without sacrificing the features of an internal frame backpack this bag was created so you can enjoy your journey without having to worry about a wet back.

It has a properly designed storage, was made with durable materials and it was specifically customized to fit the needs of its user. Osprey is one of the major producers of backpacks for adventurers and they are dedicated to producing quality products which has been the backbone of their company and has made them stand out from others.

The designing and styling of their products have remained rather consistent with some few changes in some of their products to make them more modernized. Most adventurers find the styling of their products to be ideal for their trips due to the way the pack was designed.

If you are awesome and you are in the market for a pack that is equally awesome then the Osprey Atmos AG 65 was made for you. It fits comfortably with soft open-mesh shoulder straps foams and has a very comfortable frame and suspension which is perfect for backpackers, world travelers or hikers.

While this backpack might be perfect for most people, it is not for others. It always boils down to personal preferences.

It does not matter if you are a beginner or an experienced adventurer. The Atmos AG 65 was made to be user-friendly to make your journey comfortable as much as possible.

Go With The Right Size

The Atmos AG 65 comes with three different sizes which are the small, medium and the large. Find the right fit for you by taking some time to figure this out. You should check out this post from Osprey that can help you know how to measure your back and determine your size.

What Makes The Atoms AG 65 So Special

Apart from the other awesome features of the Osprey Atmos AG 65, one that stands out is its anti-gravity suspension which makes the pack to be very comfortable having really great ventilation. Try to picture having a dry back almost throughout your journey.

It is an amazing feeling and you can be rest assured that the Osprey design team took that into consideration making the Atmos AG 65 design in a way that would keep the sweat off your back, unlike any backpack you have ever seen or made use of.

This is one of those features that would make you wonder why all backpacks cannot be created this way. As soon as you put it on the first thing you would notice is how evenly the anti-gravity suspension system spreads out the load. It takes the trampoline-style suspension to a whole new level suspending the entire back panel and also the hip belt.

The awesome part is that this does not compromise the layout of the rest of the backpack. The pack was made with durable materials that have not shown signs of too much wear over a long period of usage.

More Of Its Awesome Features

Walk with me as I show you some awesome features that make the Atmos AG to be considered an ideal backpack for hikers, world travelers or backpackers.

Create the perfect fit: With the fit-on-the-fly hip belt been able to extend about 5 inches, Osprey made it possible for the hip belt of the Atmos AG 65 to be able to be adjusted to get the perfect fit which also serves the purpose of transferring some weights off your back.

You should be able to find a hip size that is right for you either from the small, medium or large sizes of the Atmos AG 65 packs. The fit on the fly adjustment system also allows for a reasonable amount of vertical range when adjusting the shoulder straps which can allow the user to adjust the torso length to their specific needs.

Maintain a streamlined position: Do you try to squeeze in your bag to try to make your pack more fit or to try to reduce the mass of the pack by making it smaller? Then be glad that Osprey included a double upper and lower side compression straps which can help stabilize your loads maintaining a streamlined position.

Stay hydrated: Though sold separately the Osprey Atmos AG 65 has an internal hydration sleeve that is able to store up to 3L of liquid. This is an awesome feature to have because it makes you been able to hydrate yourself that much easier while on the go.

An even easier access to your water bottle: Ever had trouble accessing your water bottle from the side pocket of your backpack? You are not alone on this as it is common with most hiking packs due to the fact that pockets on packs typically point upwards and also the water bottles have to be strapped.

Worry no more as Osprey has made it possible to be able to access your water bottles easier by incorporating a dual access stretch mesh side pockets to the Atmos AG 65. Making use of this might be tricky and would need some getting used to but once you get used to it, you would be smooth sailing.

Storing those smaller items: Been able to store smaller items and be able to access them easily while on the go is a must for adventurers. This feature on backpacks is pretty common and Atmos AG 65 is no different.

The Atmos 65 comes with zippered hip belt pockets where you can store your smaller items like your snacks and be able to access them easily. Items that are quite large that you need quick access to can be stored in the two-deep zippered pockets at the front of the packs.

