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
21 days ago

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

(1/1)

We like it as it is light, for the dimensions, for the comfort as it is renforced in the back and for his inside pocket with a zip . The zip pocket is well placed because when you carry your backpack on your back, you can carry your day pack in the front and have easy acces to your keys or money in the zip pocket.

Positive
Ramy
4 years 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
21 days ago

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

(1/2)

I bought this a few days ago and took it on a 7 mile hike yesterday. I also have an Osprey Daylite and I found this to be might lighter and more comfortable. Also, I like that it doesn't have a bunch of weird pockets like the Daylite as I was able to fit much more in it. Plus, it was cheaper and 5% goes to NPS!

Positive
Lauren
4 years ago

Compartment

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

(1/1)

We like it as it is light, for the dimensions, for the comfort as it is renforced in the back and for his inside pocket with a zip . The zip pocket is well placed because when you carry your backpack on your back, you can carry your day pack in the front and have easy acces to your keys or money in the zip pocket.

Positive
Ramy
4 years ago

Carry-on

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

(1/1)

Finally, while this is thin and light, it's made of tougher nylon than the cheaper polyester used in many other packs. Other than some residual qualms about the strap strength, I love this pack as a personal item for flights.

Positive
NorCalHiker
6 years ago

Size

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

(1/1)

I should also mention I'm bigger than most people, 6'3, 190 lbs, and this fits great.

Positive
Matt Boysen
6 years ago

Strap

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

(1/1)

Also there is a reinforcement patch at the top of each shoulder strap which helps spread the seam pressure, but the lack of any reinforcing narrow strap from top to bottom of each strap (found on competitors) means the seam bindings on the edges of the shoulder straps are doing the heavy lifting, since the mesh in the center of the straps is comfortable but not strong.

Negative
NorCalHiker
6 years ago