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  • Atom Sling 8L,
  • Atom Sling 8L,
  • Atom Sling 8L,
  • Atom Sling 8L,

Patagonia Atom Sling 8L





  • Black
    $49.00 BLK
    Black (BLK)
  • Drifter Grey
    $49.00 DFTG
    Drifter Grey (DFTG)
  • Epic Blue
    $49.00 EPCB
    Epic Blue (EPCB)
  • Hydro Green
    $49.00 HYDG
    Hydro Green (HYDG)
  • Lupine
    $49.00 LUP
    Lupine (LUP)
  • Ramble Red
    $49.00 RMBR
    Ramble Red (RMBR)
  • Smolder Blue w/Glass Blue
    $49.00 SBGA
    Smolder Blue w/Glass Blue (SBGA)
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ATOM SLING, Drifter Grey (DFTG)
ATOM SLING, Hydro Green (HYDG)
ATOM SLING, Smolder Blue w/Glass Blue (SBGA)
Atom Sling 8L,
Atom Sling 8L,
Atom Sling 8L,
Atom Sling 8L,
8 L (488 cu in)

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An ergonomic and close-fitting sling that secures with a 3-point harness—the perfect companion for everyday adventures.

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When you need a break from the human race, slip away with our stealthy Atom Sling. It carries the fundamentals with all the comfort of a backpack, the convenience of a shoulder bag and the ergonomic, low-profile performance of a courier’s tote. The Atom’s teardrop shape keeps the pack right behind your shoulders where it stays out of the way when you’re moving through crowded streets and subways terminals. When you need to grab something from your pack, the single-strap design lets you simply rotate the Atom to your front for quick access to your kit. The large, zippered main pocket has mesh and stretch-woven pockets inside (with hook-and-loop closure) to organize small items. A convenient zippered pocket on the shoulder strap has a soft lining to protect your valuable electronics, and adjustable buckles provide lash points for any extras on the outside. Breathable 3-D spacer mesh pads the shoulder strap and back panel to wick moisture, dry quickly and increase ventilation. For biking and hiking, an integrated waist belt keeps the pack close to your torso. Made from 450-denier 100% recycled polyester, with a 450-denier 100% recycled polyester base. The lining is 200-denier 100% polyester. All fabrics have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
  • Strong, lightweight body and base are made with 100% recycled polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • Teardrop shape positions load behind the shoulders
  • Single-strap design makes getting to your things simple—just spin it around front
  • Zippered main pocket has internal mesh pocket with hook-n-loop closure
  • Convenient zippered pocket on shoulder strap stores valuables
  • Breathable, moisture-moving 3-D spacer mesh pads the shoulder strap and back panel to keep you cool
  • Adjustable buckles lash items to the exterior
  • Body: 7.5-oz 450-denier 100% recycled polyester plain weave. Base: 7.85-oz 450-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop. Lining: 200-denier 100% polyester. All treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
  • 297 g (10.5 oz)
  • Made in Vietnam.

Water Resistant

 (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.

Recycled Polyester

In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.

Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.

Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.


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Atom Sling is rated 3.5714285714285716 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect small essentials carrier!!! I bought this item about 6 months ago for my trip to Costa Rica . Every other day I was on a 3-4 hour busride with this as my essentials transporter and it worked perfectly!!! Through the night hikes in pouring rain to storing my coat, money, and journal it kept everything dry . Love the little loops on the strap!! ( awesome for your hat )
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Love it just what I wanted, ordering one for my granddaughter.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Acadia trial This pack was perfect for day hikes and rides on the carriage roads in Acadia national park. The only issue that I could find is that the exterior quick pocket is too small for anything but a key and gum. It would be nice to have a larger pocket for a phone or camera. I think that the size of the bag is perfect. It holds a snack, extra sock, maps etc. You can also attach a rain jacket or wind breaker securely to the back using the attached straps. The padded straps provide comfort without bulk and the bag seems to breath when sweating begins. It also stays in place, on your back, when you are climbing or running only if you have the waist belt fixed. I recommend this pack for day hikes, commuting, and riding. I have also used it to walk and ride to yoga. Believe it or not, you can strap a yoga mat and blanket to this pack and comfortable ride a bike or walk. I was surprised by the amount of uses that I could find for this bag. I am sure that you could also fit a camelback or platypus liner inside for hydration. I have since sold 3 other bags that I no longer need with the addition of the Atom sling 8L bag to my gear.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked great in Washington,DC Overall happy with sling...changes I would make would be to fit an iphone plus in the front strap and for the straps to be able to tolerate a water bottle hanging from it...otherwise worked great.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Old version worked better I bought my Atom in 2010 and would love to buy a new one, but Patagonia changed a key function. I like it for travel, as it is less obtrusive than a full-on backpack and can be easily brought to my front when jumping on a subway. The soft-lined phone pocket used to be more securely located, next to one's back, and now it is right out in front for a pick-pocket to easily notice and take advantage of. Although I was happy to see that it had changed from 7L to 8L, it does not seem as functional. I would love to see a version more like the original, but slightly larger (10-12L?).
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sling pack I bought two sling bags. One I use for work/everyday activities and the other I use for travel. Pluses: the bag works great whether it is slung over your back or chest; moreover, it's light and not too bulky; and lastly, you can easily access the pockets when you need things. There are only a few design features I would change: the zipper for the small pocket needs to be longer, so it's easier to get your hand in and out; and offer more color combinations. If the company doesn't want to mass produce more options, then give the customer the option of designing their own bag. I would love a deep violet bag with pink or lilac accents. Also, offer several sizes: 8L, 9L, or 10L to accommodate different types or travel and lifestyles. Overall, the bag works great for my needs and I would recommend it to friends.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Redesign! The older version of the Atom Sling was perfect! Sadly, the redesign is not. The main zipper used to go down the whole length of the bag, and this one doesn't quite. The smaller pocket was moved, which is fine, but it's no longer lined with a super soft lining that was great for phone screens and the zipper is shorter, so it's harder to access. The inside mesh pocket is no longer zippered, but has Velcro. And it's WAY smaller. Ugh. The pocket on the strap is bigger, but still won't fit an iPhone. NO, THANK YOU!!
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No. No. No. The redesign in no bueno. I LOVE and adore my 2013 Atom Sling- the mesh pocket ZIPS the ENTIRE length of the bag! The small lined pocket at the back is perfect for all my small things and the main compartment is roomy. WHY oh why would you shrink the mesh interior pocket and put VELCRO on it? Why move the small pocket from the back to the front and make it smaller? Plus, it is inaccessible if I have my jacket strapped to the outside. Please put everything back so I can get the Atom Sling in a new color.
Date published: 2015-12-01
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