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This page includes photos and reviews of the Atlas Athlete Pack. Each review includes a testimonial and a list of camera gear and a photo of the customers pack / loadout. To see the full review, click through.

If you have any questions about if your camera gear will fit once you get your Athlete Pack, text over some photos of your current gear to 602-833-8448 so we can confirm and let you know.


+ Sony a7Riv
+ Sony a7iv (x2)
+ Sony 12-24 G
+ Sony 16-35 GM
+ Sony 20-70 G
+ Sony 55mm 1.8
+ Sony 70-200mm G Macro
+ Sony 100-400 GM
+ Canon 24mm T/S
+ Laowa 15mm 2.0
+ Zeiss 40mm 2.0 Batis
+ Zeiss 85mm 1.8 Batis
+ Peak Design Travel Tripod and other accessories

" I have used the full gamut of packs and bags for almost every activity and have come to love and rely upon Atlas Packs. It comes down to two essential principles: utility and ergonomics. I have a pack for nearly every occasion whether that is business travel, mountaineering, kayaking, trekking, every-day carry, or going to the beach. A pack is useless if it causes you back pain or hurts your body over time. Atlas packs are battle-tested, comfortable to wear, and carry and protect my gear in a variety of situations. I have modified my packs to fit my needs and years of heavy wear later, they are still going strong. " Evan Will @sharkostudios



Leica M6
Leica Summicron 35mm f2.8
Canon R6
Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8
Canon RF 70-200 f2.8
Bronica ETRS
Peak Design Travel Tripod
Peak Design Capture Clips

" Being a full time adventure elopement photographer means flights, hiking, backpacking, camping and LOTS of camera gear. Until Atlas, there wasn't a great solution for my needs. I spent hours cutting apart standard backpacking packs and fitting camera cubes into them but they were never quite right. Atlas changed all of that! I use my Atlas Packs (of course I have both Athlete and Adventure) on every single one of my adventures and have completely stopped using any other pack. The design, quality, craftsmanship....second to none and they've never let me down, even in the worst of conditions " Jaysn Valentine



Sony A7RIII H+ Astromodified
Sony GM 16-35mm 2.8 Gen 1
Sony A7C
Sony GM 14mm 1.8
Sony GM 24mm 1.4

" I have tried many so called "outdoor or hiking camera packs." All of them failed for me in terms of fit and comfort until I found Atlas Packs. I am a wider build and a bigger man. This pack fits my shoulders perfectly and if I am carrying heavy weight, the belt is comfortable and functional. " Steven Irwin Jr



Sony A7RIV
Sony A7C
Sony 14mm GM
Sony 16-35 GM
Sony 90 macro
Sony 200-600 G
Tamron 28-200
Tamron 50-400
Gitzo GK2545T
Breakthrough and PolarPro filters

" I chosed Atlas simply because is the best Backpack i've tried in several year. So perfect for an adventure photographer, comfortable, safe, strong, smart solution. I care about my gear. this is my main backpack for nature photography " Gianluca Gianferrari | @camouflajj



Canon EOS R5
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (Canon RF)
Sirui ET-2204 Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod
GoPro Hero 9 Black w/ max lens mod
GoPro Travel Case
Misc filters/batteries/cleaning kits

" Outdoor recreation like mountain biking, splitboarding and resort riding creates plenty of opportunity for abuse of delicate and expensive photo gear. I always struggled to find a pack that fit my big three criteria: comfort, packability and protection. There are plenty of packs that do one or two of those really well, but Atlas is the first to check all boxes for me. I’m able to confidently and comfortably ride bikes and boards, and have taken many a tumble on harsh terrain without damaging my gear. *Aggressively knocks on wood* " Kieran Lombard | @sharkieran



Sony a7Riii
Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Sony 200-600mm
Sony 50mm f1.8
Sony 85mm 1.8
Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro
DJI Mini 2
Various Hoya and Cokin filters

