SUMMER WAVE 1
Early Birds went 1st
$65 GIFT CARD
vs. $65 / $45 for other waves
vs. $425 for other waves
Summer Wave 1 Buyers
PAYMENT 2/2 NOW OPEN
SUMMER WAVE 1
Hello everyone and welcome. This page has been setup just for you. Today you will pick your pack style, colorway and hip belt size, style and colorway. As part of checkout, you will pay the balance and shipping costs. Later in September, you will get a separate email to unlock your perks and use your gift card. All items will be shipped together at the same time!
Nearly six months ago, I sent out the first dirty pack update. Many of you reserved well before then. I am sure many a trip/adventure has passed where you wish you had your Atlas Pack. I want you to know how much I appreciate this and how important your support has been.
When COVID hit, I made a fundamental change to how Atlas Packs operated and started to accept reservations on packs. Your early support allowed me to bridge the gap between old stock and new and to make sure I had time and energy to oversee a very challenging design process and production. Simply put, I could not have done all of this without you, and this is something I am incredibly proud of and grateful for.
Since you reserved, the price has gone up and the value of the perks has gone down. You got a great deal and this makes me super happy. I can't wait for you to get your packs dirty!
As always, please let the Pro Team or myself know when you have questions.
Cheers and thanks,
PAYMENT 2/2 STEPS:
Step 1: Review the pack size chart below, then pick your pack size and colorway.
Step 3: Please have your original order number ready and make sure to enter your shipping address when you checkout. If you want us to know anything, leave a note and we will follow-up with you via email as need be.
SUMMER WAVE 1 vs. CURRENT
PERKS & PRICING
+ Your Wave: Summer Wave 1
+ Est. Delivery: Sept/Oct
+ Reservation Amount: $197.50
+ Early Bird Final Price: $395
+ Your Perks: Card Perks: $65 value
+ Current Wave: Fall Wave 2
+ Est. Delivery: Nov/Dec
+ Reservation Amount: $212.50
+ Current Wave Final Price: $425
+ Current Wave Perks: $45 Value
Atlas Packs is the first and only camera bag company to offer pack sizing as a custom fit. Custom fit packs have individual hip belts and harness components that can be swapped out to create the perfect pack for you. BTW, this is not a new idea, custom fit packs are common in the world of outdoors, just not photography.
PICK YOUR PACK: Size & Colorway
For 2021 the Adventure Pack is available in two colorways (black and dark gray). The Athlete Pack is available in three colorways (black, yellow and gray/grey). The Adventure large gray is not available at this time.
For sizing, both the Athlete and Adventure Packs are available in two sizes and each size fits a large range of heights and torso lengths.
The easiest way to determine the right size for you, is to start with your height. This method works great 75% 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.
If you are between 5’8-5’11 | 1.7-1.8M or just want to be 100% sure you are getting the right pack size, measure your torso length. 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.
How to measure your torso:
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 the bottom end of the string. It will end 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).
4. 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.
The tipping point between sizes (for both the Athlete and the Adventure Pack) is an 18"/45.5cm torso length.
Cutting the string exactly at this length takes the guess work out of play.
If you are right on the cusp, go with the smaller pack. If the pack is too tall for your torso, the weight of the pack will not distribute properly.
You heard correct :). The new 2021 large Athlete Pack (only the LARGE), has a second set of flaps that allow for the installation of either the large or the medium size frames.
This has a fitting benefit that is detailed on the learn about page for the Athlete Pack.
Yes, you are welcome to customize your own frame by cutting it down. A pipe cutter works great and you just need to add some more heat shrink tube to the tips (1/8" is the right size).
If after reading and measuring your torso, you still have questions, please contact us.
We are here to help once the pack arrives. A new section of the site will be all setup with tips, tricks and getting started advice. We also love to do fittings via video and are here as needed.
PICK YOUR HIP BELT: Size & Style
The most important part of the pack is the hip belt and in this regard Atlas Packs offers options unlike any other brand.
Finding the right size is easy. Checkout the fitting chart below and follow the steps. The most important measurement is to make sure the padding is long enough to cover your hips. If the padding falls short, then the weight of the pack will not properly transfer away from your shoulders and load on to your hips.
Start with your pant size. This is the easiest way and works 95% of the time. If you are between sizes, then use the other options.
Option (1) measure the full width of your waist staying at hip height all the way around with a tape measure. Option (2), measure the span of your hips, just the length needed for the padding to cover both (end to end) plus a few smidges.
