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

Redwing 50 Kelty

(1/2)

On a trial hike, I loaded it up with whatever I could fit in it and it handled the load fantastically. Everything about this pack is comfortable. On a day-long hike I would be hard pressed to use all the space it provides, even when including a jacket and some extra clothing. However the straps cinch everything down very nicely and there is no feeling of unused space, or things shifting

Positive
Kermit
5 months 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

Redwing 50 Kelty

(1/1)

The amount of storage in it extremely impressive, as is the way it distributes the load. I'm 6'2 and 300lbs. I'm a fat hiker. The frame adjusted perfectly, and the waist belt actually fit! This has not been the case with other packs

Positive
Kermit
5 months ago

Compartment

Redwing 50 Kelty

(1/1)

I wouldn"t expect anything less from Kelty, they have done it again with there 50L. Love all the pockets an storage compartments. Very comfortable backpack.

Positive
Dave
1 year ago

Carry-on

Redwing 50 Kelty

(1/1)

. not sure of all the hate in the comments. I’ve used the 50L Redwing (both a very old version and the 2019 version) for carry-on travel all over the US, Latin America, SE Asia and even Aus/NZ since 2010 and never had problems. I think it’s a great travel bag (panel loading, external pockets, organization), but definitely doesn’t have any urban aesthetic so you’ll look like a traveler

Positive
yetmun
1 year ago