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 Fairview 40

(1/2)

I can usually get a week and a half worth of clothes and toiletries including some bulkier items like sweaters and packable parkas. As someone else mentioned, the hip belt doesn’t remove but it does tuck into a zippered compartment so it’s out of the way and you can use it as a cross body strap. I like having the option of a full backpack for if I have to have a walk commute to a destination. I find that the backpack straps and hip belt are extremely comfortable but that is not the same for everyone so if you have a retailer near you, definitely go try one out

Positive
mj-poisonivy
10 months 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

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/1)

I found it to be very comfortable hiking 10+ hours each day. The compression straps on the front are also useful for holding items I needed quick access to (hat, rain jacket, fleece). I agree with you that the mesh pockets aren’t in the right place for water bottles. To fix that, my friend and I put our own water bottles in the other person’s mesh pocket

Positive
reghend79
2 months ago

Compartment

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/1)

Great backpack in terms of the compartments and extremely durable. I went to Europe for 2 weeks and went through at least 10 airports/flights. Lived the hostel life with it as well. I even overpacked and it was still great

Positive
Morgan
3 years ago

Carry-on

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/4)

This is a pack that looks better full—when it’s half empty it just doesn’t hold its shape well, although the compressions straps do help with this a bit.

Negative
1 month ago

Size

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/3)

The Osprey Fairview includes a shoulder bag strap that you can attach to the outside of the bag by clipping it on to two external loops, but you’re better off carrying this pack on your back. It is a backpack, after all. This thing is just too big and heavy at full capacity to use as a shoulder bag—but it’s there if you want to. The shoulder bag strap is separate to the main straps and when not in use you can pop it inside the bag, or just leave it at home

Negative
1 month ago

Strap

Osprey Fairview 40

(1/2)

The straps cinch up any extra room you have to make the bag tighter and smaller. It also unzips all the way around for better travel packing access. The laptop compartment is located in the outer zippered compartment so it’s easier to access if you have clothes and toiletries in the large compartment.

Positive
Talyr
3 years ago