Still unsure >> Size up!
There is no additional cost. A hip belt of your choice (Athlete/Adventure) is included with the purchase of your pack.
That's really hard to say, it's such a personal choice. Generally speaking the Adventure belt is considered more comfortable as it offers two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle. The Athlete belt has a single foam layer and is more minimalist.
The Adventure belt is better able to support heavier loads than the standard Athlete Pack belt.
Yes. All of the hip belts are interchangeable with all of the packs so you can mix and match.
With that said, it's uncommon to pair the Athlete belt with the Adventure Pack. But if that's what you want to do, I say go for it!
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.
Yes! This is just one more reason to love Atlas Packs. By adding a small strip of webbing (called MOLLE), the versatility of the hip belt has increased 10x.
You will need to purchase the new magnetic buckles if you plan to use the belt without the pack. The standard buckles are not approved for use if the hip belt is not on the pack.
MOLLE is a universally recognized method of attaching items to bags/packs/clothing and there are countless options readily available for whatever you need to carry.
I can't wait to see how this changes the experience. By attaching MOLLE pouches, you can hit the trail without anything on your back. How crazy is that for a backpack company!
As an example, you want the Athlete belt and we only have Adventure belts in stock in your size. Please contact us with the understanding that we will try to source but cannot make any promises. Thank you for understanding in advance.
Yes. For 2021 hip belts are available in two colorways.
Hip belt colorways will be based on pack colorway for the following packs: Athlete Pack Black = Black hip belt. Athlete Pack Yellow = Gray hip belt. Adventure Pack Black = Black hip belt. For the new dark gray Adventure Pack, both colorways look awesome and either colorway can be used with this pack.
The new hip strap was made as a great alternative to the Travel Belt and is easy to leave installed.
The Travel Belts will be available again in early 2022.
We got ya! The Adventure hip belt offers support unlike any other belt on the market. And don't be shy if what we offer is still not in your range. We love to help and will make a custom extender for you.
After all that and the size did not work out. Don't worry, we will have belts available for this purpose but you will need to send back your belt at your cost and pay for the new outbound shipping.
ORDER & PAYMENT FAQ
Read all of the FAQ's before completing your purchase. You are agreeing to these terms and conditions as part of the purchase of your pack.
PAYMENT 2/2 FAQ's
When you reserved your pack you paid half (50%) to reserve and now it is time to pay your remaining balance and shipping before we can proceed with your order.
You will have 5 days to pick your pack and pay. If after 5 days you have not paid, we will continue to send notifications regarding payment 2/2. Please understand we cannot hold packs and will be moving on to the next waves.
All items will ship together in the same box!
Only if you contacted us prior and we edited your original order. Please proceed with the pack of your choice as part of the payment 2/2 checkout.
If you did not contact us prior please do not switch over from one pack to another.
Perfect. All sizes in all colorways are available for early birds.
Awesome. In the Black colorway, both the Large and Medium packs are available today. The dark gray is only available in Medium today.
*See next FAQ regarding Adventure large gray.
The only pack not on the first container is the LARGE dark gray Adventure Pack.
This pack was only made available for reservation recently.
If you would like to wait for the large gray, please make payment 2/2 now as production on this pack is going to be very limited.
Delivery will be part of container #2 that is expect in Nov/Dec.
If you do not want to wait until Nov/Dec, please get the black Adventure Pack.
Please do not use this page if you are not an early bird. If you make payment 2/2 and do not have an early bird reservation, your order will be pushed out to the current wave. You will receive an email confirmation regarding the order change.
It's easy to get confused and add one too many items to your cart by accident. The system has some checks and balances built in but can easily be tricked / confused. If you have too many items (ie.. hip belts in your order, we will simply edit the order on the backend and the system will send out a notification.
First, thank you, you are awesome :). Second, you will need to pay for each pack separately, this means making x2 separate payments due to limitations with the shopify app.
Of note: We do have a shipping rate for "two packs in a box" and will refund you the difference on the backend. Please use the same order number if you reserved x2 packs initially. Please use the order numbers for each order if you reserved separately.
USA: FedEx Ground $15
Rest of the World: $55USD
**Please keep in mind the size and weight of the pack and box. It is an expensive item to ship and the amounts we charge are still below our costs. Rates are subject to change.
**Of note: Please do not pay for the faster shipping methods. You will be able to use your gift card perks to unlock faster shipping in September.
I am not sure when exactly. My best guess is 30-60 days after payment 2/2 and this is subject to change.
