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

Fjallraven Bergtagen 38 Pack

(1/1)

Soft, warm, with a body-mapping design which brings together three Merino Wool blends for optimised comfort and elite performance; it’s a really smart bit of kit that manages to keep me at the right temperature no matter what. The cleverly laid-out wool mesh on the sleeves, sides, and lower torso maximises ventilation superbly.

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

Fjallraven Bergtagen 38 Pack

(1/2)

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Positive
17 days ago

Carry-on

Strap

Fjallraven Bergtagen 38 Pack

(1/1)

The upper compression strap closes with a metal buckle which is hard to use while wearing gloves.That’s said, it’s curious that Fjallraven uses a plastic tri-glide to tighten the bottom of the two straps: my preference would be to have somewhat longer webbing straps and more conventional plastic side release buckles, which are much easier to use while wearing gloves. This isn’t a showstopper, but more of an annoyance from my perspective.Comparable Modular Mountaineering/Climbing BackpacksRecommendationThe Fjallraven Bergtagen 38 is a super winter backpack that good for carrying heavy bulky gear

Neutral
17 days ago