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
1 month ago

Chrome Urban Ex Rolltop 28L Backpack

(1/1)

This is the best bike bag I have had. It is a simple design but has everything I need, small compartment inside, secure laptop slot, totally waterproof and is comfortable. My commute is ~30 km, I carry 7-9 kg, I can easily adjust the bag on the fly to relieve a shoulder or put weight on different parts of the back. Strapped tajt the bag feels secure when I need to bunny hop a curb

Positive
Anders
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
1 month ago

Chrome Urban Ex Rolltop 28L Backpack

(1/2)

This particular chap lived in a remote village in Kashmir on the edge of the Himalayas, which meant the walk was a terrifying journey of 100km, tip-toeing across ice floes in the Zanskar river valley, clinging to snowy cliff edges and braving sub-zero temperatures.

Negative
1 month ago

Compartment

Chrome Urban Ex Rolltop 28L Backpack

(1/1)

Despite the effort made here to create easy access to the main compartments, the usability of the top to bottom front zipper for the external compartment and top zipper for the internal compartment falls a bit flat. When wearing the bag as a backpack, the front zipper makes it impossible to reach items in the bottom of the exterior compartment without fully opening the zipper and taking everything out.

Negative
1 month ago

Size

Chrome Urban Ex Rolltop 28L Backpack

(1/1)

In terms of size, the Urban Ex 28L should be more than enough for anyone’s commuting needs. For one journey I packed it with jeans, shirt, hoodie, underwear, socks, shoes, lunchbox, water bottle, laptop, charger, magazine, waterproof jacket, spare inner tube, pump and D-lock. It swallowed the lot with room to spare.

Positive
1 month ago

Strap

Chrome Urban Ex Rolltop 28L Backpack

(1/1)

0 connect straight to the back panel of the bag and are easily adjustable, but do not slip. A standard sternum strap provides extra support and security while adding to the excellent weight distribution for this bag.

Positive
1 month ago