Yes! It's important to expect additional delays. If you must have your pack by a specific date, please make payment 2/2 with the expectation that it will not arrive in time.
All of the information I am providing is based on estimates. I have zero control over international shipping, customs clearance, port authorities and trucker schedules. All of these steps require more time due to COVID.
To learn more about the reasons for all of the delays, see the following articles..
After making payment 2/2 you will get a confirmation email. Please double check your order right away and let us know if you made a mistake. We understand this happens and will make any corrections as needed.
The next email will be in September when you will unlock your perks and use your gift card.
By this time, I will have more information about delivery and you can expect regular dirty pack updates as the container hits certain milestones.
SHIPPING, REFUNDS, STORE POLICIES & LIABILITY INFO
Yes of course. If at anytime the timelines do not work for you please let us know and we will refund you right away and cancel your order. The terms of the reservation program allow for exactly this situation.
Yes! If after paying payment 2/2 and before we ship your pack, you can get a full 100% refund for any reason.
If you don't make payment 2/2 and do not contact us about a refund, we will automatically cancel your reservation and refund your deposit after 45 days.
*Of note: Shopify and Paypal restrict refunds based on time. If too much time has passed since the original reservation, then a manual refund will be required. Please contact us right away should this apply to your order.
Please use the new address when you make payment 2/2 and checkout. We will ignore the old address.
Yes of course. You do not need to use the same payment method as the first time.
Yes! You get 100 days to make sure you love your Atlas Pack. 100 days to return/exchange. Please know exchanges are limited to items in stock. Please contact us using the chat widget.
To be eligible for a return or an exchange, your pack must be in like new condition when returned.
Request must be submitted within 100 days from the date your pack was delivered.
Once approved we will provide an RA number along with shipping instructions to send the returned item(s) back to our shop in Arizona.
Please know: We are not able to provide pre-paid labels for returns. All return shipping costs will be paid by the customer.
A 25% restocking fee will be applied to packs not in "like new" condition.
Due to COVID, exchanges for other sizes/colors/styles will only be available after all reservations for all waves have been fulfilled. Swapping out will be very very difficult due to supply.
No, Atlas Packs does not make waterproof packs.
Here is what you can expect in terms of protection from the elements. The outer shell is made of very light and strong rip-stop material with a x2 durable water repellent coating.
Additionally, a raincover with welded seams is included with the purchase of your pack and provides for excellent coverage.
Combined, the x2 durable water repellent coating and the raincover will keep your camera gear safe and dry. However, you can fully expect some moisture to work its way into your pack under certain conditions and environments.
Now that I have made you aware, if you are a heavy sweater, if you take the pack into very humid environments, if decide to run through a bunch of waterfalls or spend hours walking through the rain, etc, be proactive don't throw away the moisture packets that come with your pack.
Save them and drop a few in the stretch pocket on the inside backpanel and a few in the key fob pocket.
Your Atlas Pack comes with a lifetime guarantee. We stand behind our packs and service unconditionally and will repair or replace defective packs at no cost.
Our lifetime warranty covers manufacturers defects as well as issues that make your pack unusable or to no longer function as designed.
Things that are not included in the warranty include but are not limited to; rips, scrapes and tears, water and moisture damage, stains, blemishes, normal wear and tear, failure due to misuse, or lack of care or just doing something stupid.
PS: If you ever decide to sell your Atlas Pack, tell the new owner the warranty stays with the pack.
Yes. Atlas Packs, LLC, holds numerous US and Foreign Trademarks and has additional trademarks and pending patent application(s).
US Patent 11,033,086
ORIGAMI CAMERA CORE
US Trademark Reg. No. 88/880,609
US Trademark Reg. No. 88/520,182
US Trademark Reg. No. 86/345,525
EUTM Reg. No. 017949901
CNIPA Reg. No. 33641394
Thanks to our amazing in-house council Andrew, Atlas Packs is not liable for anything you or others do while using our products.
This includes, but is not limited to, anything placed inside your pack such as camera or video gear, personal items, food and drink, wedding rings, small children or animals, etc..
Atlas Packs is also not liable should you injure yourself or do harm to others, the environment or your surroundings while using our products. Be responsible. Follow the rules and take care of your pack and it will take care of you.
USA & INTERNATIONAL TAX, VAT, DUTY CHARGES
That depends on where you live.
If you live in the United States, you may have to pay sales tax based on your shipping address. The sales tax amount will be included in your total paid to Atlas Packs.
Yes. And to help cover some of these costs, Atlas Packs is the only company that offers International buyers Import Duty Refunds.
The Import Duty refund is designed to cover the costs of importing the pack and is limited to 5% of your purchase price.
This means, if you paid $395.00 for your pack, we will refund up to $19.75USD to help cover any import duty charges.
To get your refund, hit the chat and send us a copy of your FedEx invoice after your have paid the fees and we will refund you right away.
This and all offers are subject to change.
If you live outside of the United States, you will have to pay your country's VAT & DUTY charges when FedEx delivers your pack.
These costs are NOT included in the amount you pay to Atlas Packs.
To be clear... You are agreeing to accept delivery of your pack and pay FedEx for the DUTY and VAT.
The VAT is based on where you live and is a standard rate.
The IMPORT DUTY rates are based on your country/province and range from zero to more than 25% in some parts of the world. Most countries only charge around 5% of the total purchase price.
Do not abandon or refuse delivery on your shipment. Atlas Packs does not accept returns on abandoned packs and you are responsible for the return shipping costs.
Please do not make payment 2/2 if you are not willing to accept the delivery and pay the fees.
If you abandon/refuse shipment, FedEx adds penalty fees and the return shipping costs and all of this requires additional paperwork and time.
As an example: If you live in the EU / UK and do not accept delivery, FedEx will charge more than $350 to return the shipment and these costs will be pass on to you.
If you wish to return the pack for a full refund including the VAT this is easy to do. These extra fees are easily avoidable. Simply accept delivery and let us know you want to return the pack. This makes the return process much easier for everyone.
Abandoned / refused shipments are subject to a 15% restocking fee plus the cost of all shipping charges (outbound and return).
PICK YOUR PACK: Included with Purchase
At Atlas Packs, all our packs are the same price and everything you need come included. Here's what's included with purchase.
ATLAS PACK (1 INCLUDED)
An Athlete or Adventure Pack of your choice.
HIP BELT (1 INCLUDED)
An Athlete or Adventure Hip Belt of your choice and size is included with the purchase of your pack.
RAIN COVER (1 INCLUDED)
A raincover is installed and included with the purchase of your pack.
DIVIDERS SET (15 INCLUDED)
A full set of 15 dividers is included with the purchase of your pack.
+ The Athlete Pack includes 15 dividers: x3 long, x2 wide, x2 mid length, x8 short.
+ The Adventure Pack includes 15 dividers: x2 full length, x3 long, x2 wide, x8 mid length.
FRAME (1 INCLUDED)
A standard size installed frame is included with the purchase of your pack.
UNLOCK YOUR PERKS: Preview
Here is a preview of the accessories available for purchase with your gift card perks in September. These items will be included at the same time as your pack and will ship together. Items listed are all planned but as always, things are subject to change due to COVID. Thanks for your understanding in this regard.
ATLAS CARGO SERIES
MAGNETIC BUCKLES ($25)
A great option that is required if you plan to use the hip belt without the pack. Available in two colorways and two sizes.
CARGO STRAPS ($15-$30)
Need to carry / attach items to the outside of your pack? Cargo Straps wrap around the front of the pack and connect to side compression buckles. Cargo Straps help ratchet items down such as tripods, ice axes, ski's, snowboards, walking sticks, etc.. If you need to strap anything to the front of your pack, you will need a Cargo Strap.
Available in 3-5 different colors with prices at $15 and $30 per strap based on features and functionality.
THE HIP STRAP ($15)
The hip strap is a great option when you don't want to use the hip belt and still want to shift some weight off your shoulders. Available in two colorways and multiple sizes, the hip strap attaches to the pack pouches and easily tucks away when not in use.
BUNGEE QUICK RELEASE ($15)
Bungee quick release loops are a great way to personalize your pack and connect / disconnect items with ease. Available in 3-5 different colorways, the quick release loops can be easily resized to fit and work in numerous configurations.
ATLAS PACKS T-SHIRT ($25)
Super soft Atlas Packs t-shirts in a variety of styles for you to choose from. Unisex sizes from S-XXXL
STICKER PACK ($10)
An awesome selection of limited edition Atlas Packs stickers. Collect them all. Get 3-4 stickers for just $10.
FASTER INTL SHIPPING ($25)
For International customers, use your perks and bump your shipping speed.
ATHLETE FULL-LENGTH DIVIDER ($15)
If you have long glass, then consider the new Athlete full length divider. This new divider stretches the full length of the pack.
ATHLETE MEDIUM FRAME ($35)