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
23 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
23 days ago

Osprey Arcane XL

(1/1)

2. Osprey Aphelia (26L) ($100): This pick is slightly better size-wise & has chest/waist straps that would be great for the day hikes you plan to do, but the laptop compartment (15”) may be too small for you. I also think this size is a bit too large for everyday carry & day hikes.

Positive
widelenskelp
4 months ago

Compartment

Osprey Arcane XL

(1/1)

The front compartment has enough depth to carry a large jacket, or headphones and tech pouches. The main compartment is roomy. The laptop compartment should fit a large laptop and it's well padded. There is also a smaller front pocket that is good for quick access items like snacks or a hat

Positive
Pk Shiu
6 months ago

Carry-on

Osprey Arcane XL

(1/1)

Great travel backpack that keeps everything organized and looks simple and stylish! I like using it for flying as my carry on, and it’s great for daily use and holding my laptop.

Positive
TG
3 months ago

Size

Osprey Arcane XL

(1/1)

2. Osprey Aphelia (26L) ($100): This pick is slightly better size-wise & has chest/waist straps that would be great for the day hikes you plan to do, but the laptop compartment (15”) may be too small for you. I also think this size is a bit too large for everyday carry & day hikes.

Positive
widelenskelp
4 months ago

Strap