Gelert Fusion 35

This 30-40 litre rucksack weighs 950g; partially padded back; hydration system-compatible; single-buckle lid closure for ease; compression straps; mesh wand pockets; snow-lock extension to main compartment; lid pocket.
But padding on back is restricted to lumbar area and hipbelt but not top of back.

Verdict: Strange padding on the back reduces satisfaction of this good lightweight rucksack.

 

First published in Trail magazine, May 2008