Deuter Futura 28

Impeccable build quality, extremely comfortable and very stable. The secret is in an excellent concave mesh back system and a well-designed harness that provides just the right amount of padding. Quite small for its quoted capacity, and also quite heavy. Excellent walking pole holders, useful compression straps, hydration-system compatible, good rain cover and good selection of pockets including a zip-accessible internal one.

Capacity: 28L
Main compartment: Zipped 
Back system: Concave/mesh
Other features: Walking pole holders, side pockets, hydration-compatible
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.deutergb.co.uk

First published in Country Walking magazine July 2009.