The award winning Atlas Athlete is the most versatile camera pack on the market today. Available in two sizes (based on torso length) and three colorways. A custom fitted hip belt of your choice is included along with a set of 15 dividers and rain-cover.

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Atlas Packs


Get Fit

When it comes to size, choose based on torso length.

What's included

Everything you need is included with purchase.

+ Pack
+ Hip Belt
+ Full Set of Divider
+ Raincover (tethered)

$465.00 USD

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For 2022, the Athlete Pack has been updated with even better access, organization and expansion.

+ Choose size based on torso length (see chart)
+ Choose custom fitted hip belt based personal preference
+ Fully adjustable shoulder harness with load lifters
+ Removable frame / stay included
+ Numerous attachments points from MOLLE to axes and sleeping bags
+ Incredible weight distribution and support
+ 10mm thick dividers that curve and spoon camera gear
+ Removable proper hiking hip belt
+ Single-fold Origami Camera Core (TM)
+ 10mm thick dividers that secure gear
+ Weatherproof 240 Double Rip Stop shell
+ Dedicated water bladder pocket with velcro hang-tag and outlet ports for tube. Carry 80-100 oz of water.
+ x2 stretch side pockets (fits 48oz nalgene)
+ x2 hidden dump pouches (also fits 48oz nalgene)
+ YKK Buckles and Zippers
+ Plus many many more...
The size of the Athlete Pack is based on torso length, not liters. The Athlete Pack can carry up to 40 liters of total gear, how you setup your pack is up to you. The measurements below are based on the footprint with approx. 20 liters of total gear.

MEDIUM FRAME:Under 18" torso
IN: 21H x 11W x 7D
CM: 53.8H x 28w x 18D

LARGE FRAME: Over 18" torso
IN: 23H x 11W x 7D
CM: 58.5H x 28w x 18D

WEIGHT: 4.5lbs

Depth: 5.75-6" / 14.6-15cm
Height: 14.25" / 36cm
Width: 9" / 23cm

Depth: 5.75-6" / 14.6-15cm
Height: 9" / 23cm
Width: 9" / 23cm


    While torso fitting is best, height works 86% of the time.

    + 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.

    Between sizes, swipe right...


    Torso length provides the most accurate measurement for backpack fitting.

    + 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.


    Learn to measure. Swipe right...


    1. Cut a piece of string 18"/45.5cm
    2. Hold the top to 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).

    PS: 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.

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Athlete Pack FAQ's

The large size Athlete Pack has a pass-through zipper between the camera and non-camera sections above the ATLAS logo. The medium does not.

The large size Athlete Pack has a second set of frame flaps for a smaller travel frame. The medium does not.

The large size Athlete Pack has double small pockets on the inner backpanel. The medium has one large pocket.

Fitting Questions

Go shorter if in doubt, if the pack is too tall fitting will be a challenge and the weight will not distribute properly.

The tipping point between sizes (for both the Athlete and the Adventure Pack) is an 18"/45.5cm torso length.

Changes are good you got the right size but just need help getting fitted. Please hit the chat and connect with the Pro Team so we can get your all setup and ready to go!

Shop Policies

You get 100 days to return or exchange. Please see our complete details on our policy page.

Warrany and Pack Care

While a dirty pack is a certainly a happy pack, a cleaned dirty pack is even happier.
To clean the shell and zippers, give your pack a steam shower for 15-20 min and use baby wipes and microfiber towels to clean the ripstop and get into the grooves around the zippers.


To clean the inside of your pack. Remove all dividers and gear and from the inside of the non-camera section, push hard on the bottom of the camera core so it pops-out.

Shipping FAQ's

USA Ground Shipping for just $19
Intl. Rates shown at checkout
Your pack ships 3-5 days after you order. If you need faster service please tap the chat icon for our Pro Team Support.

1-2 days after your order.

Reach out to the Pro Team and let them know you need a shipping bump.

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Still have questions? Tap chat and connect with the Pro Team!


Sam is 5'3" and wearing a medium Athlete Pack

Hip belts included but not always needed

Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine featured the Atlas Athlete Pack in their Summer Buyers Guide. FYI: This is the gen1 Athlete Pack model (available from 2018 - 2021). The logo on the prior generation of packs was much larger and came in light gray.

Atlas Packs wins Best Travel Photography Gear from Outside Magazine

Link to Article >>

Sam is 5'3" and wearing a medium Athlete Pack

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