Osprey Aura 35 (2011)

One of the most comfortable women’s daypacks around, with a soft mesh hip belt and nicely rounded shoulder straps. The lightweight frame provides excellent load-carrying support, and the suspended mesh back system stops you getting sweaty. Inside, this pack is cavernous, with plenty of space for everything you’ll need on a long winter walk. The main compartment has a wide, zipped opening which means there’s a risk of things falling out if you open it when the pack is really full, and there’s also a risk of the zip breaking under pressure. The stretch pocket on the front is really useful for wet clothing, and the pockets on each hip fin are perfect for carrying small items. Unfortunately no rain cover.

Capacity: 35 litres

Weight: 1,100g

Main compartment: Zip

Back system: Suspended mesh

Contact: 01202 413920 www.ospreypacks.com

Review from Country Walking magazine, December 2011.