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
23 days ago

The North Face Recon Pack - Men's

(1/1)

The back panel is also generously padded. The sections are broken up by horizontal seams and a central air channel running vertically across. It’s not meshed, but this hasn’t really affected comfort. In our experience, the weather and temperature play a more significant part in making our backs sweaty

Positive
1 month ago

Compartment

The North Face Recon Pack - Men's

(1/1)

Next up is the front compartment, where there’s more granular organization. From front to back, there are two mesh pockets, two liner pockets and a pen pocket, a wide zippered pocket, and a tablet pocket at the very back—a nice variety to have for different tech accessories. The compartment doesn’t extend all the way to the bottom of the bag. This is a good thing because it balances out the usable space between the different compartments, and we don’t have to fish too deeply in case something falls in

Positive
1 month ago

Carry-on

The North Face Recon Pack - Men's

(1/1)

There’s a ton of detail to comb through in this backpack, so let’s dive in and do a little recon of our own.

Positive
1 month ago

Strap