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
21 days ago

Mystery Ranch Coulee 25

(1/1)

Other reviewers have noticed this as well. The wide shoulder straps are fine from a comfort standpoint but just don't feel right on the pack. I removed the hip belt early on and have never reattached it.

Positive
Ian R
5 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
21 days ago

Mystery Ranch Coulee 25

(1/3)

I used the Coulee 25 on steep dayhikes of up to 10 miles and 4,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain and loss in Idaho’s Boulder Mountains and Boise Mountains, including going up and down one steep trail with nearly 1,000 feet of vertical per mile. Hi, I’m Michael Lanza, creator of The Big Outside. Click here to sign up for my FREE email newsletter. Join The Big Outside to get full access to all of my blog’s stories

Positive
21 days ago

Compartment

Mystery Ranch Coulee 25

(1/1)

The Mystery Ranch Coulee 25 daypack. The Coulee’s most unique feature is its three-zipper system accessing the main compartment: Instead of a traditional, separate lid, the Coulee has a cover that flips open more like a clamshell-style opening. Two zippers open each side of the top of the main compartment and meet at the lid’s front side, overlapping a vertical front zipper that completely fillets the main compartment open. The system provides both rapid and easy access to everything inside and eliminates the extra steps inherent to a lid that closes with two buckles and a cord cinch

Positive
21 days ago

Carry-on

Mystery Ranch Coulee 25

(1/1)

The hip belts on a lot of packs in this size range are too high to be used effectively for people with longer torsos and Mystery Ranch has solved this issue with the adjustable yoke. Works great on hikes and through airports/airplanes as a carry on. It will hold quite a bit of gear and I think the 25 liter is a great all around size. I do wish it had a little more organization areas but definitely isn’t a deal breaker

Positive
Alex G
2 years ago

Size

Mystery Ranch Coulee 25

(1/2)

The hip belts on a lot of packs in this size range are too high to be used effectively for people with longer torsos and Mystery Ranch has solved this issue with the adjustable yoke. Works great on hikes and through airports/airplanes as a carry on. It will hold quite a bit of gear and I think the 25 liter is a great all around size. I do wish it had a little more organization areas but definitely isn’t a deal breaker

Positive
Alex G
2 years ago

Strap

Mystery Ranch Coulee 25

(1/1)

The shoulder straps and hip belt are way overbuilt for a 25L pack. Smaller Mystery Ranch packs at REI have smaller shoulder straps which would be preferable on this pack (this is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5). Other reviewers have noticed this as well. The wide shoulder straps are fine from a comfort standpoint but just don't feel right on the pack

Negative
Ian R
5 months ago