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 Traverse 65 Hipbelt - Women's

(1/3)

No reason to go for a more expensive brand name. My green pack (who I nicknamed Kermit), trekked with me all the way from Springer to Katahdin, and I’m excited to take him on another adventure soon!

Negative
Zazu
5 months 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 Traverse 65 Hipbelt - Women's

(1/3)

A mesh ventilated panel is suspended across the wire hoop and provides sufficient ventilation to help dry sweat that builds up on your back and shirt when you hike. The cavity formed by the mesh is not deep and does not intrude on the shape of the main compartment, so it doesn’t affect packing, unlike some packs (most notably Osprey) where the interior curvature is often so great that it makes it hard to access items stored inside. The Traverse 70 also does NOT pull you backward and off-balance like many other ventilated backpacks, something that impressed me.The Traverse 70 is a ventilated backpack with a suspended mesh back panel

Positive
21 days ago

Compartment

REI Co-op Traverse 65 Hipbelt - Women's

(1/2)

However, the interior volume is completely unstructured, without even a sleeping bag divider inside. There is a front J-zipper however, that provides panel style access to the main compartment so you can get gear buried deeply in the pack out without having to completely unpack it. I’m not sure why REI did not include a longer U-shaped zipper for panel access, because that would have made it easier to fully open the front panel, even when the pockets on its exterior are full.A J-Zip provides front panel access to gear buried deep in your backpack

Positive
21 days ago

Size

REI Co-op Traverse 65 Hipbelt - Women's

(1/1)

I'm not into tiny day packs (rather just use my whole pack) and you can't remove the summit pack straps. For someone else this feature might be a plus, but I'd rather they weren't there.

Negative
Rebecca
1 year ago

Strap

REI Co-op Traverse 65 Hipbelt - Women's

(1/2)

Shoulder straps are comfortable, well-padded, curved to fit ergonomically and is covered with a breathable mesh material. Similar mesh back panel allowed for good ventilaton. There is a small whistle on the sternum strap that I've come to love on almost every pack I've ever owned. Hip belt distributed the weight comfortably

Positive
PGL1
1 year ago