Osprey packs are staff favorites around Rock/Creek, even to the point where one of our writers is a bit obsessed with Osprey. We were excited to learn that Backpacker Magazine named the Atmos AG and Aura AG Packs from Osprey as “Editor’s Choice” winners for 2015. Kristin Hostetter, Backpacker Gear Editor says, “we’re really psyched about this new Osprey pack because it takes the best qualities of the trampoline or suspended suspension system– which is ventilation– and combines it with incredible load carry.” She cites the importance of a pack’s ability to transfer heavy loads to your waist, and explains how the hip belt and mesh system keeps your back from getting sweaty. “It’s actually like the pack is wearing me rather than me wearing the pack,” she explains.
Carry up to 60 pounds and stay comfortable in the Southeastern heat? YES please! We’re loving this pack design as much as Backpacker magazine. Come see us at Rock/Creek and we’ll hook you up with an expert fitting and free advice on packing. We have a full range of backpacking gear and can outfit you from head to toe. Osprey’s fit is legendary, and there’s a great reason for it. They are core users and test everything. From the designer’s sketchbooks all the way to the sewing shops and into the retail sales floor, Osprey’s passion for intelligent, well-fit packs comes through and it makes a real difference when it comes to your experience in the outdoors. Hostetter even calls the fit of these Aura and Atmos packs as “koala-like,” as if the pack is hugging you. That’s exactly what you want, and when that fit is paired with the ventilation system here that keeps your back from sweating out as you hike, you have the perfect pack. Let us know what you think in the comments, and be sure to show us your gear and add the hashtag #GearinAction; you could win one of our monthly prizes.
These award-winning Osprey backpacks are available in 4 versions:
The women’s packs are called “Aura” and come in two sizes:
The men’s packs are badged “Atmos” and also come in two sizes: