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

Osprey Farpoint 40

(1/1)

With more formal clothing I would opt for the 40 liter. The Farpoint will load easier and has a perimeter frame and true load bearing hip belt for greater catering comfort.

Positive
SeattleHikeBike
6 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
23 days ago

Osprey Farpoint 40

(1/1)

If you're looking for carry-on compliant and good for hiking, check out the Stratos 24L from Osprey. It fits into the overhead cabin for the US planes I've been on and good for hiking. If you can't fit everything you want in there though, then it's a difficult decision. Sizing up to the Stratos 36L is doable but you'll need to check the bag as it's too long to fit in the overhead

Positive
Ming-Tzu
1 year ago

Compartment

Osprey Farpoint 40

(1/1)

This bag has a laptop compartment on the back, i.e., posterior if you're speaking anatomically. I was most concerned about the placement of this laptop sleeve/compartment as other reviewers have mentioned

Negative
Derek White
4 years ago

Size

Osprey Farpoint 40

(1/2)

If you can't fit everything you want in there though, then it's a difficult decision. Sizing up to the Stratos 36L is doable but you'll need to check the bag as it's too long to fit in the overhead. Maybe you can get away with carrying it on but you would be taking a risk of the attendants telling you it needs to checked.

Negative
Ming-Tzu
1 year ago

Strap

Osprey Farpoint 40

(1/1)

The compression straps do a great job not only keeping everything in place, but also adding a layer of security. The exterior straps are mounted by another layer of ripstop fabric that encases all the zippers, making them difficult to locate and access while strapped down tightly. This costs you a couple seconds and extra effort if you need to get into the bag while you're on the go, but there is no way for someone to easily get into the bag while out of sight on your back without you knowing. The zippers are paired, so you can lock them with a small padlock if that's your thing

Positive
James Neal
5 years ago