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

Evergoods CTB40

(1/2)

I've used both and greatly prefer the Allpa, mainly due to comfort. The Travel Backpack's harness is not comfortable at all, especially if you fill it up. The Allpa is much more pleasant to carry. I've taken 3-4 trips with the PD and regretted it each time

Positive
Questhate1
25 days ago

Compartment

Evergoods CTB40

(1/1)

Evergoods, a company founded in Bozeman, Montana by one of the co-founders of Goruck and a former product engineer at Patagonia, gave the bag just the right amount of pockets, leaving its interior free to hold weeks of clothing or bulky outdoor equipment. Its exterior is sleek and logo-free, and its clamshell opening is aided by internal compression straps that prevent cartoon-style packing struggles. Lastly, the back panel and shoulder straps are some of the most comfortable we’ve ever worn on a bag this size, period.Gear Patrol editors stand by this travel backpack as one of the most durable and good-looking available, perfect for both weekend and longer trips alike

Positive
25 days ago

Carry-on

Evergoods CTB40

(1/1)

We were glad to see this new finish also keeps the bag from picking up excessive dust or lint, since that was a slight problem when we tested out the EVERGOODS MPL30 last year. It’s definitely a change in the right direction, and we’re glad to see they’re making improvements on their previous models.

Positive
1 month ago

Size

Evergoods CTB40

(1/1)

One thing to keep in mind since you mention carrying musical equipment is the size of your equipment. The PD is one big cavity, while the Allpa's volume is split in half into two sides. A big bulky piece of equipment will probably fit better in the PD.

Neutral
Questhate1
25 days ago

Strap

Evergoods CTB40

(1/2)

The thick foam and relatively wide straps help cushion a heavy load. Unfortunately, this also makes the straps stick out quite a bit, and I often found them getting caught on things in my truck, or when trying to slide the pack into a bin on an airplane. This is obviously a hard trade-off, since I’ve yet to find stowable straps as comfy as these. On the subject of hard compromises, I’ve found myself wishing that the CTB had even a basic stowable hip belt to take the load off my shoulders when walking between terminals or from the car to the crag

Neutral
25 days ago