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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?

Michael Schneider · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 780

Tufa !

Josh, is awesome.

 He will work with you



He is now making one 'The X X Kit'( may- be?  he would make a custom size one)



 Give Josh a call

 Here is this link there are others too.


Help out a good  -By a Climber-  start up!

Taggart Cole · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 118
Chris Ritna · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0

Edit: Was really looking for bags with only one shoulder loop that crosses to the opposite side of your hip (See link below) for their less than obvious advantages during multipitch


Well aware of the "leader pack" options out there and never found one that I liked

Forever Outside · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 210

yeah this thing:http://www.grivel.com/products/rock/rucksacks/57-mago_14

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: 380

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: 95

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

Josh Kornish · · tufaclimbing.com · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 845

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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