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
17 days ago

DAKINE Syncline 12 L Hydration Pack

(1/1)

The air mesh panel allows for some airflow between the bag and your back Colin Levitch / Immediate Media

Positive
17 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
17 days ago

DAKINE Syncline 12 L Hydration Pack

(1/1)

Between the fit, the storage and the clever features like the magnetic hose clip, the Drafter is an awesome choice when you’re headed out for a day on the trail.

Positive
17 days ago

Compartment

Carry-on

Size

DAKINE Syncline 12 L Hydration Pack

(1/1)

Ben has been testing the smaller of two sized DaKine Syncline hydration packs, the 12 litre, that comes fitted with a 3 litre Hydrapak bladder and will accept a CE-certified back protector.

Positive
17 days ago

Strap

DAKINE Syncline 12 L Hydration Pack

(1/2)

The Syncline 12L has waist and chest straps, and the chest buckle has a small magnetic pad that the hydration hose clips to. This is a nice feature that keeps the hose out of your way. The waist strap is not padded however, and I found it lacking when the pack is loaded up with water and a camera. Without the security of some better Dakine packs, it’s difficult to cinch the straps down enough to eliminate bouncing on rough descents

Negative
17 days ago