This daysack from Lowe Alpine is a simple design that doesn’t keep you as cool and dry as the best in class. The moulded, channelled back system is very comfortable though, and the simple webbing straps work well, even if they are pretty basic. It’s a no-thrills design that really does cut it in the hills. Compression straps tweak the load so it remains stable on your back, and the zipped main compartment is a good size and easy to get in and out of.
Verdict: Lightweight and basic in design, the Contour Runner puts stability above out-and-out comfort and so will suit those who like moving fast and keeping things simple.
Capacity: 25 litres
Main compartment: Zipped
Back system: Channelled
Other features: Waist belt, padded harness, four pockets, pole holders
Colours: Four, including lizard green/slate grey
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com