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Atom Smasher


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Atom Smasher

Manufacturer: Fish Products

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Page By: bigwally

Created/Edited: Jan 27, 2003 / Jan 27, 2003

Object ID: 644

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Here's the ultimate in overflow and gear management. The Atom Smasher is basically a mini haul bag, featuring the same White Vinyl as our big ones, but is 21" tall and has a 12" bottom. This bag is intended to go up on the zip line when using the 3 man wall climbing system. Use it as the spare rack bag on the monster nailups or as the main bag on one of those 5 hour runs up the Nose on El Cap. The easily removable shoulder straps are 3" wide and fully padded. Features a double daisy attachment system on the bottom of the bag for clipping in ropes and loose gear. Inside the bag are 4 sewn in daisy chains for clipping gear that you really don't want to lose. $70.00 ea. Want a padded waist belt on your regular Atom Smasher? Buy the Atom Plus for $79.00.


Has all the features of our regular Atom Smasher, plus a padded waist belt and collar closure like our big haul bags. Nice unit. $89.50 ea


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bigwallyUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

This is Simply the Finest Pack for ANY climber. Whether you are top-roping, leading some pitches at the local crag or cranking a route that will take all day THIS IS THE BAG TO TAKE ALONG. It is Simple, Durable, has Ample Volume and most importantly is comfortable to carry and a Joy to haul. Draw cord & draw string closures means no zippers to blow out. The material that FISH uses is incredibly durable and resistant to abrasion and cuts. The one that I now have has made more than 150 ascents of Devils Tower!! That means that it has been hauled for nearly 20 miles !! And its ready for another season !! (Imagine dragging YOUR pack behind the car for 20 miles.....). The 2400 cu.in. volume allows you to PUT EVERYTHING IN THE BAG, Not strapped to the outside, water bottles dangling and swinging, with the rope over your shoulder and your lunch falling out of your pocket. FISH (Russ Walling) is acutely into comfort, so the shoulder straps and waist belt are very padded and rapidly detachable for hauling. The haul straps, and straps both inside and out for accessory clipping, are extremely strong and sturdily stitched(Russ's Pride).The relatively narrow profile of the bag, 12" wide, makes hauling a breeze!!
I advise that the Deluxe model, with the extendable nylon sleeve at the top, is surely the WAY TO GO. It not only allows you additional volume but, insures a bomber closure, so that loose nut tool won't fall out!!!!!!....... I have spent decades using packs that were too small to hold all the gear, uncomfortable to carry and were rapidly self-destructive in the hauling. This Excellent Product is NONE OF THOSE. !!!!! The FISH Atom Smasher should be in YOUR FUTURE. Take one for a test drive and you'll see what I mean !!!!......
Posted Jan 27, 2003 2:05 pm

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