SONY KIT IN 2021 ADVENTURE PACK:+ Gripped Sony Alpha + 400 2.8+ Gripped Sony Alpha + 200-600
For anyone carry big glass you will want the pack setup for max camera. For 2021 the length and depth of the ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) has been increased.
With the Adventure Pack, big glass like the 400 2.8 and 200-600 can be stored on bodies with hoods on and front lens caps off.This makes workflow and organization so much easier.
No other carry-on sized camera bag that can do this >> and still leave you with lots of space to pack non-camera gear. If you have longer glass, 600mm and 800mm, these lenses can fit but eat up a lot of room.
ACCESS AND WORKFLOW
ADVENTURE PACK:+ Gripped Sony Alpha Kit with Sony GM 200-600, GM 16-35 2.8 GM + GM 24-70 2.8 GM + GM 100-400
While the camera core does measure longer than these lenses, in real world usage, glass longer than 17.5in / 43cm starts to push into the top fold of the camera core. Why? When you get to the top end of the measurements, there is a natural amount of wiggle room and flex. Moreover, the packs measures and work differently based on the objects you are storing.
You can expect your pack to measure deeper or shallower based on what you have on each side. Lots of small lenses use space much better than one large telephoto down the middle. Please use your judgement when setting up your pack.
GRIPPED BODIES EASILY FIT
ADVENTURE PACK:+ X2 Gripped bodies. Includes the Canon R5 and Sony Alpha with grips plus a big collection of Canon and Sony lenses
Gripped bodies easily fit in the Adventure Pack and can be stored in any position. The depth of the ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) in the Adventure Pack does not have a taper and you can expect your gear to sit flush or below the line of the sidewalls and dividers.
As you can see from the images below (move the slider back and forth), there is plenty of depth in the Adventure Pack for camera bodies of all sizes.
2021 ADVENTURE PACK:+ Sony FS5 with Battery Charger + Sony Alpha Bodies (x2), Sony GM 200-600, GM 16-35 2.8 GM + GM 24-70 2.8 GM
Video equipment like a Canon C200 and the Sony FS5 can be stored almost fully assembled. Typically only the LCD monitor needs to be removed for storage.
ATHLETE vs. ADVENTURE
CANON R5 KIT IN 2021 ATHLETE:+ Gripped Canon R5 + 70-200+ Canon 15-35 2.8 R+ Canon 600mm R+ Mavic Pro and Remote
Trying to understand the difference between the Athlete and Adventure Pack in terms of camera gear?In this next set of photos we've taken the same kit (Canon R setup) in both.
In the Athlete Pack, you can see how much tighter the fit is and in fact, there was not enough room for the Gnarbox. The takeaway here is that with the Athlete Pack there are accomodations you will need to make with how you setup and organize your gear. These same limitations do not apply to the Adventure Pack.
ADVENTURE vs. ATHLETE
CANON R5 KIT IN 2021 ADVENTURE PACK:+ Gripped Canon R5 + 600mm+ Canon 15-35 2.8 R+ Canon 70-200 2.8 R+ Mavic Pro and Remote+Gnarbox 2.0
In the Adventure Pack, you can see how the same set of gear plus a little extra will fit in the bottom 2/3 of the ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM).
The New Generation Adventure Pack Fits!
Travel in 2022 and beyond is going to suck. Masks and middle seats and ever shrinking legroom. When it comes to travel smaller is better and now it's even easier to bring your Adventure Pack as carry-on.
What if there is no more space in the overhead bins? The new Adventure Pack will go under
the seat of most major carries. Take out your laptop and remove the hip belt, frame and shoulder straps. Most airline seats have 9-10 inches of space, just enough for the Adventure Pack to squeeze into in a pinch.
WHY TO UPGRADE
Already have an Adventure Pack and thinking about updating, this section is for you.If you are a big camper or snow user, there are numerous updates to with the new generation Adventure Pack that make the update worthwhile including: MOLLE loops and connection straps for ice-axes and other accessories.
Generally speaking just because you have more camera gear is not a good reason to update from earlier versions of the Adventure Pack.
If you the only thing you are getting more of is camera gear, then, save your scratch and do a "firmware update" instead ;). A firmware update means replacing your old dividers with the new dividers.
Swapping out your dividers will increase the rating of your Origami CC. This is especially true for anyone with the Sony 200-600 as the new dividers includes a full length divider option.If you buy a used Adventure Pack on the secondary market. Get the new dividers and a new hip belt. Remember, Atlas Packs are designed to last a lifetime and the warranty transfers with sale.These and other details are broken out below...
HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?
So how much is too much. With the Adventure Pack that can be hard to determine because the pack will hold a ton of gear.To help prevent overloading, we have designed the shoulder strap velcro to 'slip' under heavy loads. This means it will not hold in place.
This will only happen if you pickup your pack by a single shoulder strap and all the weight gets loaded to one side.Pack responsibly. Do not overpack. Do not stress out the connections on your camera gear or your back. The pack can easily support loads not recommended for humans.
ADVENTURE PACK | NEW GENERATION
The Atlas Adventure Pack has been retooled and redesigned from the ground up and there are a number of new features. To best understand the benefits and reasons for these decisions, it's best to understand some of the history behind the design of this pack.
The Adventure Pack was the first pack we designed. It 2014 and we wanted to hit the ground with a pack designed exclusively for the professional Photography and Video market. Now as we all know, there are plenty of camera bag companies making camera bags for this slice of the market. And as was true then, and is still true today, none of these companies make camera bags that properly load the weight of all that heavy gear to your hips.
We designed the Adventure Pack to address the market in the following ways:
1. Include a hip belt to support and properly transfer the load of the pack from the shoulders to the hips. If your camera bag has a sewn-in hip belt, it will not properly transfer the weight. Sewn-in hip belts twist and torque downwards under the weight of the pack. They tend to dig into your sides due to lack of padding and all of this means your shoulders are doing the work.
2. A frame to support and anchor the weight onto the hips and away from the shoulders. And for the frame to be easily removable, along with hip belt and shoulder straps, to help deal with ever changing carry-on restrictions.
3. An ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE, allowing the user to move a large volume of space to either camera or without having to buy different inserts or camera cubes. And for all camera gear to be fully accessible without the zipper getting in the way.
4. Easy workflow, full access to camera gear without the zipper in the way and ample space for non-camera gear.
Fast forward through 5+ years and thousands of conversations with happy customers about their Adventure Packs and you learn a lot about what's working for who and why. Thanks to this amazing feedback loop, we've made numerous updates to the Adventure Pack over the years are are now taking a huge leap forward.
Just as we did in when we first introduced the Adventure, we've built a pack generations ahead of the market. We've made the pack smaller (carry-on with frame-in), added more room for camera gear (fits an 800mm) and added more room for camping gear (holds up to 44 liters). Details regarding reservations as well as all of the updates and new features are below. Thanks for your support and interest. We love to chat and say hi.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Cheers and thanks,
[This page was update on DEC 27, 2021]
ADVENTURE PACK ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM)
Since the two-fold ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) is now new, let's spend a few minutes explaining how it works.
In the Adventure Pack, the top 2/3 of the camera core now 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 (TM)", inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding. Each ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) is designed and rated for specific types of camera gear. The rating on the ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) has been given a huge boost. With two-folds there is a ton of space that can be shifted between camping and camera. A 50% increase over the single fold Adventure.
In the below illustration the camera section is highlighted in blue and camping in white. The pack on the left is setup for the maximum amount of camera and this amount decreases in the middle and third pack. Each ORIGAMI fold has a little handle that you use the push and pull on.
US PATENT 11,033,086 ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM)
NO ICU OR CAMERA CUBES
If your camera gear looks like the photos on this page, you need an ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM). Clean, simple, elegant and quite, there's no velcro or magnets that make a bunch of noise. For anyone that has not used an Atlas Pack before, our packs don't have ICU's camera cubes or inserts like the other camera bag brands.
These systems are expensive and poorly designed. All of your camera gear is detached from the structure of the bag and dependent on the zippers to secure and hold your gear via a "pressure fit".
ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM)
With an Atlas Pack your camera gear is fully accessible, easy to access and well secured. NONE of these things are true when you use ICU's camera cubes or inserts. All of these methods are insecure, result in a fundamental compromise to the packs' load carry ability and result in poor workflow.
None of these complications are true with Atlas Packs. All Atlas Packs are cabin sized to fit with frame in. Time to say goodbye to your old ICU!
SIMPLE PUSH AND PULL
The ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) separates the Adventure Pack into a front section (accessible from the top) for camping gear, and a back section (rear entry zipper) for camera gear. In the very first photo the pack is setup for maximum camera gear. For the new generation of packs, the Adventure Pack has a second fold and this bring me to the next section...
