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Osprey Atmos Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.73
based on 2,649 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 8 reasons to buy the Atmos - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


93% of the reviewers give the Osprey Atmos a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (84%)
Good (9%)
Average (2%)
Poor (1%)
Bad (1%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Atmos:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Atmos

  • Almost all of the reviewers said that it is a comfortable pack for daily commuting and also for weekend trips.
  • They also said that the adjustable torso length and hip belts help to keep the pack close to body for easy movements.
  • Many of them said that pack is built with good ventilation system that helped them to carry the pack for longer hours.
  • Some of them said that the hip belt pockets are large enough to help keep more stuffs for easy access.
  • The travellers are also happy to have a removable sleeping bag compartment zippered at the bottom of the pack.
  • Some reviewers said that the pack comes with great organizational pockets to keep things organized while travelling.
  • A user also mentioned that the dual entry water bottle pocket is amazing to carry.
  • Another user said that the pack comes with removable floating top which helps to reduce the overall weight of the pack also.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Many users complained that the pack doesn't have an integrated rain cover.
  • A user said that the external mesh pockets are more prone to ripping.
  • Some buyers have also said that the backpack is overall a heavy pack.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Atmos models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity50-65 l (3051-3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength16-33.5 in (41-85 cm)
Width14-15 in (36-38 cm)
Height16-26 in (41-66 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Backpacking
Hiking
Sport
Cycling
Travel
School



Popular Models


Osprey Atmos 65

53% choose the Osprey Atmos 65

53 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity65 l (3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength33.5 in (85 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)


Osprey Atmos 50

21% choose the Osprey Atmos 50

21 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue
Green
Grey
Red


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity50 l (3051 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength16 in (41 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height26 in (66 cm)


Osprey Atmos Ag 65

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15% choose the Osprey Atmos Ag 65

15 %
Colors and combinations:

Green




Osprey Atmos Ag 50

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12% choose the Osprey Atmos Ag 50

12 %
Colors and combinations:

Green






Osprey Atmos 50 vs Atmos 65


The two most popular Osprey Atmos models are the Atmos 50 and the Atmos 65, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 74% of the people interested in the Osprey Atmos bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Atmos 65 which is choosen by 53% (2.5 times as many as the 21% that choose the Atmos 50).

Atmos 50Atmos 65
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Atmos 50 is typically around $40 cheaper than the Atmos 65, but check the deals before you buy.

Atmos 50Atmos 65
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Atmos 50 has a capacity of 50 l, while the Atmos 65 has a capacity of 65 l.

Atmos 50Atmos 65
Biggest

For a traveller, the 15 L (915 cuin) difference equals around 1 blouse, 2 tshirts, 2 boxers, 2 pair of socks, 1 shorts and 1 book.

Packing the Atmos 50
laptop
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
2
pants
2
tshirt
4
boxers
4
socks
4
shorts
1
jacket
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1
Extra in the Atmos 65
blouse
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 15 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 pair of shoes, 1 towel and 1 book.

Packing the Atmos 50
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
2
jacket
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
4
towel
1
football
1
book
1
Extra in the Atmos 65
water_bottle
1
shoes
1
towel
1
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 fleece and 1 trangia.

Packing the Atmos 50
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
2
boxers
2
socks
2
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
4
Extra in the Atmos 65
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
fleece
1
trangia
1

Check how you can pack the Atmos here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of both bags is the same. Both bags weight 4.4 oz.

