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

North Face Borealis

(1/3)

Then there’s the back panel, which is densely padded and also lined with mesh to keep you comfortable the whole time you’re wearing the bag. The air channel down the middle also serves to keep air flowing and help mitigate that dreaded Swamp Back when you’re out in warmer weather or have the bag on for an extended period.

Positive
1 month 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

North Face Borealis

(1/1)

Best fitting and comfort you can ask for in a backpack. Has mini storage areas perfect spot for cell phone school supplies day hiking. Couldn't ask for more thanking North Face you knock it out of the park again.

Positive
Robert
9 months ago

Compartment

North Face Borealis

(1/1)

Last, but certainly not least, you have the laptop compartment at the very back of the bag. It can accommodate up to a 15″ laptop in a protective case, along with a keyboard and a Roost Laptop Stand 2.0. There is a false bottom in this compartment, but it’s slight—the frame sheet extends at the bottom of the bag, which helps some, but you’re really not getting that extra protection for your tech when it gets jostled around or dropped as you would in a suspended sleeve (hence the protective case)

Positive
1 month ago

Carry-on

North Face Borealis

(1/1)

The hip belt on this bag is more of a waist strap and an unhelpful one at that. It sits pretty high up on the stomach rather than the waist and doesn’t have any comfortable padding. We do like that this strap is adjustable from two places—at the buckle and where it attaches to the bag—so that the strap is more easily managed than other ones we’ve tested that just add more dangle.

Neutral
1 month ago

Size

Strap