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

Osprey Duro 15 Hydration Pack

(1/2)

I have only ran in this new pack on one short run, but it’s almost as comfortable as I expected it would be. It seems a little loose around the top/back side of shoulders, but I assume once I fill the hydration bladder full and add gear in some of the pockets, the fit will get better. Even though the fit wasn’t as snug as I was used to in the 1.5, the pack did not noticeably bounce and I found it more comfortable than other brands I have worn

Neutral
Ultra Runner
3 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
1 month ago

Size

Osprey Duro 15 Hydration Pack

(1/1)

I’m fairly lean (6’ 0” and 175 pounds with an above average chest size), had the sternum straps cinched 100%, and this was still too large around the shoulder/neck area (and I ordered the smallest size). I didn’t have the pockets stuffed with gear and maybe that would have helped, but I don’t want to always have to carry unnecessary gear just to make it fit. I love all of the pockets and amount of storage of the vest, but it bounces too much to be usable, unfortunately.

Negative
Ultra Runner
3 years ago

Strap

Osprey Duro 15 Hydration Pack

(1/2)

5 pack. The one downfall of this (and really it’s a minor inconvenience) is the straps with clips on the back side. They extend over the pockets and you have to loosen/un-clip them in order to unzip and access your rear pockets. This isn’t a deal breaker, but hopefully Osprey can figure out a better system for next years model

Negative
Ultra Runner
3 years ago