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ATLAS PACKS

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Extra Cost to Pack Camera Gear

No

Yes - You configure your camera gear inside a Core Insert that then goes inside the camera bag. The cost is extra and the price is based on size.

Different Size Camera Core Inserts

No - Atlas Packs include a sewn-in camera core than changes shape on the fly so Inserts or Core Units are not needed.

Yes - You just need to buy different size Core Inserts when you want to carry more or less camera gear

Expandable Outer Shell Size

Yes

No - Camera bags are sized based on liters and come in fixed liter increments (20, 30, 40 liters, etc..) This limits how much both camera and non-camera gear you can bring.

Dedicated Space for NON-Camera Gear

Yes

Limited -- Camera bags have very little room for non-camera gear, it's why they are called camera bags and not hiking / camera packs.

Atlas Packs' have a front shell that expands out for non-camera gear when you need it and compresses down when you don't. This is why Atlas is more of a pack than a bag.

Dividers that Spoon Camera Gear

Yes

No

Requires Pressure Fitting

No

Yes - The zipper actually keeps all the Insert from falling out. This is why the zipper is inset to your camera gear. Pressure fitting resulting in a fundamental compromise to a pack’s load carry ability and access to gear.

Custom Fitted Overbuilt Hiking Grade Hip Belt

Yes

No - Atlas Pack is the only brand that truly values hip belts. Available in multiple styles, sizes and colorways so you can go all day long!

Removable Hip Belt

Yes

Sometimes - Camera bags typically have sewn-in hip belts that torque and twist under weight.

Sewn-In Hip Belt

No!

Most - Camera bags typically have sewn-in hip straps that are floppy and without any structure. These easily twist and torque under load. (much like the Traveler's belt)

Hiking Grade Overbuilt Hip Belt (in your size)

Yes

No

Special Shoulder Straps for Women

No

Yes - Camera bags with shoulder straps designed for women are needed to help offset pressure on the front of your chest because of how much camera bags "hang back". With a properly sized and fitted pack and hip belt you can position the weight higher up and help to elevate the pressure on the parts of your body that requires a curved shoulder harness. #straightisbest

Water Resistant Shell

Yes

Yes

Raincover Included

Yes

Hopefully!

Removable Frame - Rucksack Mode

Yes

No - While you can remove frames from some camera bags, removing the frame creates problems for your camera gear. Frames are required to keep all the core inserts in place. With the frame out of a traditional camera bag, the bag has no use case.

Weight Bearing Removable Frame

Yes

No - Camera gear is detached from the frame in camera bags and ICU's. It's just dead weight and why camera gear feels so heavy.

Updated Yearly

No

Yes - The upcoming iteration of the camera bag you are now thinking about purchasing will be launched next year and endorsed by the same influencers who introduced you to the current model - ugh!