With its superb concave back system and perfectly padded straps, this rucksack also boasts super comfy hip fins and is second-to-none for comfort. The adjustable back length means it should work for just about anyone. A really stable, well-featured pack that’s great to carry and easy to pack and access.
Capacity: 35 litres (plus 10)
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord and zipped side-entry
Back system: Airzone suspended mesh with Torso Fit Centro adjustment (concave)
Other features: Padded waist belt, ventilated harness, five pockets including two mesh side pockets, pole holders
Colours: Terracotta/slate grey, cobalt/granite, bark/black
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com
Verdict: A superbly designed, well-featured new pack that’s ideal for longer trips or winter walking. Almost impossible to fault but perhaps £20 too expensive?