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

Patagonia Arbor Roll-Top Pack

(1/2)

The Arbor Classic (and all the other bags in the collection) feature a 15-inch padded laptop sleeve and Human Curve shoulder straps for comfort. As a commuter who carries a laptop and sometimes a heavy load, these are the two most important attributes of the bag. I was able to carry the bag fully loaded on my commute to New Jersey from New York City without any shoulder pain. Priced between $79 and $129, the Patagonia Arbor Collection isn't too expensive and is a great value for the level of quality you get

Positive
23 days 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

Compartment

Carry-on

Strap

Patagonia Arbor Roll-Top Pack

(1/1)

Some rolltop bags use a combination of buckles and other fasteners, but the Arbor Roll Top only uses a strap with a buckle. The issue with this strap is that the roll is still noticeably loose even when it’s fully tightened down. Not to mention that the extra slack flaps around freely due to the lack of a strap keeper or a place to stow it.

Negative
1 month ago