Customer reviews for Columbia Treadlite™ 10L Backpack

Columbia Treadlite™ 10L Backpack

Food, water, and shelter—this paired-down pack is built to carry the basics when you’re traveling fast. With a 10-liter carrying capacity, the Treadlite 10 stashes the extra layers, high-carbohydrate snacks, and cold beverages that will get you through the task at hand.
Overall rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
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5
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2 out of 3(67%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Treadlite™ 10L Backpack
Review 1 for Treadlite™ 10L Backpack
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Nice bag but has some issues

PostedAugust 25, 2014
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Jay0825
Location: Tampa, FL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Function
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I purchased this bag for a multi-day running trip. The purpose was to hold water, camera, snacks, and a light layered shirt and some other small items.
Pros:
- I was able to fit a lot in this bag and had no issues.
Cons:
- Material is alright. I already have a tear in the bag and the only "sharp" objects would have been water bottle or a corner of my camera.
- The straps are TOUGH. After a day of running with this bag, I had chafing on my neck bc of the bag bouncing (see next)
- No matter how I moved the straps around, I could not get this tight enough around the upper portion of my body to keep it still. The only way I was able to prevent a lot of movement was to over pack the bag.
- The mesh backing. Makes sense but one day I was in a racerback shirt and the mesh caused friction as it moved back and forth.
If I could do it again, I would have brought a lighter bag with me. I loved everything that it could hold but due to the chafing, I would not use this again for any type of running event.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Treadlite™ 10L Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome bag!!!

PostedNovember 28, 2013
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troxel87
Location: Africa
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Got this a week ago and have used it every day since. It's rough and rugged enough for my job (outdoors most every day), carries all my EDC stuff, with enough room left for my iPad and phone, as well as my water bottles and my snacks. Stiff back stays comfortable on my back and the awesome meshing keeps my back from staying too sweaty.... I'm a small guy (5'6", 140) and it fits me perfectly.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Treadlite™ 10L Backpack
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Tough & dry, but some fit issues

PostedJanuary 10, 2013
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CoachMatt
Location: Seattle, WA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I've been running with the pack between 3 and 12 miles, and in some ridiculous conditions. Pack kept everything dry, and had some great moments where it felt comfortable on the run.
Only reservation - it's a tough fit for tall people. I'm 6'3, and the waist belt is difficult to keep...waistward. It tends to cinch up, and then everything starts bouncing around. I've ended up just tying a drawstring around the belt which works (when I have a drawstring).
Would be nice if there was a pocket you could reach when running - I was wearing a headlamp and didn't want to stop to stow it (or the wet gloves).
With that said, all my stuff ends up dry and the ventilation works well (didn't feel sweat building up along the back).
I would recommend this product.
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