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David Stokes, Jr.
(loco) - F
Osprey Atmos 50 Mod on 06/18/2009 17:18:15 MDT Print View

ok i have the last year version and i love the pack but that silly suspension system takes up half my bag. Thinking about taking it out, replacing it, anything at this point. Anybody have any experience taking out or replacing and Osprey suspension system?

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Osprey Atmos 50 Mod on 06/18/2009 17:32:46 MDT Print View

Sell it, and buy the new model that fits nearly flush to your back...

It's way, way not worth the trouble. A nice pack, but not the lightest pack to convert, anyway.

David Stokes, Jr.
(loco) - F
thought about that on 06/18/2009 17:44:23 MDT Print View

yea thought about that, but the new ones are even heavier, what gives? A large, which is what i need, is 3.10 lbs.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Osprey Atmos 50 Mod on 06/18/2009 17:45:52 MDT Print View

Modifying it would be extensive, I would think. Sell it and get a pack that keeps the load against your back where it should be. Avoid the marketing hype.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: thought about that on 06/18/2009 18:24:16 MDT Print View

David, if you like the pack in general, I'd actually recommend the Exos instead. It's a much more supportive frame, basically the same degree of padding, and the 58L is about 2.25 pounds. The 46L is under 2 pounds...

David Stokes, Jr.
(loco) - F
yea i agree on 06/18/2009 21:05:11 MDT Print View

yea ive heard good stuff about the exos series. I agree I think Im gonna try to sell it, bc I really have no use for it like it is. Its not really good for any one thing, except that i used it to carry clothes on the plane to the Swiss alps, but no backpacking