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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.
Gobs of storage space and small enough to be just right. Light as a feather and above all COMFORTABLE! Dries quick also. I had it in the swamps with me on a kayak trip and it got wet. I placed the pack in the bed of truck on the way home
Atlas Packs Athlete
I also purchased a Capture Clip from Peak Designs which allows you to fix the camera to the shoulder strap in place while hiking – a great addition to this pack.
Sturdy and well made. Perfect amount of room for day hikes, or I found it optimal for a travel backpack. The right amount of storage and simple pocket layout. Outside pockets are stretchy, deep, and easy to access
This pack was purchased before our travel to Canada. Worked great as carry on. Also used as day pack for several hikes in while in Canada. The 30L size was ample room for rain gear, fleece for layering and snacks/meals
2) My old North Face Recon had a big front mesh pocket that you could stuff a whole jacket/fleece/jeans/etc in there. The Chacabuco's front straps would not be able to do that at all and, in my opinion, are kind of useless. Also, the zippers are indeed very small compared to my old North Face Recon. This is not a flaw as they work perfectly fine, I just thought I'd mention it because I saw someone else online say they were annoyed by how small the zippers are, and initally I was too
. organization, pockets, space, durability, looks etc. The one thing I do not like about this pack are the straps. I wish Patagonia would have made them a little more thicker & more comfortable