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
Expandable, flexible volume to adapt to your carry needs and make the pack extremely versatile
The shape maximizes internal space with the best internal volume to external measurements ratio while keeping load close to the back and the overall look compact and discreet.
Roll top construction for expandability and weather protection, with stiffeners and one point closure with Fidlock® magnetic buckles for quick access.
U-shapedback panel zipper allows for top and side access and clamshell open.
No access to main compartment on front and sides means peace of mind in crowded areas.
Top, sides and bottom handles.
Enough pockets to store your stuff, not enough to lose it.
Semi-floating liner for better rain resistance.
Internal stretch pockets keep laptops up to 15″ and gear suspended from the bottom
Side stretch pockets conceal compression straps and fit water bottles, tripods and foldable umbrellas
Front compartment has its own volume and features key leash, pen slots and two pockets that work both vertically and horizontally, allowing easy access.
Paracord zippers pulls help access and reduce noise.
Compression straps for volume flexibility and to external storage.
One Wrap Velcro® removable strips for webbing management.
Bike light compatible.
Hidden or clean finished stitches protect skin from friction and thread from wear.
Removable frame sheet for lightweight load support.
Removable ambidextrous sternum strap, easy to be operated with one hand
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.
Pictures are from a pre-production model, minor changes may occur in final product