A fantastic walking pack that’s the perfect size for summer day-walks. The zip-access main compartment is pretty big for a pack of this size, and there are plenty of pockets for storing items you’ll need access to quickly. It’s got a lightweight, women-specific harness with just the right amount of padding for carrying small loads. It’s hard to fault the AirZone back system; the rigid concave back and suspended mesh feels light and comfortable, allows a decent flow of air, and keeps the weight close enough to your back to keep it feeling stable. Decent lumbar padding helps keep load carrying comfortable all day. Comes with walking pole attachments, a really useful expandable stash pocket, and a bungee cord for storing wet waterproofs or even a cycling helmet.
Main compartment closure: Zip
Back system: AirZone suspended mesh
Accessories: Hydration-compatible; pole attachment; bungee cord
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com
• Review from Country Walking magazine, July ’11