Space for a sleeping bag: This is another awesome feature. It is a separate section at the bottom of the pack that can be accessed by a zipper for storing a sleeping bag. That’s just cool. It shows Osprey designed this pack based on the needs of their customers. It also has two straps over the sleeping bag that are ideal enough to hold a regular sized foam pad or other similar sized items.

How Much You Can Carry

The Atmos AG 65 has a disadvantage of not being suitable for heavy packing. It is able to contain up to about 40 Ibs of load and anything beyond that would make the pack uncomfortable and the load won’t be carried effectively. This would mean that if you are planning a longer trip then I would not recommend this pack for you. You should go for Osprey’s Aether Pro 70.

Even More Awesome Features

Keep the contents of your pack dry: It comes with a detachable floating lid that can be used to carry more gear if the main compartment is full. Note that this floating lid can be left behind to save some weight.

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There is a flap jacket built into the draft collar which can be pulled out and pulled over the opening in the draft collar and this can serve as a lightweight lid which helps keep the contents of the pack dry. This idea though might seem like a good idea but the fact is that most of the time they are rarely used and just serve as an extra weight.

More pockets: I count at least 9 exterior pockets which are more than enough to store some of those on-hand items needed during your trip. They can be easily accessed and were made so they can have a very reasonable amount of space regardless of how full inside the pack is. The top lid contains 2 zipper pockets and also there is a large mesh pocket along the front of the packs.

Oversize pockets on hip belt: These pockets are a bit large and can easily accommodate items like smartphones or even a compact camera.

Free Up your hands: The Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment on the left shoulder strap enables you to safely keep your trekking poles by the side of the pack so you can free up your hands without having to take a break anytime you get tired of holding your pole keeping you always on the go.

Dual ice tool loops are also provided to help stow away your ice ax depending on the trail you take.

Strictly A Men’s Pack

The Osprey’s Atmos AG 65 was designed specifically for males and is not meant to be carried by females. The female version of this pack is the Aura AG and it also comes in 50 and 65-liter capacities but it’s fit is specific to females. Both the male and female versions both come with important features like the Anti-Gravity system and some other important features.

All Mighty Guarantee

This is one of the reasons a lot of people like Osprey products. Included in the purchase of all their products is their All Mighty Guarantee which covers your purchased product for life for whatever reasons at any time with no questions asked. If they are unable to perform a quality repair on your pack, it would be replaced with a brand new one.

This also comes with the Atmos AG 65 making you have a peace of mind concerning your pack for a very long time. I don’t know about you but for me, that is a really big deal and makes me like the Osprey products even more. Make sure you get in touch with those guys if you need your Osprey backpack fixed.

Some Dislikes Of the Atmos AG 65

  • Although the pack is water resistant, it is not waterproof. Though we frown at this the fact is been water resistant is still very important.
  • Not really an all-rounder backpack. When I say an all-rounder backpack I mean that it was specifically designed for hikers but this by no means suggests that it cannot be used by travelers or adventurers because it can and would serve your needs well.
  • It would have been pretty awesome if the main compartment had zippered access because this would make items that are not at the top or the bottom easy to access.
  • It also would have been pretty awesome if like other Osprey models the hip belt could be swapped.
  • Few people have laid complaints about the pack developing a noise around the hip belt.

There are also some very little issues that come to light. For example, the flap jacket has been rather an unnecessary addition because it is hardly used and just adds extra weight.

The Atmos AG 65 is a spectacular backpack and I think it is one of the best I have come across. It is ideal for those looking for a backpack that encourages really good ventilation, supports proper organization, is comfortable as long as you are not carrying more than the required weight for the pack, is made with durable materials and is just totally awesome.

If you have made use of this pack and you have additional awesome things(even if not so awesome) you would like to say about this pack please free to leave a comment and if you would like to get one for yourself you can check out the price by clicking the link below.

16 comments on “Osprey Atmos 65 Review – An Honest Breakdown

  1. As someone who likes to travel and hike, this post immediately caught my attention. Whenever I go somewhere I usually take a small carry on luggage bag and.. a backpack. The one I use has seen better days and is almost 12 years old. After reading through on the keypoints of the Atmos, it seems to address many of the frustrations with my current bag. Thankfully the holidays are coming up because I will definitely be getting this item!

