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
25 days ago

Osprey syncro 20

(1/1)

This is the most comfortable pack I have ever put on my back in my entire life I found a bicycle shop for 21 years and tried every pack there is you could fill this pack with solid bricks in the water completely full and it was still disperse very equally the netting webbing on the back of the pack is absolutely to die for a comfortable the only discrepancy that I see is the side pockets on the waist are impossible to reach with your hands otherwise this sucker gets a 56 stars

Positive
The godfather of freeride
2 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
25 days ago

Osprey syncro 20

(1/1)

. you might as well make it functional - and at 40mm in thickness, the Syncros 20 did that very well). No matter what I tried - this thing was all over the place on my back, as stated above on any section of trail other than when I was climbing (which is the single place where this pack shines! the sensation of having anything on your back vanishes completely).

Positive
l.t.d.
10 years ago

Compartment

Osprey syncro 20

(1/1)

BUT, they took away the double/two-sided zipper from all of the pockets and while it was a small change, I definitely notice a difference and "fumble" with this pack a lot more. I used to be able to comfortably reach behind me and slip my Nalgene into the side pocket, and now not only can I not do that because of the pocket redesign and sizing, they don't come close to fitting a Nalgene (and carrying/refilling a bladder everywhere isn't practical). The front pocket, since it only has one zipper, flops open and everything falls out. With the two zipper system, I could control the size of the opening

Negative
ChiTownAlli
2 years ago

Size

Osprey syncro 20

(1/2)

It was the perfect size, had just enough room for both active pursuits and commuting necessities (e.g. laptop), and the side pockets fit my Nalgene. Everything on that pack was in a place that my brain expected it to be in, within reach and without fuss

Positive
ChiTownAlli
2 years ago