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Columbia Beacon Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

based on 1,415 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 6 reasons to buy the Beacon - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

87% of the reviewers give the Columbia Beacon a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (73%)
Good (14%)
Average (2%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (6%)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Columbia Beacon:

Reviewers like these things about the Columbia Beacon

  • Many users said that this bag is a good choice for day hike.
  • Buyers said that the bag has got many compartments to store the essential items.
  • Reviewers said that the two side pockets come with a mesh and its easy to hold the items in these pockets.
  • Some users said that the bag is water resistant to a great extent.
  • Few reviewers said that the color options of the backpack are good to choose from.
  • Many users said that the foam padded back is really good and allows good ventilation also.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users complained that the zipper gets gammed while using sometimes.
  • Many users said that the pricing of the backpack is slightly higher as compared to other bags in this category.


Crowdsourced specs across all Columbia Beacon models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.4-1 oz (0.2-0.5 kg)
Length iconLength5 in (13 cm)
Width5-12 in (13-30 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Columbia Beacon features:
  • Reflective
  • Water bottle pockets

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


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The Columbia Beacon ranks #10 compared with the other Columbia bags.

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vs All Bags

The Columbia Beacon ranks #2317 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Bag ID 32177. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on May 12, 2019