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
25 days ago

REI Co-op Tarn 12 Pack - Kids'

(1/1)

Verdict: I would have chosen the Daylite because I prefer quality, but my 6 yr old picked the Tarn12 for comfort and features. Her pack, she chooses.

Positive
Dbfly
1 year 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
25 days ago

REI Co-op Tarn 12 Pack - Kids'

(1/3)

Not an insurmountable obstacle, but be sure to do your research if you purchase a separate bladder to make sure it fits the pack. Where to buy The Tarn 12 is available for purchase exclusively from REI. © 2020, Tales of a Mountain Mama. All rights reserved

Positive
25 days ago

Compartment

REI Co-op Tarn 12 Pack - Kids'

(1/1)

So many helpful pockets! The Bottom Line What we Love The REI Tarn 12 is an excellent, well-constructed pack with a ton of storage capacity. It has become a beloved companion on our family adventures. The hipbelt keeps the pack secure enough for wiggly kiddos to run, jump, climb, and bike without needing to take it off. Exterior pocket options are abundant and practical

Positive
25 days ago

Carry-on

Size

REI Co-op Tarn 12 Pack - Kids'

(1/2)

A word of note: this pack barely fits me, but it fits. I like how tight it sits up on my back. Love the side pockets for my water bottle or umbrella.

Negative
frizzle
5 months ago

Strap