Regatta Adventure Tech 35 (2011)

A basic-looking pack with all the usual features you would hope to find on a 35-litre pack, but at a more reasonable price. You get a suspended mesh back system, hydration pack-compatibility, a rain cover and somewhere to store your poles. What does suffer, however, is a little reassurance in the quality stakes. The fabric used does feel noticeably thinner and more plasticky than others, and the shoulder padding is soft and packs down after a few uses. The back system, although fine for most uses, isn’t the most efficient at cooling. The waist strap is also fine for general use, but there is a lack of hip padding compared to more expensive offerings out there – a bit of a pain when the pack is loaded.

Capacity: 35 litres

Weight: 1,016g

Main compartment: Lid and drawcord

Back system: Suspended mesh

Contact: 0161 749 1313 www.regatta.com

Review from Country Walking magazine, December 2011.