NEW GENERATION UPDATES:
CHANGE: Decreased exterior height of pack by 5cm / 2in. Exterior height now 24in / 61cm with frame in.
IMPACT: Brings the total volume of the Adventure Pack to 60+/- liters. Loss of volume is not material to the usage of pack as most customer did not use the full 70 liter shell.
BENEFIT: Shorter is better. Users can expect to easily carry the Adventure Pack on cabins and stow without having to remove the frame.
SHIFT MORE SPACE
CHANGE: Complete redesign of ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) to now allows for second fold.
IMPACT: Users can now shift twice as much space between the camping and camera sections of the pack.
BENEFIT: Users now have up to 44 liters of volume for camping gear (up from 30 liters). That's a 50% increase in shiftable space.
CHANGE: Increased rating for the ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM) by increasing friction and density. Added new types of foam, changed the shaping of the foam (also called "skiving") and improved the outer fabrics that connect the Origami CC to the pack and frame.
IMPACT:The Origami Camera Core is able to handle the heavier weight of increased camping and/or camera gear.
BENEFIT: Users can expect to safely, securely and easily access and transport large sets of camera and/or camping gear.
20 LITERS CAMERA | 30 LITERS CAMPING
This is the default setup for the Adventure Pack and both Origami folds are pushed in. This maximizes the amount of camera gear you can haul.I think it's fair to say that this Adventure Pack will carry more camera gear than most of us own.With both of the Origami folds pushed in, you get the full 20 liter of camera space.And 30 liters of space for camping gear spread around the rest of the pack.
13LITERS CAMERA | 37 LITERS CAMPING
In this second example the first Origami fold has been pulled into position and that volume has been removed from the camera section and shifted to the camping side.
In this setup the pack is essentially split 50/50 between camera and camping.More specifically, you now have 37 liters for camping gear and 13 liters for camera. The different between this setup the the first for camera gear is essentially the C200. Everything else stays with the pack.
6 LITERS CAMERA | 44 LITERS CAMPING
In this example both of the Origami folds have been pulled out and for me this is where the Adventure Pack gets really interesting.In this setup there is 44 liters for camping and 6 liters for camera. I know 6 liters might not sound like a lot, but it is...
As per the below example, you can fit 4 GM / L size lenses and a 1Dx body. Just imagine all the places we'll go..
FITTING GUIDE: Adventure Pack
Let's get fitted....
For sizing, we've made find the right size pack super easy. Both the Athlete and Adventure Packs are sized based on an 18" / 45.5cm torso length.
If your torso is shorter than 18 inches then the medium is best for you. If your torso length is longer than 18 inches then the large pack is best for you.
Bottom line >> Go shorter if in doubt, if the pack is too tall fitting will be a challenge and the weight will not distribute properly.
Two ways to measure
BASED ON HEIGHT:
+ If you are 5’8 / 1.7m or below, the medium size pack typically fits best.
+ If you are taller than 5’11/1.8m the large size pack typically fits best.
BASED ON TORSO:
+ If your torso length is shorter than 18"/45.5cm the medium size pack typically fits best.
+ If your torso length is longer than 18"/45.5cm the large size pack typically fits best.
Torso length provides the most accurate measurement for backpack fitting.
How to measure?
1. Cut a piece of string to exactly 18" / 45.5cm.
2. Hold the top of the string on your C7 vertebrae and drop the bottom end.
3. Now feel all the way down to where string ends. It will fall either above or below your Iliac Center (essentially your love handles and where you rest your hands when you are putting your hands on your hips).
If the string goes past your love handles, that means your torso is shorter than 18" = medium size pack. If the string ends before your love handles, that means your torso longer than 18" = large size pack.
Why do I need to cut the string at exactly 18"/45.5cm >> The tipping point between sizes (for both the Athlete and the Adventure Pack) is an 18"/45.5cm torso length.
Sizing Updates & Info
By the numbers the Adventure is a 60 liters pack. About 10 liters is allocated to the lid, laptop and storage pockets sewn around the outside of the shell. About 50 liters is allocated to the large shell.
The shell has two opening. A rear entry zipper opening for camera gear and a top entry stuff sack for camping gear. And separating the two fold ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE (TM)
+ There is no difference in the specifications between the medium and large size.
When it comes to specs and measurements including but not limited to height, length, weight, volume, capacity, liters, in, cm, etc.. the information I provide is intended to guide, and not an exact ruler based measurement. Said another way, a ruler will does not measure how gear fits and organizes, how foam compresses down.