• DOUBLE FOLD ORIGAMI

    The Athlete Pack includes our single-fold Origami Camera Core (TM) that shifts approx. 3 liters of space between the front and back of the pack.

  • DEEPER CORE CORE

    The depth of the Origami Camera Core (TM) has increased by 2cm. This still means the Athlete Pack is super shallow.

  • IMPROVED BLADDER STORAGE

    A new top access (on the inside of the pack) allows for access to the water bladder chamber in addition to zipper access from the side.

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    *New for 2022

  • NEW COLORWAYS

    The 2022 Athlete Pack is available in a total of three colorways. A new gray-gray colorway in additional to the prior black and yellow colorways with small updates.

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  • SMALLER | TONAL ATLAS LOGO

    The ATLAS logo on the front of the pack is significantly smaller and the colorway is tonal. You can expect the logo to fade out in the shadows and be somewhat visible in direct light.
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    *Updated for 2022

  • THICKER 10MM DIVIDERS

    Easily the best dividers on the market. Designed to spoon your camera gear and distribute the weight.

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    *Updated for 2022

  • HIP BELTS: MOLLE

    The hip belts have been updated to include MOLLE loops as well as sleeping bag/pad loops. Works with all versions of the Athlete Pack.

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    *New for 2022

  • TOP LID MOLLE

    In addition to the MOLLE loops on the hip belt, a set of loops has been added to the top lid.
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  • LAPTOP SLEEVE

    Lap sleeve as shown on a reversed out Athlete Pack | For 2022 the material have been updated to a softer felt on both the inside and outside of the sleeve. Fits laptops up to 16" wide and 1" deep. No change to the size or location of the laptop sleeve. If you come up with a better spot for the laptop LMK!
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    *Updated for 2022

  • ICE & SNOW LOOPS

    A full set of loops for connecting ice axes, skis, snow shoes, etc, have been added.
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  • RAIN COVER

    The size of the Athlete Pack raincover is larger by 25%. This better accommodates the coverage of tripods when the pack is loaded out.

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  • NON-CAMERA SIDE-ACCESS

    A new side zipper (YKK Aqua Guard with sealed seams) has been added on the right side of the pack. When open, this zipper provides the user with full access to the CAMPING side of the pack. More details to come.

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  • SIDE POCKET DUMP POUCHES

    Updates to the dump pouches (stored inside the hip pouches). For 2021, we have added an elastic draw-string.
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  • SECOND SET OF FRAME FLAPS

    Only available on the large size Athlete Pack. A smaller set of frame flaps for an optional travel frame to bring the height of the down approx. 2" / 5cm.
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    *New for 2022

  • YKK ZIPPERS & PULLS

    The Athlete Pack is now fully YKK. All of the buckles have been updated as well as small changes to zippers.
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    *New for 2022

  • INTERIOR LOOPS

    Loops have been added along the inside of the pack to allow for the
    attachment of a new line of accessories.
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  • SLEEPING BAG LOOPS

    A new set of sleeping bag loops is sewn-in to the bottom of the pack. A set of new sleeping bag loops is also sewn-in to the new 2022 hip belts. These loops are for GEN1 pack customers looking that wan to upgrade their packs via a firmware updated.
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  • TRIPOD / WATER SIDE POCKETS

    The side pockets of the Athlete Pack (used for water bottles and tripods) have undergone a significant change. The bottom 1/3 of the pocket has a split layer that reinforces and protects against wear and tear from both inside and outside the pocket. It's important to note that there is a slight loss in flexibility due to the change in design, however users can expect the usage to be much improved.

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  • NEW DIVIDERS SIZES

    The standard set of dividers now includes a new "mid-lense" size and there is an optional full-length divider. Great for big glass like the 200-600.
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    *New for 2022

  • DRAINAGE GROMMET

    In addition to the new fabrics, the stretch side pockets also have grommets for drainage.
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  • OVERSIZED GRAB BAG TOP HANDLE

    A big update to the Athlete Pack is the new bigger style grab bag handle. In addition to making the pack much easier to grab, the heat shrink on the outside can be reheated and repaired. Over time you will find it may get some scratch or even gouges that can be smoothed out with a little flame!
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  • UPDATES TO FRAME SLEEVE

    The construction of the frame sleeve has been changed to allow for the connection of accessories such as the Origami Insert (as shown here)
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    *New for 2022

