Atom Packs

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

  1. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Looks great.I´m on the brink of buying a The Atom ,but I think I have to part ways with one of my other packs,either my Cuben Core or my HMG.:eeker:
    It´s such a cruel world,isn´t it?:D:rolleyes:
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
  2. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Trail Blazer

    You can NEVER have enough rucksacks, this is fact!
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  3. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    If you get rid of either you'll be short of a pack, keep them and buy an Atom. :D
  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    The logic is sound surley
  5. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    Thanks for your kind and helpful words in a difficult situation like this.:thumbsup::biggrin: I´m now thinking about the setup of the pack!:rolleyes:
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  6. OwenM

    OwenM Trail Blazer

    Well the pack came today, I was at work. I'll pick it up from Alloa in the morning. The forecast for the weekend has been rubbish all week but is now saying it's not going to be too bad. Got an appointment for four o'clock, think I'll head up to Aviemore after that, just to try the prospector out.
  7. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Trail Blazer

    Let us know how you get on
  8. OwenM

    OwenM Trail Blazer

    Picked it up this morning, this is it loaded with two days food and fuel. There's enough room inside for maybe three more days food as it is with the tent (Trekkertent Phreeranger) inside. I tried it with the tent on the outside, it fits really well in the side pocket and under the bungee. Loaded like that I think I could get enough food for seven days in there.

    As it is kit = 7.3kg, food = 1.3kg, water = 1.6kg Total = 10.2kg.

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  9. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Trail Blazer

    Very nice @OwenM. I've got a Phreeranger as well, supporting cottage industries!
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  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That looks excellent. Is the hipbelt removable? Velcro like a gossamer gear?
  11. Warrenbond

    Warrenbond Trail Blazer

    What size ltr is that one Owen iv been thinking of ordering one, think I'll get larger pockets on it need to pick options and colour.
  12. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    Very nice pack!
    If I didn’t have my Hyberg I would have bought one
  13. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    And it´s a very nice blue!:)
  14. OwenM

    OwenM Trail Blazer

    I don't think so, I've just had a quick look but think it's fixed.

    40lt, I went for one hip and one shoulder pocket, the shoulder pocket will hold my glasses in their case which was handy as I can't see to read the map without them. I also tried my inReach in there it fitted OK. The hip pocket took my mini binoculars, compass and car keys without any bother. It would also just take a phone in a dry bag but it was a bit awkward getting it back in whilst still wearing the pack. Depends on how long your phone is I guess mines 14.5cm. It carried very well, as comfortable as 10kg can be. It took a bit of playing around with the straps at first but after that it was fine. I think it waterproof, I stuffed a wet tent and waterproofs on top of my other gear so there was some wet inside but I'm fairly sure it didn't come through the material. The bottom mesh pocket was a bit of a revaluation, when I read about it on his blurb I really didn't get it, I just couldn't picture it. But, I found it very handy for putting my map in.

    Up to now I've been using a OMM classic 32 for weekend trips but found it just to small. if I wanted an extra days food or a warmer top it quickly became like a beach ball strapped to your back. Then I tried a ULA CDT which was like carrying a sack of spuds on your back. With this pack having a frame it carries the weight so much better. I found with the pack on I can get stuff out of the side pocket with my left hand but not with my right not sure what that's all about. That's about all I can think of to say about it for now at least.
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  15. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Trail Blazer

    Well my Atom prospector Mark 2 arrived today and I love it. There were some design issues with the original and Tom built this pack effectively for free after some design input.

    Its slightly heavier than the previous version at 790 grams, mainly due to having a removeable. HDPE frame sheet & aluminium stay. I have to say it's superb, carries well and is really comfortable. The hip-belt is the best I've ever had.

    The pack is around 40 to 45 litres so I can get everything I need in there plus around 5 days worth of food.

    Pictures courtesy of Tom Gale, Atom Packs.

    Prospector Mk2 Image 1.png Prospector Mk 2 Image 2.png Prospector Mk 2 Image 3.png
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  16. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

  17. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Trail Blazer

    When I get out with it properly! I'm hoping to go to Edale (Peak District) tomorrow BUT I have a ear infection and am on antibiotics. 'Management' is telling me I can't go, so we'll have to see.
  18. Nevis

    Nevis Ultralighter

    My Atom arrived last week (four weeks after order date) and I gave it an outing by doing an overnighter in the Mournes on Sunday night, worked very well indeed. Had the base model, 40Ltr with loadlifters and the shock cord on the side pockets. Now I want a prospector for the winter as I'd be carrying more stuff. I'll be taking the Atom over home to Ullapool next week for a weeks camping so it'll get a good workout then.
    Very impressed indeed :)
  19. ZenTrekker

    ZenTrekker Trail Blazer

    Perhaps we ought to have an Atom Packs club!
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