With a truly innovative suspension system,
an array of organizational features, weight carrying capabilities and the custom fit that
hikers and back packers have come to expect from Osprey, the Atmos AG 50 is the rare pack
that appeals to ounce counters and load haulers alike. Let’s take a closer look at the features
that make this pack so innovative. I have taken off the Atmos AG pack so I can
show you its anti gravity suspension system. I turn this around. That mesh back panel is
going to jump right out at you. You can see those broad openings in the mesh, great breathability
and ventilation. What perhaps is most striking is the fact that this is seamless construction.
It starts out on the shoulder straps, carries the whole weight through the back panel out
and across both wings of the hip belt. And as I open that hip belt you can see that tensioning
that occurs and provides just an incredible fit. That single piece keeps the pack away
from your back. So, again, you can really experience that breathability. Air will really
move in there. But the support is so consistent as you are wearing the pack. There is some stiffening that Osprey has done
to the load lifter portion of the shoulder straps. That also enables the pack to sit
away from your back a little bit, further enhance that breathability, but without jeopardizing
any of the structure, the stability, the load hauling capability that the Atmos delivers. The hip belt also has Osprey’s fit on the
fly adjustability. So while the pack comes in three different torso length measurements,
the hip belt itself can be adjusted with some Velcro tabs and extending the wrap of the
padding so that folks with varying waist sizes still get a really dialed in fit and the appropriate
wrap of that padding coming across the hip bone, really, really smart feature there. As I said, it does come in three sizes, the
Atmos pack, but there is adjustability here on the harness to raise or lower that harness
so that within each size you have got about a three inch range of easy adjustability.
Also a sliding sternum strap, as we mentioned, the load lifter straps, hip belt straps to
cinch that in. All of those features working together to ensure that you have got a pack
that fits great and moves with you while you are in the back country. I am going to turn the pack around so we can
look at some of its organizational features. You can see that it is somewhat traditional
in it being a lidded, top accessed pack. That lid, I should mention, has some height adjustability.
So by maneuvering the straps in the back this can lift higher in case you wanted to store
anything between it and the top of the pack bag or free up space so that the draw string
closure here at the top has more room for gear. This can actually come off entirely
if you are looking to save weight and don’t need that extra storage. Osprey has built
in a pretty smart feature here, just a minimalist almost top cover rather than a lid to protect
the internal contents. On that lid, just to come back there for a
moment, there is a ton of storage here. You actually have two separate zippered pockets.
I have got a headlamp in here. I have got gloves, some food and in the larger compartment
beneath it I have got rain pants and some other extra layers there. On the front of
the Atmos you have got a really sizable front stretch pocket. I have got my rain jacket
in there and at the ready. But there is plenty of room for other layers or other gear as
well. In addition to that large top access pocket
you do have a lower compartment, a zippered compartment here. I have got my sleeping bag
in there. There is a shelf that separates the top compartment from the bottom compartment.
So you can separate some things, organize gear. But you can also open that up if you
prefer to use the Atmos as a single, large compartment. A lot of other trail friendly features on
the Atmos as well. You have certainly got ice axe loops. You have got side pockets,
perhaps for water bottles or other gear. You can see there is top access. There is also
side access if you wanted to cant the water bottles, so it is that much easier to grab
on the fly. Turn it over here you can see I have got that bottle standing upright like
this or slide it in that way so you could grab it on the go. There are zippered hip
belt pockets on either side. I have got a phone on one side. I have got my keys on the
other. You can see I have got a hydration system in place here. There is an internal
sleeve that keeps the rest of the contents of the pack from getting wet, a really nice
pass through here for that hydration hose. So having taken that closer look at the Osprey
Atmos AG 50 you can see why we are so excited about this pack, that innovative suspension
system that makes this carry so well, fit so great while providing that ventilation.
Any and all of the organizational features you might need for extended stay in the back
country. Great pack for through hikers. Great pack for just about anyone looking to enjoy
their time out on the trails.