Here, at US Outdoor, we have been carrying Osprey Backpacks for some time now, and with every passing season comes the changing of the guard; new lines, new conditions of focus, but never a loss in the quality and craftsmanship we’ve come to expect from Osprey Packs. They never lose sight of the fact that innovation plays a key roll in the success and ongoing development of their brand in an ever expanding and competitive market driven by form and function. With that said, the Men’s Atmos and Women’s Aura packs have been a staple in the Osprey line, carried over from season to season in a seamless transition of the guard, and this year the Atmos and Aura got a boost with new innovations and updated features that help further customize your fit for full on comfort and support on the trail. For those of you who are well versed in the art of back country treks and expeditions, you know that fitting for a pack can be a great pain in the backside (literally and figuratively); as goes with personality, the human body comes in many shapes and sizes. Osprey Packs have brought their quick and agile frames to the forefront of free-roaming humans and they keep getting better.
Let’s start with the updated Airspeed Suspension with LightWire frame and 3D tensioned breathable mesh panel. This update carries its weight in gold by providing you with optimized pack balance so you don’t go tromping through the back country looking like Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean. Furthermore, you’ll experience superior support and ventilation that can only be described as divine intervention between the pack and your back.
Moving on, Osprey left no stone unturned when they designed their gender specific, dual density foam, Fit on the Fly adjustable Hip Belt. This magical hip hugger works wonders. Utilizing spacer mesh for increased breathability, the Atmos and Aura are outfitted with a hip belt that adjusts without having to remove the pack altogether. Keep walking, keep talking, don’t stop believing, and hold on to that feeling. Get it? Last, but certainly not the least when it comes to innovative features, is the Torso Adjustable Harness. This innovation makes the newly redeveloped Osprey Atmos and Aura Backpacks better because it allows you to truly get down to brass tacks when it comes to customizing for individual pack comfort. No more generalizing! Your torso may fall into a certain frame size but that doesn’t always mean that the pack will fit you perfectly. The gender-specific interchangeable and adjustable slotted foam harness, with adjustable sternum strap, hones in on an individual level and helps eliminate the little things that can create bigger problems down the road… or more appropriately, down the trail. Alongside the features that have made the Osprey Atmos and Aura Packs a mainstay, these innovations make the ever-so-daunting task of finding “the right pack” a lot easier by putting under the microscope the individual’s need for absolute customization. Cheers!