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
17 days ago

Rei ruckpack 28

(1/1)

REI is my bag for off days. Super comfy as well. I believe the mountainsmith is 25 liters. Both great packs

Positive
mt379
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
17 days ago

Rei ruckpack 28

(1/1)

I started with a Porter 46 as well several years ago. After trying a few different bags I'm currently using an REI Ruckpack 28 and really dig it. YMMV though as hiking capability was more important to me than things such as a clamshell opening. I also really liked my GR1 slick from Huckberry but the lack of a ventilated back panel made me look elsewhere after trying it on a few hikes

Positive
aRaven07
5 months ago

Compartment

Rei ruckpack 28

(1/1)

Someone did an video review on the REI Ruckpack 28L and he wonders why the laptop/water bag compartment has a false bottom but not padded.

Negative
tweener42
4 months ago

Carry-on

Rei ruckpack 28

(1/1)

Carry-On Compliance View 41/144 Airlines Capacity 28l Weight (lb) 2.69 lb (1.2 kg) Denier 210D Dimensions 20 in x 11 in x 10 in (50.8 x 27

Positive
1 month ago

Size

Rei ruckpack 28

(1/1)

I have a feeling that something just slightly bigger than 28L would be best for winter, or at least a 28L that isn't tapered at the bottom/top-loading like the REI Ruckpack is.

Neutral
lunchscotch
1 year ago

Strap

Rei ruckpack 28

(1/1)

Strap system is comfortable with built in venting and good adjustable sternum strap. Love the two side access zippers and hidden side pocket on one side. Hidden "daisy chain" on front of pack for adding accessories or lashing stuff to the front.

Positive
Birthday-Tricky
2 months ago