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

REI Co-op Flash 55 Pack - Men's

(1/4)

Some tips: go for a pack with well cushioned shoulder straps and hip straps. Make sure it has weight loaders to adjust your load.

Positive
Independent_Beat7660
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

REI Co-op Flash 55 Pack - Men's

(1/2)

Unfortunately, the Flash 22 may not make it that far down the family tree. The lightweight nylon material is good but not great. Again, for the price, it is an excellent starter pack if you are just getting out on the trails and want to figure out what you want in a pack. Many people will quickly grow out of the pack and the limited features and comfort that it provides

Negative
23 days ago

Compartment

REI Co-op Flash 55 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

One of the many pockets to stash your gear in the flash 55. POCKETS - The Flash 55 has pockets in all the right places and really feels like more than 55 liters of capacity to us. We love that the large mesh front pocket features a reinforced bottom to increase durability and the mesh water bottle pockets are large and front facing for easy access. There are large side pockets on both sides - separate from the water bottle pockets - that are great for storing tent poles or a backpacking chair

Positive
23 days ago

Carry-on

REI Co-op Flash 55 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

Some tips: go for a pack with well cushioned shoulder straps and hip straps. Make sure it has weight loaders to adjust your load.

Positive
Independent_Beat7660
23 days ago

Size

Strap

REI Co-op Flash 55 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

- I have also tried to adjust all of the straps in numerous positions and the shoulder straps tend to raise high and float over my shoulders. There is between a half fist size to a 2-finger gap on half of the shoulder strap.

Negative
Watch_The_Expanse
23 days ago