This daysack from Karrimor has a woman-specific harness and soft shoulder straps, although they would be better set closer together for easier arm movement. The Windtunnel back system has plenty of padding and is very comfortable, even with a full load. It feels exceptionally stable, helped by the channelled back system that keeps the load close to your back, although the reinforced panel makes it feel slightly heavy. The double compression straps ensure the contents stay still, even when the pack is nearly empty. The main compartment is smallish, but has two roomy front pockets to compensate.
Verdict: The Zephyr is a versatile, comfortable pack that is exceptionally stable and has a good, streamlined design. It’s quite expensive, but could double up as a useful pack for general leisure use or cycling to work.
Capacity: 25 litres
Main compartment: Zipped
Back system: Supercool Windtunnel (channelled)
Other features: Women’s specific harness with Supercool body contact fabric, webbing waist belt, pole holder, two front pockets, hydration system-compatible, compression straps
Colours: Red/cinder, wedgwood/cinder, black/cinder, gator/cinder
Contact: 01372 377713; www.karrimor.com