Gregory Jade 35 (2011)

A really comfortable pack with plenty of space for extra kit. It’s got lightweight, flexible and padded hip fins and shoulder straps, and the load is distributed easily across the hips. It’s also got a suspended mesh back system with padded lumbar support so that load-carrying is comfortable and sweat-free. The main compartment is really big, with a zipped panel on the front so you can rummage inside without undoing the lid. There’s also a really useful expansion pocket on the front, and mesh pockets on each hip fin. Comes with a rain cover, but it isn’t connected to the pack. There’s a pocket for your hydration system, and two large pockets on the lid.

Capacity: 34 litres

Weight: 1,350g

Main compartment: Lid and drawcord

Back system: Suspended mesh

Contact: 015395 60214 www.gregorypacks.co.uk

Review from Country Walking magazine, December 2011