North Face Terra 35

It’s difficult to fault the fit of this Terra rucksack, which has a lovely long back and plenty of adjustment in the harness. The channelled back system is well padded and nicely contoured to feel great. This is a huge pack, but the channelled back feels very stable, so it carries well. Against it, though, is its weight (1,950g), which is partly due to a removable stiffening plate and some very thick padding.

 

Capacity: 35 litres
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Verti-cool mesh (channelled)
Other features: Split main compartment, waist belt, compression straps, stretch side pockets, pole loops, hydration system-compatible
Colours: Deepwater blue, Indian clay red, black
Contact: 01539 738882; www.thenorthface.com/eu

Verdict: A well-built and superbly comfy pack that really cuts it for bigger loads, but is a little heavy and over-engineered for more typical winter walking or long weekends away.