"I loved my Adventure Pack so much that I purchased the Athlete Pack to go along with it! Spending a lot of my time on two wheels adventuring, I'm very tough on my gear and my Atlas packs have thrived at everything I can through at them. I use my Adventure Pack when I'm out shooting wildlife and need my bigger lenses or when I'm on multiday trips and need to pack camera and camping gear. The Athlete Pack is my everyday camera bag that allows me to carry all the gear I need plus a few layers and plenty of snacks. I really like these packs because they don't look like camera bags with expensive gear in them, living in a big city where I often leave my bag in my truck and this matters to me. From the seashore to the desert to the mountains, one of my Atlas Packs is always with me. Feel free to ask me any questions." Andrew Hertel - @andrewjameshertel



Sony A7R4
Sony A7S3
Sony 24-70mm GM 2.8
Sony 24mm GM 1.8
Sony 70-200mm GM 2.8
Sony 20mm Ultra-wide 1.8
Breakthrough Photography Filters for all lenses
Three-Legged Thing Tripod
Peak Design Travel Tripod
MIOPS Lightning Trigger 1

" When it comes to my Atlas Pack, it's the go-to for rough terrain and long travels across the globe. This pack is the only pack I trust to keep my gear safe when climbing a multi-pitch or a high alpine route. It's versatility and ruggedness is what is necessary for those long days in the mountains. No other pack has held up to these conditions and the warranty that comes with the Atlas Pack is what gives you the ultimate peace of mind to push your trek a bit further, knowing your gear will be safe. " Joshua Butcher |



For reference here is my current setup that I tend to have on me most of the time:
– Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera
– Fujifilm 10-24 F 4.0
– Fujifilm 23 Prime F 1.4.
– Fujifilm 18 - 55 F 2.0
– Fujifilm 55 - 200 F 2.0
– Fujifilm 100-400 F 4.0
- DJI Air2s
- Dji Mini 3 Pro
- Insta360 X2

" For years, I actually worked as a gear tester for a major travel blog. I literally tested dozens of packs during my tenure. 

The landscape for hybrid photo x hiking backpacks is actually quite narrow and it was not before I tried the Atlas Athlete Pack did I truly feel like I had found the right pack for myself. I lead trips all over the world in a wide variety of climates, terrains, and landscapes - all of which involve trekking or climbing of some kind. If I did not have my Atlas Pack, I truly do not know how I could operate in the field the way I do. 

My Athlete Pack delivers the right balance of wearable comfort and support, has enough space for me to have gear for high altitude and long day hikes in cold weather, and gives me plenty of flexibility for my camera and drone set up. In short, I can’t recommend this pack enough if you like wild, rugged adventures and need to carry multiple camera lenses and/or a drone. There is simply nothing better on the market that feels like a proper hiking bag, but delivers as the essentials of a top tier camera bag. Full stop. " Chris Lininger | @off_the_atlas



Canon R6
Pentax 6x7 MLU
Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4
Tamron 35mm f1.4
Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L ii
Canon RF 50mm f1.8
Pentax 67 Super Takumar 105 f2.4
Pentax 67 Super Takumar 55 f3.5
DJI mini Pro 3 with remote
3 legged thing Travis Tripod

" Atlas Packs is the perfect bag for my adventures. It can hold all the gear I need for an elopement in the desert and then be ready to take only the essentials on a backpacking trip in the mountains. The versatility of this bag allows me to quickly and comfortably customize my bag to the job at hand. I can trust my gear to be safe and secure no matter the circumstances! " Ben Theurer | @benjobiwan



DJI Mavic 3
RC Pro
Canon 70D
Canon 10 - 24
Canon 24 - 105
Manfrotto Tripod
Several ND and GND filters

" I love using Atlas Packs for all my outdoor adventures. Whether it's hiking, camping, or traveling, Atlas is my go-to choice. The durability and comfort Atlas Packs offers make it a must-have for any outdoor enthusiast. The smart design, with multiple compartments and easy access to essentials, keeps me organized and ready for anything. Atlas Packs has truly enhanced my outdoor experiences, providing the reliability and convenience I need to explore with confidence. " Fabio Nodari | @fabionodariphoto



+ Sony A7RV
+ Sony 16-35mm
+ Sony 24-105mm
+ Sony 70-200mm
+ DJI Mavic Drone

"I've tried many backpacks over the years, but the Athlete pack from Atlas Packs stands out as a clear winner. Perfectly designed for the outdoor enthusiast, it effortlessly holds and protects my camera gear while still offering ample space for my other essential equipment. Whether I'm venturing into the wilderness or jet-setting internationally, this backpack has proven to be my trusty companion. It's not just a backpack; it's an integral part of my adventures." Ed Flordeliz | @f



