Gelert Core 45+10 2008

This rucksack has a good adjustable Cool Air back system; lots of padding on back and hipbelt; wand pockets; side compression straps; snow-lock extension; twin main compartments; floating lid with internal and external pockets and stowed rain cover. But 1800g is very heavy; do you need the adjustable back length, base compartment and bellows side pockets that add all this weight?
Verdict
A superb-value sack, but extra features add weight.

First published in Trail magazine October 2008