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

Mystery Ranch Scapegoat

(1/1)

It's not the comfiest pack in the world, but it's comfy enough. It's not a hiking pack, but it can be used as one. It's not the heaviest pack in the world, but its not the lightest. It's carry on

Neutral
Malifice37
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

Mystery Ranch Scapegoat

(1/2)

The only issue I have, and I didn't really take the time to figure out how to avoid it, although I'm sure it is avoidable, is if you pack either the main compartment or the fidlock compartment a certain way, it kind of sags the front compartment to the point the fidlock is wrapped down under the bag in such a way that it can't functionally be opened without kind of lifting the bottom of the bag. It's kind of difficult to explain, and I'm pretty positive it's just the way I was packing it (Too much weight in a certain part of the bag?). It is an annoyance, but not a deal breaker.

Negative
Projektdb
25 days ago

Carry-on

Mystery Ranch Scapegoat

(1/1)

I've personally settled on the Mystery Ranch packs (for now at least). The Scree 32 weighs around 1kg with the belt taken off (you can always feed a normal belt through the lumbar later on) holds a tablet in the water-bladder sleeve, has enough organization to keep me happy (1 main 32L bucket, 2 quick grabs, 2 internal compartments, 2 mesh waterbottle holders) is more durable than the Farpoint, and more comfortable.

Positive
Malifice37
25 days ago

Size

Strap

Mystery Ranch Scapegoat

(1/1)

A couple small nitpicks, the backpack strap stowage, while pretty common, is not my favorite system. It isn't something you'd want to do while walking. I prefer having flaps that hide the straps as opposed to stuffing them. This is isn't a deal breaker and I knew this going into the purchase

Negative
Projektdb
25 days ago