After ATD1 Backpack’s success, one of the most frequent requests I received was to complete ATD Supply offer with a smaller pack. If you want to read more about ATD2 Backpack's development process, head here.
Long story short, we've been thinking about ATD2 for years: intrigued by this challenge, we didn’t want to simply scale its bigger brother down. Even keeping expandability has a key feature, different size means different uses, different problems to solve, different settings to use the pack in. It had to be compact, conceived for fast uses, more commuter-friendly, more easily accessible, ideal for those short weekend trips (or longer ones, if you are minimalist enough), perfect for those who want (or have) to travel with a checked luggage and still need a compact, yet expandable, travel backpack to pair it with. Features
Top quality materials and almost paranoid construction: we have zero report of an ATD2 that ever failed on his user.
All fabrics are laser-cut (this is almost unique in the bags industry) to prevent any risk of fraying.
Hidden or clean finished stitchesprotect both skin and thread from friction.
Stretch parts are double layered to keep them snappy for decades.
Flexiblevolume adapts to any need and make the pack extremely versatile.
Theshapemaximizes internal space while keeping load close to the back.
Expandable Roll top construction with stiffeners.
One point closure with Fidlock® magnetic buckles help quick access.
Enough pockets to store your stuff, not enough to lose it.
Luggage pass through.
Side stretch pockets conceal compression straps and fit water bottles, tripods and foldable umbrellas
U-shaped zipper on backpanel allows for top, side and clamshell opening.
Top, sides and bottomhandles.
less stitches on liner construction to maximize rain resistance.
Stretch sleeves keep laptops up to 15 inches suspended from the bottom.
Main compartment has no access on front or sides for peace of mind in crowded areas.
Front compartmenthas its own volume and effective organization (key leash, pen slots and two pockets).
Compression strapsfor volume flexibility and to carry additional gear.
Measurements: 45/65-cm x 25cm x 19cm max - 17.7/-25.5in x 9.8in x 7.5in max
Volume: roughly 18-31 L / 1098 - 1892 Cubic Inches
Weight: 1,3 kg - 2,86 lbs
Designed, developed and entirely made in Italy
Rome wasn't built in a day, nor is your pack's fit.
ATD2's laminated fabric is structured and quite stiff: we used it on shoulder straps too, avoiding low abrasion resistant areas on them, so they need some time and use to stretch and conform to your body. Plus, Curv® frame sheet is straight when new but will shape on your back with regular use, thanks to your body heat. At the beginning, the pack may feel rigid and shoulder straps stiff, just load the pack, tighten shoulder straps and use it daily to have it formed to your body like a good pair of jeans or a leather jacket: good, durable things take time.
Clean your pack with mild detergent and line dry it avoiding direct sunlight. Don’t use fabric softeners or bleach, don’t machine wash or tumble dry it. Outer DWR treatment wears off over time but it is easily restorable with spray coatings for outdoor gear.
Bundle: Buy one of these packs and get a second one, or anATD1, with 25% discount!
Pictures are from a pre-production model, minor changes occur in final product