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
25 days ago

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L

(1/1)

On the last day I found two ‘new’ pockets. It’s spacious, intuitively designed and comfortable. The straps work very well to not cut into your armpits with the weight of the pack being well-dispersed. I was able to walk with my pack on for a long time without feeling uncomfortable or strained

Positive
MollyH208
10 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
25 days ago

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L

(1/1)

so yeah like if you're leaning more towards the patagonia bag, all i'd be concerned about is taking it on hikes with it in backpack mode. however you stated you're a light packer and not a heavy lifter, i really wonder if you wouldn't do better with a smaller bag?

Negative
ellerae27
1 year ago

Compartment

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L

(1/3)

Another plus is that even if the main compartment is almost completely full, this pocket it still usable. We can’t say it’s completely liter independent because we did notice that if you really jam-pack that main compartment this one will be ever so slightly affected.

Positive
3 months ago

Size

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L

(1/1)

Bigger items, like shoes, pants, and sweaters will have to go into the larger compartment on the right.

Positive
3 months ago

Strap

Cotopaxi Allpa 35L

(1/1)

It in theory is international carry on size with detachable waist strap. But holy cow they missed the boat on some CRUCIAL elements, chiefly a complete lack of compression straps and load lifters. If you don't stuff it super full it flops around on your back, but when fully packed it bulges out and down and while the straps are padded and should be comfortable they don't balance the weight at all. Also I'm not a super tall guy (5'10") but the waist belt hits at the bottom of my rib cage when the backpack straps are tight enough to stay on, not a huge deal as its removable but it means there is no help supporting the pack

Negative
backpackdude
4 months ago