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Patagonia Atom 8L Sling Bag


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    5 Reviews


    Ready to ride.

    Patagonia designed the Atom Sling Bag with a single strap and teardrop shape that stays put whether you're hiking to a lake or commuting to class. This simple design enables the bag to be accessed without having to take it off—just spin it around to your chest and you can take whatever you need from the main compartment. Patagonia also added 3D spacer mesh to keep shoulder strap and back panel comfortable and breathable. The Atom's recycled polyester is strong and light, and its DWR coating helps keep gear dry in the face of light rainfall.

    • Small sling pack grips your back like a climber on granite
    • 8-liter capacity suitable for quick jaunts around town
    • Soft-lined tablet sleeve and smartphone pocket
    • Padded shoulder strap and back panel for breathable ventilation
    • Item #PAT023H

    Tech Specs

    [exterior] 630D nylon (50% recycled), PU coating, DWR finish [interior] 200D recycled polyester
    8L (488cu in)
    Shoulder Strap
    adjustable, padded mesh
    1 tablet, 1 smartphone
    zippered side
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Fabulous and Convenient

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great for hiking because it perfectly fits a water bottle plus some other small things. It is also perfect for music festivals because you can keep it close to your body and move it to the front. Doesn't sag like a backpack either

    Perfect for travel

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this to mainly use when I travel on flights for my personal item in addition to a carry on. It fits my water bottle, over the ear headphones, phone, wallet, keys, book, with a bit of room to spare. I like that the pack stays close to your back and doesn't bulge out when fully packed. Highly recommend.

    Glad I bought this

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Ordered this for a recent trip, and I'm really pleased with it. It's more compact than the bag I usually carry around, but still accommodates my 9.7" iPad perfectly. There's expansion room in the front pocket, and everything I needed for the day fit right in. I even lashed my sweatshirt to the straps when I didn't want to wear it. The pack is extremely comfortable to carry and allows easy access.

    Good for DSLR

      Bought this to use as a camera bag for my Nikon. It is perfect for what I need it for. Easy to swing to the front for easy access and just the right amount of pockets for a few things. The only drawback for me is that it is shoulder specific and is the opposite side I normally wear satchels and slings on. I'll get used to it!

      Really Diggin' The Updates!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Reader's Digest Version: A great, multi-purpose alternative for folks who are overwhelmed by purses, backpacks, or messenger bags alike.

      Non-Reader's Digest Version: I've wanted an Atom Sling for as long as I can remember - but could never really rationalized getting one since I had a fanny pack that worked just as well. Well, obviously I bit the bullet and I'm so stoked I did.

      Right off the bat, I noticed that the new Atom has a slightly different aesthetic. It appears to be a little more round in its silhouette, and there is a new "crease" down the middle (I'll touch on that momentarily). It still features subtle pops of complementary colors, but they're a shade more passive than what I've seen in years prior. I bought the Channel Blue and it's like a cross between royal blue and a rich navy. Super pretty.

      The sling has three zippered pockets. One immediately on the sling, which I've found is best suited for lip balm and keys. While the larger compartment is ideal for your wallet, tablet, or other necessities. The last, medium-sized zippered pocket DOES fit an iPhone 7+ (what's up bad eyesight) with an Otterbox case on it, albeit the pocket accommodates it slightly begrudgingly (but not like I'm going to rip the zipper off).

      Also, there are four U-shaped, open details: these are super convenient. Say you're not a huge fan of the webbing straps across the backside? Okay, no problem. Simply un-buckle the straps and stuff them into the little U-shaped details. Voila, same low-profile design, but without the straps.

      Two of the most notable changes are as follows:

      - The "crease" down the middle of the pack. At first, I thought this was just for aesthetics, but when I stuffed the pack full I noticed that the "crease" expanded to accommodate for the additional stuff I had in the pack. Really nice touch, especially when using the Atom while traveling.

      - No more stabilization webbing belt. In reading reviews about the previous Atom's belly band seemed to fit kinda funky. The bag doesn't feel any less functional without it - I can still bike around town, go for light hikes, and whatever else and the bag won't scooch around all weirdly. That being said, my only real hands-on experience is with the new Atom, so I could be blowing smoke.

      Bottom line: I'm extremely pleased with the updates, granted they're all I know, and I'm enjoying the versatility that the Atom has to offer.