Lowe Alpine Airzone Centro ND35

This rucksack has a cool AirZone back system which is exceptionally comfortable. We love the minimal, but well-placed, padding on the hip fins and shoulder straps. The adjustable back system allows a perfect fit. Despite the lightweight harness, it carries heavy loads just as effectively as more padded models, with fantastic freedom of movement. Lots of very useful pockets.

 

Capacity: 35 litres
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Airzone suspended mesh
Other features: Padded hip belt, two lid pockets, one large stash pocket, internal and external zipped pockets, pole holder
Colours: Four including powder blue/dust, true red/marble
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com

Verdict: Lightweight, modern-looking and carries loads effectively and comfortably. There are some very useful pockets. Comes at a price, though.