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Can Osprey's frame be bent?
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mik matra
(mikmik) - M

Locale: Allways on the move
Can Osprey's frame be bent? on 09/05/2013 06:14:37 MDT Print View

My mate bought the Osprey Atmos 50 and the external frame is digging into his hip. At full weight it is uncomfortable for him so he decided to bend it out of the way a little. But alas it is a very flexible material. I had a go too but it just springs back into the original place. I am not sure what it's made of but is there a way to bend the frame permanently?

Thanks for your help.


mik matra
(mikmik) - M

Locale: Allways on the move
Soooooo on 09/06/2013 00:30:07 MDT Print View


Ito Jakuchu
(jakuchu) - MLife

Locale: Japan
no practical experience but on 09/06/2013 01:12:34 MDT Print View

It's an alloy frame, not carbon or something if I'm not mistaken.
If bending more globally doesn't work, have you tried the edge of a table or using pliers to bend more locally?

Edited by jakuchu on 09/06/2013 03:07:33 MDT.

mik matra
(mikmik) - M

Locale: Allways on the move
the frame is really springy on 09/06/2013 17:46:57 MDT Print View

I am not sure what the frame is made of and would not have guessed alu as it is extremely springy. 2 pliers/multi grips in the one location is an option just wanted to make sure it wasn't carbon before I start bending away.

Sam Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
Atmos frame on 09/06/2013 17:48:42 MDT Print View

It comes in three sizes - he should try a different size.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Atmos frame on 09/06/2013 17:53:45 MDT Print View

That is what I hate about those solid tubular frames. Plus you really need to make the same exact bend on each side. With the mesh suspension you also need to keep an on the tension.

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - MLife

Locale: Western Washington
bending frame on 09/06/2013 18:02:25 MDT Print View

I had the same issue with a pack of mine (different producer). I took the frame out of the pack and gave it to my friendly neighborhood machinist, who bent it for me. Problem solved. Beer or espresso gift cards work.

(JRinGeorgia) - F
RE: Can Osprey's frame be bent? on 09/06/2013 19:53:25 MDT Print View

Why doesn't he just return it and get a pack that fits him?