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

Think Tank Backstory 15

(1/2)

Back padding is excellent, with thick cushions and provisions for air flow. The back panel is stiff but still comfortable to wear. There is a luggage cart pass-through, located high enough that the backpacks are unlikely to topple over even if loaded top-heavy. Comfort will be best for short-to-medium periods of time

Positive
1 month 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

Think Tank Backstory 15

(1/1)

Wearing the backpack for a full day hike might be stretching it because of the stiffness.

Negative
1 month ago

Compartment

Think Tank Backstory 15

(1/1)

› CameraCal calibration services › Fujifilm XF50mm f/1.0 R WR › Vanguard VEO3+ 263CB › Leofoto LS-324C+LH-40 › Epson SureColor SC-P900 › Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S PRICE: £175 SNAPPERSTUFF.COM Think Tank Photo Backstory 13 If you’re one of the legions of photographers switching to a mirrorless camera system, you’re probably in the market for a new bag – here’s one for the shortlist SPECS ›  Price Backstory 13 £175, Backstory 15 £205 ›  Features Sternum strap, two adjustable side water bottle pockets, removable waist belt, small exterior back pocket, laptop pocket, tablet pocket, four zip secured interior mesh pockets, tripod carrying cup and straps, top grab handle

Positive
1 month ago

Size

Think Tank Backstory 15

(1/1)

There are less expensive backpacks around – there’s no arguing with that – but I can’t think of any of this size that are as good. I rate this bag very highly. ABOVE LEFT The Backstory 13’s main compartment takes a Nikon Z 7 with lens fitted, three extra lenses, extension tubes and a speedlight ABOVE RIGHT A 13in MacBook Pro and a 10in iPad fit happily in the Backstory 13’s front pocket 62 Photography News | Issue 83 photographynews.co

Positive
1 month ago

Strap

Think Tank Backstory 15

(1/1)

The shoulder straps are made with famous Think Tank quality: well padded, extremely comfortable, and easy to adjust. The padding is not ventilated as you might find on a hiking backpack, but the wide straps distribute the weight nicely. There are four daisy-chained loops on each shoulder. The chest harness can be completely removed, a feature that is also present on the Urban Access model

Positive
1 month ago