Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Size

TETON Sports - Mountain Adventurer

(1/2)

I went to REI with this pack and the cheaper one I mentioned above, being told beforehand (via phone call) that someone there would fit me with these packs, even though I bought them from Amazon (I spend hundreds at REI, so they were really friendly to me with my unusual request). I was met with a really rude person instead, who begrudgingly fit me, berating me for shopping elsewhere and putting these packs, as well. I remembered that my priority was to get fitted, so I held my tongue and he showed me how uncomfortable these packs were for someone of my frame. I hate to admit this, but this 18-year REI veteran was right

Negative
Leena C.
2 years ago

Zipper

TETON Sports - Mountain Adventurer

(1/2)

Upon receiving this backpack, the first thing I checked was that particular zipper. With nothing inside the pack, I struggled to open the sleeping bag compartment and was never able to close it properly. The teeth of the zipper were splitting open on both ends by the zip stops, and in the middle due to misaligned teeth or the zipper itself is defective. A replacement was ordered

Negative
🤔
4 years ago

Laptop

Compartment

TETON Sports - Mountain Adventurer

(1/1)

I like that the sleeping bag compartment is larger than other backpacks I have, so I can much more easily fit a high-quality sleeping bag, air mattress, blanket, pillow, etc. into that compartment. With other packs I've had, most of that stuff has to go on the outside of the pack, and then it gets dirty and clumsily bumps into things. Plus, with the Grand 5500, that gear is much more effectively protected from the elements than just being tied to the outside of a smaller pack

Positive
Nathan
6 years ago

Strap

TETON Sports - Mountain Adventurer

(1/2)

Teton, I ordinarily love your stuff so much, but whyyyyy?????? There are too many bells and whistles on your packs, overloading them with a confusing, endless array of straps and buckles, and adding unnecessary weight. My goal was to get a 65 liter backpack that was rugged, well-rated, SIMPLE, easy to use, LIGHT, and which looked smart. This backpack easily could have been that, for it is well-built and nicely-featured, but instead was ingloriously burdened with what felt like 95% straps flapping everywhere, and 5% everything else. The straps on the bottom of the pack were so confusing, even the REI dude had no clue why there were four female ends for two male-ended buckles

Negative
Leena C.
2 years ago