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

Targus Drifter II

(1/3)

It hits my price sweet spot of between $50-$100, and is also comfortable as hell- I can't wait to try it out on a hike. Basically, it's everything I was looking for and so far I couldn't be happier with the purchase.

Positive
Andrew Elfenbein
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

Targus Drifter II

(1/1)

This bag has everything I could ask for. It can handle all I would need to go out of town for a few days without being too bulky, it looks great, has lots and lots of pockets and padding for my computer, and seems made of quality materials (I'll update after a couple months if it turns out that's not true). It hits my price sweet spot of between $50-$100, and is also comfortable as hell- I can't wait to try it out on a hike. Basically, it's everything I was looking for and so far I couldn't be happier with the purchase

Positive
Andrew Elfenbein
1 year ago

Compartment

Targus Drifter II

(1/3)

1 in each mesh pocket and 1 in each zippered pocked behind said mesh pocket. These (usually 16in) are at office depot locations (check stock on their website) if you want to see in person (for a much higher price of course). ***This review has nothing to do with durability as I just got the backpack***

Negative
Anonymous
2 years ago

Carry-on

Targus Drifter II

(1/3)

This bag has everything I could ask for. It can handle all I would need to go out of town for a few days without being too bulky, it looks great, has lots and lots of pockets and padding for my computer, and seems made of quality materials (I'll update after a couple months if it turns out that's not true). It hits my price sweet spot of between $50-$100, and is also comfortable as hell- I can't wait to try it out on a hike. Basically, it's everything I was looking for and so far I couldn't be happier with the purchase

Positive
Andrew Elfenbein
1 year ago

Size

Targus Drifter II

(1/1)

This backpack is huge. As a one-hour a day commuter, five days a week to my college campus, I needed something that could hold all my stuff, books, notebooks, calculator, laptop, papers, pencils, pens, erasers, headphones, sunglasses, stapler, flash drives, water bottle(s), gym clothes, mouse, power cables, etc..

Neutral
Mitch
6 years ago

Strap

Targus Drifter II

(1/2)

It would almost serve better to cut the material out between the two pockets and use the zipper as a smaller access for the main compartment…or just do what I have and not use it. Either way. I guess if you want to add to the con pile I’ll talk about the wear and tear. So, on my bag the stitching on the shoulder straps is giving up the goose

Negative
Mike & Celeste
7 years ago