GOLITE JAM 2

Review: The very soft, padded back is easily distorted, so it needs very careful packing to make it comfortable. Aside from that, the harness is extremely comfortable with plenty of adjustment. Quite light (720g) and versatile, too, with a series of compression straps that mean it can carry up to 51 litres, although best around the 35-litre mark. Needs careful packing for maximum stability.
VITAL STATS
Capacity: 35 litres-plus
Main compartment: Drawcord with roll-top closure
Back system: Plain foam padded
Other features: Hip belt, two angled side mesh pockets, large front pocket, hydration-compatible, compression straps
Colours: Six including sapphire/grease, thyme/coriander, cornflower/sapphire
Contact: 01827 60282, www.golite.comVerdict: A minimalist pack that will suit those keen to keep things light, and the extra volume would make short backpacking trips a possibility. Not the most comfortable, though.