Charlie Gagewrote a review of Topo Designs Mini Quick Pack - Women's on July 3, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
We got our mini quick pack from Backcountry but this review will be our honest opinion of the pack.
I was sent the blue and yellow mini quick pack and immediately struggled with what the pack would best be used for. I see this item is categorized as womens but it can be used by anyone.
Upon arrival, the mini quick pack sat around. I couldn't find a legitimate use for it. If I'm sent something to review, I try to find real world applications for the item instead of forcing a scenario I where I would never actually use the product. If we're hiking, we have a trail running vest on or a day pack so that eliminates the need for the fanny pack there. As avid mountain bikers, we're no strangers to fanny packs since we both primarily use one to carry our extra gear like gels, hydration, keys and phones.
The only real application we found for this pack is in an urban setting. If you're strolling around a city and want somewhere to store your keys, wallet, phone, etc. this pack is perfect. That being said, the pack is made really well and it's quite rugged. The ruggedness adds to the overall weight of the pack though and it just doesn't feel at home carrying a couple of small things. The larger version of this pack seems like a better choice to me as the mini just doesn't really know what it wants to be used for.