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
25 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
25 days ago

exped lightning 60l

(1/1)

Hello Exped! Fully loaded w/bearcan, 4 days food & 3L water was max of 33 lbs. This pack carried it perfectly. Muir Ranch to Whitney w/no resupply required ~ 40lbs on day 1 for full load w/water . Again this pack rocked! The suspension system efficiently transfers the load to the waist belt and off my shoulders

Positive
637Hiker
7 years ago

Compartment

exped lightning 60l

(1/1)

I like the one-compartment setup better than conventional packs, as it turns out. I'm always losing stuff out of those floppy top pockets by accident, but no more. A small stuff sack stowed inside the top of this pack works much better for me than a top pocket.

Positive
BGH
8 years ago

Carry-on

Size

Strap

exped lightning 60l

(1/1)

A broken & frayed strap after 3 mos in the woods is not acceptable. 3. (not really a "ding" more of an observation).

Negative
637Hiker
7 years ago