Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

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
21 days ago

CamelBak Chase 8 Hydration Vest

(1/1)

The straps are padded for comfort, although a little wider than I have in the past with other hydration packs. I can see how this would be great for biking, but I use it more for small hikes and sometimes out in the field for film and photo shoots. It is comfortable weight-wise, even when I add a few extras like phone, keys, lunch and a towel. It could hold more than that, but for a day hike, I don’t need much more

Positive
Dipped in Ink
2 years 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
21 days ago

CamelBak Chase 8 Hydration Vest

(1/2)

The straps are padded for comfort, although a little wider than I have in the past with other hydration packs. I can see how this would be great for biking, but I use it more for small hikes and sometimes out in the field for film and photo shoots. It is comfortable weight-wise, even when I add a few extras like phone, keys, lunch and a towel. It could hold more than that, but for a day hike, I don’t need much more

Positive
Dipped in Ink
2 years ago

Compartment

CamelBak Chase 8 Hydration Vest

(1/1)

There are pockets on the wide comfortable straps. The pocket is definitely big enough to hold our cell phone. There are compartments/ pockets on the outer part of the big pocket that holds the bladder. There is definitely enough room to pack a few items

Positive
Here, There, & Everywhere
2 years ago

Size

CamelBak Chase 8 Hydration Vest

(1/1)

This is a very high quality, very tough hydration bag but it is really big for a 70 oz bag. I got it for cycling but I do find the size a bit off putting. The spine protection is great but I think more useful for mountain biking than roads biking. Very well made and effective hydration

Negative
Sheryl L. Katz
2 years ago

Strap

CamelBak Chase 8 Hydration Vest

(1/1)

S. wide front straps, balanced load and multiple side and chest straps keep this pack from bouncing around at all. Super secure!

Positive
The Carrot
4 years ago