The ACS is a fine-looking rucksack. But it’s clever as well as sexy. Firstly, it’s narrow so the load is tightly contained and it never impedes your arm movements. The harness is rigid round the back of the shoulders, like the collarbone of a good coat, the shoulder straps are well-cushioned but superbly ventilated, and the hip-belt is a model of economy and comfort. The suspended back system pushes the load away and holds it neatly, but it is extremely concave, so you may find loading the main compartment is a bit of a squeeze. To make up for that, there’s a huge, zip-closed pocket on the front that can swallow a jacket and has tidy sub-divisions for little items. And it has a rain cover. So if you don’t mind the cramped main section, this is a perfectly-executed lightweight pack.
Extra pockets: 3 (top, front, belt)
Back system: ACS (suspended)
Contact: 01670 522300,
Sleek and compact; perfect for demanding summer hill-walks.
First reviewed in Country Walking July 2015 by Nick Hallissey