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

Topo Designs Travel Bag 30L

(1/1)

I've been lurking for a while but I am relatively new to one-bagging. I come from using a carry-on rolling suitcase for most trips, but I would like to transition to a personal-sized backpack when I can. I am not looking so much for a bag that I can carry around long-term while traveling, just something that would make getting to and from my destination a little easier.

Positive
tothesmoon
4 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
21 days ago

Topo Designs Travel Bag 30L

(1/1)

* Hip belt: I've read on here that hip belts aren't really that helpful, especially if the bag isn't suited to your frame (which it certainly won't be), but I've used the one on my LLBean Stowaway while hiking, and I've appreciated even the modest amount of help.

Positive
tothesmoon
4 months ago

Compartment

Topo Designs Travel Bag 30L

(1/1)

* Front organizational pocket: a separate pocket to fit medications, snacks, smaller chargers, keys etc.

Positive
tothesmoon
4 months ago

Size

Topo Designs Travel Bag 30L

(1/2)

Looking for a clamshell style backpack, between 30 and 40L. I want something that has some style, a little less backpacker-y, a little less REI. Initially was planning on doing the 2 month trip to Europe with my Everlane ReNew Transit Bag (27L), but I think it’s gonna be a tad too small and though I love it for short trips, it doesn’t work as well for me when packed full.

Negative
WinSensitive2918
4 months ago

Strap