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

Patagonia Arbor Linked Pack

(1/2)

For some reason, the most comfortable backpack I own seems to be my Patagonia Arbor daypack (20L). I say for some reason because the straps are super thinly padded and not overly wide. But the shape of them somehow works really well on my back/neck. Being at least half a kilo lighter than any of my other bags and the fact that it keeps the weight really close to your back also helps

Positive
Jed_s
1 month 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

Compartment

Patagonia Arbor Linked Pack

(1/1)

The rest of the main compartment is a top load bottomless pit, so use those packing cubes people! The interior lining color differs from pack to pack depending on the exterior color you choose. However, Patagonia made sure to use different color exterior and interior colors, which we found really helpful when searching for gear inside the pack.

Positive
1 month ago

Carry-on

Strap

Patagonia Arbor Linked Pack

(1/1)

We typically have it tightly bucked against the pack, utilizing the provided elastic keepers to keep the straps from dangling. It would be nice to have the option to remove this since we have chosen not to use it majority of the time. Also, keep a close eye on your elastic keepers, as one of ours fell off during our travels which was a bit sad. Luckily, when we reached out anonymously, Patagonia was super helpful and sent us a free replacement in a very timely manner

Neutral
1 month ago