The back system is a little different to others, with a thinner area in contact with the back, which can be a little awkward at first compared to wider mesh vents. The hip belt also flexes independently of the rest of the pack, which does allow for more comfort and movement in the hips, although it can sometimes stick into the lumbar region a little. The split padding around the hips also does a good job of gripping, although it isn’t as well-shaped and contoured as other models. The actual pack itself is fairly simple, with a single main compartment and a couple of external pockets. There are a couple of zip-closure side pockets that seem to be a little too thin for much practical use, especially as they are trapped under compression straps.
Capacity: 35 litres
Main compartment: Lid and drawcord
Back system: Suspended mesh
Contact: 0870 838 7300 www.karrimor.com
Review from Country Walking magazine, December 2011.