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

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

Evergoods CHZ 26

(1/1)

The HDPE (plastic) frame sheet gives it the right amount of stiffness without being too stiff—it’s like carrying a firm foam pillow. We took it on a brisk hike for a few hours, and it never once felt heavy, even packed full of snacks and extra layers of clothing. The shoulder straps also have a small opening to thread a water bladder tube through in case you’re doing some more intense outdoor trekking.

Positive
1 month ago

Compartment

Evergoods CHZ 26

(1/1)

Underneath that is a slender mesh pocket. At first glance, we wondered, “why the heck is the zipper upside down??” Upon further use, we realized this is actually a genius design from EVERGOODS that we hadn’t seen on their previous bags. The CHZ opens up horseshoe, half zip style (CHZ stands for civic half-zip, not actually cheese after all). When you load up the interior security pocket, it weighs the front down, so it just sort of flaps over

Positive
1 month ago

Carry-on

Evergoods CHZ 26

(1/1)

Couple that with the foam on the back panel and how it curves to fit your upper back, and you’ve got a recipe for an exceptionally comfortable carry. The pack sits high up on your back, fitting snuggly against your body. The HDPE (plastic) frame sheet gives it the right amount of stiffness without being too stiff—it’s like carrying a firm foam pillow. We took it on a brisk hike for a few hours, and it never once felt heavy, even packed full of snacks and extra layers of clothing

Positive
1 month ago

Size

Strap