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

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

Patagonia Refugio 28L Pack

(1/1)

It's a nice bag. Good quality material and is good for a day hike where you may need to pack a hydration pack, jacket, rain pants, lunch, socks, or other extra items. I have also used it for over night stays for traveling and it holds everything I need. My main complaint is that it does not have a waist/hip strap

Positive
Angie
5 years ago

Compartment

Patagonia Refugio 28L Pack

(1/1)

Second thing is that compartment on top for your mobile phone and/or wallet. You can NOT operate that zipper with one hand, instead, you need to hold the bag against your body, hold one end of the compartment and open the zipper with other hand and insert your phone, also, hold again one end and close the zipper with another hand. Kind an annoying. I wish that they did vertical zipper which can be open/close with one hand without completely removing the backpack from your upper body

Negative
NomadTurk
6 years ago

Carry-on

Patagonia Refugio 28L Pack

(1/2)

Patagonia Refugio Backpack | The front pocket is a good place for your passport and boarding pass.

Positive
1 month ago

Size

Patagonia Refugio 28L Pack

(1/1)

The very small top compartment seems fine for holding sunglasses. Two large water-bottle holders on the sides seem well constructed and durable, but this is where we get to my main problem with this bag. Why build a pack with so much capacity, such a reputation for quality, clearly intended to be purchased by adults, and then put thin undersized straps on it? I'm 6 ft 2, and weigh 175 lbs so I'm a slender guy. The straps are not wide enough for my normal sized shoulders

Negative
Sean
5 years ago

Strap

Patagonia Refugio 28L Pack

(1/1)

Why build a pack with so much capacity, such a reputation for quality, clearly intended to be purchased by adults, and then put thin undersized straps on it? I'm 6 ft 2, and weigh 175 lbs so I'm a slender guy. The straps are not wide enough for my normal sized shoulders. The capacity of this bag is great, the style is relatively attractive, but It seems like they forgot 50% of the purpose of this bag, which is to be worn. My commute is literally one mile in length, which is still too long to endure with a bag that has been designed like this

Negative
Sean
5 years ago