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
23 days ago

Gregory Katmai 65 Pack - Men's Plus Sizes

(1/2)

Not only do I have a backpack that fits me very well and is comfortable, but, is durable enough to Carrie my stuff all summer without failing me. And like I've said it gives me the freedom of movement I need to maintain as much control over my movements as possible. The last thing I want is to hurt myself in the middle of nowhere. That would knock the fun out of my summer

Positive
Happy Guy
3 months 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
23 days ago

Gregory Katmai 65 Pack - Men's Plus Sizes

(1/5)

Although I could have bought a little lighter backpack to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), I believe I would be hard pressed to find a better backpack for me. What I like about the Gregory backpack is how well it conforms to me. It pulls up tight and dose not slip around my upper shoulders. But, the main reason I choice the Gregory Baltoro was because of their shoulder and hip belt straps

Positive
Happy Guy
3 months ago

Compartment

Gregory Katmai 65 Pack - Men's Plus Sizes

(1/1)

I like all the compartments on it, there are a lot of places to stow gear. I'm a big fan of the water bottle pouch that you can actually reach while hiking. The adjustable 'brain' part is good too. I like to sit my tent on top of the pack and then use the brain part to hold it in place and strap it on

Positive
R. Leverette
4 months ago

Carry-on

Gregory Katmai 65 Pack - Men's Plus Sizes

(1/1)

I have only two complaints that keep me from rating this five stars. First, I wish that it had a stretchy mesh pocket on both sides. It has a stretchy mesh pocket on the side opposite the water bottle holder but I wish there was a second one. Second, I wish the hip pockets were larger

Negative
Evan
6 months ago

Size

Gregory Katmai 65 Pack - Men's Plus Sizes

(1/1)

Only thing I don't like about it which was not enough for me to remove a star is the size of the hip pockets. Was hoping to fit my phone in one but it's not even close. Other than that, I'm very satisfied and would recommend it.

Negative
BikepackerBK
3 months ago

Strap

Gregory Katmai 65 Pack - Men's Plus Sizes

(1/2)

It pulls up tight and dose not slip around my upper shoulders. But, the main reason I choice the Gregory Baltoro was because of their shoulder and hip belt straps. Those parts move with me. Unlike most of the other backpacks I considered before pursuing my Baltoro 65

Positive
Happy Guy
3 months ago