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Atlas Packs Athlete
Important: Choose the Adventure or Athlete hip belt – otherwise you will have literally no padding on your hips. I don’t recommend using the bag without a hipbelt either. The Adventure belt is more comfortable as it provides two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle – it’s also bigger and bulkier.
Even though the back doesn't have as much padding as the Titan, it is surprisingly just as comfortable. Admittedly, I've only worn it with a jacket in the winter so there might be a more noticeable difference in the summer.
The laptop and tablet compartments are well padded and soft. It even has pockets for mouse and other hardware. In-between, I can put files and folders. The additional zippered compartments are very well organized with additional small pockets for smaller items
This backpack is not something I would take to a nightclub (obviously), but anything work or travel-related for me and this is THE bag. I don't find it to be overkill going in to work either - I like having plenty of space to put my lunch, a notebook, reading book, purse, extra sweater, etc. Other things that I love about Everki Atlas: ~ The sunglasses pocket at the top - so glad that it exists and also glad that it's a soft shell so it doesn't take up extra space if not being used. ~ The open pocket in the front - very handy when I just need to shove something in there quickly ~ This is so comfortable! It doesn't hurt my shoulders - I absolutely love how thick and padded the shoulder-straps are
In what I would consider the "business area" with you cards, pens and such, there is a small square there to hold who knows what. I threw in some very needed guitar picks (just never know), a couple thumb drives, SD cards and a micro adapter. I would rather have had a nice larger square for the passport, tickets and so forth. This is preference but for someone who traveled the airways for 17 years every week, that just makes sense