If we look at dimensions, the Atmos 50 is 18 in (46 cm) longer than the Atmos 65 (16 vs. 34 in). It's 1 in (2 cm) wider (14 vs. 15 in), while the height is the same (both 26 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in blue, green, grey and red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Atmos features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Side pockets
  • Stretch mesh
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Zippered top
  • Detachable lid
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Load-lifter straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Ventilated back panel
  • Waterproof

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Atmos models (the most popular choice is the Atmos 65).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
5050 l4.4 oz0.09 oz/L
6565 l4.4 oz0.07 oz/L
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Osprey Atmos
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Atmos ranks #2 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 5% Osprey bag

1Osprey Escapist
4.73
Osprey Escapist
2Osprey Atmos
4.73
Osprey Atmos
3Osprey Mutant
4.71
Osprey Mutant
4Osprey Porter
4.67
Osprey Porter
5Osprey Aether
4.66
Osprey Aether

vs All Bags

The Osprey Atmos ranks #8 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 5% bag

6Osprey Escapist
4.73
Osprey Escapist
7Osprey Atmos
4.73
Osprey Atmos
8Osprey Mutant
4.71
Osprey Mutant
9Patagonia Snow Drifter
4.70
Patagonia Snow Drifter
10Burton Switchback
4.70
Burton Switchback



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Atmos vs 17 other, similar bags.

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Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Atmos vs Deuter Aircontact


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Deuter Aircontact
Deuter Aircontact

4.47

Based on 79 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 2.5-6.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a bit better than the Aircontact.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,728 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is the same size as the biggest Aircontact (both 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 55% lighter than the biggest Aircontact (4.4 oz vs 6.8 oz).

FeatureAtmosAircontact
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Red
Green

Only the Aircontact is available in these colors:
Black
Brown

For trekkers who want more than the basics, these two backpacks offer a wide array of assets. They both offer air cooling, lots of room for packing, and other essentials for trekking you can't go without.

Where the two backpacks differ is in hydration and compartments. The Osprey Atmos is designed to give you much better hydration than the Deuter Aircontact but the Aircontact has more compartments. Buy the Atmos if you plan on doing any vigorous exercise during your time out, but if you want to pack more with you, the Aircontact might be a better pick.


Osprey Atmos vs Gregory Baltoro


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Baltoro
Gregory Baltoro

4.61

Based on 1,338 reviews

Capacity: 65-95 l
Weight: 1.5-5.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a little bit better than the Baltoro.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,987 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 46% smaller than the biggest Baltoro (65 L vs 95 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 23% lighter than the biggest Baltoro (4.4 oz vs 5.4 oz).

FeatureAtmosBaltoro
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue

Only the Baltoro is available in these colors:
Black

Both Osprey Atmos and Gregory Baltoro are quality backpacks mostly used for traveling and hikes. You could be having trouble choosing one of them but knowing the differences might give you a lead. Looking at the top lid setup, the Osprey has two compartments running horizontally while Gregory's run vertically from front to back.

Gregory Baltoro has a shield zip pocket one side and a mesh compartment on the other while Osprey's pockets are identical with grip zippers. Gregory has a bottle holder while Osprey has two holders on both sides where you can decide to put either drinks or anything of your choice.


Osprey Atmos vs Gregory Paragon


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon

3.91

Based on 71 reviews

Capacity: 38-68 l
Weight: 1.5-3.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated better than the Paragon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,720 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 5% smaller than the biggest Paragon (65 L vs 68 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 33% heavier than the biggest Paragon (4.4 oz vs 3.3 oz).

FeatureAtmosParagon
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Green




Osprey Atmos vs Gregory Zulu


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Gregory Zulu
Gregory Zulu

4.11

Based on 530 reviews

Capacity: 30-65 l
Weight: 2.4-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated somewhat better than the Zulu.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,179 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is the same size as the biggest Zulu (both 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 10% heavier than the biggest Zulu (4.4 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureAtmosZulu
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Moisture wicking
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket
Ventilated back panel
Water bottle pockets
Water resistant
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue

Only the Zulu is available in these colors:
Orange

You are probably thinking of taking your first backpacking adventure, and you are not sure which backpack is best for you.

Both Osprey Atmos and Gregory Zulu have been designed with unique features to give you an exciting adventure.

Osprey has a large lower compartment and small upper compartment. It also has a double lid, and you can remove the top one if you wish to carry a smaller load.

Gregory Zulu, on the other hand, is rich in padding and suspensions for maximum comfort. It also has a host of pockets for excellent parking and item accessibility. It has a spacious main compartment and sleeping pads.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Aether


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aether
Osprey Aether

4.66

Based on 1,124 reviews

Capacity: 60-85 l
Weight: 4.4-5.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a little bit better than the Aether.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,773 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 31% smaller than the biggest Aether (65 L vs 85 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 20% lighter than the biggest Aether (4.4 oz vs 5.3 oz).

FeatureAtmosAether
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue

Only the Aether is available in these colors:
Orange

Whether you need to pack for overnight or multi-day stays and treks, you can use either the Osprey Atmos or Osprey Aether backpacks. They are designed to make your load easier for a more comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience.

Both bags have mesh that runs from the bottom of the back to the shoulders to enhance ventilation (Osprey's Anti-Gravity suspension system). Each of the models comes in three sizes. Atmos is relatively more lightweight. Its largest size has a volume of 68 liters and a weight of 4.9 pounds. Aether's largest size has a volume of 63 liters but weighs 5.2 pounds.

You can adjust the packs to your height, waist and chest size but you do so differently in either bag. The Atmos hipbelts are adjusted by sliding and it has two compression straps. Aether has more compression straps in addition to the hipbelt for a more customizable fit.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Ariel


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Ariel
Osprey Ariel

4.61

Based on 540 reviews

Capacity: 55-75 l
Weight: 2.5-4.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a little bit better than the Ariel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,189 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 15% smaller than the biggest Ariel (65 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 9% lighter than the biggest Ariel (4.4 oz vs 4.8 oz).

FeatureAtmosAriel
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Green

Only the Ariel is available in these colors:
Brown




Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Aura


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Aura
Osprey Aura

4.47

Based on 921 reviews

Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4-4.3 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a bit better than the Aura.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,570 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is the same size as the biggest Aura (both 65 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 2% heavier than the biggest Aura (4.4 oz vs 4.3 oz).

FeatureAtmosAura
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue

Anyone looking for traditional backpacks offering more comfort, refreshed colors, and improved load carry and ventilation features, as well as durability, finds it all in Osprey Atmos and Osprey Aura.

The two are almost the same although Osprey Atmos is designed to be more male-targeted while Osprey Aura goes well with women.

Osprey Atmos offers an anti-gravity suspension system and a lightweight mesh extending from the top to the hip belt of the back panel. This ensures that it fits well and there is unrestricted movement.

Aura goes further to provide comfort by offering a fit-on-the-fly hip-belt that allows you to adjust the extent to fit varying hip sizes correctly.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Exos


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Exos
Osprey Exos

4.57

Based on 1,302 reviews

Capacity: 38-58 l
Weight: 2.3-2.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a little bit better than the Exos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,951 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 12% bigger than the biggest Exos (65 L vs 58 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 69% heavier than the biggest Exos (4.4 oz vs 2.6 oz).

FeatureAtmosExos
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Green
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey
Red

Only the Exos is available in these colors:
Black

The rigidity of these two Osprey packs is impressive. It's no wonder that the two are among the favourite backpacks for a wide variety of users – from hikers and trekkers to hunters. But there are a few differences between the two bags.

Osprey Exos has ultralight features and excellent ventilation, thus preferred by many people for hiking in hot conditions. It also comes with a top lid that can be removed to reduce the weight of the bag whenever needed.

The Atmos is built with comfort in mind. In addition to being ventilated, this top-loader has an adjustable torso and hip belt that enables it to wrap around your body in the most comfortable way possible.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Farpoint


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

4.56

Based on 2,251 reviews

Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a little bit better than the Farpoint.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,900 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 17% smaller than the biggest Farpoint (65 L vs 76 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 10% heavier than the biggest Farpoint (4.4 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureAtmosFarpoint
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Load-lifter straps
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Green

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:
Black

Here are two top-ranking travel backpacks designed in varying ways to carry hefty loads but with ergonomic features that make carrying the load easier.

The Atmos is one of men's favourite travel bags. It's lightweight and versatile so you can use it for hiking as well. It features an AirSpeed backpanel that improves air circulation to keep you cool during warm hiking. It has 5 dual zippered exterior pockets and 3 slip pockets.

