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

Freefly16 Matador

(1/1)

Purchased for a hiking trip where I needed a good backpack that was lightweight and packable for a return flight. It was perfect. Held a lot - had water bottle pocket - and packed up small for a flight.

Positive
Deb_D
1 year ago

Compartment

Carry-on

Freefly16 Matador

(1/1)

As far as packing this thing up for a day of use, we recommend using a padded laptop sleeve if you’re going to be tossing a laptop in here. And because the material is so thin, we recommend placing pointier items—or lots of smaller items, if you have them—in a padded packing cube or some type of pouch so they don’t stick into your back as you’re carrying the pack around.

Positive
1 month ago

Size

Freefly16 Matador

(1/1)

Overall, we think the drawstring method works better for an item of this size. It’s a bit easier to deal with, takes up less space, and the rolltop just seems like overkill—this little compression pouch doesn’t need to be waterproof, after all.

Neutral
1 month ago

Strap