    1. The Atmos 65 is considered one of those packs that takes into consideration the comfort of its users. It’s a really awesome pack

  2. Looks like a pretty good and durable backpack to wear for hiking. I didn’t know they made backpacks specifically build for a certain gender. Not sure how that works, but cool nonetheless. I like that it supports pretty much it’s own weight so you don’t have to. That makes a hiking trip much easier.

    1. Thanks Ty for your comment. Yes some packs are built and designed specifically for a particular gender so the fit can be just right.

  3. A great backpack indeed.

    I need a new sturdy high volume quality backpack in the near future. This is why I research some possible offers.

    I find your Osprey backpack to deliver all features I need. It’s a bit on the expensive side but if I consider the life time warranty it sounds reasonable anyway.

    I’m rather small, 1,68m. do you think this backpack will adjust well to my size?

  4. I have just the person in mind to give this link to, I am actually hoping to get the female version you mentioned Atmos AG 65  Christmas. Now with your article I have added ammunition 🙂 Once he see the value and comfort I am hoping we get both. Great price also do you think they might have a black friday sale going?

    1. Hello Cathy, thanks for your comment. Amazon doesn’t seem to be offering a discount for this product during the blackfriday period. You should be able to get it for a discounted price from other sites offering blackfriday deals. A simple google search should be able to reveal such sites.

  5. But how is this is even possible, a backpack with anti-gravity suspension? I am out of words. 

    I just wonder where technology will lead us in the next decade or two, lets wait and see.

    Thank you so much, I am a world traveler and this pack is going to be my companion in the next month, I can’t wait to have such an awesome pack.

    On my next outing, I will have Osprey Atmos 65 on my back, no doubt

    Thank you so much, felt great going through your article.


    1. Thanks for your comment. It is really amazing how far technology has gone that even smart backpacks have now been introduced into the market and they have lots of features that a normal backpack does not have.

  6. I had to leave you a note.  I was reading your article and day-dreaming about my next new backpack & my new day-pack for travelling lighter and then you said this one wasn’t built for women.  Which is fine, it just made me laugh and have a flashback of my first trip into the Grand Canyon fro the South Rim.

    I was hauling a 70lb capacity metal frame (super old school) backpack but, only had about 60lbs in it.  It was built for a man.  Now I didn’t have many problems with the ill-fitting pack.  I was happy for no weird rubbing issues and that the weight was comfortable.  It was when I mis-stepped and my foot slipped of the very thin trail over a 3 mile drop of a switch-back I should have been kicking myself for not getting a new pack of my own!  But, no time to think about anything but, gratitude when you manage to drop down and, hug the trail while your lumberjack man loose backpack shifts as you fall, ..tilting over the 3 mile roll.

    It’s only funny now because I lived to tell the story but, the moral of that story gets my point across.  The best pack for YOU is just as important as what you are carrying!  *has a good chuckle* 

    I’ll keep a look out on your site for my next dream pack..one for a girl this time!  I actually really liked the look of the Atmos AG 65.  I will go check out your suggestion for the Osprey Aura AG seems at first glance it’s almost the female counterpart to the AG 65.

    1. That was a wide experience you went through and am glad nothing serious happened to you. We all need to learn and know how to carry a heavy backpack and make sure we always try and carry what we know our body can take. No need to pack too much.

      Also, I like the idea of a gender-specific pack as it would be designed to fit a particular gender and measures would be taken during the design to make this possible.

  7. Great info and good post.

    This seems to be a very good backpack, which could help a good friend of mine. 

    He is a hiker, and yes I know this is probably not so good for it, but to see what kind of advantages this have, he might consider taking it. 

    Thanks à lot for sharing it with us. 

  8. I have a few products from Osprey with my favorite being their backpack with the built in water bladder. I use this extensively while riding off-road enduro riding on my KTM where the bags are subjected to incredibly harsh conditions. Dust, bush tears, rocks from falling are all examples of the abuse these bags are subjected to but still come out on top.

    Osprey in my opinion has got the mix right between material durability and light weight design. These bags are built for endurance and investing in this one will be no exception.


    1. I consider the osprey atmos 65 to be one of the best backpacks for hiking ever produced. It has been my favorite and would continue to be for a very long time.

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