The Atom Sling grips your back with the same tenacity as a climber latching onto a granite edge. It carries the fundamentals with all the comfort of a backpack, the convenience of a shoulder bag and the ergonomic, low-profile performance of a courier's tote. The Atom's teardrop shape keeps the pack right behind your shoulders where it stays out of the way when you're moving through crowded streets and subway terminals. When you need to grab something from your pack, the single-strap design lets you simply rotate the Atom to the front for quick access. The large, zippered main pocket has mesh and stretch-woven pockets inside (with hook-and-loop closure) to organize small items. A convenient zippered pocket on the shoulder strap has a soft lining to protect your valuable electronics, and adjustable buckles provide lash points for any extras on the outside. Breathable 3-D spacer mesh pads the shoulder strap and back panel to wick moisture, dry quickly and increase ventilation. For biking and hiking, an integrated waist belt keeps the pack close to your torso. FeaturesStrong, lightweight body and base are made with 100% recycled polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finishTeardrop-shape positions load behind the shouldersSingle-strap design makes getting to your things simple-just spin it around frontLarge, zippered main pocket has mesh and stretch-woven pockets inside (with hook-and-loop closure) to organize small itemsConvenient lined zippered pocket on shoulder strap protects valuablesBreathable, moisture-moving 3-D spacer mesh pads the shoulder strap and back panel to keep you coolAdjustable buckles lash items to the exteriorMaterialsBody: 7.5-oz 450-denier 100% recycled polyester plain weaveBase: 7.85-oz 450-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstopLining: 3.3-oz 200-denier 100% polyesterAll treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finishWeight 297 g (10.5 oz)
Patagonia designed the Atom Sling Bag with a single strap and teardrop shape that stays put whether you're hiking to a lake or commuting to class. This simple design enables the bag to be accessed without having to take it off--just spin it around to your chest and you can take whatever you need from the main compartment. Patagonia also added 3D spacer mesh to keep shoulder strap and back panel comfortable and breathable. The Atom's recycled polyester is strong and light, and its DWR coating helps keep gear dry in the face of light rainfall.
An easy-to-access sling backpack is up for your next challenge, whether running mountain trails or biking city streets. The teardrop shape is supportive and easy to swing around to reach the main zip compartment, so you don't have to slow down every time you need to check your phone. Interior mesh and stretch-woven pockets organize odds and ends like first-aid kits and energy bars, while another zip pocket at the shoulder is lined to protect valuables. For all-day comfort, the shoulder strap and back panel are padded with 3D spacer mesh that wicks moisture, dries quickly and enhances breathability. Style Name: Patagonia Atom 8L Sling Backpack. Style Number: 5378990. Available in stores.