For the past year, I’ve been using an Osprey Exos 48 and it just never felt right for me. It’s a lightweight pack but it has a pretty hefty frame which holds the mesh on the back. For some reason, the bottom of the frame just really irritates my back, and putting the hip bet on seems to make it worse. I have a long-standing hip injury and I suspect that it’s somehow irritating the injured area. I’ve tried to adjust it in a million different ways, changed the order in which I pack my gear, kept my gear weight fairly low and it just stayed bad . I’ve decided to move on.
Being from the UK, we don’t have much access to many of the lightweight backpack brands in the US. There is, however, a small manufacturer here in the UK that has caught my eye. I’ve been researching the Atom+ and judging by some reviews on youtube, it seems like it could be a great option. Has anyone used their packs before?