Gregory Z35

This 30-40 litre rucksack weighs 1400g; air-vented back system for added airflow; tough materials; well-padded hipbelt; huge front pocket and lid pocket; mesh side pockets; compression straps; hipbelt pockets; hydration system-compatible. But front access is tricky with a liner; high price; no snow-lock extension to main compartment.

Verdict: Superb comfort, but unusual body design means this may not be for everyone.

 

First published in Trail magazine, May 2008