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

REI Co-op Trailbreak 60 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

Overall, the Trailbreak 60 was a pleasure to wear, very comfortable with considerable weight (30-35 pounds), and easy to use. Comfort is paramount on the trail, and the waist straps, shoulder padding, and air flow for the mid and lower back make this backpack a pleasure for lugging gear.

Positive
Jojaz
2 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
1 month ago

REI Co-op Trailbreak 60 Pack - Men's

(1/4)

This was to replace my 8 pound backpack that I had hiked on the Appalachian trail from Georgia to the New Hampshire border. This weighs half what that one did which definitely helps. According to hikers I met in New Hampshire there are definitely lighter packs available though I am guessing for considerable more money I think it was ingenious to have a built-in whistle on one of the pack straps which we didn’t realize when we purchased an additional whistle at the time. The water bottle pockets are convenient as they are slightly angled for an easier grab

Positive
Pete
7 months ago

Carry-on

REI Co-op Trailbreak 60 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

Overall a good pack. Lots of room, water bottle pockets are at perfect angle, and pack held close to 50 lbs for 7 days! Only negative is the hip belt. Not easy to adjust!

Neutral
Chad
7 months ago

Size

REI Co-op Trailbreak 60 Pack - Men's

(1/2)

It's critical to get a pack that fits your torso length and as others have said, this pack is way too short for your torso. Measure your torso if you haven't yet: [URL REMOVED] scour Reddit's r/GearTrade site. Some good deals there. Good luck and happy hiking!

Negative
debmonsterny
10 months ago

Strap

REI Co-op Trailbreak 60 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

According to hikers I met in New Hampshire there are definitely lighter packs available though I am guessing for considerable more money I think it was ingenious to have a built-in whistle on one of the pack straps which we didn’t realize when we purchased an additional whistle at the time. The water bottle pockets are convenient as they are slightly angled for an easier grab. Only real gripe is one of the packs straps did not rip but came off and I have not had the time to figure out a safe way to get it back in place

Negative
Pete
7 months ago