Lowe Alpine Mintaka Air 25

This daysack from Lowe Alpine has a comfortable, simple harness and the Pure Air Zone back system is comfortable and stable. It has quite a long, narrow profile, which distributes the load evenly across your back. The best thing about it is the channelled back system, one of the most stable around. However, the cramped main compartment, small lid pocket and lack of compression straps let it down a little.

Verdict: A popular model with a simple design and very stable back system, which still offers good value for money. However, it is starting to look a little dated next to the competition.

Capacity: 25 litres

Main compartment: Drawcord/lid

Back system: Pure Air Zone suspended (channelled)

Other features: Waist belt, two side pockets, two lid pockets, pole holder, front mesh pocket, pole attachments

Colours: Titanium/haze blue, light olive/burnt olive

Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com