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Alternatives to the Patagonia Atom - 8L sling bag

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Chris Ritna · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0

I am looking for a small (~12L) "Sling" style bag for multipitch. Everything about the Atom is great but it is too small.  Want it to be sling style so i can get in the bag without taking it off and small so I can lead with it. The more durable the better. Any suggestions?

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,589

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TAGG C · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 283
Chris Ritna · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0
Forever Outside · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 240

But I had one AND an atom.  I love the atom for urban use.  the Mago is interesting and inexpensive but it's a little flimsy and really isn't must bigger (6 liters) than the atom, but it is actually designed for climbing so the fit is good.

DRusso · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2014 · Points: 740

Check out the Sling Bag from Topo.

I use one a lot for commuting and just daily carry but I could see it working for climbing as well.

Doug Hutchinson · · Seattle, WA · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 135

Totems! Wait, what was the OP's question again, nevermind...

Josh Kornish · · · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 840

Thanks for the shoutout, Michael.

I've been tinkering with the idea of a sling pack for leading.  I made one based on a roadrunner design that is about the same size as the atom.  

I'm definitely thinking about a more substantial strap design and need to source some EVA foam, I'll get around to it in the Spring.

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