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Patagonia Atom 18L backpack Review

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We checked 255 reviews from experts and users. Based on all the reviews, the weighted average rating is 4.5 out of 5.

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What you need to know

The Atom 18L is a backpack with a capacity of 1098 cu in (18 litres). This makes the backpack small, but big enough for most people's everyday commuting. There is also room for a small laptop up to 13 inches.

Patagonia Atom 18L the backpack scored 4.5 stars out of 5 in our analysis. This means that the backpack got a great rating that makes it a great choice.

Our analysis is based on 250 reviews, so it should give you an excellent idea about what the reviewers think of Atom 18L.

the backpack weighs 1.1 lbs. The weight/capacity score is 36 which is allright. So in other words, Atom 18L have an average amount of room compared with the weight of the bag.

the backpack is made of 630 d nylon (synthetic fibre). The material is water repellent, so you don't need to worry if you carry the backpack in slightly bad weather. Just be aware that the backpack cannot handle being soaked in water, so don't expect it to protect your things in really heavy rain.

Bag specifications

Manufacturer: Patagonia
Model: Atom 18L

Capacity: 1098 cu in (18 litres)
Weight: 1.1 lbs
Weight/capacity score: 36
Height: -0.4 in
Width: -0.4 in
Depth: -0.4 in

Design review

Our panel reviewed the bags based on anonymized photos. Thereby, they could comment on the designs without being influenced by the brands. Patagonia Atom 18L got an average design rating of 4 out of 5.

Patagonia didn't get the design perfect with this bag. The score of 4 is only average compared with the hundreds of other bags we have reviewed.

All the design ratings were exactly 4! This tells us that the reviewers have quite similar opinions about the design. The reviewers generally liked the design and would consider this buying this bag.

Pros and cons

Here's what the reviewers think about the Patagonia Atom 18L bag:

Reviewers like these things about the Patagonia Atom 18L

  • Reviewers of Patagonia Atom said that It is perfect for long bike rides, sliding through tight spaces in caves and day hikes.
  • They also said that It is really perfect for their needs and not overly big.
  • Several users said that it has a nice pocket on the strap for a phone.
  • Most users agreed that there is plenty of pockets to keep things organized.
  • One great feature mentioned by many users is that the tiny pocket in the front works perfectly to hold things that are needed to be readily accessible.
  • Users also said that there are straps to secures your bag to your back, also relieving stress from the weight on your shoulders.
  • They also commented that when you need a lightweight, compact bag, this pack is perfect.
  • Reviewers like this bag because it is easy to use, lightweight and compact.
  • Other reviewers said that it’s also very versatile.
  • Most buyers said that the pack is also very durable.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user complained that he back mesh lining rubs back when walking.
  • Some users complained that it was too small.

Selected reviews

Loadout Room
Posted 18 January 2018
The pack is incredibly functional, stylish and above all, it is well made. At a retail price around $50-$60 dollars, it’s a great option for an EDC or similar purpose bag that isn’t going to force you to go for broke.
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Bag number C1619/33216

Last updated on August 16, 2018