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
24 days ago

YETI Panga Pack 28

(1/2)

Thanks to the burly material, the pack holds its shape, stands upright, and won’t flop when partially filled. Alas, this also means it doesn’t compress well when you need to shove it into tight spaces. If you’re on a long kayaking trip and want to maximize hull space, you’re better off with a traditional drybag. But if you’ve got space to spare and are more concerned with comfortable all-day carry—say, for a day of fly-fishing or sailing—the Panga Backpack is a promising choice

Positive
24 days 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
24 days ago

YETI Panga Pack 28

(1/2)

Even the best plastic wears brittle and cracks over time, which is an issue I've encountered on weeks-long treks in the High Sierra while using another top-dollar backpack. No, it wasn't a fun hike back down. The Panga 28 does come with optional chest and waist straps that include plastic buckles, but the bag itself is small enough that it won't bear enough weight to cause them to give way. I'd also argue that you probably don't need them all that much anyhow

Negative
24 days ago

Compartment

Carry-on

YETI Panga Pack 28

(1/2)

Amazon One of the first things the designers of "waterproof" bags often miss focusing on is hardware. Our garage is a graveyard of maimed and/or obliterated backpacks (yes, we're pack rats). The zipper corrodes, the buckles and straps give way or seize up, and you end up having a lot of work to do between trips. Then within about two years, everything seems to give up its ghost one way or another

Negative
24 days ago

Size

YETI Panga Pack 28

(1/1)

Love the size of the bag. It’s the perfect size for travel. It can fit all my gear and keep it safe.

Positive
ReeseD35
4 years ago

Strap

YETI Panga Pack 28

(1/1)

Cameras and snacks were the family-trip essentials we needed to keep dry. The first feature we were looking for was comfort: paddling with gear can be cumbersome, so we needed a bag that could strap to us tight and not move around.

Positive
24 days ago