A lovely comfortable pack with a cool concave back system, unique hip fins that almost grip the hips, and a good well-designed harness that spreads the load well despite a modest amount of padding. It’s superbly made from quality components and fabrics, and it boasts plenty of useful and functional features. Against it, it lacks compression straps and the lid pocket is so small it limits what can be stored for instant access.
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Concave/mesh
Other features: Walking pole holders, hydration- compatible, rain cover
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com
First published in Country Walking magazine July 2009.