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

Riutbag

(1/1)

98-99% will arrive and arrive on time; 1-2% will be late or be lost. I'm countering this by allowing as much time as possible for the RiutBags to reach you. I know many of these RiutBags are Christmas presents. That's why I've prepared this project to send out RiutBags in November, so your RiutBags arrive when you need them

Positive
25 days ago

Compartment

Riutbag

(1/1)

This neat little feature – and the fact that you can access the laptop compartment without opening the whole bag – obviates the need to continually be taking the pack off your back and unzipping the main compartment, which would somewhat defeat the whole point of the X35's rear-facing security features. With this discreet D-pocket and the two side water-bottle compartments, access to the bare necessities of travel is always on hand, while still keeping the bulk of your daily load safe against your back.

Positive
25 days ago

Carry-on

Riutbag

(1/2)

I have a riutbag 15.3 since a few years, but the accessibility of the different compartments is annoying and there is hardly any airflow on the back (which is why I avoid using it in summer). I tried the Thule Paramount 27l, but the chest straps padding doesn't feel right (especially compared to the great ones of the Riutbag one) and it has no chest strap.

Negative
Asaraddon
25 days ago

Size

Riutbag

(1/1)

The RiutBag X35 is billed as a '3-in-1' backpack. What this means in practice is that it is impressively expandable, starting out as a sleek day pack for light duties and ballooning into something much bigger that could comfortably accommodate pretty much everything you need for long weekend manoeuvres, while still staying under airline carry-on size regulations (50cm x 35cm x 20 cm) even when stuffed to its thief-proof gills.

Positive
25 days ago

Strap

Riutbag

(1/1)

The RiutBag hip strap is, literary, a webbing strap and while it doesn't offer the same support as a padded hip belt it does help to stabilize the backpack.

Positive
25 days ago