Patagonia's Atom Backpack carryies your textbooks to campus or work, and it'll find a place in your car anytime you take a road trip. Its internal sleeve protects your laptop from scratches, while the small main compartment has enough room for a jacket, book, and snacks for the road. Patagonia treated the eco-friendly, partially-recycled fabric to shed any drink you accidentally spill.
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.
Out on the river on a hot day and you're ditching the stuffy waders and cumbersome vest in favor of the Patagonia Stealth Atom Sling. It carries your tackle boxes when you don't want that plastic digging into your thigh and even has room for an extra reel, packable rain shell, and maybe even a beer (or two). The drop-down panel opens flat for easy access to your fly keeper, a welded pocket keeps your cellphone or camera dry, and if you get thirsty you have easy access to your water bottle. It's a simple thing to slide this sling around to your chest for ease of use on the river, and with extra rigging on the outside for tools and spool, everything you need is never far from hand.