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Comfort

Atlas Packs Athlete

(1/2)

Important: Choose the Adventure or Athlete hip belt – otherwise you will have literally no padding on your hips. I don’t recommend using the bag without a hipbelt either. The Adventure belt is more comfortable as it provides two layers of foam padding and a wider webbing and buckle – it’s also bigger and bulkier.

Positive
1 month ago

Black Diamond Bullet 16 Pack

(1/2)

I view the bag primarily from a multi-pitching perspective, but also took at out on some hikes and a bike ride and was most immediately impressed with how comfortable it is to wear and how much I could fit in it without adding bulk. The bag rides high and tight by your shoulder blades without restricting motion while reaching for holds or impeding rear visibility. Compared to prior bags I've owned I was impressed with the Bullet 16's ability to store my guide book, approach shoes, water bottle, beanie, snacks, headlamp, phone, keys without really adding any bulk or restriction. It also has a separate compartment for a bladder that can take up to 3L snugly, quick grab zipper up top with valuables pouch

Positive
Ethan
3 months ago

Hiking

Atlas Packs Athlete

(1/1)

I also purchased a Capture Clip from Peak Designs which allows you to fix the camera to the shoulder strap in place while hiking – a great addition to this pack.

Positive
1 month ago

Black Diamond Bullet 16 Pack

(1/1)

I bought this pack to use on multi-pitch climbs and also short day hikes. It's the perfect size (for reference, I was able to fit my approach shoes, a water bottle, a guide book, some snacks, and a rope bag into it for a shorter multi the other day). I also have used it as my personal item while flying. Unfortunately it is just barely too small to fit my 17" laptop (but mine is a bit larger than most to compensate for a nicer keyboard)

Positive
Jacob S.
5 years ago

Carry-on

Black Diamond Bullet 16 Pack

(1/1)

This is actually a very well-built, small-form 16L backpack with a very, very minimalist design. While I am personally not using it for scrambling, I am going to attend a convention with it and so far from testing it on casual commutes, it's fairly comfortable and no issues were discovered. For a convention I can comfortably put in 2 spare shirts, a portable speaker, full-sized headphones, sunscreen, sanitizer, a compact first aid kit, and a nice 750ml bottle of Aviation gin~, with a little bit of room to spare. When strapped in, the backpack had a decent level of comfort and weight wasn't a big issue with those items

Neutral
Adrian Huang
4 years ago

Size

Strap

Black Diamond Bullet 16 Pack

(1/1)

For a couple of decades, the Bullet has been a classic, super-burly climbing pack that you can drag up the side of a rock face and not worry about scrapes or holes. BUT, this latest version has a quirk: The straps are wide-set and angled so that the pack best fits somebody built like a football lineman. If you're not that person, the straps will tend to slide off your shoulders frequently (necessitating use of the sternum strap at all times).

Negative
DavoColo
4 months ago