Atom Packs

Discussion in 'Packs & Accessories' started by theoctagon, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    No right click on my iPad :/ but sounds nice
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  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Here is the pack. @christie_malry, the easiest way to embed the image is to follow the link to Imgur, right click on the image, choose display image and then copy to image's URL.

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  3. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Ooooh that’s a nice pack:geek:
  4. I was checking out the atom packs the other day, but can't get my head around the practical differences between the Mo 60 and the Prospect 60. I mean they seem to be doing the same job, except the Mo is made of three panels instead of one for the prospect (is that right)?

    So if we are looking at waterproofness (is that a word?) would the prospect be better, or does all the stitching of attached external pockets means that it is just as leaky at those points?

    The next stupid question from me is... why aren't the seams taped? I mean if those are the only areas that leak, why not tape them? I know it adds weight, but surely the benefits would offset this? Any comments on that one?
  5. Can you show how it fastens to the pack? Is it a faff when taking the pack on and off or all fairly seamless? :D
  6. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    It doesn't fasten to the pack, it is a stand alone bumbag. I just ordered one in the same fabric and colour as my Atom. No issue getting the pack off when wearing it.
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  7. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    I have an Atom prospector (see below). I wanted the seams taped but Tom informed me that he had a bit of an accident while tape sealing (pack melted) and he's not willing to do it anymore. I put all of the stuff I want to keep dry in a 35 litre Sea-To-Summit ultra-sil dry bag (45 grams).

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  8. alex_roddie

    alex_roddie Summit Camper

    Tom's just sent me a photo of my Mo 60, in my preferred blue and bright orange livery. Looking sweet! Not sure of the weight yet but I'm guessing around 900g.

    My Prospector 50 will continue to be my go-to ultralight summer pack, but I plan to use the Mo 60 for more ambitious objectives (things like the Nordkalottleden, the PCT if I ever get around to it, and perhaps even some Scottish winter trips).

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  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Here's mine reclining at Mar Lodge this morning....
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  10. allsquare

    allsquare Backpacker

    Great. I like an Irn Bru pack.
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  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Dude....
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    Careful what you wish for....
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  12. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

  13. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    Interview with Tom Gale of Atom Packs
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  14. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Lovely packs but the angled mesh does my head in.
  15. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    I had a custom pack made with no mesh!
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  16. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    :rolleyeses: very nice :thumbsup:

    I do like a big mesh pocket but I just think the angle is pointless and spoils the nice clean look.
  17. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    600+ packs...wow... Just goes to show the demand is there and you can make a living from this if you have a bit of business brain.

    Mesh does my head in, yet to see a rucksack with mesh pockets that aren't holed. Stretch lycra or billowed solid material seems a much better option imo.
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  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    6'7" :o o:
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  19. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Same opinion here, the custom Exodus with Dyneema X pockets suits be fine despite the increase in weight.
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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    I like the extremtextil mesh, no stretch and ~100g/m but tough as and airy enough that gear dries much faster than lycra.
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  21. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  22. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    I'm liking what I'm seeing @theoctagon - working its way up the wish list. Current pack is 1100g, nothing wrong with it so no hurry, but it's where I can make the biggest weight saving in my current setup.
  23. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Interesting video. If I didn’t have so many packs.....:eek:
  24. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    The Atom in that vid looks superb. I'd be curious to know the final weights of some of these packs, especially in VX21. I'm wondering if some of them end up suffering from scope creep? Stronger materials and extras here and there start to add to the final weight.

    Are they as light as a Prophet/Burn , Zpacks , GG etc?...

    Still, function and comfort is everything for the sake of a couple of hundred grams.
  25. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Section Hiker

    My 40litre Atom Prospector Prophet (see picture earlier in thread) weighs 760 grams. If I use a packliner/drybag (45 grams), Hipbelt pockets (2x28 grams), Pocket for sunglasses (36 grams) and Pocket for camera (20 grams), it all adds up to a total of 917 grams.

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