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GearJunkie.com – Featuring Atmos AG – April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015
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“The most comfortable backpack I’ve worn yet.” A bold statement for sure, but after testing the recently-released Osprey Atmos AG carrying loads on multiple trips, it’s one I make without reservation.

The Atmos AG is a remarkable pack that literally suspends every strap and weight retention system away from your shoulders, back, and hips. What contacts your body is a thin mesh that hugs close and allows for incredible ventilation while supporting weight evenly over a vast surface area.

We’ve never tested anything like it before, and it really works…

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ActiveJunky.com – Featuring Atmos AG 65 and Aura AG 65 – March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015
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Strolling, striding, scrambling and summiting require different clothing and gear.  Active Junky’s simplified pack buying around three common scenarios: day hiking, overnight packing and distance backpacking. Find yours and zoom in on the pack that’s right for you…

Getting a zero G experience takes connections and cash.  Osprey puts hikers’ all-day comfort expectations into affordable orbit with this duo.  Active Junky first experienced the Anti-Gravity suspension system at an industry event.  Ready to float up to 50lbs via a continuous panel of lightweight mesh, Atmos and Aura look more like avy packs than plodding, high-capacity rucksacks; the word “delight” comes to mind upon first wearing.  As much high performance apparel as game-changing pack, every body-contoured model in the AG series (including 50L variations) is ready for launch…

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Backpacker.com – Featuring Atmos AG/Aura AG: Editors’ Choice Award Winner – March 2015

March 1, 2015
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Hauling big loads can be a soul- and spine-crushing experience, but the Atmos’s radical new AG (anti-gravity) suspension system throws conventional pack design out the window with stellar results.

Unlike most big packs, there’s no foam padding or plastic framesheet in the backpanel. Instead, nonstretch mesh (with pencil-eraser-size holes) spans a steel perimeter wire throughout the back and continuously through the lumbar and hipbelt. It’s that lumbar and hipbelt contact that’s key: “It wraps gently but firmly around my hips—like a dance partner’s hands—with no gaps or rubbing,” one tester says. With complete contact throughout the entire back of your body, you get no pressure points, excellent airflow, and superior load transfer. You also get good adjustability: The torso has 4 inches of play and the hipbelt extends up to 6 inches…

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Backpacker.com – Featuring Atmos AG/Aura AG: Editors’ Choice Award Winner – February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015
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Hauling big loads can be a soul- and spine-crushing experience, but the Atmos’s radical new AG (anti-gravity) suspension system throws conventional pack design out the window with stellar results (see page 36 for more background on how Osprey developed the AG suspension).

Unlike most big packs, there’s no foam padding or plastic framesheet in the backpanel. Instead, nonstretch mesh (with pencil-eraser-size holes) spans a steel perimeter wire throughout the back and continuously through the lumbar and hipbelt. It’s that lumbar and hipbelt contact that’s key: “It wraps gently but firmly around my hips—like a dance partner’s hands—with no gaps or rubbing,” one tester says. With complete contact throughout the entire back of your body, you get no pressure points, excellent airflow, and superior load transfer. You also get good adjustability: The torso has 4 inches of play and the hipbelt extends up to 6 inches…

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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey’s Atmos AG and Aura AG Honored with Backpacker Magazine’s 2015 Editors’ Choice Award – January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015
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Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, announced today that the soon to be released Atmos AG and Aura AG have been named one of Backpacker magazine’s 2015 Editors’ Choice Awards. Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the outdoor industry, given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.

“With all the products that the Backpacker editorial team rigorously tests, it is an honor to be selected as one of this year’s Editors’ Choice winners,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, product designer and owner of Osprey Packs. “Our new Anti-Gravity suspension system is a product of 40 years of Osprey innovation. We are thrilled that Backpacker is recognizing it with this award and bringing it to the attention of their audience of outdoor enthusiasts.”

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