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

The North Face Kaban

(1/2)

* Very comfy straps and backpiece. No hiding of shoulder straps, but the chest strap can hide away.

Positive
iserane
5 months 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
25 days ago

The North Face Kaban

(1/1)

I travel and hike a lot so I wanted a backpack to hold majority of my electronics (GoPro, portable charger, laptop, camera, etc.) All I can is this backpack is roomy and this is only the standard size! I just went snowboarding at Mammoth and this backpack was so useful. I would definitely recommend buying a waterproof cover for this backpack regardless of it being waterproof BECAUSE you should take care of this backpack and prevent it from getting scratches :)

Positive
Andy Te
2 years ago

Compartment

The North Face Kaban

(1/1)

* 26L, large bucket opening, half clamshell 2nd pocket, water bottle holders on both sides and a 3rd external pocket for quick access.

Positive
iserane
5 months ago

Carry-on

Size

The North Face Kaban

(1/1)

Ideally an EDC bag that is not too small but not too big either (26l is nice),water resistant, with a laptop compartment, a water bottle holder on one side, and a full length opening of the main pocket (what the Kaban is missing I think)

Positive
KLBS38
1 year ago

Strap

The North Face Kaban

(1/2)

The Kaban uses some nice Nifco strap adjusters, however, there are no elastic loops to manage excess straps.

Positive
1 month ago