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
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
1 month ago

Zpacks Nero

(1/2)

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Positive
24 days ago

Compartment

Carry-on

Size

Zpacks Nero

(1/1)

Simply put, the less gear I take, the smaller backpack I need. Likewise, the smaller my gear can compress, the smaller backpack that I need. The overall pack volume, with the collar (roll top) all the way extended is 40 liters. With the collar folded down to the top of the bag, it is rated at 38 liters

Positive
24 days ago

Strap