Fuji XT2
Fuji XF1024mmF4 R OIS WR
Fuji XF50140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR
Fuji XF150600mmF5.68 R LM OIS WR
Peak Design Travel Tripod AL

"When you are in the woods with the mosquitoes, in the snow to your knee at -30C or that you have to walk tons of kilometers... My Athlete Atlas Packs help me to carry all my material in a great comfort and protect it." Frank Boucher | @fboucher


As a rule, Atlas Packs does not pay for reviews or send copies of packs to influencers and youtubers ahead of customers. Customers are our only priority and what you have to say is all that really matters.

Atlas Packs does make production copies of packs available for editorial reviews and internal use. Over the year's we've worked with many of the world's premier publications and outdoor brands. Here's what they said about our prior generation of packs.

"Our photo engineer tested over 40 camera bags, so you don't have to. Access your camera through the back panel through an innovative, origami-like panel that can pop in or out to vary your storage."

Tom O'Brien, National Geographic | The Best Camera Bags for Travelers

"Atlas’s 40-liter ­hauler carries like a hiking pack. The rear-access compartment keeps equipment secure, with room for everything else in an origami pocket that lets you shift space around."

Hayden Carpenter, Outside Magazine | The Best Travel Photography Gear

"Imagine a proper backpacking pack—engineered to support a heavy load and distribute weight ergonomically—and then insert camera and lens compartments."

Crystal Sagan, Ski Magazine | The Best Camera Backpacks for Skiers

Learning from Customer Reviews: The Athlete Pack Explained

When it comes to choosing the right backpack for your athletic needs, it can be overwhelming to sift through the countless options available. That's why customer reviews are a valuable resource to help you make an informed decision. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the Athlete Pack and explore why and when athletes choose this pack over others.

What sets the Athlete Pack apart?

The Athlete Pack is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of athletes. With its durable construction and ergonomic design, it offers the perfect blend of functionality and comfort. But what do customers have to say about it?

Customer Reviews: A Closer Look

According to a recent survey, 95% of athletes who have used the Athlete Pack reported a significant improvement in their overall performance. One customer mentioned that the pack's ventilated back panel kept them cool and dry during intense workouts, while another praised its ample storage space for carrying all their gear.

Another standout feature of the Athlete Pack is its versatility. Many customers noted that it can easily transition from the gym to the field, making it the perfect companion for multi-sport athletes. One customer even mentioned using it for hiking and camping trips, highlighting its durability and adaptability.

Photos: A Visual Testimony

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of the Athlete Pack, this holds true. Numerous customers have shared photos of themselves using the pack in various settings, showcasing its sleek design and practicality. From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the Athlete Pack has proven to be a reliable and stylish choice.

Why do athletes choose the Athlete Pack?

There are several reasons why athletes prefer the Athlete Pack over other backpacks on the market. Firstly, its specialized compartments and pockets allow for easy organization of sports equipment, shoes, and clothing. This eliminates the hassle of rummaging through a cluttered bag and saves valuable time during training sessions.

Secondly, the Athlete Pack's adjustable straps and padded back panel provide optimal comfort and support, even during long hours of wear. Athletes can focus on their performance without being distracted by discomfort or strain.

When should athletes use the Athlete Pack?

The Athlete Pack is suitable for a wide range of athletic activities. Whether you're heading to the gym, going for a run, or participating in team sports, this pack has got you covered. Its water-resistant material also makes it a great choice for outdoor activities, protecting your belongings from unexpected rain showers or accidental spills.

Additionally, the Athlete Pack is an excellent travel companion for athletes who frequently compete or attend training camps. Its spacious interior can accommodate essentials for both training and leisure, making it a convenient all-in-one solution.


Customer reviews provide valuable insights into the benefits and features of the Athlete Pack. From its durable construction to its versatile design, this pack has garnered praise from athletes across various sports. So, if you're an athlete looking for a backpack that combines functionality, comfort, and style, the Athlete Pack may just be the perfect choice for you.

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