This 25-litre daysack from Aztec has a shortish back, yet still feels comfortable on, with useful padding at the top and bottom. The shoulder straps are well padded and nicely contoured, and there’s a fair bit of adjustment, up and down, in the chest strap. The teardrop-shaped Airstream has a zipped main compartment. It feels stable on the back and has a good range of pockets, including a useful zipped security pocket inside, and a large one on the front – perfect for a flask. It also takes a hydration system.
Verdict: A neat, good-looking pack that works well without setting the world alight. The back system doesn’t seem as robust as some – something that might worry people who are heavy on kit – but it’s still good value for money.
Capacity: 25 litres
Main compartment: Zipped
Back system: Airstream ventilation system (channelled)
Other features: Chest strap, front pocket, pole holder, hydration system-compatible
Colours: Denim/steel, black/steel, red/steel
Contact: 0116 234 4646; www.burton-mccall.co.uk