Lafuma X-Light 35

This 30-40 litre rucksack weighs 1245g; self-inflating back system; wide padded hipbelt; stretch side wand pocket; mesh wand pocket; zipped front access; compression straps; single clasp lid; rain cover; deep snow-lock extension; large lid pocket. But is a self-inflating back system really necessary? Zipped front access tricky with a liner.

Verdict: Some good general features, but the back system seems an over-elaboration of an otherwise decent design.

 

First published in Trail magazine, May 2008