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 Talon 33

(1/1)

As a technical pack, it appears to be designed for minimal external gear, which makes sense if you're mountaineering - keeps the load stabler. I haven't included a lot of the more well-known features in this review as they're well covered in the description here and on Osprey's site. COMFORT I found out after a day of hiking that there's a specific sequence to tightening the load securing straps. There are two on each side - a top one, which you can cinch down as tight as you like, and a bottom one which is secured about 2" into the hip belt

Positive
Greg
1 year 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 Talon 33

(1/2)

The absolute miracle here though is that the pack is so light for its size, comfortable, airy, and compresses so well that I want to use it for most of my regular day hiking as well. Compressed, with a low weight, it feels nimble and body-hugging like the best daypacks for the sake of weighing just a couple ounces more than minimalist packs that you will never notice on such a comfortable suspension. And you get great features (big usable belt pockets foremost) and a level of durability that you're unlikely to find on a smaller capacity daypack. The only time I don't want to pick it up is when I feel like I'd look silly wearing a large-ish, hip-belted pack on a highly trafficked local trail, or I'm really only going to be out long enough to need liter or two of water and a jacket

Positive
Walker
5 months ago

Compartment

Osprey Talon 33

(1/1)

Pockets work out great for my needs. The little pocket on the left shoulder strap is perfect for my reading glasses or a small hand sanitizer.

Positive
Joff
1 year ago

Carry-on

Osprey Talon 33

(1/1)

I’d look at the Osprey Talon 33 (no rain cover, but can buy one) or Stratos 34/36, or Kestrel 38. Personally, I’d stick with Osprey. I found Deuter bags quite ill fitting as I have a tall frame.

Neutral
Stowford164
2 months ago

Size

Osprey Talon 33

(1/1)

This is just about the most pack one can comfortably handle without getting load lifters above your shoulders with a rigid frame. For everything from a challenging half-day to 36-48 hours out this pack is perfect. Works decently well for airline travel too as a carry-on.

Positive
Walker
5 months ago

Strap

Osprey Talon 33

(1/1)

The straps are much less padded than the Aether line, with Osprey opting for a smooth non-woven fabric sewn around the edge - totaling about 1/4" thick. The padding is also perforated to reduce weight and provide some ventilation. The ice pick / pole holding cinch is integrated into the left strap as well, with a secondary fixed loop on the main pack body. The cinch itself is hidden in the fabric of the strap, but is easy to pinch with two fingers

Positive
Greg
1 year ago