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

Compartment

Gregory Juxt 34 Pack

(1/1)

Gregory uses YKK zippers for the Juxt 34, and many of them have zipper pulls with sturdy plastic loops that make them easy to grab. The quick-access compartment’s zipper has a locking loop that we find somewhat difficult to use, but it unzips better than the same setup on the Gregory Detour. It’s still not a feature we use much, though, as the quick-access pocket should be quick to access, and this is not. Additionally, the pocket stays zipped just fine without the use of the locking loop, so it seems an unnecessary addition

Negative
1 month ago

Carry-on

Gregory Juxt 34 Pack

(1/1)

Gregory Juxt 34 | The perimeter frame helps support the weight of the bag and its contents.

Positive
1 month ago

Strap

Gregory Juxt 34 Pack

(1/1)

When it’s not fully packed, there are compression straps that can be attached via aluminum hooks to Hypalon straps. We do appreciate the strap keepers holding back the excess straps and keeping them from dangling off the front of the bag, which would look unseemly. They function well, and it would be nice if the hip belt and sternum straps had similar ways to tuck away excess. Instead, those straps dangle uselessly like an undone belt when we’re wearing them properly

Positive
1 month ago