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 Surge Pack

(1/2)

The padding on the back and the shoulder straps are more than adequate, and the overall comfort is great. I have never felt like the bag will 'give out' even though I push the capacity to its limits. There is also a laptop compartment with a semi-stiff backing and bottom, so I feel confident that my computer is secure inside. PROS: -Great comfort -HUGE amount of storage

Positive
S
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
23 days ago

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/2)

One is completely open, while the other has some organization for smaller items. Once we went on a long hiking trip where we needed to bring lots of water and we were able to carry four bottles between the two actual water bottle pockets and these two on the front. It was glorious, even though we didn’t end up drinking them all.

Positive
1 month ago

Compartment

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/1)

Finally, there’s the laptop compartment at the back. We are huge fans of bags with generous false bottoms to protect our precious cargo, and The North Face Surge Backpack delivers. This compartment is densely padded, fleece-lined, and has a spot for your laptop and a tablet. You can also fit magazines, small notebooks, or any flat items in here

Positive
1 month ago

Carry-on

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/1)

Other than that, will likely use this as my daily carry when I'm done with my trip since I liked it a lot other than these issues.

Positive
Ty
3 years ago

Size

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/2)

We thought the stiffness would soften over time, but it didn’t after a month of use. We mentioned before that the back panel of the men’s version is longer than the women’s. During testing, we noticed that the back panel on this pack felt extra long, so just be aware if you’re on the shorter side. Depending on your height and the length of your torso, you may find that it hangs slightly low onto your butt

Negative
1 month ago

Strap

The North Face Surge Pack

(1/1)

This is a great bag, can't expect much else from North Face. It is not without it's flaws though, and I know these may be nitpicky, but this is an expensive bag. - The waist strap cannot be hidden like old models of North Face backpacks. The buckle will either poke you in the back or dangle down where it can be caught on things

Negative
Samuel Plourde
2 years ago