Osprey have always chosen to go where others never have, like their global first - a fully vented hip belt. This is just one of the many features that combine to make the Osprey Atmos AG50 such an incredibly popular pack.
A continuous mesh panel from the shoulders across your back and into the pre curved hip belt creates space for air to flow, thereby reducing rubbing and overheating. Result - much improved load bearing.
The ExoForm™ Biostretch™ harness combines with the expandable Fit-on-the-Fly™ hip belt to precisely distribute load across your torso, helping to maintain balance and reduce fatigue.
The main body of the pack divides into two separately accessible sections, traditionally the lower section has been used for stashing your sleeping bag, but you could equally divide your kit up using these two compartments if you had wet and dry gear or clean and dirty gear.
The large super stretchy pocket on the back of the pack is a good place for your quick grab gear like waterproofs, and the two side pockets work well for maps etc.
Climbing over stiles with your trekking poles flapping about can cause a nasty accident so stash them on the pack in the 'stow as you go' attachments till you're clear of the obstacle, then whip them out again and charge on.
The top pocket of the lid contains the rain cover whilst the second pocket beneath it offers greater space for more of the bits and pieces you need to be able to find quickly. If you decide the pack is big enough without the lid, this can be removed and the FlapJacket™ used to keep the top of your pack covered. The lid could then be configured into a small bag for seeing the tourist sights before heading into the wilderness.
A pair of pockets on your hip belt that are fully zipped allow you to carry valuable items like your smart phone, GPS or GoPro close at hand safe in the knowledge they are secure as you crash through heavy undergrowth or leap a mountain stream.