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Atlas Packs Athlete
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.
But, it comes up short in a key area - comfort. I really hesitate to share anything remotely construed as negative. But my hope is that this will help others with their purchase decision.
On the opposite end, there’s the dedicated laptop compartment where you can easily slide your laptop in while the rest of the pack is stuffed to the brim. It’s a solid design and offers some protection, but there are no straps to keep a smaller laptop from shifting while you walk—so you might consider a laptop sleeve.
rethink the org pockets within the laptop compartment (others have pointed out how unhelpful they are as pockets and I agree with this feedback), 3. give the secret pocket some volume within the bag (as it stands, anything that goes into the secret pocket will bulge out and stick into your back), 4. lastly, the strap is asinine.
While the pack holds a decent amount of stuff, we did find that at 24L it felt simultaneously a little small and a little big. You can fit all you need for a small trip inside the pack, but it’ll probably be tight and you’ll need to do some serious organizing.