View Full Version : Kestrel 68 or Atmos 65?

04-26-2011, 19:39
I'm torn between the two. I would really love some input.

Joey C
04-26-2011, 21:28
Not used the Ketstrel. Love the Atmos 65.

04-26-2011, 21:53
I have a Kestrel 32 and like it. The frame on the Atmos bothered me, but I think that's highly individual. The Kestrel suspension is well designed and comfortable.

Why not the Exos 58? (That didn't fit me either, but lots of hikers like it.)

04-28-2011, 07:23
Go to a backpacking shop that will let you bring in your stuff and put it all in the pack, then try it on. I have the Atmos 50 and definitely plan on keeping it, however I was allowed to try it in the store first. Chose it instead of the 65 because I usually hike in the summer months, and my sleeping bag is only 1 lb.