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 Traverse 60 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

While all modern packs have adjustability to customize the fit, this pack is without a doubt the most comfortable I have ever owned. From the waist belt to the shoulder straps to the lumbar area this pack seems engineered for comfort. I cannot emphasize this point enough. After my first trip I made a few modifications

Positive
VirginiaNomad
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
1 month ago

REI Co-op Traverse 60 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

First thing don’t buy online, go in store and have it sized because despite what people think backpacks come in sizes and that matters a lot when you carry 50lbs on your spine. I was able to do a multi day hike that spanned about 25 miles with this pack and I never felt better than when I used this pack it’ll carry enough supplies for 5 days if you need it too. For the price and quality it one of the best things on the market right now.

Positive
Bollig410
3 months ago

Size

REI Co-op Traverse 60 Pack - Men's

(1/2)

First thing don’t buy online, go in store and have it sized because despite what people think backpacks come in sizes and that matters a lot when you carry 50lbs on your spine. I was able to do a multi day hike that spanned about 25 miles with this pack and I never felt better than when I used this pack it’ll carry enough supplies for 5 days if you need it too. For the price and quality it one of the best things on the market right now.

Negative
Bollig410
3 months ago

Strap

REI Co-op Traverse 60 Pack - Men's

(1/1)

Some of the smaller buckles - like the ones that keep the top compartment on - are a little fussy, requiring careful alignment before fastening.

Negative
Tom Irvine
1 year ago