Patagonia Atom Sling 8l Review

Not only can you loosen them up to make extra room in the main compartment, but they may also be used to store items on the outside. We’ve placed a wet rain jacket here to 1) speed up the drying process and 2) prevent it from soaking our other belongings. This 8-liter sling bag is the ideal size for carrying your essentials—phone, wallet, snacks, keys, and even a jacket—while you’re out and about.

The strap is adjustable, and my man likes the bag too so I got the same bag in different colours this month. I’m a backpack lover, but it hasn’t worked out that well especially when I have my dogs around either for hiking or just generally for walking around with them. I’m not a sporty bag type person in general, but I discovered Patagonia Atom 8L Sling Backpack last year while I was looking for a bag that I can carry around easily when I go out with my dogs.

We haven’t used it much, but it’s there if you need it and out of your way if you don’t. This isn’t ideal for lefties—sorry, friends—and can get uncomfortable after long stretches no matter if you’re right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous. Having the weight of an 8L bag dump into one shoulder for hours at a time will never be comfortable. Large and expandable pocket on the chestshoulder strap holds most cell phones. The large, zippered main pocket has a dedicated, padded tablet sleeve inside.

This makes a big difference if you need to carry many items because it’s meant to be comfortable even on heavy loads. A great idea if you’re carrying books, bottles of water and other stuff. While the previous categories can arguably be considered more as belonging to sling bags for men, this is something more suited for ladies. In the category of best crossbody bag for travel, we have to mention Baggallini Big Zipper Crossbody Bag. With five pockets on the outside and a long strap, the things in this sling bag will always be very well protected and easy to reach. It is also a polyester bag with fantastic ventilation.

It only has 2 pockets and it has no carabiner hooks. I’ll have to tie a water bottle carrier onto other the top “handle” or onto one of the sling arm hooks. We went to the beach and I needed a bag for keys, water bottle, and assorted accoutrements. The smallest bag I have is a Tom Bihn daylight briefcase.

If you’re looking for a reliable and handy sling bag that’s built for the trails then you’ll be excited to meet Patagonia’s Atom Sling. Buy your favorite Backpacks and suitcases models and enjoy outdoor. Made from 630-denier 100% nylon (50% recycled50% high-tenacity) plain weave with a polyurethane coating and a DWR finish. For military purposes, hiking and outdoor sports, the Maxpedition Sitka would be the best option.

That design, however, is fantastic and the bag comes in a variety of colors. There are eight pockets and compartments in total – the main one for your laptop and seven other smaller (actually, some of them are not small at all!) ones which combine zippers and open design. So, plenty of space for your machine and many other things that go along with it.

patagonia atom sling review

So there you have it, those are the best sling backpacks in every major category, at least as far as we are concerned. Like we said in the beginning, you should first analyse what your needs are and what kind of trip is in store for you before you make your decision on the type of bag you need. If you want to know what the best tactical sling bag is, the 5.11 Tactical RUSH MOAB 10 will be the answer pretty much wherever you look. Lots of compartments to keep your things easy to find. Will work great for a short hike…hold a water bottle and snack.

You’re going on a trip, but you’re taking your work with you? Then you will surely need a laptop sling bag and the one we would recommend is Koolertron’s sling bag with USB charging port. You can see right away why it’s going to be quite useful, especially because it comes with a USB cable, and we really like the design, to be perfectly honest. I also got one for my mum as she likes bags that don’t put so much pressure on the shoulder side. I actually saw a boy in the same bag at Redmond Town Center last month, that I thought was a cute idea if you want to have a matching bag. Of course, on children, the bag may look like a regular backpack to them.