Golite VO24

An extremely light pack, with the ‘Men’s Large’ model weighing well under 600g, but doesn’t offer much in the way of comfort or stability when full and heavy. The plain padded back has no stiffening at all, meaning it pulls out of shape easily and allows any hard objects to press into the back. It also prevents the harness from doing its job as the weight isn’t really directed through the pack to the waist strap. Otherwise, well-featured and looks great.

Capacity: 26L
Main compartment: Zipped
Back system: Padded
Other features: Walking pole holders, side pockets, compression straps, hydration-compatible
Contact: 01827 60282; www.golite.com

First published in Country Walking magazine July 2009.