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
23 days ago

DAKINE Drafter 14 L Bike Hydration Pack - Men's

(1/2)

With the bag full of kit and 3 litres of water sat on your lumber, some real attention is needed to the straps to find the right fit. On my first few rides I found that it was moving over to one side as soon as things got a little rougher. Tweaking the chest straps and making sure everything was neatly fitting solved this and made things more comfortable. It's easy to forget bag fit in the eagerness to get out on a ride, but taking a moment to adjust the straps properly makes all the difference to a sturdy pack

Positive
23 days 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
23 days ago

DAKINE Drafter 14 L Bike Hydration Pack - Men's

(1/1)

Getting sweaty is inevitable on those sunny days up the hill and when carrying gear, so having a pack that minimises the effects and improves airflow is definitely a bonus.  The magnet which holds the hose to the chest strap is a good touch and strong enough not to work itself loose when in use. The hose itself is a bit on the long side and needs to be tucked back up through its designated insert in the chest strap and can sometimes pop out. This can be avoided though by pulling a length of the hose back into the bag to shorten it

Positive
23 days ago

Compartment

Carry-on

Strap

DAKINE Drafter 14 L Bike Hydration Pack - Men's

(1/1)

Tweaking the chest straps and making sure everything was neatly fitting solved this and made things more comfortable. It's easy to forget bag fit in the eagerness to get out on a ride, but taking a moment to adjust the straps properly makes all the difference to a sturdy pack.The bag is super breathable as one would expect with such a prominent suspended rear panel. It kept my back nice and cool on shorter rides, and certainly reduced the heat and moisture on long hot rides when compared with other packs which sit directly against your back

Positive
23 days ago