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

helikon-tex edc sling backpack

(1/1)

This bag is a great example of the perfect Goldilocks size, just big enough to fit everything I want yet still small enough to prevent overloading and remain light/comfortable to carry around. My only real complaint is that I’d like to see a water bottle pouch, the stretchy external pocket has no problem filling this roll but it isn’t ideal. That being said I got the bag knowing it didn’t have a dedicated water bottle pocket so it’s not something I’m going to get bent out of shape over.

Positive
Josh
3 years 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

Compartment

helikon-tex edc sling backpack

(1/1)

The quick access CCW compartment is a very nice and functional future. You can essentially load up the sturdy back Velcro panel with a variety of attachments and have ready access with one pull of a sturdy tab. This tab can also be tucked away if you choose not to use it. I like that the bag is slightly larger than a Kelty a Osprey sling, but it’s not awkward in size

Positive
Mudbug
1 year ago

Carry-on

Size

helikon-tex edc sling backpack

(1/1)

.. The biggest thing I like about this bag is it’s size. Often times bags marketed for EDC have tons of space and if you’re like me you quickly start trying to figure out ways to fill up that space until you end up with a monstrosity that you don’t want to haul around all over the place

Positive
Josh
3 years ago

Strap

helikon-tex edc sling backpack

(1/1)

.. difficult. Enter the Sling bag! Not only has my pistol and spare mag migrated onto my back, as have my flash light, keys, wallet, battery bank, snacks for my kids and wife, and occasionally a water bottle

Positive
Adam R
1 year ago