The Farpoint is quite different from the Atmos in looks. It's smaller and structured as a unisex backpack. It has great strength and comfort features for use as a hiking pack but it's also excellent for flights since it's smaller, more compact and has a U front panel zip that provides easy access to main compartment. The Atmos lacks a U zip.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Kestrel


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Kestrel
Osprey Kestrel

4.47

Based on 1,141 reviews

Capacity: 26-46 l
Weight: 2.4-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a bit better than the Kestrel.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,790 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 41% bigger than the biggest Kestrel (65 L vs 46 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 16% heavier than the biggest Kestrel (4.4 oz vs 3.8 oz).

FeatureAtmosKestrel
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue

Only the Kestrel is available in these colors:
Black

These two top-loaders are your perfect bags for multiday outdoor activities. They are not only voluminous but also rugged in structure and look. The top lid on the Atmos can be removed to make it lighter.

Both the Kestrel and the Atmos have fully adjustable backpanels. They also feature the straightjacket compression system that helps to make the gear in your backpack more stable.

In addition to the external compression straps (present on both), the Atmos has internal straps for more stability.

The front pockets on either bag are designed differently. The front pocket on the Atmos is dual zippered while on the Kestrel it is not zippered.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Stratos


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Stratos
Osprey Stratos

4.36

Based on 1,397 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 2.6-3.55 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated slightly better than the Stratos.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,046 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 24% heavier than the biggest Stratos (4.4 oz vs 3.55 oz).

FeatureAtmosStratos
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue

Only the Stratos is available in these colors:
Black
Orange

There are high praises for both the Osprey Atmos and the Osprey Stratos. They both function well and are made with fine quality material. Further, both have comfortable straps.

The Osprey Atmos sits well during usage, which makes it comfortable to use for long treks. It has great storage and the zippers glide easily without getting stuck.

The Osprey Stratos is superb to use, due to the fact that it is lightweight. As a result, this makes it easy to use. It is not burdensome at all. This bag has good compartments for various items, which are ultra convenient.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47

Based on 1,723 reviews

Capacity: 6-44 l
Weight: 0.7-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Atmos is rated a bit better than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,372 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 48% bigger than the biggest Talon (65 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 83% heavier than the biggest Talon (4.4 oz vs 2.4 oz).

FeatureAtmosTalon
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Reflective
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Green
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Talon is available in these colors:
Black
Orange

When you are in need of a great backpack for a trip to Asia or if you are doing some hiking even in your own region, both the Osprey Atmos and Osprey Talon are unquestionably both top contenders to choose among. They are well made and they are rugged to keep up with your demanding pace.

The Osprey Atmos has the provision of comfortable torso length belts that are easily adjustable. This allows you to keep the bag close to your body and promotes easy movement. Travellers also delight in the fact that there is a removable sleeping bag compartment at the bottom of the bag.

The Osprey Talon provides the convenience of a helmet attachment clip. The bungee cord provides extra security when you have a lot of stuff in your bag. This is a truly comfortable bag to use.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Variant


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Variant
Osprey Variant

4.08

Based on 110 reviews

Capacity: 34-49 l
Weight: 3.25-3.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Atmos is rated better than the Variant.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,759 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 33% bigger than the biggest Variant (65 L vs 49 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 22% heavier than the biggest Variant (4.4 oz vs 3.6 oz).

FeatureAtmosVariant
Abrasion resistant
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Side pockets
Ski carry
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey
Green
Blue

Only the Variant is available in these colors:
Black




Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Volt


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Volt
Osprey Volt

4.25

Based on 151 reviews

Capacity: 60-75 l
Weight: 3.4-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated somewhat better than the Volt.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,800 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 15% smaller than the biggest Volt (65 L vs 75 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 10% heavier than the biggest Volt (4.4 oz vs 4 oz).

