A big, bulky pack for 25L, but this makes it excellent when carrying a full and heavy load. The back system is cool and comfortable and in conjunction with double side compression straps, remains stable no matter how full. It’s a well-made pack, with a good range of pockets and there’s plenty of adjustment in the harness. Good rain cover and hydration-compatible, but the walking pole holders aren’t as secure as some.
Main compartment: Lid/drawcord
Back system: Concave/mesh
Other features: Walking pole holders, side pockets, hydration-compatible
Contact: 0161 749 1313; www.regatta.com
First published in Country Walking magazine July 2009.