ATD1 Backpack was launched in 2018 as the result of years spent traveling, developing soft goods and field-testing them in cities, deserts and forests all over the world. No matter if it's a one bag weekend escape, a long term travel or your daily commute, we wanted this pack to be your ultimate travel and EDC backpack and make you carry better.
The ATD1 is intended to be versatile and has a discreet look to blend in any setting. Thanks to its emblematic expandability, it's compact enough for EDC use when compressed and spacious enough for months of one-bag traveling.
In other words: travel, work, play, all in one bag Comfortable to be carried for hours, designed with clever pocketing (
enough pockets to store your stuff, not enough to lose it), it is protective from weather or unwanted access while still being accessible for the user. Most importantly, it is built to be durable, therefore it is sustainable and will survive decades of everyday use.
During the last 6 years it went on 6 continents, ranging from war zones deployments to long term backpacking travels. It was dragged, abused, strapped to motorbikes sides and trucks roofs. In between, it was used as an EDC bag for short trips and daily commutes, reporting zero materials and manufacturing fail or any QC issue that could affect use. It has a really low rate of second hand sales on backpacks communities, subreddits and Facebook groups, showing that this is an object users tend to stick to.
Video of the first run.
Since its first launch in 2018, we did some small changes in materials, construction or branding at each run. Now, at its 5th production run, it has a completelyredesigned bottom construction with a less slanted angle and less stitches facing the ground,new laminated and 100% recycled fabricsfor shell and liner, angled shoulder straps attachment points to contour even better to human shape andwidened distance between them and load lifters, making these even more efficient at managing the load while allowing also shorter torsos to find it comfortable. Plus, this run will feature Roll top stiffeners to help closing the pack,new "ATD" tonal embroideryfor an even more subtle branding, Aluminium hardwareon compression straps to open them in a breeze,
Stretch side pockets to make easy to use them even when the pack is full and luggage pass through on the back forrolling luggage handle compatibility.
What does not change:
Top quality materials and almost paranoid construction.
We have zero report of an ATD1 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.
Flexible 23-55 L / 1220,5 - 3356,3 Cubic Inches volume adapts to any need.
Measurements: 50-70cm x 30cm x 26cm - 19,7-27,5in x 12in x 10,2in.
Theshapemaximizes internal space while keeping load close to the back.
Expandable Roll top construction can be closed on sides or top depending on your needs
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 16 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.
Compression strapsfor volume flexibility and to carry additional gear.
Rome wasn't built in a day, nor is your pack's fit. Compared to 500d Cordura®,
ATD1's new laminated fabric is more structured and stiffer: at the beginning, the pack feels rigid and shoulder straps may feel stiff to some: time and use will allow materials 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. 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 may wear 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 an ATD2, with 25% discount!
are from a pre-production model, minor changes may occur in final product.