FeatureAtmosVolt
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Red
Green
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey

Only the Volt is available in these colors:
Black

You can certainly use the Atmos for trekking if you want to. It's got plenty of space and it's lightweight enough for traveling along a long path. However, it isn't specifically designed for trekking and you'll lack certain conveniences you might have with a backpack specially designed for trekking.

Serious Trekkers will want to pick up the Osprey Volt instead. Equipped with a special compartment for storing trekking poles, you won't have any problems hiking or climbing uphill with the Osprey Volt. If you aren't looking for that, stick with the Atmos.


Osprey Atmos vs Osprey Xenith


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


Osprey Xenith
Osprey Xenith

4.54

Based on 194 reviews

Capacity: 85-105 l
Weight: 5.1-5.45 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Atmos is rated a little bit better than the Xenith.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,843 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Atmos is 62% smaller than the biggest Xenith (65 L vs 105 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Atmos is 24% lighter than the biggest Xenith (4.4 oz vs 5.45 oz).

FeatureAtmosXenith
Abrasion resistant
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Detachable lid
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Lumbar pack lid
Organizer panel
Removable daypack
Seam taped
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sleeping pad attatchment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ventilated back panel
Waterproof
Zippered top

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Green
Blue

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Xenith is available in these colors:
Black

The Osprey Atmos is perfect for those who want a backpack that will support them and provide them with compartments for everything you can bring with you. You'll find some of this in the Osprey Xenith, but the Xenith is intended for a smaller load.

In fact, its design is made to provide special load compression and load stability in order to make it much easier to fit your stuff into the pack. Those who are worried about having enough space would do well to buy the Xenith. Someone interested in a backpack with size will pick the Atmos instead.


Osprey Atmos vs ULA Catalyst


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


ULA Catalyst

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Atmos is rated quite a lot better than the Catalyst.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,649 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue




Osprey Atmos vs ULA Circuit


Osprey Atmos
Osprey Atmos

4.73
BEST
Based on 2,649 reviews
Capacity: 50-65 l
Weight: 4.4 oz
Price: $$$


ULA Circuit
ULA Circuit

0.00

Based on 0 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price:

  • The Atmos is rated quite a lot better than the Circuit.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,649 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Atmos is available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Green
Blue

Fully exploring an environment is always a challenging thing to do no matter what.

The Atmos is designed for the hiker who wants to remember their uphill experience and everything it entailed. It's got room for your laptop, camera, and just about anything else you can ask for. Buy it if you want to give yourself the ultimate hiking experience.

The Circuit is for those travelers looking to pack lightly and efficiently. It gives you everything you're going to need for the trip but little else. If you want to experience the great outdoors as simply as possible, pick the ULA Circuit.





Selected Reviews


Backpack Gear Test

It is a lightweight and comfortable pack. The shoulder straps are perfect to provide comfort while commuting. The ventilation and easy adjustments make the bag a favorable choice.

Posted 1 May 2017 by Mike Mosack - Read full review

We are Explorers

It’s also not the lightest pack on the market by a long shot, but for the comfort on offer I’ll happily carry a few extra grams.

Posted 5 August 2016 by Colin - Read full review

Halfmile to Go

In my whole time on the trail, I loved carrying the pack and loved the way it rode.

Posted 28 April 2016 by Tommy - Read full review

Halfway Anywhere

Yes, the Atmos 65 is a bit larger and heavier than other packs on the market, but I had no quarrels with this pack (outside the front pocket zipper issue) on my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike.

Posted 12 December 2014 by Mac - Read full review

Backcountry Exposure

All in all, this pack and series of packs are amazing. They don’t have all of the little nick knack extras that some other manufacturers have, but I promise that you’ll never take this pack off and want to toss it in the creek.

Posted 30 October 2013 by Devin - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a good quality backpack. It has good design, amazing features and comfort to carry. The extra padding and the good suspension makes the bag perfect for long day hikes.

Posted 26 January 2010 by Andrew Buskov - Read full review

Walking Droid

I love this bag! This is probably the best hiking bag I have ever owned and Im glad I invested in Osprey. This bag will definitely help me to enjoy the outdoors a little more.

Posted by Chris Mather - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019