The Athlete Pack is a true hybrid - as much a hiking pack as a camera bag with just the right ratio of storage space for both camera and non-camera gear.
The front section of the Athlete Pack has been designed to hold non-camera gear. We took a 40 liter ripstop nylon shell and added a 10 liter camera core on the inside. To understand just how much the pack can hold, please see the video from Caleb Kerr that showcases just how much you can fit.
When it comes to comfort, there is nothing more important than correct fit to ensure that weight is loaded on your hips and not shoulders.
The Athlete Pack comes in two frame heights, a medium and a large. The cut-off between sizes is around 5'9/5/10 or a 17" torso length. It's important to know that the Athlete Pack has an adjustable suspension and multiple sizes of hip belts which enables the pack to fit a range of torso lengths and to more precisely let you dial in on your perfect fit.
We are here to help with zoom / Instagram fitting sessions once you receive your pack. Just schedule time, we are here to help!
The reason most camera bags are uncomfortable is because they can't support the weight of the camera gear their depth allows for. This is not the case with the Athlete Pack! If you need a bag that doesn't impede movement in busy urban areas or while moving over terrain this could be the pack for you.
The Athlete Pack is a rear access camera bag. This serves a number of important purposes including the safety and security of your gear but also proper weight disbursement. Camera gear is incredibly dense and heavy and needs to be positioned close to the body.
The zipper for the rear panel on the Athlete Pack opens fully provides for fully unencumbered access to your camera gear. Every available inch inside the Athlete Pack can be used and why a relatively small 10 liter footprint is so efficient.
The depth of the camera core on the Athlete Pack measures about 5" / 13cm. Please see the example gear spreads to understand what type of camera gear works best in the Athlete Pack.
ATLAS ATHLETE PACK FEATURES:
Some questions we get about the Atlas Athlete Pack
WHAT SIZE FRAME IS BEST FOR ME?
I'm between sizes
If you are between sizes (5'9-5'11) get the medium. Still unsure, measure your torso (google it :). Less than 19", get the medium. Need an assist, we are here to help. Text us 602-833-8448.
What are the differences?
Differences between the medium and large Athlete Packs. 1. The medium pack does NOT have the "pass-through" zipper on the inside above the ATLAS logo. Unfortunately there was not enough room to include.
2. The large size pack has two small pouches at the top of inside backpanel. The medium size pack has one large pocket. 3. The frame heights are different (see next faq).
Size of medium vs. large?
The large size Athlete Pack is 2" taller than the medium.
How does this differences impact volume
There is a small difference in volume. The medium holds about 3-5 liters less non-camera gear than the large pack.
WILL MY CAMERA GEAR FIT?
Sony: All bodies. Up to 200-600
All sony bodies fit with grip
CANON: No battery grips. Up to 70-200
5D series bodies without battery grips can be stored upright.1. The medium pack does NOT have the "pass-through" zipper on the inside above the ATLAS logo. Unfortunately there was not enough room to include.
QUESTIONS ABOUT WAISTBELTS
Does the Adventure Belt fit the Athlete Pack
Can the pack be used without a belt?
Yes and removing the belt is super easy. Once removed the small pouches tuck into the back of the lumbar padding for a seamless look.
I'm between sizes?
Get the larger size. Better to have a little more padding and webbing than less.
PACK SPECS AND DIMENSIONS
How deep is the Athlete Pack?
If you place a tape measure inside the camera core the depth will measure around 4.25in / 10.8cm. However, this measurement does not include the space gained with the lid closed. Practically speaking you can fit gear up to 5.25" / 13.7cm towards the top of the camera core as this section has more wiggle room than the bottom.
CHANGE SIZES ON THE FLY
PATENT PENDING ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE