First Chance to Reserve for Fall Delivery
2021 FALL Wave 2 Reservations
This page details the Atlas Packs reservations process. Due to COVID reservations are required. Currently we are in "Fall Wave 2". This is the second wave for the Fall container due to arrive in November/December. Everyone in this wave will get their pack after prior waves and before any packs are made available to the general public.
When packs arrive you will be notified based on the order of your reservation. We'll update the site and provide you with a special link so you can pick your pack color, belt size and any accessories.
PERKS & PRICING
+ Reserving a pack now means you are part of our "Fall Wave 2" perks
+ Pricing for 2021 is set at $425. You will not pay more should the price increase. You will benefit should the price decrease. This is a 7.5% increase in cost over the previous price of the packs.
+ You will receive $45 in Perk Points. The points can be used for the purchase of spare parts and accessories include our Cargo line and work just like a gift card.
In the past (pre-covid), if the pack or accessory you wanted was sold out, the wait was typically 1-2 months. At the time it seemed like a lifetime, little did we know....
As we all know now, production takes longer, costs more and has more variables and as a result, we have had to change how we operate and now
For the foreseeable future reservations are required for all packs.
The reasons for the reservation system are to help you better deal with the much longer wait times by offering different perks and payment options. It also helps us better manage our budgets and forecasts.
It's important to expect production to take longer than any of us want. If you must have your pack by a specific date, order with the expectation that it will not arrive in time. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
FALL WAVE 2
FIRST FALL DELIVERY
$45 PERK POINTS
Very Limited Offer
Lock in 2021 pricing
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.
RESERVE 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.
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.
HIP BELT: Sizing Explained
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.
FAQ: Before you reserve
Please read the FAQ's befor making your reservation.
Reserving a pack means you are pre-ordering the pack of your choice today and paying a 50% deposit. The balance is due when you pick your pack. Your deposit is fully refundable and can be cancelled at any time.
The final price of the pack will be $425. This is a 7.5% price increase over the 2020 price and the Early Bird and Summer Wave 1 groups. $425 is expected to be the final price for all packs in 2021. You would not be responsible for any increase in price and would benefit if the price decreases.
Estimated around Nov/Dec for payment 2/2.
Yes! It's important to expect additional delays. If you must have your pack by a specific date, please reserve 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..
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.
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.
SHIPPING INFO & POLICIES
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.
When you make payment 2/2 use your new address. We will ignore the old address.
Yes of course. You do not need to use the same payment method as the first time.
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.
TAX, VAT & IMPORT DUTY
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 $425.00 for your pack, we will refund up to $21.25USD 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 0 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 reserve a pack 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).
Atlas Packs does not have any stockist, retailers or warehouses in the EU or UK as this adds additional costs and does not save any VAT or IMPORT Duty charges.
The Atlas Packs IMPORT DUTY refund is designed to cover the costs to import the pack and is limited to 5% of your purchase price.
Please click to learn more about the program >>
WHAT'S INCLUDED: 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.
2021 Wave Updates: