Built for comfort and designed just for walkers (without unwanted ice axe bindings), the Futura is a solid daypack with a complement of user-friendly features. A light ‘twin frame’ suspended back system creates a concave space between pack and back, allowing the flow of cool air, but barely intruding on the internal space. As with some larger trekking packs, you can access the main compartment from the bottom (useful for getting at that much-needed waterproof), and with a zip-in divider you can separate wet kit. There’s an extra front pocket, an internal pouch for a hydration system and a raincover too. While amply padded, the short hip fins don’t hug the waist as much as I’d like, but otherwise the pack feels stable and is easy to adjust for fit and weight balance, helped by four compression straps.
Target Price £85
Women’s version: Futura 24 SL
Extra pockets: 1/2
Back system: Aircomfort Flexlite (suspended)
Contact: 0191 296 0212, www.deutergb.co.uk
All the right features combined to keep your back cool and your kit organised.