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

The North Face Borealis Pack - Women's

(1/2)

Then there’s the back panel, which is densely padded and also lined with mesh to keep you comfortable the whole time you’re wearing the bag. The air channel down the middle also serves to keep air flowing and help mitigate that dreaded Swamp Back when you’re out in warmer weather or have the bag on for an extended period.

Positive
1 month ago

Compartment

The North Face Borealis Pack - Women's

(1/2)

Last, but certainly not least, you have the laptop compartment at the very back of the bag. It can accommodate up to a 15″ laptop in a protective case, along with a keyboard and a Roost Laptop Stand 2.0. There is a false bottom in this compartment, but it’s slight—the frame sheet extends at the bottom of the bag, which helps some, but you’re really not getting that extra protection for your tech when it gets jostled around or dropped as you would in a suspended sleeve (hence the protective case)

Positive
1 month ago

Carry-on

The North Face Borealis Pack - Women's

(1/2)

The hip belt on this bag is more of a waist strap and an unhelpful one at that. It sits pretty high up on the stomach rather than the waist and doesn’t have any comfortable padding. We do like that this strap is adjustable from two places—at the buckle and where it attaches to the bag—so that the strap is more easily managed than other ones we’ve tested that just add more dangle.

Neutral
1 month ago

Size

Strap

The North Face Borealis Pack - Women's

(1/1)

The unisex one is bigger but the straps aren't as comfortable now that I've had the woman's.

Negative
Angela
4 months ago