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

Osprey Arcane Large Daypack

(1/1)

Other than that it is a great pack, made well and very, very comfortable. I don't carry much; a laptop, iPad, a couple paper notebooks, but this sits nicely with the soft padding. The laptop pouch is hung (sewn) to the back pad, with about an inch or two between it and the bottom of the bag, thus you can put this down *a little* rough and your electronics will be fine. TL;DR: Needs a few more organization pouches to make it into a school bag, but works well as a day hike/urban pack; great quality, comfortable, looks great

Positive
Ethan
4 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
21 days ago

Osprey Arcane Large Daypack

(1/1)

I have taken it for a day hike a few times and it worked well. I go light on it though, as it is my school bag. And on that note, this pack doesn't have any support-structure besides the semi-stiff back pad to keep your devices from nestling into your back. Keep this in mind if you tend to pack your bags with very heavy items, as my back begins to hurt after loading it with six library books and a small laptop

Positive
Ethan
4 years ago

Compartment

Osprey Arcane Large Daypack

(1/1)

This compartment’s actual inside holds around 20L of gear, meaning you have a fair amount of room for your everyday essentials. Even if you stuff it to the brim, the bag won’t look overly bulky on your back—it keeps a nice, slim profile instead.

Positive
1 month ago

Carry-on

Osprey Arcane Large Daypack

(1/1)

Although I haven't used it yet on a flight, I think it will be great for travel. Even at my local beer garden, the "security strap" comes in handy to be able to safely attach the pack to a chair or table. For the most part, it strikes a sweet spot between minimalist design and practical/useful features. Quality is on-par with my mountaineering pack from a high-end Canadian brand

Positive
Barefoot Boulderer
4 years ago

Size

Osprey Arcane Large Daypack

(1/1)

I wouldn't get the CPL if you're looking for more capacity (at least, not the 24L version). I don't have the CHZ22 (yet), but I can fit about the same amount in a 20L Osprey Arcane Large Daypack (the older waxed-canvas version) as the CPL24. The CPL has fairly opinionated organisation, meaning you need to pack it out to perfectly suit the dimensions of each of its pockets (and the laptop compartment is massive and eats into the main compartment, so it's pretty hard to fill out that compartment unless you have a 17" workstation laptop or something like that).

Negative
Jed_s
2 years ago

Strap

Osprey Arcane Large Daypack

(1/1)

The shoulder straps are comfortably padded for the load you’re likely carrying every day. They’re not under or overbuilt—instead, we’ve found them to be the just-right level of support for a bag of this size. They also feature a micro-mesh material that aids in keeping your shoulders ventilated, which is much appreciated when we’re out in the heat or have a particularly long commute.

Positive
1 month ago