The meticulously designed Atom Pack lets you go out of your way, even if that's not in your plans. It has a large, zippered main pocket to hold a jacket, lunch and your guidebook, along with stretch-woven pockets (one with a zipper) to carry small, easily lost items. A side-entry zipper provides quick access to a protective, soft-lined electronics pocket that holds a tablet or 13" or smaller laptop. On the front of the pack, a long zip-closing stash pocket keeps plane tickets, sunglasses and your breath mint collection handy. Two exterior daisy chains provide lashing options for securely holding a yoga mat or bike lock. Highly breathable mesh pads the shoulder harness and back panel to wick moisture, dry quickly and increase ventilation. A reinforced grab handle lets you carry the Atom in your hand briefcase-style. FeaturesMain compartment has just enough room for daily essentialsDedicated soft-lined pocket for tablets or 13" and smaller laptopsExterior stash pocket for small itemsHighly breathable mesh on the back panel and shoulder harness for all-day carrying comfortReinforced grab handleAdjustable and removable sternum strapMaterialsBody: 7.4-oz 630-denier 100% nylon (50% recycled/50% high-tenacity) plain weave with a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finishLining: 3.3-oz 200-denier 100% recycled polyesterWeight488 g (1 lb 1.2 oz)
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.
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.