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
17 days ago

ULA Dragonfly

(1/1)

The back panel is rigid but has enough padding to be comfortable. It’s aerated too, which is great for hot days or longer hikes across a new city or rugged terrain. There aren’t channels for airflow, but we found it more than capable. Although it has a fair amount of padding, it’s oddly rigid

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
17 days ago

ULA Dragonfly

(1/1)

I have used ULA’s backpacks for hiking and they have a good reputation in the ultralight hiking world, but I don’t get the appeal for travel bags. They aren’t very light and there is the discrepancy of Pack volume including the mesh outside pockets. For example the Dragonfly is marketed as a 30 liter bag but the main body is just 21.75 liters

Negative
SeattleHikeBike
7 months ago

Compartment

Carry-on

ULA Dragonfly

(1/1)

I just returned an Osprey Daylite Expandable pack for several reasons, including that it was pretty structured. By that I mean there was a lot of padding eating into the space that I just don't need, and unnecessary added weight to carry around. The size overall was good, as I'm not a tall person, but despite the nice clamshell opening, it just wasn't going to work for me. I reviewed it in [this pos]([URL REMOVED]

Negative
eliewriter
7 months ago

Size

ULA Dragonfly

(1/2)

I just returned an Osprey Daylite Expandable pack for several reasons, including that it was pretty structured. By that I mean there was a lot of padding eating into the space that I just don't need, and unnecessary added weight to carry around. The size overall was good, as I'm not a tall person, but despite the nice clamshell opening, it just wasn't going to work for me. I reviewed it in [this pos]([URL REMOVED]

Negative
eliewriter
7 months ago

Strap

ULA Dragonfly

(1/1)

The sternum strap is pretty thin but clips easily and offers a little bit of security when the pack is loaded to the max. We find it especially useful while moving quickly or cycling, as it helps keep the back flat on our back instead of shifting with quick turns.

Positive
1 month ago