Gear Review: Osprey Atmos 65 Ag Backpack

Just like a new pair of shoes, it’s tough to know if a backpack is the right fit for you until you’ve tried it on and walked a few dozen miles. Sometimes you’ve just gotta get past the blisters to find your perfect pair! Same goes for a backpack and that’s why I’m writing this Osprey Atmos 65 Ag Review.

– Updated 2/9/2020

The backpack you like may look great and feel lightweight and snug, but that doesn’t mean it’s the perfect pack for you.


So what the best way to decide?

Other than trying every backpack in the world out for yourself?

You could listen to what I have to say because I’m an avid backpacker that has done most of the work for you. And the pack I’m excited to tell you about is the Osprey Atmos 65 Ag review; it’s like no other backpack I’ve ever tried, and I mean that in an awesome way.

From the first time I put this little piece of heaven on it just felt right; and you don’t have worry about durability because I tested it twice on my treks through the Emigrant Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada.

Let’s just say it didn’t disappoint.

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Osprey Atmos 65 Ag Review – Backpack Specifications

Osprey Atmos AG 65/Aura AG 65
4 lbs. 11 oz. (men’s medium)
Men’s Atmos AG 65 sizes: S-L
S 62L/3,783 c.i., fits torsos 40-48cm/16-19 ins.
M 65L/3,967 c.i., fits torsos 46-53cm/18-21 ins.
L 68L/4,150 c.i., fits torsos 51-58cm/20-23 ins.
Women’s Aura AG 65 sizes: XS-M
XS 60L/3,661 c.i., 4 lbs., fits torsos 14-17 ins./35-43cm
S 62L/3,783 c.i., 4 lbs. 2 oz., fits torsos 16-19 ins./40-48cm
M 65L/3,967 c.i., 4 lbs. 4 oz., fits torsos 18-21 ins./46-53cm

Light and snug

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Atmos AG 65 suspension

I carried about 30 pounds in it for 7 days hiking over 10 miles and had no issues.

What I really loved about it most was the light weight and snug fit, thanks to the custom Anti-Gravity suspension in the Osprey Atmos 65 Ag.

My girlfriend was wearing the women’s Aura Ag with a comfie lightweight panel of tensioned mesh that goes all the way from the hip-belt back panel, wrapping around her hips and back, all while letting her skin breathe.

She wouldn’t stop talking about how much she loved it, haha.

Maybe one day she’ll write an Osprey Atmos 65 Ag review for the women’s version?

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Atmos AG 65 hipbelt

This backpack was the first time ever that I put on a quality pack that didn’t cause me to topple over with it.

Putting on the Osprey Atmos 65 Ag review actually felt like slipping on a snug winter jacket.

Fits like a glove

I trekked through sleet and snow, up slippery steep slopes, and down muddy embankments with roots and all sorts of rubbish laying around; and this pack was amazing!

Another reason I’m doing this Osprey Atmos 65 Ag review is I’m confident this backpack can handle a lot more than I gave it.

The suspension can carry at least 50 pounds; and the foam shoulder straps and adjustable harness make it extremely versatile to fit just about any size snuggly and comfortably.

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Atmos AG 65 inside cover (lid off) and front

We all know what the bruising feels like when you’re wearing a backpack that doesn’t fit properly.

I remember hiking for about an hour up a small mountain with my 25 pound toddler sibling on my back. Yeah, I have very young brothers and sisters, haha.

It was a workout and I knew my crappy pack was swaying a little side to side but stupidly ignored it.

Well I was sore and a couple days later I looked at my back in the mirror and I was bruised from the middle of my back down to the middle of my butt; painful!

Don’t be a retard like I was, make sure you listen to this quality Osprey Atmos 65 Ag review and buy the pack that fits and is built to last.

Sturdy with Plenty of Pockets

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Atmos AG 65 side pocket

I love to take pictures while out on my adventures. So I love the fact that my trekking poles can be easily attached so my hands are free.

The stretch side pockets are bonus because they can accommodate any size water bottle, and the zippered pockets are convenient and large in size, so you can put snacks, rain gear, extra clothing, or even an extra pair of hikers in there!

On the lid of the Atmos you’ll find spacious pockets for things like headlamps, gloves, batteries, sunglasses, and other things you want easy access to.

When the lid’s off an integrated cover panel easily fastens into the lid straps to protect the backpack’s opening.

Functional and versatile

Updated 2/9/2020 – You can also use the compression straps to compress the pack for smaller loads; and you can secure items to the outside without a problem.

If you like you can drop the sleep bag compartment out of the way but it’s not totally removable.

No doubt this 420-denier nylon pack is durable and will stand the test of time.

Bottom line: This is an excellent top quality backpack that’s durable, lightweight, and has all the features you need. This will be your backpack buddy for life!

You can also opt for smaller versions if that works; the Atmos AG 50 for men and the Aura AG 50 for women, both are about 4 pounds.

Your best move is to listen to my Osprey Atmos 65 Ag review and go and get yours; and don’t forget to let me know about your adventures with it!

Osprey Atmos 65 Ag Backpack – Buy It Now