  • FRONT OF PACK LOOPS

    The front of the Athlete Pack includes a set of lash loops that run the full length of the pack. These loops have always been part of the design of the Athlete Pack.
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  • REMOVABLE FRAME

    Removing the frame allows for an even smaller setup should you need. Especially helpful if you need to squeeze your pack in to a tight area.
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  • ATHLETE MEDIUM - NO PASS THROUGH ZIPPER

    For 2022 the Athlete Pack in medium still does not have the pass-through zipper between the camera and camping. Sorry but just not enough room about the ATLAS logo.
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  • ATHLETE LARGE - PASS THROUGH ZIPPER

    Only the large size Athlete Pack has the pass-through zipper between the camera and camping sections of the pack.
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  • INNER BACKPANEL POCKETS

    The large Athlete Pack (as shown here) has a set of two small zippered pockets on the inside of the backpanel. The medium Athlete Pack has a single large size pocket.
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  • BIG MAIN BRAIN w/PASSPORT POCKET & NAME TAG

    The Athlete Pack has a traditional style "main brain" top lid. For 2022 we kept the original design but made it better even better by adding MOLLE to the underside of the pocket.
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  • REAR ACCESS CAMERA CORE

    The Athlete Pack is a rear-access camera bag. Incredibly safe and secure .For 2022 we've updated the pullers to the latest and greatest from YKK.
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  • PACK SIZING

    The Athlete Pack is available in two pack sizes (MD for medium and LG for large). The size label for all pack is tucked into the seam for the right side hip pouch pocket.
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  • 40 LITERS STUFF SACK SHELL

    Tucked under all the wrinkles is a 40 liters 210D Double Rip Stock Weatherproof Shell. The top of the Athlete Pack includes a cinch sack top with draw-string closure.
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  • AIR FLOW MESH BACKPANEL

    Updated the foam and tension for the mesh to improve circulation and pack comfort.
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LEARN ABOUT

ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) | 2022 UPDATED RATING

Unlike other camera bag companies that design bags with removable inserts in various sizes, also known as ICU's or camera cubes, at Atlas Packs we design our packs with a sewn-in camera core. We rate the Origami Camera Core (TM) in each pack and for 2022 the ratings have been significantly updated.

In the Athlete Pack, the top 1of the camera core includes a unique flexible section. This section can be positioned by the user to shift space between the camping and camera section of the pack. Much better than having to buy a bunch of different size inserts.

We call our solution the "Origami Camera Core", inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding. Each Origami Camera Core is designed and rated for specific types of camera gear.


For 2022 the rating on the Origami Camera Core has been given a huge boost. In the Athlete Pack you can shift about 3 liters of space, that's a pretty good amount in real-word terms and makes a big difference in how the pack operates.

SEWN-IN CAMERA CORE

The Origami Camera Core separates the Athlete Pack into a front section (accessible from the top) for camping gear, and a back section (rear entry zipper) for camera
gear.

  • UPDATE 1: INCREASE IN DEPTH

    CHANGE: Added 2cm to height of Origami CC sidewalls

    IMPACT:Loss of 2cm from camping section of pack is immaterial. Gain of 2cm to camera section is a material change in design. The increase in depth/height means tall lenses (6in / 15cm) can now be dropped-in instead of placed in flat.

    BENEFIT: Users can expect to store 2-3 more lenses in the 2021 Athlete Pack when compared to the previous version.

  • UPDATE 2: FRICTION & DENSITY

    CHANGE: Increased Origami Camera Core pocket friction and density.

    IMPACT: Friction is a key ingredient to the way the Origami Camera Core functions. Be sure to test out just how much pop and snap your the pocket has. We made significant improvements to friction and structure with new types of
    foam, the shaping of the foam (also called "skiving") as well as all the
    outer fabrics that connect everything to the pack and frame.

    BENEFIT:Users can expect the Athlete Pack to safely and securely carry heavier loads.

  • UPDATE 3: NEW DIVIDERS

    CHANGE: Doubled depth of divider foam from 5mm to 10mm. Add new sizes.

    IMPACT: One of the updates I'm most excited about for 2021 is the new dividers. They are thicker, softer and even more pliable and come in a few new sizes too!

    The other reason I'm so excited, if you currently have an Athlete Pack, you can update the rating of your pack simply by getting new dividers!!

    Please see the section below for why you should get the new dividers and NOT upgrade your pack.

    BENEFIT:Users can expect camera gear to stay even more secure and be able to use fewer dividers. Works for all versions of the Athlete Pack

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