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

sandpiper of california bug out bag

(1/1)

I use this bag for travel. I have learned through experience that a backpack design is far superior to a roller or a duffel because it allows you to carry luggage long airport distances in comfort while keeping your hands free. This bag has all the attributes you need for that purpose.

Positive
AUBREY39
7 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

sandpiper of california bug out bag

(1/1)

If you watched KYLE GOTT's video and think you have to buy this, you are wrong!!! They will issue you one at Basic. Just bring a normal bag. That out of the way this back pack is great, I can wear it with my blues and it is very strong. I take it hiking and short summer backpacking trips all the time

Positive
Engineering Student/ Airforce Airman
3 years ago

Compartment

Carry-on

sandpiper of california bug out bag

(1/2)

The less perfect characteristics are that there is a soft bottom with no cushion, so that if a hard item is there, it could be uncomfortable. It does seem to hang lower so that it does touch lower than the hips in the back. For hiking and for long walking in the airport, it is important to organize items so that softer cushion items like clothing is on the bottom and above that are heavy items toward the back. The larger section does have straps, but is not the most organized

Negative
L S MOY MD BUS EXP
7 years ago

Size

sandpiper of california bug out bag

(1/1)

It's huge, which allows me to pack it with a standard load out before I start adding stuff (first aid, chargers, cables, etc) and still have a ridiculous amount of room left over. I can easily pack it with way too much weight to comfortably carry, and the pack just keeps swallowing my computer, overnight kit, extra socks, etc. It's crazy. Plus with the addition of some external MOLLE packs, I've got even more room

Positive
Kindle Customer
2 years ago

Strap

sandpiper of california bug out bag

(1/1)

I bought this bag as a travel carry on bag and as a bug out bag. This bag has worked great for me so far. It is easy to carry around on planes and the airport, it fits all my clothes for my trips( I am a girl and I was able to fit all my clothes with room for gifts on my way back home). The only thing I have to say negative about this bag, is, if you make it too heavy the straps dig into your shoulders

Negative
Montyzee
7 years ago