Customer reviews for Columbia Treadlite™ 16L Backpack

Columbia Treadlite™ 16L Backpack

The partner of choice for sunrise sojourns into the high alpine, this minimalist yet technical daypack sports an innovative suit of technology in a lean and mean 16-liter body.
Overall rating:
4.8 / 5
4.8
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5
(5 reviews) 5
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5 out of 5(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Treadlite™ 16L Backpack
Review 1 for Treadlite™ 16L Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great bag for commuting by bike

PostedMarch 13, 2014
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bnanny
Location: Iowa City, IA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I got this bag for commuting. I ride a bike everywhere and needed something to fit extra clothes in and food. This bag has been great carrying everything I need for the day and is extremely comfortable while commuting on bike. I am very pleased with my purchase.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Treadlite™ 16L Backpack
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Light weight multipurpose pack

PostedMay 3, 2013
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Travler
Location: Florida
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
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Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this to do away with a larger day pack that I have been using, so far it seems to be very sturdy despite its light weight construction. It is very comfortable and has a lot of ventilation so that you do not get as sweaty around the straps and down the back of your shirt.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Treadlite™ 16L Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Pack

PostedApril 30, 2013
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BYUIgirl
Location: Idaho
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Headed off to school and adventures in the mountains. My pack is a tool I will be using every day and this pack is amazing.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Treadlite™ 16L Backpack
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good pack for dry conditions

PostedMarch 13, 2013
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Gromnar
Location: Seattle
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 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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2 / 5
2 / 5
The pack is a good design, startlingly light, and can hold a fair bit of stuff. The strap design is welcome as well, with good support from the chest and waist straps when used, and the waist straps being very easily removed and replaced.
However, the weatherproofing is a joke. I didn't expect this pack to withstand a monsoon but I wouldn't even call it water resistant. The pack soaks through quickly and items in it get wet, whether bicycling in light rain or skiing in conditions well below freezing. I don't trust it to keep anything dry in any conditions, which is very disappointing.
If you're going to be in the dry I'd recommend it - it's very light, and comfortable.
If you're going to be seeing any rain, snow or heck heavy fog, I'd either buy something else or plan to use a dry-bag liner.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Treadlite™ 16L Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

great day pack

PostedMarch 12, 2012
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amanda22
Location: central, ct
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for a day hike, enough room for frisbee and dog things and enough room for a light jacket and shacks. Lov the red and black. Also getting the bladder.
Activities: Trail, Hiking/Trekking, Commuting
Conditions: Sunny, Windy
I would recommend this product.
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